Teachers Advisors LLC trimmed its position in shares of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI) by 21.3% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 145,562 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 39,473 shares during the quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC owned approximately 0.11% of Donaldson worth $7,125,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
A number of other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the business. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. boosted its position in Donaldson by 51.5% during the 4th quarter. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. now owns 3,235 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $158,000 after acquiring an additional 1,100 shares in the last quarter. Advisor Group Inc. boosted its position in Donaldson by 91.3% during the 4th quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 3,139 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $154,000 after acquiring an additional 1,498 shares in the last quarter. Autus Asset Management LLC boosted its position in Donaldson by 1.0% during the 4th quarter. Autus Asset Management LLC now owns 191,865 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $9,391,000 after acquiring an additional 1,807 shares in the last quarter. Dorsey & Whitney Trust CO LLC boosted its position in Donaldson by 1.1% during the 4th quarter. Dorsey & Whitney Trust CO LLC now owns 170,140 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $8,328,000 after acquiring an additional 1,840 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Wolverine Trading LLC boosted its position in Donaldson by 41.6% during the 3rd quarter. Wolverine Trading LLC now owns 6,655 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $306,000 after acquiring an additional 1,955 shares in the last quarter. 79.15% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
Several analysts have weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Donaldson from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Edward Jones upgraded shares of Donaldson from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 28th. Oppenheimer reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Donaldson in a report on Monday, December 18th. TheStreet lowered shares of Donaldson from an “a-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 6th. Finally, Gabelli upgraded 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 research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $51.00.
DCI stock opened at $43.93 on Friday. Donaldson Company, Inc. has a 52-week low of $42.59 and a 52-week high of $52.20. The company has a market cap of $5,819.86, a PE ratio of 24.22, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.03 and a beta of 1.14. The company has a quick ratio of 2.15, a current ratio of 2.94 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81.
Donaldson (NYSE:DCI) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, March 6th. The industrial products company reported $0.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.44 by ($0.01). Donaldson had a net margin of 5.29% and a return on equity of 29.25%. The business had revenue of $664.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $630.53 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.35 earnings per share. Donaldson’s revenue for the quarter was up 20.7% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that Donaldson Company, Inc. will post 1.98 EPS for the current year.
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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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