DuPont says Q1 results will be hit by weather, Ukraine

DuPont (DD) -1% AH after saying in an 8-K filing that Q1 sales and earnings will be “challenged” by the unusually cold North American winter and disruptions in Ukraine.

However, DD maintains its FY 2014 forecast for operating EPS of $4.20-$4.45, citing an improvement in global industrial production and lower agriculture input costs; consensus analyst estimate is $4.43.

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  • fanoffun
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    We warned a few weeks ago about the DuPont/Pioneer woes and excessive exposure in Ukraine. Not surprisingly, on Yahoo a number of DuPont management shills lit into our post, only to be silenced this evening once the bad news was made public.


    Looking at the massive insider selling these past few weeks by DuPont "insiders" should have been warning enough for investors.


    Looking for a better investment, wise investors should flock to better-managed 3M and Dow.


    At DuPont, the goose has been cooked to charred.
    10 Mar 2014, 11:29 PM Reply Like
  • funfundvierzig
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    Mere days and weeks before this lower earnings guidance for Q1 2014 disclosed after trading on March 10, 2014, DuPont senior executives were bailing out of the stock. These heavy sellers are the consummate insiders, who know better than anyone else the intractable weaknesses and misfiring strategies of this shrinking conglomerate…funfun..
    11 Mar 2014, 12:07 PM Reply Like
  • funfundvierzig
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    Ironically, in ditching two centuries of core competency in chemicals by spinning off DuPont Performance Chemicals shortly, Ellen J. Kullman, DuPont Chieftess has insisted she is making her "transformed" DuPont less "cyclical." But it appears the remnants of DuPont, primarily agricultural and nutritional, will be even more cyclical, depending on the global climate and the vagaries of the weather…funfun..
    11 Mar 2014, 12:04 PM Reply Like
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