Donaldson Company (DCI) Earns Daily Media Impact Score of 0.22

Media headlines about Donaldson Company (NYSE:DCI) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Donaldson Company earned a coverage optimism score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 83 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is very likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Donaldson Company (NYSE:DCI)

A number of equities analysts have commented on the company. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and issued a $48.00 target price (up from $45.00) on shares of Donaldson Company in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Donaldson Company from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $52.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Friday, May 12th. BidaskClub downgraded Donaldson Company from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Donaldson Company in a research report on Thursday, June 1st. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC upgraded Donaldson Company from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $54.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, May 31st. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $48.25.

Shares of Donaldson Company (DCI) traded up 0.53% during trading on Friday, hitting $45.56. The stock had a trading volume of 994,558 shares. Donaldson Company has a one year low of $33.22 and a one year high of $48.91. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $46.59 and its 200 day moving average price is $44.45. The stock has a market cap of $5.97 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.12 and a beta of 1.14.

Donaldson Company (NYSE:DCI) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, June 1st. The industrial products company reported $0.45 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.01. Donaldson Company had a net margin of 9.72% and a return on equity of 28.12%. The business had revenue of $608.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $580.44 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.43 earnings per share. Donaldson Company’s revenue was up 6.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts forecast that Donaldson Company will post ($0.38) EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, June 28th. Stockholders of record on Monday, June 12th will be paid a dividend of $0.175 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 8th. This represents a $0.70 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.54%. Donaldson Company’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 41.92%.

In other news, Director Michael J. Hoffman sold 14,400 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $46.84, for a total transaction of $674,496.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 41,473 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,942,595.32. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 0.88% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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Donaldson Company Company Profile

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 TradingView.widget({ “height”: 400, “width”: 625, “symbol”: “DCI”, “interval”: “D”, “timezone”: “Etc/UTC”, “theme”: “White”, “style”: “1”, “locale”: “en”, “toolbar_bg”: “#f1f3f6”, “enable_publishing”: false, “hideideas”: true, “referral_id”: “2588”});

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