#10: DuPont (DD)
Neither the chemicals sector nor agricultural stocks have really been on fire this year, but don’t tell that to DuPont (DD). The stock is up 37% so far in 2013, beating the S&P 500 by nearly 11 percentage points.
Of course, that run-up in price has shaved something off the dividend yield. Back in June, DD was yielding 3.4%. Anyone who has been along for the ride won’t complain, but new money will have to learn to live with the sub-3% yield.
It’s also a concern that the rising stock price is starting to make the valuation look a little stretched, with a forward price-to-earnings multiple (P/E) of 14 but a long-term growth forecast of just 8%.