It's been a more standard year for diversified manufacturer Danaher (DHR - Get Report) -- shares have matched the market's performance for most of 2012. But this stock could be due for some outperformance in the next few months as industrial sales turn up from a cyclical trough. Danaher is a niche player that operates in a large number of niches: because the firm sells everything from advanced medical to tools and testing instruments, it's less susceptible to the ebb and flow of consumer sales than many other manufacturers are.
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