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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for DCI. The maximum price target given was 54, implying potential capital gains of 13.8 percent. The lowest price target was 45, implying a possible loss 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 6.06 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. 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 revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of DCI's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, 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 traded between a high of 48.91 and a low of 35.52 over the past year. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $6.18 billion. DCI's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.