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Is Danaher Corp.(NYSE: DHR), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Danaher Corp. (NYSE: DHR) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 11/5/1987. Danaher Corp. is in the Diversified Machinery industry and Industrial Goods sector. Average volume for Danaher Corp., is 3555.56, and so far today it has a volume of 2542700. Performance year to date since the 11/5/1987 is 10.55%.

To help you determine whether Danaher Corp. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 19.76 and forward P/E is 19.92. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Danaher Corp. has a value for PEG of 2.53. P/S ratio is 2.43 and the P/B ratio is 2.14. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 13.08 and 17.1 respectively.

At the current price Danaher Corp. is trading at, 77.59 (-0.10% today), Danaher Corp. has a dividend yield of 0.64%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 11.60%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.93, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 9.50% after growing 3.30% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -5.50%, and 16.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 690.54, and the number of shares float is 606.06. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 77.80%. The float short is 1.46%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.49. Management has seen a return on assets of 7.10%, and also a return on investment of 7.50%.

The ability for Danaher Corp., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.4, and quick ratio is 1.1. Long term debt/equity is 0.48 and total debt/equity is 0.59. In terms of margins, Danaher Corp. has a gross margin of 52.80%, with its operating margin at 16.70%, and Danaher Corp. has a profit margin of 15.90%.

The 52 week high is -6.11%, with 26.38% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -3.26% and the 200 day simple moving average is 5.88%.

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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