Can Danaher Corporation (DHR) Remain Competitive?


Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) went down by -0.75% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $210.57. The company’s stock price has collected -1.68% of loss in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 09/15/20 that Danaher Announces Quarterly Dividend

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Is It Worth Investing in Danaher Corporation (NYSE :DHR) Right Now?

Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 52.45 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for DHR is at 0.90. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 17 analysts out of 20 who provided ratings for Danaher Corporation declared the stock was a “buy,” while 1 rated the stock as “overweight,” 1 rated it as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”

The average price from analysts is $220.00, which is $16.73 above the current price. DHR currently public float of 629.30M and currently shorts hold a 0.87% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of DHR was 2.11M shares.

DHR’s Market Performance

DHR stocks went down by -1.68% for the week, with a monthly drop of -1.88% and a quarterly performance of 18.31%, while its annual performance rate touched 41.49%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 1.93% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.16% for Danaher Corporation. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -0.69% for DHR stocks with a simple moving average of 20.38% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of DHR

Wolfe Research, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see DHR reach a price target of $154. The rating they have provided for DHR stocks is “Peer Perform” according to the report published on April 02nd, 2020.

RBC Capital Mkts gave a rating of “Outperform” to DHR, setting the target price at $157 in the report published on March 26th of the current year.

DHR Trading at 0.33% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought DHR to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -3.28% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.16%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.93%, as shares sank -2.17% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +8.14% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, DHR fell by -1.68%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +38.05% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $204.87. In addition, Danaher Corporation saw 32.70% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at DHR starting from Lalor Angela S, who sale 38,955 shares at the price of $206.00 back on Aug 31. After this action, Lalor Angela S now owns 35,910 shares of Danaher Corporation, valued at $8,024,730 using the latest closing price.

Lalor Angela S, the SVP, Human Resources of Danaher Corporation, sale 38,954 shares at $205.00 during a trade that took place back on Aug 28, which means that Lalor Angela S is holding 35,910 shares at $7,985,570 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for DHR

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +18.77 for the present operating margin
  • +55.74 for the gross margin

The net margin for Danaher Corporation stands at +13.58. The total capital return value is set at 7.41, while invested capital returns managed to touch 5.39. Equity return is now at value 11.10, with 5.10 for asset returns.

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Based on Danaher Corporation (DHR), the company’s capital structure generated 74.42 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 42.67. Total debt to assets is 36.28, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 77.28. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 41.96.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 1.32B with total debt to EBITDA at 4.77. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 6.45, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.19. The receivables turnover for the company is 5.30 and the total asset turnover is 0.33. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 5.19.


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