BofA Securities slashes price target on Danaher Corporation [DHR] – find out why.

Danaher Corporation [NYSE: DHR] plunged by -$0.99 during the normal trading session on Wednesday and reaching a high of $299.14 during the day while it closed the day at $295.86. The company report on October 13, 2021 that Danaher Releases 2021 Sustainability Report; Building A Strong Foundation Of Sustainability.

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Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR) (the “Company”), the global science and technology innovator, released its 2021 Sustainability Report and highlighted the meaningful progress it has achieved in building a strong foundation of sustainability.

Danaher Corporation stock has also loss -1.58% of its value over the past 7 days. However, DHR stock has inclined by 5.31% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has gained 21.96% and gained 33.19% year-on date.

The market cap for DHR stock reached $213.21 billion, with 714.50 million shares outstanding and 633.64 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 2.04M shares, DHR reached a trading volume of 2761860 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Danaher Corporation [DHR]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for DHR shares is $322.74 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on DHR stock is a recommendation set at 1.90. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

BofA Securities have made an estimate for Danaher Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on September 10, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Credit Suisse raised their target price to Outperform. The new note on the price target was released on August 05, 2021, representing the official price target for Danaher Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $280 to $320, while Goldman kept a Buy rating on DHR stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Danaher Corporation is set at 6.61, with the Price to Sales ratio for DHR stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 7.98. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 5.35, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 10.16. Price to Free Cash Flow for DHR in the course of the last twelve months was 34.48 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.90.

DHR stock trade performance evaluation

Danaher Corporation [DHR] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -1.58. With this latest performance, DHR shares dropped by -8.71% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 21.96% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 31.13% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for DHR stock in for the last two-week period is set at 29.30, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 23.27, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 35.82 for Danaher Corporation [DHR]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 315.96, while it was recorded at 298.77 for the last single week of trading, and 263.73 for the last 200 days.

Danaher Corporation [DHR]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Danaher Corporation [DHR] shares currently have an operating margin of +19.35 and a Gross Margin at +55.98. Danaher Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +16.36.

Return on Total Capital for DHR is now 7.51, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 6.39. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 10.41, with Return on Assets sitting at 5.27. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Danaher Corporation [DHR] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 55.77. Additionally, DHR Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 35.80, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 29.12. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 60.22, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 35.48.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Danaher Corporation [DHR] managed to generate an average of $52,841 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 5.52 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.32.Danaher Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.90 and a Current Ratio set at 2.30.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Danaher Corporation [DHR] stock

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for DHR. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Danaher Corporation go to 17.40%.

Danaher Corporation [DHR]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $167,745 million, or 81.00% of DHR stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of DHR stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 49,369,413, which is approximately 0.552% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 44,260,836 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $13.1 billion in DHR stocks shares; and PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/, currently with $9.46 billion in DHR stock with ownership of nearly -0.52% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Danaher Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of October and at the time of the October reporting period, where 836 institutional holders increased their position in Danaher Corporation [NYSE:DHR] by around 24,561,078 shares. Additionally, 781 investors decreased positions by around 18,950,135 shares, while 286 investors held positions by with 523,463,690 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 566,974,903 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. DHR stock had 156 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,873,168 shares, while 91 institutional investors sold positions of 1,231,750 shares during the same period.

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