Danaher Reaches New 52-Week High (DHR)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $60.51, above its previous 52-week high of $60.50 with 896,409 shares traded as of 11:36 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 3.7 million shares over the past 30 days.

Danaher has a market cap of $41.55 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 7.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Danaher Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets professional, medical, industrial, and commercial products and services primarily in North America, Europe, and Asia/Australia. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Danaher as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. You can view the full Danaher Ratings Report.

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