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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Danaher Corp., DHR

Danaher Corp., DHR is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Diversified Machinery in the sector of Industrial Goods. Based in USA, Danaher Corp., DHR  has a market cap of 52638.75. Since its IPO date on the 11/5/1987, Danaher Corp., DHR performance year to date is 8.69%. Today Danaher Corp., DHR has gained -0.07%, with a current price of 76.16.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 77.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 11.60%. Return of assets are at 7.10%, with return on investment at 7.50%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Danaher Corp., DHR is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.48. While Total debt/equity is 0.59. With a profit margin of 15.90%, this is combined with a gross margin of 52.80%, and operating margin of 16.70%. Danaher Corp. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.4, while the quick ratio is 1.1.

For the last year Danaher Corp., DHR has seen a EPS growth of 3.30%. A performance for the year of 13.51%. The 52-week high is -7.69%, and the 52-week low is 24.25%. The average volume for Danaher Corp., DHR is 3214384.

With a target price of 87.5, can Danaher Corp., DHR reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Danaher Corp., DHR. Danaher Corp. has a P/E of 19.39 and a forward P/E of 19.55. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.49. Danaher Corp. also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.38 and 2.1 respectively. For P/cash, Danaher Corp. has a value of 12.85, while it is 16.8 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 76.16, Danaher Corp. has a dividend yield of 0.66%. We see a return on equity of 14.60%.

Looking more long-term Danaher Corp., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 7.80%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 9.50% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 3.30% for this year and for the last five years a 7.70% growth has been seen.

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