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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for DCI. The highest price target was 54, implying a possible profit of 13.8 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 45, implying potential capital losses of -5.16 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 6.06 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 2.72 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the 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, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of DCI's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 2.12 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, 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, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. DCI has a PEG ratio of 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 2.99 percent below the high. DCI has a P/E 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.