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

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Danaher Corporation ( DHR) pushed the Industrial Goods sector lower today making it today's featured Industrial Goods laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day down 1.1%. By the end of trading, Danaher Corporation fell $1.14 (-1.6%) to $67.99 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,535,816 shares of Danaher Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,490,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $67.49-$68.98 after having opened the day at $68.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $69.13. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that declined today were: Texas Industries ( TXI), down 11.8%, Taser International ( TASR), down 10.5%, China BAK Battery ( CBAK), down 10.3% and Intellicheck Mobilisa ( IDN), down 9.1%.

Danaher Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets professional, medical, industrial, and commercial products and services worldwide. Danaher Corporation has a market cap of $48.0 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 23.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 15 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, China Valves Technology ( CVVT), up 22.7%, IntriCon Corporation ( IIN), up 11.4%, Erickson Air-Crane ( EAC), up 7.6% and China Ming Yang Wind Power Group ( MY), up 6.3%.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the industrial goods sector could consider Industrial Select Sector SPDR ( XLI) while those bearish on the industrial goods sector could consider ProShares Short Dow 30 ( DOG).

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