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DuPont Stock Rises after a Strong Performance in 1Q17

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DuPont Stock Rises after a Strong Performance in 1Q17 PART 9 OF 9

Analysts’ Views on DuPont, Post-1Q17 Earnings Announcement

Analysts’ recommendations for DuPont

On April 25, 2017, 18 brokerage companies were actively tracking DuPont (DD) stock. Among them, 50% of analysts recommended “buy,” 50% recommended “hold,” and there were no “sell” recommendations.

Analysts&#8217; Views on DuPont, Post-1Q17 Earnings Announcement

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Analysts have set a 12-month target price of $88.73 for DuPont. This price implies a return potential of 7.9% from its closing price of $82.21 on April 25, 2017.

Analysts appear to be optimistic

With DuPont’s strong 1Q17 earnings and Dow Chemical (DOW) merger approval from the European Commission (or EC), analysts are optimistic. Shareholders are expected to benefit significantly from the merger.

Recommendations from brokerages

Target prices for DuPont from well-known brokerage companies as of April 25, 2017, were as follows:

  • SunTrust Robinson Humphrey gave a target price to $80, implying a 12-month return potential of -2.7% based on its closing price of $82.21 on April 25, 2017
  • Barclays (BCS) rated DuPont as “equal-weight” and raised its target price to $85, implying a 12-month return potential of 3.4% based on its closing price of $82.21 on April 25, 2017
  • Deutsche Bank (DB) set DuPont’s target price at $90, implying a 12-month return potential of 9.5% based on its closing price of $82.21 on April 25, 2017

Investors can indirectly hold DuPont by investing in the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA). DIA had a 2.7% exposure to DuPont as of April 25, 2017.

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