Analysts See $0.43 EPS for Donaldson Company, Inc. (DCI); Shorts at Waste Management (WM) Raised By 18.87%

February 19, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

Waste Management Incorporated (NYSE:WM) had an increase of 18.87% in short interest. WM’s SI was 5.74M shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 18.87% from 4.83 million shares previously. With 1.80M avg volume, 3 days are for Waste Management Incorporated (NYSE:WM)’s short sellers to cover WM’s short positions. The SI to Waste Management Incorporated’s float is 1.31%. The stock increased 1.34% or $1.13 during the last trading session, reaching $85.15. About 3.36 million shares traded or 59.13% up from the average. Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) has risen 16.03% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.67% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI) to report $0.43 EPS on March, 7.They anticipate $0.08 EPS change or 22.86% from last quarter’s $0.35 EPS. DCI’s profit would be $55.86M giving it 27.98 P/E if the $0.43 EPS is correct. After having $0.46 EPS previously, Donaldson Company, Inc.’s analysts see -6.52% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.12% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $48.12. About 675,259 shares traded or 45.75% up from the average. Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI) has risen 47.11% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 30.41% the S&P500.

Among 15 analysts covering Waste Management Inc. (NYSE:WM), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Waste Management Inc. had 44 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Oppenheimer maintained it with “Buy” rating and $8200 target in Wednesday, July 5 report. The stock of Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, January 3 by Macquarie Research. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Wednesday, March 1. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Wednesday, October 21 report. The stock of Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, February 16 by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Friday, December 15. Credit Suisse maintained it with “Buy” rating and $90.0 target in Monday, October 30 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, October 27 report. As per Friday, February 19, the company rating was maintained by Imperial Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 8 by BMO Capital Markets.

Waste Management, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides waste management environmental services to residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal clients in North America. The company has market cap of $36.97 billion. It offers collection services, including picking up and transporting waste and recyclable materials from where it was generated to a transfer station, material recovery facility , or disposal site; and owns, develops, and operates landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States, as well as owns and operates transfer stations. It has a 19.31 P/E ratio. As of December 31, 2016, the firm owned or operated 95 MRFs; and 243 solid waste landfills and 5 secure hazardous waste landfills, as well as 310 transfer stations.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.10, from 1.03 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 42 investors sold Waste Management, Inc. shares while 308 reduced holdings. 79 funds opened positions while 248 raised stakes. 316.48 million shares or 7.61% less from 342.53 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Intersect Cap Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 1.11% or 25,056 shares in its portfolio. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt owns 0.04% invested in Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) for 32,924 shares. Tortoise Inv Limited Company holds 81 shares. Brinker Capital owns 66,276 shares or 0.21% of their US portfolio. Comerica State Bank reported 0.08% in Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM). Moreover, Sabal Comm has 0.02% invested in Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM). Utah Retirement System has 81,131 shares for 0.14% of their portfolio. Umb National Bank & Trust N A Mo holds 0.07% or 25,518 shares. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh invested 0.41% of its portfolio in Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM). Dorsey And Whitney Trust Ltd Llc has invested 0.09% in Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM). Clark Management Gru Incorporated holds 0.65% of its portfolio in Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) for 247,200 shares. Moreover, Vigilant Capital Mngmt Limited has 0.01% invested in Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM). Fiduciary Fin Service Of The Southwest Tx accumulated 25,334 shares. The Missouri-based Parkside State Bank has invested 0.03% in Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM). Tradition Mngmt Llc reported 3,150 shares.

Since January 15, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $97,466 activity. $34,174 worth of Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) was sold by GROSS PATRICK W on Monday, January 15. Shares for $31,644 were sold by CLARK FRANK M on Monday, January 15. $31,648 worth of Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) shares were sold by POPE JOHN C.

Since December 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $70,122 activity. 1,453 shares valued at $70,122 were sold by Osland Melissa A. on Thursday, December 14.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.96 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.37, from 1.33 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 25 investors sold Donaldson Company, Inc. shares while 106 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 91 raised stakes. 99.52 million shares or 1.56% less from 101.09 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Cullen Frost Bankers Inc has 0.01% invested in Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI). Riverhead Capital Management Ltd Liability Corporation owns 5,606 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Renaissance Technologies Limited Liability, New York-based fund reported 212,700 shares. Blackrock accumulated 0.02% or 10.62M shares. Ubs Asset Americas holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI) for 1.29M shares. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Ltd holds 367 shares. Symphony Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.11% in Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI). Moreover, Dimensional Fund Advsrs Lp has 0.02% invested in Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI). Manufacturers Life Company The accumulated 192,573 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Granite Investment Ptnrs Ltd Llc has 33,273 shares. White Pine Cap Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 36,320 shares stake. Perigon Wealth Mngmt Ltd Llc owns 2,914 shares. Huntington Savings Bank owns 110 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Planning accumulated 11,925 shares. Apg Asset Management Nv accumulated 132,700 shares.

Among 10 analysts covering Donaldson Company (NYSE:DCI), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 10% are positive. Donaldson Company had 25 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, November 30 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI) on Friday, June 2 with “Hold” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of DCI in report on Tuesday, July 4 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 13 by Jefferies. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI) on Tuesday, January 16 with “Hold” rating. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, November 30 report. The rating was initiated by Suntrust Robinson on Tuesday, November 3 with “Neutral”. SunTrust maintained it with “Hold” rating and $46.0 target in Thursday, October 26 report. As per Thursday, November 30, the company rating was maintained by SunTrust. Jefferies maintained Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI) rating on Thursday, August 31. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $54.0 target.

Donaldson Company, Inc. manufactures and sells filtration systems and replacement parts worldwide. The company has market cap of $6.25 billion. It operates through Engine Products and Industrial Products divisions. It has a 27.19 P/E ratio. 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, and exhaust and emissions systems.

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