DuPont: Bond-Like Returns, Equity Risk

Long-term holders of DuPont (DD) shares have to be somewhat disappointed. The stock has barely moved up since January of 2007 and is virtually flat with its early 2011 peak. Trailing 12-months EPS through June 2013 are $3.39 excluding non-recurring items. That is just pennies above what DuPont earned six years earlier. It looks worse if you don't ignore non-recurring charges from 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012.

DuPont has reinvented itself numerous times trying to position for sustainable growth. Nothing has worked so far. The stock has been supported by yield in a ZIRP environment. DuPont pays 45-cents quarterly for a current yield of 3.15% based on Tuesday's closing quote of $57.12....281 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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