Stock Update: Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR)

[Globe Newswire] Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) announced that it will webcast its quarterly earnings conference call for the fourth quarter 2014 on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 beginning at 8:00 a.m. ET and lasting approximately 1 hour.

The call and an accompanying slide presentation will be webcast on the “Investors” section of Danaher’s website,, under the subheading “Investor Events.” A replay of the webcast will be available shortly after the conclusion of the presentation and will remain available until the next quarterly earnings call.

You can also access the conference call by dialing 800-768-6563 within the U.S. or 785-830-7991 outside the U.S. a few minutes before 8:00 a.m. ET and telling the operator that you are dialing in for Danaher’s earnings conference call (access code 1202913). A replay of the conference call will be available shortly after the conclusion of the call and until Tuesday, February 3, 2015. You can access the replay by dialing 888-203-1112 within the U.S. or 719-457-0820 outside the U.S. with the access code 1202913. To view the full article click here.

Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR), On 10/16/2014, DHR reported 3 quarter 2014 earnings of $0.90 per share. This result was in-line with the consensus of the 19 analysts following the company and beat last year’s 3 quarter results by 7.14%.

The next confirmed earnings announcement is expected on 01/27/2015.

DHR’s PE ratio is in-line with the Scientific & Technical Instr. industry average and implies that investors do not see anything special about this company’s prospects. Additionally, during the past year, earnings growth has outpaced its historical five year growth rate.

Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR)‘s PE ratio is among the lowest of any stock in the Semiconductors industry and signals that investors have not been willing to pay a premium for this company’s business prospects. Additionally, during the past year, earnings growth has outpaced its historical five year growth rate.

In terms of ratings, there are eighteen analysts that cover the stock which have provided Q4 2014 earnings per share estimates. The consensus anticipated number for the upcoming quarter is $1.05. The highest estimate is $1.15 while the lowest is $1.01. The company has a one year EPS growth rate of 17.36% and a five year EPS growth rate of 13.90%.

Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) designs, manufactures and markets professional, medical, industrial and commercial products and services. The Company’s research and development, manufacturing, sales, distribution, service and administrative facilities are located in more than 50 countries. It operates in five segments: Test & Measurement; Environmental; Life Sciences & Diagnostics; Dental; and Industrial Technologies. In April 2011, the Company sold its Pacific Scientific Aerospace (PSA) business. On June 30, 2011, the Company acquired Beckman Coulter, Inc. (Beckman Coulter). In January 2012, the Company sold its Accu-Sort businesses. In February 2012, the Company sold its Kollmorgen Electro-Optical (KEO) business. In January 2013, the Company acquired Navman Wireless. Effective August 2, 2013, Danaher Corp acquired Teletrac Inc, a developer of transportation software, from Vector Capital.