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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for DCI. The most optimistic price target was 54, which equates to a potential upside of 13.8 percent. The lowest price target 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of DCI to grow at a rate of 2.12 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, 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. 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 33.59 percent, and 2.99 percent lower than its 52-week 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 stock has a market capitalization of $6.18 billion. DCI is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.