Nordson Company Profile (NASDAQ:NDSN)

About Nordson (NASDAQ:NDSN)

Nordson logoNordson Corporation engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products and systems used to dispense, apply and control adhesives, coatings, polymers, sealants, biomaterials, and other fluids, to test and inspect for quality, and to treat and cure surfaces. The Company's segments include Adhesive Dispensing Systems, Advanced Technology Systems and Industrial Coating Systems. The Adhesive Dispensing Systems segment delivers its precision dispensing and processing technology to various markets. The Advanced Technology Systems segment integrates its product technologies found in progressive stages of a customer's production process, such as surface treatment, precisely controlled automated, and post-dispense bond testing, optical inspection and X-ray inspection. The Industrial Coating Systems segment provides equipment used primarily for applying coatings, paint, finishes, sealants and other materials, and for curing and drying of dispensed material.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Industrial Products
  • Industry: Diversified Machinery
  • Sub-Industry: Industrial Machinery
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:NDSN
  • CUSIP: 65566310
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $6.89 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 57,636,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $124.97
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $117.68
  • 52 Week Range: $78.16 - $131.49
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 25.20
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 20.06
  • P/E Growth: 1.49
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $1.9 billion
  • Price / Sales: 3.63
  • Book Value: $16.70 per share
  • Price / Book: 7.16
  • Annual Dividend: $1.08
  • Dividend Yield: 0.9%
  • EBIDTA: $496.91 million
  • Net Margins: 15.03%
  • Return on Equity: 35.20%
  • Return on Assets: 11.28%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.12%
  • Current Ratio: 2.25%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.58%
  • Average Volume: 275,406 shs.
  • Beta: 1.26
  • Short Ratio: 5.73

Frequently Asked Questions for Nordson (NASDAQ:NDSN)

What is Nordson's stock symbol?

Nordson trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "NDSN."

How often does Nordson pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Nordson?

Nordson declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, May 16th. Investors of record on Tuesday, May 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.27 per share on Tuesday, June 13th. This represents a $1.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.90%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 25th. View Nordson's Dividend History.

How were Nordson's earnings last quarter?

Nordson Co. (NASDAQ:NDSN) posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, May, 22nd. The company reported $1.35 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.30 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $496.14 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $470.12 million. Nordson had a return on equity of 35.20% and a net margin of 15.03%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 13.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.23 EPS. View Nordson's Earnings History.

What guidance has Nordson issued on next quarter's earnings?

Nordson updated its third quarter earnings guidance on Monday, May, 22nd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.57-1.71 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.60. The company issued revenue guidance of $563-583 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $542.87 million.

Where is Nordson's stock going? Where will Nordson's stock price be in 2017?

12 analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Nordson's shares. Their forecasts range from $75.00 to $135.00. On average, they expect Nordson's stock price to reach $111.70 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Nordson.

Who are some of Nordson's key competitors?

Who are Nordson's key executives?

Nordson's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Joseph P. Keithley, Independent Chairman of the Board
  • Michael F. Hilton, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Gregory A. Thaxton, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President
  • John J. Keane, Senior Vice President
  • Gregory P. Merk, Senior Vice President
  • Robert E. Veillette, Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
  • James E. DeVries, Vice President
  • Stephen Lovass, Corporate Vice President - Industrial Coating Systems
  • Shelly M. Peet, Vice President
  • Jeffrey A. Pembroke, Vice President

Who owns Nordson stock?

Nordson's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (7.64%), BlackRock Inc. (7.61%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (4.22%), State Street Corp (3.55%), Neuberger Berman Group LLC (2.31%) and Janus Capital Management LLC (2.05%). Company insiders that own Nordson stock include Douglas C Bloomfield, Frank M Jaehnert, Gregory A Thaxton, Gregory P Merk, James E Devries, Jeffrey A Pembroke, John J Keane, Mary G Puma, Michael F Hilton and Robert E Veillette. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Nordson.

Who sold Nordson stock? Who is selling Nordson stock?

Nordson's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Renaissance Technologies LLC, Janus Capital Management LLC, Neuberger Berman Group LLC, State Street Corp, First Trust Advisors LP, Columbia Wanger Asset Management LLC, Royce & Associates LP and Gotham Asset Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Nordson stock in the last year include Douglas C Bloomfield, Gregory A Thaxton, Gregory P Merk, James E Devries, John J Keane, Mary G Puma and Robert E Veillette. View Insider Buying and Selling for Nordson.

Who bought Nordson stock? Who is buying Nordson stock?

Nordson's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., FMR LLC, Vanguard Group Inc., Columbus Circle Investors, OppenheimerFunds Inc., Morgan Stanley, Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd. and TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Nordson.

