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Donaldson Company, Inc is a specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. Donaldson Company shares (DCI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Donaldson Company employs 12,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.6 billion.

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  3. Search for Donaldson Company. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: DCI. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Donaldson Company reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$54.43, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Donaldson Company, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Donaldson Company. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Donaldson Company's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Donaldson Company's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$54.43, which is 5.16% up on its pre-crash value of USD$51.62 and 75.13% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$31.08.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Donaldson Company shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$632.93 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,037.98.

Donaldson Company share price

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Donaldson Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$54.43
52-week range USD$31.08 - USD$58.32
50-day moving average USD$48.6863
200-day moving average USD$46.9363
Wall St. target price USD$55.25
PE ratio 25.485
Dividend yield USD$0.84 (1.65%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2

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Is it a good time to buy Donaldson Company stock?

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Donaldson Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $54.43 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-23) 0.35%
1 month (2020-10-30) 14.59%
3 months (2020-08-28) 6.52%
6 months (2020-05-29) 14.71%
1 year (2019-11-29) -2.94%
2 years (2018-11-30) -2.87%
3 years (2017-11-30) 9.08%
5 years (2015-11-30) 73.34%

Is Donaldson Company under- or over-valued?

Valuing Donaldson Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Donaldson Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Donaldson Company's P/E ratio

Donaldson Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 25x. In other words, Donaldson Company shares trade at around 25x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Donaldson Company's PEG ratio

Donaldson Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.8658. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Donaldson Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Donaldson Company's EBITDA

Donaldson Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$430 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Donaldson Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Donaldson Company financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 13.26%
Gross profit TTM USD$871.6 million
Return on assets TTM 9.76%
Return on equity TTM 26.96%
Profit margin 9.95%
Book value $7.813
Market capitalisation USD$6.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Donaldson Company shares

There are currently 830,640 Donaldson Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Donaldson Company's "short interest". This figure is 23.8% down from 1.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Donaldson Company shares can be evaluated.

Donaldson Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Donaldson Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Donaldson Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Donaldson Company shares traded daily (recently around 512740.74074074). Donaldson Company's SIR currently stands at 1.62. In other words for every 100,000 Donaldson Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1620 shares are currently held short.

However Donaldson Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Donaldson Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable Donaldson Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Donaldson Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Donaldson Company shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0073% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Donaldson Company shares, roughly 7 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Donaldson Company.

Find out more about how you can short Donaldson Company stock.

Donaldson Company's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Donaldson Company.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Donaldson Company's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 33.04

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Donaldson Company's overall score of 33.04 (as at 10/01/2020) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 67th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Donaldson Company is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Donaldson Company's environmental score

Environmental score: 10.84/100

Donaldson Company's environmental score of 10.84 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Donaldson Company is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Donaldson Company's social score

Social score: 12.69/100

Donaldson Company's social score of 12.69 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Donaldson Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Donaldson Company's governance score

Governance score: 8.02/100

Donaldson Company's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Donaldson Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Donaldson Company's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Donaldson Company scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Donaldson Company has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Donaldson Company, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2020-10-01.

Total ESG score 33.04
Total ESG percentile 66.65
Environmental score 10.84
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 12.69
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 8.02
Governance score percentile 2
Level of controversy 2

Donaldson Company share dividends

32%

Dividend payout ratio: 32.06% of net profits

Recently Donaldson Company has paid out, on average, around 32.06% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.65% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Donaldson Company shareholders could enjoy a 1.65% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Donaldson Company's case, that would currently equate to about $0.84 per share.

While Donaldson Company's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Donaldson Company may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Donaldson Company's most recent dividend payout was on 31 August 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Donaldson Company's shares ever split?

Donaldson Company's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 26 March 2012. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Donaldson Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Donaldson Company shares which in turn could have impacted Donaldson Company's share price.

Donaldson Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Donaldson Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $31.08 up to $58.32. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

DCI.US volatility(beta: 1.38)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Donaldson Company's is 1.3784. This would suggest that Donaldson Company's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Donaldson Company overview

Donaldson Company, Inc. manufactures and sells filtration systems and replacement parts worldwide. It operates through two segments, Engine Products and Industrial Products. 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, exhaust and emissions systems and sensors, indicators, and monitoring systems. This segment sells its products to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the construction, mining, agriculture, aerospace, defense, and transportation markets; and to independent distributors, OEM dealer networks, private label accounts, and large fleets. The Industrial Products segment provides dust, fume, and mist collectors; compressed air purification systems; gas and liquid filtration for food, beverage, and industrial processes; air filtration systems for gas turbines; polytetrafluoroethylene membrane-based products; and specialized air and gas filtration systems for applications, including hard disk drives, semi-conductor manufacturing and sensors, indicators, and monitoring systems. This segment sells its products to various dealers, distributors, OEMs of gas-fired turbines, and OEMs and end-users requiring filtration solutions and replacement filters. Donaldson Company, Inc. was founded in 1915 and is headquartered in Bloomington, Minnesota.

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