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How to buy Dover Corporation (DOV) stocks

Learn how to easily invest in Dover Corporation stocks.

Dover Corporation is a specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. Dover Corporation stocks (DOV.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $174.68 – an increase of 5.06% over the previous week. Dover Corporation employs 25,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $8.1 billion.

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Dover Corporation stock price (NYSE:DOV)

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Dover Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-06-20.
Latest market close$123.22
52-week range$117.21 - $182.76
50-day moving average $135.83
200-day moving average $158.87
Wall St. target price$171.60
PE ratio 15.2543
Dividend yield $1.995 (1.71%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $7.69

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Is it a good time to buy Dover Corporation stock?

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Dover Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $123.22 from 2022-06-24

1 week (2022-06-17) 5.06%
1 month (2022-05-25) -5.04%
3 months (2022-03-24) -21.63%
6 months (2021-12-23) -29.08%
1 year (2021-06-25) -17.47%
2 years (2020-06-25) 33.51%
3 years (2019-06-25) 24.96%
5 years (2017-06-23) 94.44%

Is Dover Corporation under- or over-valued?

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 1.108. 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 $8.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 16.09%
Gross profit TTM $3 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.23%
Return on equity TTM 28.54%
Profit margin 13.81%
Book value $30.03
Market capitalisation $16.9 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 01/01/2019) 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.

Dover Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 25.91% of net profits

Recently Dover Corporation has paid out, on average, around 25.91% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.71% 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 1.71% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Dover Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.995 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 15 June 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 May 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Dover Corporation's shares ever split?

Dover Corporation's shares were split on a 1238:1000 basis on 9 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 $117.21 up to $182.7634. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

DOV.US volatility(beta: 1.4)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 Dover Corporation's is 1.402. 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.

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