Atria Investments LLC acquired a new position in Donaldson (NYSE:DCI) in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund acquired 4,433 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $200,000.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in DCI. Advisor Group Inc. boosted its holdings in Donaldson by 91.3% in the 4th quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 3,139 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $154,000 after purchasing an additional 1,498 shares during the period. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. boosted its holdings in Donaldson by 51.5% in the 4th quarter. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. now owns 3,235 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $158,000 after purchasing an additional 1,100 shares during the period. ETRADE Capital Management LLC bought a new position in Donaldson in the 4th quarter valued at $202,000. BB&T Corp bought a new position in Donaldson in the 4th quarter valued at $210,000. Finally, Baird Financial Group Inc. bought a new position in Donaldson in the 4th quarter valued at $219,000. 79.41% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Donaldson opened at $47.42 on Thursday, MarketBeat.com reports. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81, a quick ratio of 2.15 and a current ratio of 2.94. The firm has a market cap of $6.12 billion, a PE ratio of 28.06, a P/E/G ratio of 2.06 and a beta of 1.15. Donaldson has a fifty-two week low of $47.24 and a fifty-two week high of $47.54.

Donaldson (NYSE:DCI) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, March 6th. The industrial products company reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.44 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $664.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $630.53 million. Donaldson had a net margin of 5.29% and a return on equity of 29.25%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 20.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.35 EPS. equities analysts forecast that Donaldson will post 1.98 earnings per share for the current year.

Several research analysts have commented on DCI shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Donaldson from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $52.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, May 8th. Edward Jones raised shares of Donaldson from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 28th. Gabelli raised shares of Donaldson from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. TheStreet downgraded shares of Donaldson from an “a-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 6th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus cut their price target on shares of Donaldson from $53.00 to $51.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Donaldson currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $51.40.

About Donaldson

Donaldson Company, Inc manufactures and sells filtration systems and replacement parts worldwide. It operates through Engine Products and Industrial Products segments. The Engine Products segment offers replacement filters for air and liquid filtration applications, air filtration systems, liquid filtration systems for fuel, lube and hydraulic applications, and exhaust and emissions systems.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Donaldson (NYSE:DCI)

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