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NYSE:DHR

Danaher Competitors

$218.35
+3.94 (+1.84 %)
(As of 03/5/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$212.55
Now: $218.35
$219.32
50-Day Range
$214.41
MA: $233.80
$245.90
52-Week Range
$119.60
Now: $218.35
$248.86
Volume2.43 million shs
Average Volume2.62 million shs
Market Capitalization$155.51 billion
P/E Ratio44.20
Dividend Yield0.33%
Beta0.72

Competitors

Danaher (NYSE:DHR) Vs. ROP, AME, KEYS, FTV, CGNX, and ST

Should you be buying DHR stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the industry of "process control instruments" are considered alternatives and competitors to Danaher, including Roper Technologies (ROP), AMETEK (AME), Keysight Technologies (KEYS), Fortive (FTV), Cognex (CGNX), and Sensata Technologies (ST).

Roper Technologies (NYSE:ROP) and Danaher (NYSE:DHR) are both large-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Roper Technologies and Danaher, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Roper Technologies22402.25
Danaher021202.86

Roper Technologies currently has a consensus target price of $414.1250, indicating a potential upside of 9.86%. Danaher has a consensus target price of $237.0714, indicating a potential upside of 8.57%. Given Roper Technologies' higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Roper Technologies is more favorable than Danaher.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

91.7% of Roper Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.0% of Danaher shares are held by institutional investors. 1.9% of Roper Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.7% of Danaher shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Roper Technologies and Danaher's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Roper Technologies$5.37 billion7.37$1.77 billion$13.0528.88
Danaher$17.91 billion8.68$3.01 billion$4.4249.40

Danaher has higher revenue and earnings than Roper Technologies. Roper Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Danaher, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

Roper Technologies has a beta of 1.03, indicating that its share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Danaher has a beta of 0.72, indicating that its share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Roper Technologies pays an annual dividend of $2.25 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Danaher pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. Roper Technologies pays out 17.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Danaher pays out 16.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Roper Technologies has raised its dividend for 29 consecutive years and Danaher has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years. Roper Technologies is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Profitability

This table compares Roper Technologies and Danaher's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Roper Technologies28.89%13.53%6.70%
Danaher18.05%12.94%5.92%

Summary

Roper Technologies beats Danaher on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Danaher (NYSE:DHR) and AMETEK (NYSE:AME) are both large-cap multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and risk.

Dividends

Danaher pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. AMETEK pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Danaher pays out 16.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. AMETEK pays out 17.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Danaher has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years and AMETEK has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Volatility and Risk

Danaher has a beta of 0.72, meaning that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AMETEK has a beta of 1.36, meaning that its stock price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Danaher and AMETEK's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Danaher$17.91 billion8.68$3.01 billion$4.4249.40
AMETEK$5.16 billion5.46$861.30 million$4.1929.18

Danaher has higher revenue and earnings than AMETEK. AMETEK is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Danaher, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

78.0% of Danaher shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.7% of AMETEK shares are owned by institutional investors. 11.7% of Danaher shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of AMETEK shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Danaher and AMETEK's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Danaher18.05%12.94%5.92%
AMETEK18.77%16.29%8.55%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Danaher and AMETEK, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Danaher021202.86
AMETEK02802.80

Danaher currently has a consensus target price of $237.0714, suggesting a potential upside of 8.57%. AMETEK has a consensus target price of $109.75, suggesting a potential downside of 10.22%. Given Danaher's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Danaher is more favorable than AMETEK.

Summary

Danaher beats AMETEK on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Danaher (NYSE:DHR) and Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) are both large-cap multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

78.0% of Danaher shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.9% of Keysight Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 11.7% of Danaher shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of Keysight Technologies shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Danaher and Keysight Technologies' top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Danaher$17.91 billion8.68$3.01 billion$4.4249.40
Keysight Technologies$4.22 billion5.94$627 million$4.3630.89

Danaher has higher revenue and earnings than Keysight Technologies. Keysight Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Danaher, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

Danaher has a beta of 0.72, suggesting that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Keysight Technologies has a beta of 1.04, suggesting that its stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Danaher and Keysight Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Danaher021202.86
Keysight Technologies02902.82

Danaher presently has a consensus price target of $237.0714, suggesting a potential upside of 8.57%. Keysight Technologies has a consensus price target of $149.10, suggesting a potential upside of 10.69%. Given Keysight Technologies' higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Keysight Technologies is more favorable than Danaher.

