Environment & Energy Report

DuPont Toxins Film ‘Very Damaging,’ Analyst Says After Viewing

Nov. 15, 2019, 7:03 PM

The movie “Dark Waters” about the effect of deadly chemicals in West Virginia is “very damaging” for DuPont de Nemours Inc., Wall Street analysts at Fermium Research wrote in a report before its theatrical debut on November 22.

Analyst Frank Mitsch -- who watched a sneak preview -- thinks that “Dark Waters” will probably be a hit film and may cast a shadow over DuPont shares and the entire chemical industry. The movie focuses on DuPont and Chemours Co.’s already-settled litigation over perfluorooctanoic acid production.

Mark Ruffalo stars as Robert Bilott in “Dark Waters.”
Source: Focus Features

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