How do I buy Nordson stock?

Shares of Nordson can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Nordson's stock price today?

One share of Nordson stock can currently be purchased for approximately $119.53.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Nordson (NASDAQ NDSN)
Community Ranking:  2.2 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  159 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  198 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  357
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Nordson and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Nordson (NASDAQ:NDSN) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 6 Hold Ratings, 6 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.50)
Consensus Price Target: $111.70 (6.55% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Nordson (NASDAQ:NDSN)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/25/2017Wells Fargo & CoReiterated RatingMarket Perform$122.00 -> $130.00LowView Rating Details
2/28/2017Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Reiterated RatingMarket PerformN/AView Rating Details
2/22/2017Barrington ResearchBoost Price TargetOutperform -> Outperform$125.00 -> $135.00N/AView Rating Details
2/14/2017KeyCorpUpgradeSector Weight -> Overweight$135.00N/AView Rating Details
2/1/2017Seaport Global SecuritiesUpgradeAccumulate -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
8/25/2016Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingSector Perform$98.00 -> $106.00N/AView Rating Details
8/24/2016SunTrust Banks, Inc.Boost Price TargetBuy$100.00 -> $115.00N/AView Rating Details
8/24/2016Robert W. BairdLower Price TargetNeutral$106.00 -> $91.00N/AView Rating Details
8/24/2016Citigroup IncDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
8/23/2016WunderlichBoost Price TargetBuy$100.00 -> $115.00N/AView Rating Details
6/10/2016GabelliInitiated CoverageBuy$100.00N/AView Rating Details
5/31/2016SidotiDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/29/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Nordson (NASDAQ:NDSN)
Earnings by Quarter for Nordson (NASDAQ:NDSN)
Earnings History by Quarter for Nordson (NASDAQ NDSN)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/22/2017Q2 2017$1.30$1.35$470.12 million$496.14 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/20/2017Q117$0.82$0.86$396.78 million$407.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/13/2016Q416$1.23$1.39$482.26 million$509.28 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/22/2016Q316$1.33$1.47$480.65 million$489.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/23/2016Q216$0.92$1.19$414.84 million$437.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/22/2016Q116$0.55$0.61$367.49 million$372.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/10/2015Q415$1.07$0.95$446.34 million$446.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/20/2015Q315$1.25$1.16$476.28 million$463.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/19/2015Q215$0.86$0.80$405.98 million$401.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/24/2015Q115$0.67$0.69$386.14 million$379.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/11/2014Q414$1.13$1.15$457.76 million$468.59 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/21/2014Q314$1.13$1.20$449.77 million$458.55 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/22/2014Q214$0.89$0.97$406.71 million$417.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/26/2014Q114$0.62$0.56$368.78 million$359.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/11/2013Q4$0.96$0.93$403.81 million$410.82 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/22/2013Q3 2013$1.05$1.01$413.32 million$403.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/23/2013Q2 2013$0.84$0.84$382.56 million$382.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/21/2013Q1 2013$0.68$0.62$348.93 million$347.04 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/13/20121.04$1.03$1.04$418.02 million$438.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/20/2012$0.99$1.06ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/21/2012$0.87$0.84ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/23/2012$0.60$0.62ViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/14/2011$0.81$0.86ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/18/2011$0.89$0.81ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/19/2011$0.88$0.95ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/22/2011$1.10$1.30ViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/15/2010$1.37$1.50$292.31 million$290.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Nordson (NASDAQ:NDSN)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.26
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.89
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20175$0.79$0.84$0.82
Q2 20175$1.27$1.33$1.31
Q3 20175$1.65$1.68$1.67
Q4 20175$1.40$1.51$1.46
Q1 20182$0.96$0.99$0.98
Q2 20182$1.44$1.46$1.45
Q3 20182$1.82$1.84$1.83
Q4 20182$1.60$1.66$1.63
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Nordson (NASDAQ:NDSN)
Next Dividend:6/13/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.08
Dividend Yield:0.90%
Dividend Growth:16.30% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:22.88% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
20.00% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
18.12% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:3 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Nordson (NASDAQ:NDSN)

