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How to buy Dover Corporation stock
Learn how to easily invest in Dover Corporation stock.
Dover Corporation is a specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. Dover Corporation shares (DOV) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Dover Corporation employs 25,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $8.2 billion.
How to buy shares in Dover Corporation
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- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – DOV – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
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What's in this guide?
- DOV shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is DOV stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is DOV suitable for ethical investing?
- Are DOV shares over-valued?
- Dover Corporation's financials
- How volatile are DOV shares?
- Does Dover Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have DOV shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Dover Corporation stock price (NYSE: DOV)Use our graph to track the performance of DOV stocks over time.
Dover Corporation shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$116.58|
|52-week range||$116.20 - $182.04|
|50-day moving average||$129.76|
|200-day moving average||$145.46|
|Wall St. target price||$153.23|
|Dividend yield||$2 (1.69%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$7.87|
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Dover Corporation price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-26)||-1.16%|
|1 month (2022-09-02)||-8.90%|
|3 months (2022-07-01)||-4.76%|
|6 months (2022-03-31)||-25.70%|
|1 year (2021-10-01)||-25.69%|
|2 years (2020-10-02)||5.93%|
|3 years (2019-10-03)||23.27%|
|5 years (2017-10-03)||55.23%|
Is Dover Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Dover Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Dover Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Dover Corporation's P/E ratio
Dover Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 15x. In other words, Dover Corporation shares trade at around 15x 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.
Dover Corporation's PEG ratio
Dover Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.013. 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 Dover Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Dover Corporation's EBITDA
Dover Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.6 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Dover Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Dover Corporation financials
|Revenue TTM||$8.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||15.96%|
|Gross profit TTM||$3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||8.02%|
|Return on equity TTM||28.18%|
|Market capitalisation||$16.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dover Corporation'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 Dover Corporation.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Dover Corporation's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 30.87
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Dover Corporation's overall score of 30.87 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 55th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Dover Corporation 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.).
Dover Corporation's environmental score
Environmental score: 9.29/100
Dover Corporation's environmental score of 9.29 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Dover Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Dover Corporation's social score
Social score: 18.14/100
Dover Corporation's social score of 18.14 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Dover Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Dover Corporation's governance score
Governance score: 10.44/100
Dover Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Dover Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Dover Corporation's controversy score
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Dover Corporation scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Dover Corporation has managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||30.87|
|Total ESG percentile||55.38|
|Environmental score percentile||6|
|Social score percentile||6|
|Governance score percentile||6|
|Level of controversy||1|
Dover Corporation share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 25.71% of net profits
Recently Dover Corporation has paid out, on average, around 25.71% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.69% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Dover Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.69% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Dover Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $2 per share.
While Dover Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Dover Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Dover Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 14 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Dover Corporation's shares ever split?
Dover Corporation's shares were split on a 1238:1000 basis on 8 May 2018. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1238 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Dover Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 19.2% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Dover Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Dover Corporation's share price.
Dover Corporation share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Dover Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $116.1976 up to $182.039. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Dover Corporation's is 1.372. This would suggest that Dover Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Dover Corporation overview
Dover Corporation provides equipment and components, consumable supplies, aftermarket parts, software and digital solutions, and support services worldwide. The Engineered Products segment provides various equipment, component, software, solution, and services that are used in aftermarket vehicle service, solid waste handling, industrial automation, aerospace and defense, industrial winch and hoist, and fluid dispensing end-market. This segment also offers manual and power clamp, rotary and linear mechanical indexer, conveyor, pick and place unit, glove port, and manipulator, as well as end-of-arm robotic gripper, slide, and end effector. Its Clean Energy & Fueling segment offers component, equipment, and software and service solution enabling safe transport of traditional and clean fuel, and other hazardous substance along with supply chain, as well as operation of convenience retail, retail fueling, and vehicle wash establishment. The Imaging and Identification segment provides precision marking and coding; packaging intelligence; product traceability equipment; brand protection; and digital textile printing equipment, as well as related consumable, software, and service to packaged and consumer good, pharmaceutical, industrial manufacturing, fashion and apparel, and other end-market. Its Pumps and Process Solutions segment manufactures specialty pump, connector, and flow meter, fluid connecting solution, plastics and polymer processing equipment, and engineered components for rotating and reciprocating machines. The Climate & Sustainability Technologies segment manufactures refrigeration system, refrigeration display case, commercial glass refrigerator and freezer door, and brazed plate heat exchanger for industrial heating and cooling, and residential climate control applications.
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Dover Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.122% of Dover Corporation shares are held by insiders and 94.513% by institutions. How many people work for Dover Corporation?
Latest data suggests 25,000 work at Dover Corporation. When does the fiscal year end for Dover Corporation?
Dover Corporation's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Dover Corporation based?
Dover Corporation's address is: 3005 Highland Parkway, Downers Grove, IL, United States, 60515 What is Dover Corporation's ISIN number?
Dover Corporation's international securities identification number is: US2600031080 What is Dover Corporation's CUSIP number?
Dover Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 260003108
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