Is DuPont’s Stock a Buy Now?

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E = Equity to Debt Ratio Is Weak

The debt-to-equity ratio for Staples is too high, especially when compared to its competitors, The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) and Monsanto (NYSE:MON).  

Debt-To-Equity

Cash

Long-Term Debt

DD

1.41

$3.52 Billion

$15.07 Billion

DOW

.82

$3.89 Billion

$19.96 Billion

MON

.17

$3.59 Billion

$2.07 Billion

 

T = Technicals on the Stock Chart Are Mixed

DuPont hasn’t done much for its investors over the past year, but the past three years have been strong. Over a three-year timeframe, DuPont has outperformed The Dow Chemical Company and Monsanto Company.

1 Month

Year-To-Date

1 Year

3 Year

DD

4.47%

1.44%

7.40%

57.00%

DOW

12.68%

15.99%

30.73%

34.51%

MON

3.79%

32.41%

37.55%

19.81%

 

At $44.85, DuPont is currently trading below all its averages.       

50-Day SMA

45.02

100-Day SMA

47.67

200-Day SMA

49.18

 

E = Earnings and Revenue Have Been Steady

Earnings and revenue have been steadily improving since 2009. More of the same is expected for 2013.

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Revenue ($)in billions

30.65

31.84

27.33

32.73

38.72

Diluted EPS ($)

3.22

2.20

1.92

3.28

3.68

 

Looking at the last quarter on a YoY basis, the last quarter was far from impressive. This would usually be cause for concern, but guidance is solid.

9/2011

12/2011

3/2012

6/2012

9/2012

Revenue ($)in billions

8.30

9.87

11.26

11.28

7.34

Diluted EPS ($)

.48

.39

1.57

1.25

.01

 

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