Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) Performance Analysis



Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) has a 1 Year Target Estimate of $89.13. The stock traded with the volume of 5.56 Million in the last trading session. Danaher Corporation opened at $79.23 and closed by showing a decrease of -1.21%. The Bid price in the last session was $78.20 x 400 and the Ask price was $78.83 x 300. (The ask price is what sellers are willing to take for it. If you are selling a stock, you are going to get the bid price, if you are buying a stock you are going to get the ask price. The difference (or spread) goes to the broker/specialist that handles the transaction).

Danaher Corporation has the Market Capitalization of 54.07 Billion. The Stock has its 52-week High of $82.64 and 52-Week Low of $61.6 and it touched its 52-week high on Aug 30, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Jan 26, 2016.

Danaher Corporation reported its last Earnings on Oct 20 BMO where the company reported Actual EPS of $0.87/Share whereas, the Analyst Estimated EPS was $0.83/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was $0.04/share. This represented an Earnings Surprise of 4.8%. The company will report its next earnings on Jan 24 – Jan 30 (Est.).

16 number of analysts also provided their insight on Danaher Corporation, where the Average Price Target for the stock is $89.13. They also projected Low Price Target as $78 while High Price Target is set at $95.

A number of analysts rated the stock as well: 9 analysts believe that the stock is a STRONG BUY while 6 reported it as Buy.4 analysts assigned a HOLD rating, 0 said it’s UNDERPERFORM and 0 say that this stock is a SELL.

Danaher Corporation annual Divided is 0.5 while it’s Dividend Yield is 0.64%. The stock has its Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 25.53 and Forward Price to Earnings ratio of 19.84. The company has its Price to Sales (P/S) ratio of 2.97 where Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 2.33, Price to Cash Per share (P/C) of 55.66 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) has a value of 20.28.

The company has its Return on Assets (ROA) of 5.4 Percent. Return on Equity (ROE) stands at 10.6% and Return on Investment (ROI) displays a value of 7.3%.

The stock is currently trading at Distance from 20-Day simple moving Average of -0.94% whereas, Distance from 50-Day Simple moving average is -0.03 Percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 3.12 percent.

A look at performance overview of Danaher Corporation depicts that Performance (Week) is -0.32 percent while Performance Month is -0.48%. Quarterly performance shows a value of -3.82% and Half Year Performance value stands at 4.7%. Yearly performance of the stock has the value of 7.36 percent. Danaher Corporation has its YTD performance of 11.56 Percent. (YTD performance is the most important factor to consider; if YTD is negative, the stock is declining; if the YTD Performance value is Positive the stock is surging).

Insider Trades:

Many Insiders have done trades inside the company. The latest trade was made on 20 Oct 2016 where Chief Executive Officer Joyce (Thomas Patrick Jr.) did a transaction type “Sell” in which 36125 shares were traded at a price of $79.68. Another insider trade includes Chief Executive Officer Joyce (Thomas Patrick Jr.) who also initiated a transaction in which 36125 shares were traded on 20 Oct 2016 as “Buy”. On 31 Jul 2016 Chief Executive Officer Joyce (Thomas Patrick Jr.) traded 36125 shares as “Buy” at $28.55. Chief Executive Officer Joyce (Thomas Patrick Jr.) Sell 36125 shares on 31 Jul 2016 at the price of $81.45.

Upgrades/Downgrades Report:

The latest Upgrades/Downgrades was done by Research firm Goldman on 5-Jul-16 who Initiated the stock  to Neutral. Other firms have also Upgraded/Downgraded the stock. On 24-Jun-16, Bernstein took an action “Upgrade” from Mkt Perform to Outperform. On 4-Apr-16, the stock was Downgrade to Mkt Perform by Bernstein.