Media coverage about Donaldson (NYSE:DCI) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. 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 public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Donaldson earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.2419934180731 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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Shares of NYSE:DCI opened at $46.83 on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $6.10 billion, a PE ratio of 24.49, a P/E/G ratio of 1.81 and a beta of 1.19. Donaldson has a twelve month low of $42.59 and a twelve month high of $52.20. The company has a quick ratio of 2.28, a current ratio of 3.14 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.82.

Donaldson (NYSE:DCI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 31st. The industrial products company reported $0.53 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.52 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $700.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $682.68 million. Donaldson had a net margin of 5.47% and a return on equity of 30.15%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 15.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.45 EPS. equities analysts forecast that Donaldson will post 1.99 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 30th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, August 14th will be paid a $0.19 dividend. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.62%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, August 13th. Donaldson’s dividend payout ratio is currently 44.97%.

Several research firms have commented on DCI. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Donaldson from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $53.00 target price for the company in a research report on Thursday, May 17th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Donaldson from a “c+” rating to a “b+” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 31st. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus decreased their target price on shares of Donaldson from $51.00 to $46.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, June 1st. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $50.60.

In other news, Director John Wiehoff sold 14,400 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.86, for a total value of $689,184.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 62,620 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,996,993.20. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 1.09% of the company’s stock.

About Donaldson

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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