Reminder - Danaher (DHR) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/26/13, Danaher Corp. ( DHR) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.025, payable on 1/31/14. As a percentage of DHR's recent stock price of $77.01, this dividend works out to approximately 0.03%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for DHR, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.025 declared by Danaher Corp.:

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In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from DHR is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 0.13% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of DHR shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Danaher Corp. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, DHR's low point in its 52 week range is $54.57 per share, with $77.32 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $76.83.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, DHR makes up 5.06% of the Guggenheim S&P Global Water Index ETF ( CGW) which is trading higher by about 0.1% on the day Tuesday.

In Tuesday trading, Danaher Corp. shares are currently up about 0.3% on the day.

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