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Danaher Corp. (NYSE: DHR) – Analysis of a Large Market Cap Stock

Danaher Corp. (NYSE: DHR), is in the industry Diversified Machinery. Based in USA, Danaher Corp. has a market cap of 53033.15. Therefore, Danaher Corp. is a large market cap stock. Today it is currently trading at 77.08 (0.67%), with an average volume 3617.88, its volume today is 1021644.

Investors has seen a return of equity of 14.60%. Performance year to date of 9.10% and sales growth for the past five years is 10.40%.

Currently Danaher Corp., has an EPS of 3.93, which has grown by 3.30% this year. EPS is also projected to grow 9.50% next year, and 7.80% for the next five years. For the past five years EPS growth has been 7.70%. Sales growth quarter over quarter is 16.60%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter coming to a value of -5.50%.

As with most large market cap stocks, it has a good dividend yield of 0.65%. The ability for Danaher Corp. to pay for the 0.65% dividend yield is 11.60% payout ratio. Also generally volatility for large market cap stocks are lower so for Danaher Corp., volatility for the week has been 1.46%, and for the month 1.19%.

It has been a long while for Danaher Corp., since its IPO date on 11/05/1987. Investors at the moment see that Danaher Corp., has a long term debt/equity of 0.48, with total debt/equity coming to 0.59. The ability for Danaher Corp. to pay these debts is as follows; current ratio is 1.4 and quick ratio comes to 1.1.

In terms of value, Danaher Corp. has a P/E value of 19.5, combined with a forward P/E of 19.65. While PEG ratio ideally wants to be as low as possible, and it is 2.5. The same goes for P/S and P/B, you want these value to be lower, to represent a potential undervalued company, and they have a P/S and P/B of 2.4 and 2.11 respectively. We see that there is a P/Cash flow of 12.94 and a P/Free cash flow of 16.93.

The management of the company has seen, a return of investment of 7.50% and return on assets of 7.10%. Danaher Corp. is comprised of insider ownership at 0.20% and institutional ownership of 77.90%.

With a gross margin of 52.80% and operating margin of 16.70%, this means there is a profit margin of 15.90%. Total shares outstanding is 692.61, with shares float coming to 606.06. The 200-day simple moving average is 5.32% and the 20-day simple moving average is -4.22%.

Danaher Corp. is based in USA, in the very big sector Industrial Goods. Recently Danaher Corp. has seen performance for this week at -0.58%. While for the month it has been -5.49%. Longer term we see that it has been 3.31% for the quarter and for the half year 6.34%. For the year performance has come to 15.33%.

It will be interesting to see how Danaher Corp. does in the future, and for investors alike. As stated above, it has an EPS growth projection for the next five years of 7.80%. What do you think is the future for Danaher Corp.?

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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