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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for DOV. The highest price target was 95, implying a possible profit of 13.15 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 80, implying a possible loss of -4.72 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 4.13 percent. That number becomes 4.13 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 2.63 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 3.89 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 7 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 9 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, 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. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. 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, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. DOV has a PEG ratio of -13.24.

In the trailing 52-weeks, DOV hit 85.31 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 65.50. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 28.18 percent, and 1.58 percent lower than its 52-week high. DOV has a price/earnings 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.