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Danaher Corp. (NYSE: DHR) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Danaher Corp. (NYSE: DHR), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 53599.72. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Danaher Corp. is 77.62 (with a change from open of 0.32%), this in conjunction with a target price of 87.5. Volume today has so far reached 2003000, with an average volume of about 3355.8. The GAP for this stock, is -0.17%.

The P/E ratio is 19.77, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 19.92. The current EPS for Danaher Corp., is 3.93, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 3.30%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 10.77%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Danaher Corp., EPS is looking like it will grow 9.50% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 7.80%. Quarter over quarter is -5.50% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 16.60%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 7.70%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 10.40%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.20% and institutional ownership is 77.80%. Shares outstanding is 690.54, while shares float is at a value of 606.06. Float short for Danaher Corp. is 1.46% and the short ratio is 2.64.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.48, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.59. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.4, and the quick ratio is 1.1. The most recent gross margin is 52.80% and their operating margin is 16.70%. The profit margin is 15.90%.

Danaher Corp. has seen returns on assets of 7.10%, and on investment, 7.50%. Return on equity is 14.60%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.53. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.43, with Price/book ratio coming to 2.14 and Price/cash is 13.08, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 17.11.

The simple moving averages are -2.96% and 5.80% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -6.07% and the 52 week low is 26.43%.

Danaher Corp. has a dividend yield of 0.64%, with a current price of 77.62. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 11.60%. This is in an industry, Diversified Machinery, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Industrial Goods. Danaher Corp. is based in USA.

Performance in the Diversified Machinery industry means that Danaher Corp. has seen performance for the past week of 0.38%, with performance for the month coming to -5.00%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 2.43%, and for the half year the performance is 24.03%. Volatility for this week is 1.04% and for the month this is 1.26%.

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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