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 most optimistic price target was 54, implying potential capital gains of 13.8 percent. The minimum price target given was 45, implying a possible loss of -5.16 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

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. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of DCI to grow at a rate of 2.12 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of DCI is 13.38.

DCI has a 52-week high of 48.91 and a 52-week low of 35.52. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 33.59 percent, and below the high by 2.99 percent. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $6.18 billion. DCI's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.