Equities research analysts predict that Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI) will announce earnings per share (EPS) of $0.51 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Five analysts have issued estimates for Donaldson’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.52 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.50. Donaldson reported earnings per share of $0.43 during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 18.6%. The company is scheduled to report its next earnings results before the market opens on Tuesday, March 5th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Donaldson will report full-year earnings of $2.39 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.35 to $2.44. For the next year, analysts expect that the business will report earnings of $2.60 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.55 to $2.65. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that that provide coverage for Donaldson.

Donaldson (NYSE:DCI) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, December 4th. The industrial products company reported $0.56 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.57 by ($0.01). Donaldson had a return on equity of 32.75% and a net margin of 6.92%. The business had revenue of $701.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $700.98 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.46 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.8% on a year-over-year basis.

DCI has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Oppenheimer reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Donaldson in a research note on Sunday, October 14th. Zacks Investment Research cut Donaldson from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 13th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $53.00 target price on shares of Donaldson in a research note on Thursday, December 6th. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $56.00 target price on shares of Donaldson in a research note on Thursday, December 6th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Donaldson from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 18th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $55.25.

NYSE DCI traded down $0.03 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $47.73. 465,133 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 502,501. Donaldson has a 1-year low of $40.27 and a 1-year high of $59.43. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.11 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.87, a P/E/G ratio of 1.74 and a beta of 1.41. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74, a current ratio of 2.40 and a quick ratio of 1.66.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 28th. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 11th will be paid a $0.19 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 8th. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.59%. Donaldson’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 38.00%.

Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Jane Street Group LLC bought a new stake in Donaldson during the second quarter worth $215,000. FMR LLC lifted its holdings in Donaldson by 101.2% during the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 3,442,400 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $155,321,000 after acquiring an additional 1,731,506 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp lifted its holdings in Donaldson by 1.9% during the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 887,314 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $40,035,000 after acquiring an additional 16,970 shares during the period. Atria Investments LLC lifted its holdings in Donaldson by 58.5% during the third quarter. Atria Investments LLC now owns 8,132 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $474,000 after acquiring an additional 3,000 shares during the period. Finally, Hills Bank & Trust Co. lifted its holdings in Donaldson by 4.7% during the third quarter. Hills Bank & Trust Co. now owns 41,750 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $2,432,000 after acquiring an additional 1,872 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 83.47% of the company’s stock.

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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