Danaher Corporation (DHR): Today's Featured Industrial Laggard

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Danaher Corporation ( DHR) pushed the Industrial industry lower today making it today's featured Industrial laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.6%. By the end of trading, Danaher Corporation fell $0.70 (-1.0%) to $66.64 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,612,095 shares of Danaher Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,789,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $66.62-$67.49 after having opened the day at $67.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $67.34. Other companies within the Industrial industry that declined today were: Dixie Group ( DXYN), down 7.9%, Intellicheck Mobilisa ( IDN), down 4.7%, Euro Tech Holdings Company ( CLWT), down 4.5% and CNH Global ( CNH), down 4.4%.

Danaher Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets professional, medical, industrial, and commercial products and services worldwide. Danaher Corporation has a market cap of $46.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 20.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Danaher Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Danaher Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, IntriCon Corporation ( IIN), up 36.1%, Exide Technologies ( XIDE), up 14.7%, TMS International ( TMS), up 12.3% and CVD Equipment Corporation ( CVV), up 10.7% , were all gainers within the industrial industry with Deere ( DE) being today's featured industrial industry leader.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the industrial industry could consider SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ( DIA) while those bearish on the industrial industry could consider ProShares UltraShort Industrials ( SIJ).

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