DD : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Dow Chemical Short Interest Declines 88%

    January 17, 2017
    The almost 90% decline in Dow's short interest suggests that short sellers believe the stock is going higher.
  2. Dow, DuPont Deal Hinges on Appeal to EU Regulators

    January 9, 2017
    EU antitrust regulators have expressed concerns about the tie-up, which would create the world’s biggest chemical company.
  3. DuPont Ordered to Pay $10.5M Over Leaked Chemical

    January 6, 2017
    DuPont stock was down Thursday after the company was ordered to pay an additional $10.5M in a lawsuit related to a chemical ...
  4. Trump Could Clear Dow DuPont Merger Roadblock

    December 6, 2016
    Dow and Du Pont have reached price levels that could trigger major breakouts and multiyear trend advances. Now all they need ...
  5. Dow-DuPont Deal May Face EU Objections (DOW, DD)

    November 29, 2016
    EU regulators could issue a formal statement of objections next month for the proposed merger between Dow and DuPont.
  6. Dow, DuPont to Receive EU Decision Next Month (DOW, DD)

    November 16, 2016
    Both firms could learn the fate of their $60 billion merger as early as next month. And the companies might not like what ...
  7. DuPont Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Thursday (DD)

    November 9, 2016
    DuPont will send its dividend payment on Dec. 14 to shareholders of record as of Nov. 15.
  8. Dow Chemical, DuPont Deal Review Delayed Again (DOW, DD)

    November 7, 2016
    Global anti-trust regulators continue the one-step-forward and two-steps-back dance with the merger between Dow Chemical ...
  9. Dow-DuPont Merger Concerns Down Under (DOW, DD)

    November 4, 2016
    The proposed merger between Dow Chemical and DuPont has caused some concerns for Australia's consumer watchdog
  10. Australian Watchdog Attacks Dow, DuPont Deal (DOW, DD)

    November 3, 2016
    Australia's corporate watchdog is one more obstacle the companies must overcome.
  11. Dow Chemical Beats Q3 Estimates (DOW, DD)

    October 28, 2016
    It would seem that Dow Chemical might not need to merge with DuPont after all.
  12. EU Regulators Delay Multiple Agrochemicals Mergers (SYT, DOW)

    October 27, 2016
    Several agrochemical mergers face delays into 2017 as the EU closely scrutinizes their potential impacts on consumers and ...
  13. DuPont Q3 Earnings, Guidance Beat (DD, DOW)

    October 26, 2016
    Q3 earnings of 34 cents per share marked a rise of 160% year over year and easily topped consensus estimates by 14 cents.
  14. Dow Chemical Earnings Preview (DOW, DD)

    October 26, 2016
    Beyond the headline numbers, management will be asked about the company's pending $130 billion merger with DuPont.
  15. DuPont Declares Quarterly Dividend (DD, DOW)

    October 25, 2016
    DuPont will pay a fourth quarter stock dividend of 38 cents per share payable Dec. 14 to shareholders of record on Nov. 15. ...
  16. What to Expect from DuPont Earnings (DD, DOW)

    October 24, 2016
    DuPont, which has beaten Wall Street's earnings estimates in four straight quarters, is expected to continue its winning ...
  17. DuPont Stock Rises on “Buy” Rating From Nomura (DD, DOW)

    October 20, 2016
    DuPont received a vote a confidence from analysts at Nomura Securities, who initiated coverage of the stock with a “buy” ...
  18. Dow Chemical Stock Upgraded at UBS (DOW, DD)

    October 11, 2016
    It's not yet time to press the sell button on shares of Dow Chemical, according to analysts at UBS.
  19. Why Has BASF Stock Risen 15% Year to Date? (BASFY, DD)

    October 11, 2016
    BASF doesn't always get the recognition it deserves when discussing the basic materials sector, but that's not because BASF ...
  20. What's Behind Chemours's 15% One-Month Rise? (CC, DD)

    October 10, 2016
    The Chemours Company has outperformed Wall Street's expectations. But how much more upside can the Wilmington, Delaware-based ...
  21. EU Regulators to Rule on Dow, DuPont Merger in Feb (DOW, DD)

