Epoch Investment Partners Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI) during the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm bought 94,347 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,094,000.

Several other large investors have also bought and sold shares of DCI. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund lifted its holdings in shares of Donaldson by 4,293.4% during the 4th quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 2,243,003 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $52,000 after acquiring an additional 2,191,949 shares in the last quarter. Morgan Stanley lifted its holdings in shares of Donaldson by 95.8% during the 3rd quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 615,574 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $35,863,000 after acquiring an additional 301,214 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Donaldson by 6.9% during the 3rd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 3,680,033 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $214,399,000 after acquiring an additional 237,633 shares in the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its holdings in shares of Donaldson by 167.0% during the 3rd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 238,445 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $13,892,000 after acquiring an additional 149,144 shares in the last quarter. Finally, First Trust Advisors LP lifted its holdings in shares of Donaldson by 511.3% during the 4th quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 160,724 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $6,974,000 after acquiring an additional 134,430 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 79.18% of the company’s stock.

In other news, Director Douglas A. Milroy acquired 560 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 13th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $49.05 per share, for a total transaction of $27,468.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 4,449 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $218,223.45. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Insiders own 1.35% of the company’s stock.

Shares of DCI stock opened at $48.73 on Friday. Donaldson Company, Inc. has a 12 month low of $40.27 and a 12 month high of $59.43. The company has a current ratio of 2.35, a quick ratio of 1.61 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.72. The firm has a market capitalization of $6.25 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.37, a PEG ratio of 1.94 and a beta of 1.44.

Donaldson (NYSE:DCI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, March 6th. The industrial products company reported $0.47 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.51 by ($0.04). Donaldson had a return on equity of 32.75% and a net margin of 10.82%. The firm had revenue of $703.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $719.40 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.43 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 5.9% compared to the same quarter last year. Sell-side analysts forecast that Donaldson Company, Inc. will post 2.33 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, February 28th. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 11th were issued a $0.19 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, February 8th. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.56%. Donaldson’s dividend payout ratio is currently 38.00%.

Several research firms recently weighed in on DCI. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Donaldson from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday. Robert W. Baird restated a “hold” rating and set a $52.00 target price on shares of Donaldson in a report on Friday, December 21st. SunTrust Banks restated a “hold” rating and set a $56.00 target price on shares of Donaldson in a report on Thursday, December 6th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Donaldson from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 18th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and set a $53.00 target price on shares of Donaldson in a report on Thursday, December 6th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. Donaldson presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $55.25.

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Donaldson 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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