News stories about Donaldson (NYSE:DCI) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Donaldson earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.990973008472 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Several brokerages have recently issued reports on DCI. SunTrust Banks restated a “hold” rating and issued a $50.00 price objective on shares of Donaldson in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Donaldson in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $54.00 price objective on shares of Donaldson in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Zacks Investment Research cut Donaldson from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. Finally, Oppenheimer reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Donaldson in a report on Monday, December 18th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $50.60.
Shares of Donaldson (NYSE:DCI) opened at $51.23 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $6,655.19, a PE ratio of 28.94, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.33 and a beta of 1.21. Donaldson has a twelve month low of $41.46 and a twelve month high of $51.38. The company has a current ratio of 2.90, a quick ratio of 2.13 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.72.
Donaldson (NYSE:DCI) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 30th. The industrial products company reported $0.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.42 by $0.04. Donaldson had a return on equity of 28.49% and a net margin of 9.57%. The company had revenue of $644.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $602.02 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned ($0.05) EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 16.6% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts anticipate that Donaldson will post 1.99 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 21st. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 6th were given a $0.18 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, December 5th. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.41%. Donaldson’s dividend payout ratio is presently 40.68%.
In other Donaldson news, insider Melissa A. Osland sold 1,453 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $48.26, for a total value of $70,121.78. Following the sale, the insider now owns 4,174 shares in the company, valued at approximately $201,437.24. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. 1.09% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
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Donaldson Company Profile
Donaldson Company, Inc is a manufacturer of filtration systems and replacement parts. The Company’s segments include Engine Products, Industrial Products and Corporate. The Company’s products are manufactured at approximately 44 plants around the world and through three joint ventures. The Company offers its products under the Ultra-Web, PowerCore and Donaldson brands.
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