Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Donaldson (DCI) Stock Price

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Media stories about Donaldson (NYSE:DCI) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Donaldson earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.5563223980673 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Several research firms have weighed in on DCI. ValuEngine upgraded Donaldson from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday. Zacks Investment Research raised Donaldson from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $53.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, August 1st. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $54.00 price objective (up from $46.00) on shares of Donaldson in a report on Thursday. Oppenheimer reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Donaldson in a report on Thursday. Finally, TheStreet raised Donaldson from a “c+” rating to a “b+” rating in a report on Thursday, May 31st. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $52.20.

Shares of DCI opened at $55.57 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $6.94 billion, a PE ratio of 27.79, a PEG ratio of 2.78 and a beta of 1.22. Donaldson has a 1 year low of $42.91 and a 1 year high of $56.30. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.58, a quick ratio of 2.28 and a current ratio of 2.40.

Donaldson (NYSE:DCI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, September 6th. The industrial products company reported $0.58 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.58. The business had revenue of $724.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $727.79 million. Donaldson had a return on equity of 31.09% and a net margin of 6.59%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.51 EPS. equities analysts forecast that Donaldson will post 1.68 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, August 30th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, August 14th were issued a dividend of $0.19 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, August 13th. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.37%. Donaldson’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 38.00%.

In related news, Director Michael J. Hoffman sold 14,400 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, July 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.70, for a total transaction of $643,680.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 43,716 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,954,105.20. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. 1.09% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Donaldson Company Profile

Donaldson Company, Inc manufactures and sells filtration systems and replacement parts worldwide. It operates through Engine Products and Industrial Products segments. The Engine Products segment offers replacement filters for air and liquid filtration applications, air filtration systems, liquid filtration systems for fuel, lube and hydraulic applications, and exhaust and emissions systems.

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