Profitability

This table compares Danaher and Keysight Technologies' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Danaher18.05%12.94%5.92%
Keysight Technologies14.85%25.76%11.84%

Summary

Danaher beats Keysight Technologies on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Danaher (NYSE:DHR) and Fortive (NYSE:FTV) are both large-cap multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Danaher and Fortive's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Danaher18.05%12.94%5.92%
Fortive8.21%16.30%7.10%

Risk and Volatility

Danaher has a beta of 0.72, suggesting that its share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fortive has a beta of 1.14, suggesting that its share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

78.0% of Danaher shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.7% of Fortive shares are owned by institutional investors. 11.7% of Danaher shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.6% of Fortive shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Danaher pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. Fortive pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Danaher pays out 16.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Fortive pays out 8.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Danaher has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years and Fortive has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Fortive is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Danaher and Fortive, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Danaher021202.86
Fortive06702.54

Danaher presently has a consensus price target of $237.0714, suggesting a potential upside of 8.57%. Fortive has a consensus price target of $77.2143, suggesting a potential upside of 15.04%. Given Fortive's higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Fortive is more favorable than Danaher.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Danaher and Fortive's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Danaher$17.91 billion8.68$3.01 billion$4.4249.40
Fortive$7.32 billion3.10$738.90 million$3.4819.29

Danaher has higher revenue and earnings than Fortive. Fortive is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Danaher, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Danaher beats Fortive on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cognex (NASDAQ:CGNX) and Danaher (NYSE:DHR) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

91.5% of Cognex shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.0% of Danaher shares are held by institutional investors. 5.2% of Cognex shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.7% of Danaher shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Cognex pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. Danaher pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. Cognex pays out 20.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Danaher pays out 16.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Cognex has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years and Danaher has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years. Danaher is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Cognex and Danaher's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Cognex$725.63 million19.00$203.87 million$1.1667.53
Danaher$17.91 billion8.68$3.01 billion$4.4249.40

Danaher has higher revenue and earnings than Cognex. Danaher is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Cognex, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Cognex and Danaher, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Cognex33402.10
Danaher021202.86

Cognex currently has a consensus price target of $68.7778, suggesting a potential downside of 12.21%. Danaher has a consensus price target of $237.0714, suggesting a potential upside of 8.57%. Given Danaher's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Danaher is more favorable than Cognex.

Profitability

This table compares Cognex and Danaher's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Cognex24.72%13.45%9.64%
Danaher18.05%12.94%5.92%

Risk & Volatility

Cognex has a beta of 1.64, indicating that its share price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Danaher has a beta of 0.72, indicating that its share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Danaher beats Cognex on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) and Danaher (NYSE:DHR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and earnings.

Volatility and Risk

Sensata Technologies has a beta of 1.57, suggesting that its stock price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Danaher has a beta of 0.72, suggesting that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Sensata Technologies and Danaher, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Sensata Technologies061012.71
Danaher021202.86

Sensata Technologies presently has a consensus target price of $50.8125, indicating a potential downside of 14.21%. Danaher has a consensus target price of $237.0714, indicating a potential upside of 8.57%. Given Danaher's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Danaher is more favorable than Sensata Technologies.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

94.9% of Sensata Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.0% of Danaher shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.0% of Sensata Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.7% of Danaher shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Sensata Technologies and Danaher's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Sensata Technologies$3.45 billion2.71$282.71 million$3.5616.64
Danaher$17.91 billion8.68$3.01 billion$4.4249.40

Danaher has higher revenue and earnings than Sensata Technologies. Sensata Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Danaher, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Sensata Technologies and Danaher's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Sensata Technologies3.22%14.00%5.04%
Danaher18.05%12.94%5.92%

Summary

Danaher beats Sensata Technologies on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.


Danaher Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Roper Technologies logo
ROP
Roper Technologies
2.2$376.94+1.3%$39.56 billion$5.37 billion25.38News Coverage
AMETEK logo
AME
AMETEK
1.9$122.25+1.5%$28.19 billion$5.16 billion32.34
Keysight Technologies logo
KEYS
Keysight Technologies
1.9$134.70+1.7%$25.07 billion$4.22 billion40.69Decrease in Short Interest
Fortive logo
FTV
Fortive
1.7$67.12+1.0%$22.69 billion$7.32 billion43.87
Cognex logo
CGNX
Cognex
1.9$78.34+1.6%$13.79 billion$725.63 million73.91Analyst Revision
Sensata Technologies logo
ST
Sensata Technologies
1.5$59.23+1.2%$9.34 billion$3.45 billion97.10Analyst Upgrade
MKS Instruments logo
MKSI
MKS Instruments
2.6$153.00+1.5%$8.45 billion$1.90 billion30.54Increase in Short Interest
Mesa Laboratories logo
MLAB
Mesa Laboratories
1.5$268.90+0.4%$1.38 billion$117.69 million-384.14Insider Selling
Hurco Companies logo
HURC
Hurco Companies
1.3$33.99+8.4%$226.54 million$170.63 million147.79High Trading Volume
News Coverage
Gap Up
Focus Universal logo
FCUV
Focus Universal
0.6$4.25+0.0%$174.08 million$1.46 million0.00Upcoming Earnings
CLIR
ClearSign Technologies
0.9$4.46+5.8%$133.99 million$530,000.00-18.58News Coverage
Gap Up
Sypris Solutions logo
SYPR
Sypris Solutions
0.8$3.26+2.1%$69.49 million$87.89 million32.60Gap Up
SMIT
Schmitt Industries
0.4$6.06+3.6%$23.04 million$4.19 million-7.58Decrease in Short Interest
News Coverage
Gap Up
ELSE
Electro-Sensors
0.5$4.55+2.4%$15.47 million$8.26 million0.00Decrease in Short Interest
News Coverage
Gap Down
This page was last updated on 3/7/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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