Analyst Ratings for Dover Corp. (DOV)

Updated: 2017-07-29

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Dover Corp. (NYSE:DOV) by analysts covering the stock. Last month, DOV received an average rating of Hold.

A buy rating was issued by 4 analysts, 2 gave an overweight rating, 14 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

DOV was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 95, which equates to a potential upside of 13.15 percent. The minimum price target given was 80, implying potential capital losses of -4.72 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 4.13 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 4.13 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 2.63 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 3.89 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 7 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 9 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of DOV's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -1.59 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, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of DOV is -13.24.

In the last 52-weeks, DOV has achieved a high of 85.31 and a low of 65.50. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 28.18 percent, and 1.58 percent below the high. DOV has a P/E ratio of 21.05. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The DOV value stock report compares DOV to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of DOV is $13.05 billion. DOV will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.