Stock Strategist

Spin-Off Should Reveal Dover's Earning Power

Joshua Aguilar

Three major factors are behind our fresh take on  Dover (DOV):

  • The spin-off of the company’s upstream oil and gas business as publicly traded Apergy.
  • The naming of Richard Tobin as CEO, effective May 1.
  • The October 2017 disclosure that Daniel Loeb’s Third Point hedge fund has taken a stake in the company.

We have increased our fair value estimate for Dover to $86 per share from $81. However, we retain our narrow economic moat, Standard stewardship, and medium fair value uncertainty ratings. The shares currently trade at an 8% discount to our intrinsic value.

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