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Dupont

Should You Get Out of DuPont Before Next Quarter?


There's no foolproof way to know the future for DuPont (NYSE: DD) or any other company. However, certain clues may help you see potential stumbles before they happen -- and before your stock craters as a result. Rest assured: Even if you're not monitoring these metrics, short-sellers are.

4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Innophos

 Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, phosphate producer Innophos Holdings(Nasdaq: IPHS) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

 

What Shorts Might Be Watching at Monsanto

 There's no foolproof way to know the future for Monsanto(NYSE: MON) or any other company. However, certain clues may help you see potential stumbles before they happen -- and before your stock craters as a result. Rest assured: Even if you're not monitoring these metrics, short-sellers are.

 

How Cheap Is Kodak's Stock?

 Numbers can lie -- yet they're the best first step in determining whether a stock is a buy. In this series, we use some carefully chosen metrics to size up a stock's true value based on the following clues:

 

Does DuPont Pass Buffett’s Test?

We'd all like to invest as successfully as the legendary Warren Buffett. He calculates return on invested capital (ROIC) to help determine whether a company has an economic moat -- the ability to earn returns on its money beyond that money's cost.

The 6 Most Popular High Yielders in Chemicals

As an investor, it doesn't pay to follow the crowd.

Meet the Cash Kings of Chemicals


As an investor, it pays to follow the cash. If you figure out how a company moves its money, you might eventually find some of that cash flowing into your pockets.

How Well Do You Use Cash, Monsanto?

There are two parts to successful investing: finding the winners and avoiding the losers.

4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: DuPont

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 165,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, chemicals giant DuPont (NYSE: DD) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

3M: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats


One of the best ways to develop a picture of any company is with the SWOT analysis -- a look at a company's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Today, I'd like to focus on 3M (NYSE: MMM), the Minnesota-based conglomerate.