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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI)?

The company in question is, Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI) currently with a stock price of 36.58 (0.85% today). The market cap for Donaldson Company, Inc. is 4892.46, and is in the sector Industrial Goods, and Diversified Machinery industry. The target price for Donaldson Company, Inc. is 14.37. Currently Donaldson Company, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 25.63, and a forward P/E of 21.07. Average volume for Donaldson Company, Inc. is 547.81 and so far today it is 185146.

Performance in the last year for Donaldson Company, Inc. has been 29.09%. For EPS growth, Donaldson Company, Inc. has seen a growth of -5.20%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 8.72%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -0.20% over the last five years and could be 8.07% for the next five years. Donaldson Company, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -2.60%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 7.60%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.99%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 10.84%.

Since the IPO date for Donaldson Company, Inc. on the 6/18/1987, Donaldson Company, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 28.52%. With Donaldson Company, Inc. trading at 36.58, the dividend yield is 1.93%, and the EPS is 1.42.

So could Donaldson Company, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 25.63. The PEG is 3.18, P/S is 2.2 and the P/B is at 6.32. The P/cash is 20.12, with P/free cash flow at 40.1.

Donaldson Company, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.9, and the quick ratio is 1.4. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.46, and total debt/equity at 0.74.

In terms of margins, Donaldson Company, Inc. has a gross margin of 34.00%, an operating margin of 12.30% and a profit margin of 8.60%.Payout ratio for Donaldson Company, Inc. is 48.40%. Return on assets come to 10.60% with return on investment coming to 15.50%.

Insider ownership for Donaldson Company, Inc., is at 0.20% and institutional ownership comes to 84.60%. Outstanding shares are at 134.89. While shares float is 131.57. The float short is currently 5.37%, and short ratio is 12.9.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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