News headlines about Donaldson (NYSE:DCI) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Donaldson earned a daily sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.8128525468046 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Donaldson (NYSE DCI) opened at 46.45 on Friday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $45.76 and a 200-day moving average price of $46.15. Donaldson has a 52 week low of $35.85 and a 52 week high of $48.91. The stock has a market cap of $6.03 billion, a PE ratio of 26.70 and a beta of 1.22.
Donaldson (NYSE:DCI) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, September 7th. The industrial products company reported $0.51 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.53 by ($0.02). The company had revenue of $660.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $634.41 million. Donaldson had a net margin of 9.81% and a return on equity of 28.14%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.46 EPS. Analysts anticipate that Donaldson will post ($0.38) earnings per share for the current year.
A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Donaldson from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. BidaskClub lowered Donaldson from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Donaldson in a report on Thursday, September 7th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $54.00 price target on shares of Donaldson in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus set a $48.00 price target on Donaldson and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 18th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. Donaldson currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $48.67.
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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.