News articles about Donaldson (NYSE:DCI) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Donaldson earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 48.0475763230101 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Several equities research analysts have commented on DCI shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Donaldson from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Oppenheimer reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Donaldson in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $47.00 price objective on shares of Donaldson in a research note on Friday, September 8th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $54.00 price objective on shares of Donaldson in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, SunTrust Banks restated a “hold” rating and issued a $46.00 price target on shares of Donaldson in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $49.80.

Shares of Donaldson (NYSE DCI) opened at $48.41 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 2.38 and a quick ratio of 1.77. The stock has a market capitalization of $6,290.00, a P/E ratio of 28.79, a PEG ratio of 2.34 and a beta of 1.19. Donaldson has a 52-week low of $41.28 and a 52-week high of $50.10.

Donaldson (NYSE:DCI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 30th. The industrial products company reported $0.46 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.42 by $0.04. Donaldson had a return on equity of 28.14% and a net margin of 9.81%. The company had revenue of $644.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $602.02 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted ($0.05) earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 16.6% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that Donaldson will post 1.87 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 21st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, December 6th will be paid a $0.18 dividend. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.49%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, December 5th. Donaldson’s payout ratio is currently 40.68%.

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About Donaldson

Donaldson Company, Inc is a manufacturer of filtration systems and replacement parts. The Company’s segments include Engine Products, Industrial Products and Corporate. The Company’s products are manufactured at approximately 44 plants around the world and through three joint ventures. The Company offers its products under the Ultra-Web, PowerCore and Donaldson brands.

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