Dividend History by Quarter for Nordson (NASDAQ NDSN)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Nordson (NASDAQ:NDSN)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.15%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 64.61%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Nordson (NASDAQ:NDSN)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Nordson (NASDAQ:NDSN)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Nordson (NASDAQ:NDSN)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
3/10/2017John J KeaneInsiderSell23,600$123.88$2,923,568.00View SEC Filing  
1/10/2017Gregory A ThaxtonInsiderSell3,973$113.16$449,584.68View SEC Filing  
10/7/2016Mary G PumaDirectorSell3,768$99.36$374,388.48View SEC Filing  
8/29/2016Gregory P MerkInsiderSell19,800$100.24$1,984,752.00View SEC Filing  
8/26/2016Gregory P MerkInsiderSell16,600$100.30$1,664,980.00View SEC Filing  
8/25/2016Douglas C BloomfieldVPSell3,532$99.00$349,668.00View SEC Filing  
8/25/2016Gregory A ThaxtonInsiderSell8,121$99.00$803,979.00View SEC Filing  
6/8/2016James E DevriesVPSell5,000$88.02$440,100.00View SEC Filing  
6/2/2016Robert E VeilletteVPSell6,500$87.72$570,180.00View SEC Filing  
5/27/2016Jeffrey A PembrokeVPSell2,600$89.00$231,400.00View SEC Filing  
5/27/2016Mary G PumaDirectorSell3,334$88.24$294,192.16View SEC Filing  
5/26/2016Douglas C BloomfieldVPSell5,674$87.12$494,318.88View SEC Filing  
5/26/2016John J KeaneSVPSell3,120$87.56$273,187.20View SEC Filing  
5/26/2016Michael F HiltonCEOSell4,949$87.50$433,037.50View SEC Filing  
2/26/2016Gregory P MerkSVPSell7,000$71.63$501,410.00View SEC Filing  
12/15/2015Frank M JaehnertDirectorBuy2,000$64.00$128,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/15/2015James E DevriesVPSell5,400$67.10$362,340.00View SEC Filing  
10/7/2015Gregory A ThaxtonCFOSell5,625$67.72$380,925.00View SEC Filing  
6/30/2015John J KeaneSVPSell3,000$78.39$235,170.00View SEC Filing  
6/23/2015John J KeaneSVPSell3,000$80.55$241,650.00View SEC Filing  
6/17/2015John J KeaneSVPSell3,000$79.83$239,490.00View SEC Filing  
6/10/2015Robert E VeilletteVPSell1,200$82.22$98,664.00View SEC Filing  
6/8/2015John J KeaneSVPSell4,000$81.21$324,840.00View SEC Filing  
6/2/2015Michael F HiltonCEOSell5,000$81.05$405,250.00View SEC Filing  
2/27/2015Douglas C BloomfieldVPSell16,529$77.02$1,273,063.58View SEC Filing  
6/2/2014Douglas C BloomfieldVPSell3,563$82.12$292,593.56View SEC Filing  
5/30/2014Mary G PumaDirectorSell10,000$82.00$820,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/29/2014John J KeaneSVPSell45,400$82.68$3,753,672.00View SEC Filing  
5/28/2014Gregory A ThaxtonCFOSell1,004$82.46$82,789.84View SEC Filing  
3/14/2014Gregory MerkSVPSell6,000$70.09$420,540.00View SEC Filing  
1/9/2014Peter LambertSVPSell2,000$71.56$143,120.00View SEC Filing  
1/8/2014Gregory ThaxtonCFOSell5,412$71.83$388,743.96View SEC Filing  
9/17/2013Mary PumaDirectorSell5,000$73.50$367,500.00View SEC Filing  
6/12/2013Peter LambertSVPSell1,500$68.62$102,930.00View SEC Filing  
6/6/2013Gregory P MerkVPSell3,600$68.63$247,068.00View SEC Filing  
3/6/2013Arthur L George JrDirectorBuy1,000$64.57$64,570.00View SEC Filing  
9/5/2012James E DevriesVPSell15,994$60.37$965,557.78View SEC Filing  
8/23/2012Joseph P KeithleyDirectorSell5,000$60.27$301,350.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Nordson (NASDAQ:NDSN)
Latest Headlines for Nordson (NASDAQ:NDSN)
DateHeadline logoNordson Co. (NDSN) Cut to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research - May 27 at 7:00 PM logoWells Fargo & Co Reaffirms "Market Perform" Rating for Nordson Co. (NDSN) - May 27 at 5:40 PM logoHow Nordson Corporation (NDSN) Stock Stands Out in a Strong Industry - May 26 at 7:43 PM logoNordson Corp. : NDSN-US: Dividend Analysis : May 30th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : May 26, 2017 - May 26 at 7:43 PM logoNordson Co. (NDSN) to Post FY2019 Earnings of $6.48 Per Share, SunTrust Banks Forecasts - May 26 at 1:59 PM logoGabelli Weighs in on Nordson Co.'s FY2017 Earnings (NDSN) - May 26 at 9:53 AM logoGabelli Weighs in on Nordson Co.'s FY2021 Earnings (NDSN) - May 25 at 2:22 PM logoSeaport Global Securities Equities Analysts Increase Earnings Estimates for Nordson