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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for DHR. The most optimistic price target was 97, implying a possible profit of 19.25 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 73, which equates to a potential downside of -10.25 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -0.52 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days 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 made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 4 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 9 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, 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. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. 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. Currently the stock is 7.44 percent higher than its 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.