    October 4, 2016
    Shares of both companies rose more than 1% Monday on reports that EU antitrust regulators will resume the review of the companies' ...
  22. Why Chemours Stock Rose 5.68% Last Week (CC, DD)

    October 3, 2016
    Last week's stock gains extend the strong returns of almost 200% investors of the performance chemicals specialist have enjoyed ...
  23. Q3 Earnings: Oil and Real Estate Down

    October 3, 2016
    Analysts are expecting another lackluster quarter for earnings, falling for a sixth consecutive month.
  24. Is Chemours Still a Buy at 52-Week High? (CC, DD)

    September 29, 2016
    Investors of the performance chemicals specialist have enjoyed year-to-date returns of 184%, while the S&P 500 index has ...
  25. Why is Chemours Stock Up 170% This Year? (CC, DD)

    September 18, 2016
    It won't ever be mistaken for a fast-growing startup, but The Chemours Company is certainly acting like it.
  26. Chemours Rises After Unveiling Transformation Plan (CC, DD)

    September 14, 2016
    On Wednesday, Chemours detailed the priorities of the plan, which includes cost reduction initiatives and portfolio optimization, ...
  27. Assessing DuPont Stock Valuation (DOW, DD)

    September 13, 2016
    Despite the strong outperformance over the past twelve months, DuPont shares have not swayed too drastically from the rest ...
  28. Assessing Dow Chemical's Stock Valuation (DOW, DD)

    September 11, 2016
    Dow Chemical Company has been one of the better-performing equities in its sector over the past twelve months, gaining some ...
  29. Top 5 Companies Owned by DuPont (DD)

    September 10, 2016
    DuPont is one of the world’s largest producers of chemicals and agricultural products. These five companies show its broad ...
  30. How Zika Can Hurt U.S. Exporters (DD, MON)

    August 28, 2016
    China has put in place new regulations to deal with Zika. They might affect bottom lines for U.S. exporters.
  31. Trian Exits Long-Standing Tiffany Position (TIF, LM)

    August 21, 2016
    For the first time in almost 10 years, Trian Fund Management holds no stake in the jewelry store.
  32. Winners and Losers of Low Natural Gas Prices

    July 25, 2016
    Chemical and fertilizer manufacturers benefit from a low price for natural gas, while utilities and natural gas producers ...
  33. DuPont, Chemours Stock Rally After Court Ruling (DD, CC)

    July 11, 2016
    Share of both companies rose after federal jury awarded an Ohio man $500,000 in punitive damages in a chemical illness lawsuit ...
  34. DuPont to Pay $5.1 Million Over Teflon (DD)

    July 7, 2016
    DuPont ordered to pay $5.1 million in Teflon toxic chemical lawsuit. It faces thousands more.
  35. Dow Chemical to Cut Around 2,500 Silicones Workers

    June 28, 2016
    Dow Chemical (NYSE: DOW) is readying a big stack of pink slips. The company announced that it will cut approximately 2,5 ...
  36. Dow Chemical Restructures at a Critical Juncture (DOW, DD)

    June 28, 2016
    The restructuring comes at a critical juncture as Dow Chemical seeks antitrust approval for the E.I. du Pont de Nemours merger.
  37. Dow Chemical and DuPont Merger Could Face More Scrutiny (DOW, ...

    June 15, 2016
    Dow Chemical and DuPont could face increased scrutiny for their deal after Senator from Iowa calls for a careful review. ...
  38. Chemours Stock Plunges 14.5% On Bankruptcy Rumor (CC, DD)

    June 3, 2016
    Citron Research founder Andrew Left said the chemicals provider is a "bankruptcy waiting to happen."
  39. 3 Billionaires Who Graduated from Columbia University (KO, C)

    May 6, 2016
    Find out the story behind some of the more famous alumni of Columbia University who have become billionaires in investment ...
  40. Clorox Buys Probiotics Maker Renew Life

    May 3, 2016
    Arguably, one of the best times for a company to announce an acquisition is concurrently with encouraging quarterly results. ...
  41. DuPont Earnings: What to Expect (DD, DOW)

