DuPont's 2013 Performance was Nearly Bulletproof

As it continues going through major restructuring, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co delivers on its promises to shareholders.

Taylor Muckerman
Taylor Muckerman and Joel South
Jan 29, 2014 at 10:51AM
Energy, Materials, and Utilities

This segment is from Tuesday's edition of "Digging for Value," in which sector analysts Joel South and Taylor Muckerman discuss energy and materials news with host Alison Southwick. The twice-weekly show can be viewed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It can also be found on Twitter, along with our extended coverage of the energy & materials sectors @TMFEnergy.

Most commonly known as DuPont, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co (NYSE:DD) displayed great strength in its performance over its entire 2013 fiscal year. The maker of everything from kevlar to genetically modified seeds turned out over 1,700 new products last year, and its focus on the agriculture segment has really started to pay off nicely. It also announced a new share buyback program that was quickly mirrored by Dow Chemical (NYSE:DOW) this morning when it reported strong results and a $5 billion buyback plan. The short video clip below offers a bit more insight into how this company is faring. 

2014 should be full of changes for these two. How will our "Top Stock for 2014" fare?