Danaher (DHR) - Get Report beat third-quarter earnings targets.

The Washington-based manufacturer made $268 million, or 83 cents a share, for the quarter ended Sept. 29, up from the year-ago $229 million, or 70 cents a share. Revenue rose to $2.44 billion from $1.97 billion a year earlier.

Analysts surveyed by Thomson Financial were looking for an 82-cent profit on sales of $2.41 billion.