Analyst Ratings for Donaldson Co. Inc. (DCI)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Donaldson Co. Inc. (NYSE:DCI) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. DCI had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

Of the 8 analysts covering the stock, 1 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 7 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

DCI was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 54, implying potential capital gains of 13.8 percent. The minimum price target given was 45, implying potential capital losses of -5.16 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 6.06 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 2.72 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

DCI has an estimated earnings growth rate of 2.12 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. DCI has a PEG ratio of 13.38.

In the trailing 52-weeks, DCI hit 48.91 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 35.52. Currently the stock is 33.59 percent higher than its low, and 2.99 percent lower than its 52-week high. DCI has a price/earnings ratio of 28.37. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The DCI value stock report compares DCI to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of DCI is $6.18 billion. DCI's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.