Danaher (DHR) Receives Daily News Sentiment Rating of 0.17

News coverage about Danaher (NYSE:DHR) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, Alpha One Sentiment reports. The research group, a division of Accern, identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Danaher earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave media headlines about the conglomerate an impact score of 80 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Danaher (NYSE:DHR) traded up 0.44% during trading on Friday, reaching $82.14. 3,108,303 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The company has a market cap of $57.02 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.04 and a beta of 1.00. The company’s 50-day moving average is $84.15 and its 200 day moving average is $82.30. Danaher has a 52-week low of $75.71 and a 52-week high of $102.79.

Danaher (NYSE:DHR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 20th. The conglomerate reported $0.85 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.84 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $4.21 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.17 billion. Danaher had a net margin of 12.84% and a return on equity of 12.38%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 7.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.08 EPS. Equities analysts forecast that Danaher will post $3.92 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, July 28th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 30th will be issued a $0.14 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, June 28th. This represents a $0.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.68%. Danaher’s payout ratio is 13.66%.

DHR has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Evercore ISI upped their price target on shares of Danaher from $88.50 to $91.50 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 31st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Danaher from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $96.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 4th. Vetr raised shares of Danaher from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $95.50 price target for the company in a report on Monday, February 27th. Citigroup Inc raised shares of Danaher from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $98.00 price target for the company in a report on Friday, February 24th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC upped their price target on shares of Danaher from $93.00 to $95.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 1st. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, fourteen have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $92.29.

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In other news, insider Thomas Patrick Joyce, Jr. sold 54,006 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, April 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $82.52, for a total value of $4,456,575.12. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 142,157 shares in the company, valued at approximately $11,730,795.64. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Donald J. Ehrlich acquired 600 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, April 21st. The stock was acquired at an average price of $82.76 per share, with a total value of $49,656.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 84,800 shares in the company, valued at approximately $7,018,048. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 110,303 shares of company stock valued at $9,231,858. Company insiders own 12.60% of the company’s stock.

Danaher Company Profile

Danaher Corporation (Danaher) designs, manufactures and markets professional, medical, industrial and commercial products and services. The Company operates through four segments: Life Sciences, which offers a range of research tools that scientists use to study the basic building blocks of life, including genes, proteins, metabolites and cells, in order to understand the causes of disease, identify new therapies and test new drugs and vaccines; Diagnostics; which offers analytical instruments, reagents, consumables, software and services; Dental, which provides products that are used to diagnose, treat and prevent disease and ailments of the teeth, gums and supporting bone, and Environmental & Applied Solutions, which consists of various lines of business, including water quality and product identification.

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