Co. (NDSN) - May 25 at 8:36 AM logoNordson Co. Expected to Earn Q3 2017 Earnings of $1.68 Per Share (NDSN) - May 25 at 7:38 AM logoQ3 2017 EPS Estimates for Nordson Co. Raised by Analyst (NDSN) - May 25 at 7:38 AM logoNordson Co. (NDSN) Expected to Earn Q3 2017 Earnings of $1.67 Per Share - May 25 at 7:38 AM logoNordson Co. (NDSN) Forecasted to Post Q3 2017 Earnings of $1.68 Per Share - May 25 at 7:36 AM logoEdited Transcript of NDSN earnings conference call or presentation 23-May-17 12:30pm GMT - May 24 at 10:29 AM logoNordson ASYMTEK Receives Innovation and Vision Awards - May 24 at 10:29 AM logoNordson Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : NDSN-US : May 24, 2017 - May 24 at 10:29 AM logoKeyCorp Weighs in on Nordson Co.'s FY2017 Earnings (NDSN) - May 24 at 8:32 AM logoSeaport Global Securities Research Analysts Raise Earnings Estimates for Nordson Co. (NDSN) - May 24 at 8:08 AM logoMid-Morning Market Update: Markets Mostly Flat; AutoZone Misses Q3 Expectations - May 23 at 6:18 PM logoNordson Corporation Beats Expectations (Again) - May 22 at 10:16 PM logoNordson Co. (NDSN) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.05 EPS - May 22 at 9:08 PM logoNordson Corporation Reports Fiscal Year 2017 Second Quarter Results Leading to Record First Half Revenue and Earnings Per Share - May 22 at 6:03 PM logoNordson beats Street 2Q forecasts - May 22 at 6:03 PM logoNordson Co. (NDSN) Issues Q3 Earnings Guidance - May 22 at 5:10 PM logoNordson EFD Opens Sales Office in Poland - May 18 at 8:13 AM logoNordson Co. (NDSN) to Issue $0.27 Quarterly Dividend - May 16 at 10:22 AM logoNordson Corporation Declares Third Quarter Dividend for Fiscal Year 2017 - May 16 at 10:18 AM logoNordson Co. (NDSN) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Brokerages - May 15 at 10:54 AM logo2 Machinery Stocks Set to Beat Estimates in Q1 - May 9 at 6:26 PM logo$468.18 Million in Sales Expected for Nordson Co. (NDSN) This Quarter - May 6 at 9:52 AM logoNordson EFD Wins EM Asia Innovation Award for 781Mini Spray Valve - May 4 at 6:50 PM logo$1.30 EPS Expected for Nordson Co. (NDSN) This Quarter - May 4 at 7:52 AM logoNordson Corporation Announces Earnings Release and Webcast for Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2017 - May 3 at 8:10 PM logoSomewhat Favorable News Coverage Very Likely to Impact Nordson (NDSN) Share Price - April 29 at 6:11 PM logoPositive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Nordson (NDSN) Share Price - April 26 at 4:30 PM logoNordson Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : NDSN-US : April 25, 2017 - April 25 at 6:01 PM logoNordson Co. (NDSN) Upgraded to "Buy" at Zacks Investment Research - April 23 at 5:38 PM logoSomewhat Favorable Press Coverage Extremely Likely to Impact Nordson (NDSN) Stock Price - April 23 at 8:45 AM logoNordson Co. (NDSN) Downgraded to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research - April 22 at 2:51 PM logoNew Better Dispensing Blog from Nordson EFD Distills 50+ Years of Know-How to Improve Manufacturing Process Control - April 20 at 9:43 AM logoNordson Co. (NDSN) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages - April 18 at 10:58 AM logoNordson Corp. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:NDSN) : April 17, 2017 - April 17 at 6:00 PM logoNordson (NDSN) Earning Favorable News Coverage, Study Shows - April 16 at 11:25 AM logoNordson Co. (NDSN) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research - April 15 at 7:12 AM logoNordson Co. (NDSN) Upgraded to Buy at Zacks Investment Research - April 14 at 12:22 PM logoSomewhat Positive Media Coverage Very Likely to Effect Nordson (NDSN) Share Price - April 13 at 8:15 PM logoNordson Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : NDSN-US : April 13, 2017 - April 13 at 6:32 PM logoNordson Co. (NDSN) Expected to Post Earnings of $1.30 Per Share - April 13 at 8:42 AM logoTime to Nail Down Some Profits on Nordson - April 11 at 11:00 AM logoNordson Co. (NDSN) Lowered to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research - April 6 at 7:13 AM logoNordson Co. (NDSN) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research - April 4 at 8:42 AM



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