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

Danaher Corporation, DHR is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Diversified Machinery in the sector of Industrial Goods. Based in USA, Danaher Corporation, DHR  has a market cap of 54734.22. Since its IPO date on the 11/5/1987, Danaher Corporation, DHR performance year to date is 12.93%. Today Danaher Corporation, DHR has gained -0.66%, with a current price of 78.61.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 77.20%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 16.30%. Return of assets are at 5.40%, with return on investment at 7.30%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Danaher Corporation, DHR is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.32. While Total debt/equity is 0.36. With a profit margin of 14.10%, this is combined with a gross margin of 54.20%, and operating margin of 15.00%. Danaher Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.4, while the quick ratio is 1.

For the last year Danaher Corporation, DHR has seen a EPS growth of 3.30%. A performance for the year of 8.97%. The 52-week high is -4.72%, and the 52-week low is 28.24%. The average volume for Danaher Corporation, DHR is 321740.

With a target price of 89.13, can Danaher Corporation, DHR reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Danaher Corporation, DHR. Danaher Corporation has a P/E of 25.84 and a forward P/E of 20.08. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.78. Danaher Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.01 and 2.36 respectively. For P/cash, Danaher Corporation has a value of 56.35, while it is 20.53 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 78.61, Danaher Corporation has a dividend yield of 0.63%. We see a return on equity of 10.60%.

Looking more long-term Danaher Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 9.30%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 9.72% 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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