News coverage about Donaldson (NYSE:DCI) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 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 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.365642798912 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:
- David Robertson Claims Aaron Boone Gave Him Option to Walk Josh Donaldson (msn.com)
- Donaldson Company, Inc. (DCI) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- Josh Donaldson injury update: Blue Jays star to return to 3B soon (msn.com)
- Josh Donaldson Gives Positive Update on ‘Dead Arm’ Ailment (msn.com)
- Josh Donaldson to DH while dealing with ‘dead’ arm (msn.com)
Several research analysts have recently commented on DCI shares. Edward Jones upgraded shares of Donaldson from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 28th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Donaldson from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, March 9th. TheStreet lowered shares of Donaldson from an “a-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 6th. Stifel Nicolaus reduced their price target on shares of Donaldson from $53.00 to $51.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, Gabelli raised shares of Donaldson from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $51.00.
Donaldson (NYSE:DCI) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, March 6th. The industrial products company reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.44 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $664.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $630.53 million. Donaldson had a net margin of 5.29% and a return on equity of 29.25%. The company’s revenue was up 20.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.35 EPS. research analysts expect that Donaldson will post 1.98 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, March 6th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, February 14th were given a dividend of $0.18 per share. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.64%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, February 13th. Donaldson’s dividend payout ratio is 42.60%.
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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