Analyst Ratings for Danaher Corp. (DHR)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Danaher Corp. (NYSE:DHR) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. Last month, DHR received an average rating of Overweight.

Of the 19 analysts covering the stock, 11 gave it a buy rating, 1 gave an overweight rating, 7 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has decreased by 4. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for DHR. The most optimistic price target was 97, which equates to a potential upside of 19.25 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 73, implying a possible loss of -10.25 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -0.52 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -0.52 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.64 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.64 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 5 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 4 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 9 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of DHR's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 25.96 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. DHR has a PEG ratio of 1.

In the last 52-weeks, DHR has achieved a high of 88.01 and a low of 75.71. Today's price is 7.44 percent above the 52-week low, and 7.58 percent lower than its 52-week high. DHR has a price/earnings ratio of 25.91. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The DHR value stock report compares DHR to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of DHR is $56.38 billion. DHR will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.