    April 25, 2016
    A combined DuPont/Dow company creates even stronger options from the standpoint of improved costs structures and pricing ...
  42. The 3 Largest Materials ETFs (XLB, VAW)

    April 15, 2016
    Find out which three exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the largest in the basic materials sector, and how they are performing ...
  43. The Toxic 5: Have They Gotten Better or Worse? (DD, BAYRY)

    April 10, 2016
    Discover the top five toxic air polluters in the United States, according to the toxic 100 air polluters index published ...
  44. The 5 Highest Paid Executives in the Materials Sector (DOW, PX)

    March 31, 2016
    Learn who the top-earning executives are in the basic materials sector and which companies are thriving during volatile economic ...
  45. (VAW) Vanguard Materials ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 19, 2016
    Identify the top five holdings in the Vanguard Materials exchange-traded fund (ETF), and evaluate each company's fundamentals ...
  46. Materials Sector: Industries Snapshot (DOW, DD)

    March 16, 2016
    Explore the chemicals, packaging, construction materials and mining industries. See which factors are driving growth in each ...
  47. (XLB) Materials SPDR ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 15, 2016
    Learn about the Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund and its top five holdings, including DuPont, Dow Chemical, Monstanto, LyondellBasell ...
  48. Assessing DuPont's Growth Formula Ahead of Earnings

    January 25, 2016
    Assuming accelerated cost-cutting and reduced operating expenses, it's reasonable to forecast 2016 EPS to reach levels of ...
  49. DuPont: An Activist Investment Analysis (DD)

    January 15, 2016
    Learn about the activist investor campaign launched against DuPont by a hedge fund. See how the activist campaign led to ...
  50. DuPont and Dow Chemical Surge on Merger Talks

    December 10, 2015
    On Wednesday, the shares of both E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co. and Dow Chemical Co. surged by more than 11%, after the Wall ...
  51. The 3 Most Shorted Dow Stocks (V, CAT)

    October 15, 2015
    Read about three heavily shorted stocks that are components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, including one company with ...
  52. Stocks Rally on Poor Jobs Report, Data and Beer

    October 6, 2015
    Rarely has a weak US jobs report been cause for celebration.
  53. Activist Investor Quickly Wins Sysco Board Seat (SYY, DD)

    August 26, 2015
    Just days after activist billionaire investor Nelson Peltz revealed a 7% stake in Sysco (NYSE: SYY) that was taken with ...
  54. Asset Turnover Ratio

    August 10, 2015
    The amount of sales generated for every dollar's worth of assets in a year, calculated by dividing sales by assets.
  55. 4 Top Dividend-Paying Agriculture Stocks (MON, TNH)

    April 23, 2015
    Here are four different ways to play dividend-paying agro stocks.
  56. This Simple System Could Lead To 41% Gains In Less Than 5 Months

    February 6, 2014
    The past few years have been a great time to be an investor.Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's zero interest rate ...
  57. Why Is Monsanto Evil, But DuPont Isn't?

    June 19, 2013
    Monsanto is perhaps the most-hated company, but competitors like DuPont behave in very similar ways
  58. Rockwood Gets Its Deal For CeramTec

    June 17, 2013
    Rockwood gets a solid multiple for its high-margin, growing CeramTec business.
  59. Is DuPont Expecting Resistance Soon?

    May 16, 2012
    New York, May 15th (TradersHuddle.com) - E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. (NYSE:DD) ended the trading session at $50.84, ...
  60. Will Nestle Succeed Where Others Have Failed?

    May 26, 2011
    Nestle is making an interesting step into medical pharmaceuticals and diagnostics.
  61. Finding Cramer's Accidental High-Yielders

    May 26, 2010
    We check out good companies that now have supersized dividends due to depressed stock prices.
  62. Your Standard Oil Portfolio

    November 26, 2008
    Five companies remain from the Standard Oil breakup in 1911. Investors who built a portfolio around them would have crushed ...
  63. Taking a Closer Look at Chemical Companies

    December 6, 2005
    The chemical sector may be painted with an outdated brush there might be a lot more opportunity here than many investors ...