Ducommun Incorporated (DCO) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $145.15 Million

Analysts forecast that Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE:DCO) will report $145.15 million in sales for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have made estimates for Ducommun’s earnings. The highest sales estimate is $147.29 million and the lowest is $143.00 million. Ducommun reported sales of $142.49 million during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 1.9%. The business is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings results on Monday, March 5th.

On average, analysts expect that Ducommun will report full year sales of $145.15 million for the current year, with estimates ranging from $558.93 million to $563.22 million. For the next year, analysts expect that the business will post sales of $584.73 million per share, with estimates ranging from $584.46 million to $585.00 million. Zacks Investment Research’s sales averages are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that follow Ducommun.

Ducommun (NYSE:DCO) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The aerospace company reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.03. Ducommun had a net margin of 2.40% and a return on equity of 7.20%. The firm had revenue of $138.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $143.72 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.44 earnings per share. Ducommun’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.6% compared to the same quarter last year.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on DCO shares. TheStreet raised Ducommun from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Sidoti cut Ducommun from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Noble Financial reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Ducommun in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Canaccord Genuity lifted their price target on Ducommun from $36.00 to $38.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Ducommun from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $36.80.

In other Ducommun news, Director Anthony J. Reardon sold 30,000 shares of Ducommun stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $26.04, for a total transaction of $781,200.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 82,603 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,150,982.12. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CEO Stephen G. Oswald bought 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, November 6th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $27.39 per share, for a total transaction of $273,900.00. Following the purchase, the chief executive officer now owns 65,700 shares in the company, valued at $1,799,523. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Company insiders own 8.20% of the company’s stock.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC grew its stake in Ducommun by 169.8% during the 2nd quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 3,400 shares of the aerospace company’s stock valued at $107,000 after acquiring an additional 2,140 shares in the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. purchased a new position in Ducommun during the 3rd quarter valued at about $223,000. Alliancebernstein L.P. purchased a new position in Ducommun during the 2nd quarter valued at about $221,000. Mackenzie Financial Corp purchased a new position in Ducommun during the 3rd quarter valued at about $229,000. Finally, First Trust Advisors LP purchased a new position in Ducommun during the 3rd quarter valued at about $261,000. 82.44% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Ducommun (DCO) opened at $29.28 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $325.68, a PE ratio of 25.03 and a beta of 0.81. Ducommun has a 12 month low of $25.06 and a 12 month high of $35.58. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.99, a current ratio of 2.46 and a quick ratio of 1.06.

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Ducommun Company Profile

Ducommun Incorporated is a global provider of engineering and manufacturing services for various products and failure applications used primarily in the aerospace, defense, industrial, natural resources, medical and other industries. The Company is a solution-based provider, offering a range of value-added products and services in its primary businesses of electronics, structures and integrated solutions.

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