Donaldson Company Inc. [DCI] Stock trading around $54.21 per share: What’s Next?

Donaldson Company Inc. [NYSE: DCI] slipped around -0.65 points on Wednesday, while shares priced at $54.21 at the close of the session, down -1.18%. The company report on November 20, 2020 that Donaldson Company Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend.

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Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) announced that its Board of Directors declared a regular cash dividend of 21.0 cents per share, payable December 22, 2020, to shareholders of record on December 7, 2020. The Company has paid a cash dividend every quarter for 65 years, and Donaldson was added to the S&P High-Yield Dividend Aristocrats Index in January 2016 after 20 consecutive years of annual dividend increases.

About Donaldson Company.

Donaldson Company Inc. stock is now -5.92% down from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. DCI Stock saw the intraday high of $55.00 and lowest of $53.445 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 58.32, which means current price is +74.42% above from all time high which was touched on 01/02/20.

Compared to the average trading volume of 491.22K shares, DCI reached a trading volume of 1856617 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Donaldson Company Inc. [DCI]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for DCI shares is $55.25 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on DCI stock is a recommendation set at 2.50. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Robert W. Baird have made an estimate for Donaldson Company Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on October 02, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Morgan Stanley raised their target price to Overweight. The new note on the price target was released on June 26, 2020, representing the official price target for Donaldson Company Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Donaldson Company Inc. is set at 1.35, with the Price to Sales ratio for DCI stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.65. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 6.95, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.88. Price to Free Cash Flow for DCI in the course of the last twelve months was 43.75 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.90.

How has DCI stock performed recently?

Donaldson Company Inc. [DCI] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.95. With this latest performance, DCI shares gained by 8.75% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 14.25% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -3.06% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for DCI stock in for the last two-week period is set at 64.22, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 62.57, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 60.69 for Donaldson Company Inc. [DCI]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 50.33, while it was recorded at 54.33 for the last single week of trading, and 46.98 for the last 200 days.

Donaldson Company Inc. [DCI]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Donaldson Company Inc. [DCI] shares currently have an operating margin of +13.17 and a Gross Margin at +33.76. Donaldson Company Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +9.95.

Return on Total Capital for DCI is now 20.97, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 16.45. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 27.42, with Return on Assets sitting at 11.72. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Donaldson Company Inc. [DCI] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 70.99. Additionally, DCI Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 41.52, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 31.22. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 67.42, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 39.43.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Donaldson Company Inc. [DCI] managed to generate an average of $20,726 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 5.12 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 1.18.Donaldson Company Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.90 and a Current Ratio set at 2.70.

Earnings analysis for Donaldson Company Inc. [DCI]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Donaldson Company Inc. posted 0.51/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.54/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -5.60%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for DCI. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Donaldson Company Inc. go to 10.00%.

Insider trade positions for Donaldson Company Inc. [DCI]

There are presently around $5,411 million, or 80.30% of DCI stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of DCI stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 11,760,495, which is approximately -5.271% of the company’s market cap and around 0.40% of the total institutional ownership; STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE CO, holding 11,133,283 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $603.53 million in DCI stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $568.08 million in DCI stock with ownership of nearly -3.798% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Donaldson Company Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of December and at the time of the December reporting period, where 145 institutional holders increased their position in Donaldson Company Inc. [NYSE:DCI] by around 4,908,725 shares. Additionally, 162 investors decreased positions by around 4,655,147 shares, while 84 investors held positions by with 90,245,998 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 99,809,870 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. DCI stock had 38 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,782,326 shares, while 31 institutional investors sold positions of 304,415 shares during the same period.

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