Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Donaldson (DCI) Stock Price

News coverage about Donaldson (NYSE:DCI) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Donaldson earned a news sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.6923159916513 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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DCI stock opened at $45.14 on Tuesday. The company has a quick ratio of 2.15, a current ratio of 2.94 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81. The firm has a market cap of $5,786.08, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.71, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.02 and a beta of 1.14. Donaldson has a 52-week low of $42.59 and a 52-week high of $52.20.

Donaldson (NYSE:DCI) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, March 6th. The industrial products company reported $0.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.44 by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $664.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $630.53 million. Donaldson had a return on equity of 29.25% and a net margin of 5.29%. Donaldson’s revenue was up 20.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.35 EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that Donaldson will post 1.98 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Donaldson from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, February 5th. Stifel Nicolaus cut their price target on Donaldson from $53.00 to $51.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. Gabelli raised 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. TheStreet cut Donaldson from an “a-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 6th. Finally, Oppenheimer reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Donaldson in a report on Monday, December 18th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Donaldson has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $51.00.

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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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