After Today’s Bullish Options Activity, Is E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co’s Near-Term Analysis Positive?

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In today’s session E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (DD) registered an unusually high (3,461) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the July, 2016 call, expecting serious DD increase. With 3,461 contracts traded and 1714 open interest for the Jul, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: DD160715C00085000 closed last at: $1.9 or 0% . The stock decreased 5.51% or $4.11 on December 11, hitting $70.44. About 19.33 million shares traded hands or 213.29% up from the average. E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (NYSE:DD) has declined 0.97% since May 8, 2015 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 2.05% the S&P500.

Out of 18 analysts covering Du Pont (NYSE:DD), 7 rate it “Buy”, 1 “Sell”, while 14 “Hold”. This means 32% are positive. Du Pont was the topic in 22 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc.

The institutional sentiment decreased to 0.75 in 2015 Q3. Its down 0.13, from 0.88 in 2015Q2. The ratio is negative, as 126 funds sold all E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co shares owned while 483 reduced positions. 65 funds bought stakes while 392 increased positions. They now own 607.81 million shares or 2.46% more from 593.20 million shares in 2015Q2.

Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas Capital Management Inc holds 25.6% of its portfolio in E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co for 2.59 million shares. Dupont Capital Management Corp owns 9.97 million shares or 12.14% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Trian Fund Management L.P. has 10.62% invested in the company for 25.80 million shares. The Virginia-based Vnbtrust National Association has invested 5.96% in the stock. Highfields Capital Management Lp, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 11.45 million shares.

E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company is a science and technology company. The company has a market cap of $65.34 billion. The Company’s subsidiaries and affiliates conduct manufacturing, seed production or selling activities and distribute products manufactured by the Company. It has 22.89 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions include Agriculture, Electronics & Communications, Industrial Biosciences, Nutrition & Health, Performance Materials and Safety & Protection.

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