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.

Several price targets were given for DHR by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given 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. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

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. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.64 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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, which can be compared to the 4 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 9 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 1 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of DHR to grow at a rate of 25.96 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. DHR has a PEG ratio of 1.

DHR has a 52-week high of 88.01 and a 52-week 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 P/E 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 stock has a market capitalization of $56.38 billion. DHR will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.