Investors bought shares of Danaher Corp. (NYSE:DHR) on weakness during trading on Friday. $57.21 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $36.94 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $20.27 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, Danaher Corp. had the 20th highest net in-flow for the day. Danaher Corp. traded down ($0.05) for the day and closed at $81.24

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on DHR shares. Sanford C. Bernstein lowered shares of Danaher Corp. from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and boosted their price objective for the stock from $104.00 to $105.00 in a research note on Monday, April 4th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Danaher Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $104.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Monday, April 11th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. boosted their price objective on shares of Danaher Corp. from $98.00 to $99.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 12th. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “hold” rating and set a $83.00 price objective on shares of Danaher Corp. in a research note on Sunday, April 17th. Finally, Barclays PLC lowered their price objective on shares of Danaher Corp. from $104.00 to $99.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, April 18th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Danaher Corp. presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $98.50.

The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $77.45 and a 200 day moving average price of $71.68. The stock has a market capitalization of $55.95 billion and a P/E ratio of 16.10.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, July 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 3rd will be paid a $0.16 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, June 1st. This represents a $0.64 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.79%.

In other news, SVP Angela S. Lalor sold 8,392 shares of Danaher Corp. stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $97.77, for a total value of $820,485.84. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 48,110 shares in the company, valued at $4,703,714.70. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, EVP James A. Lico sold 58,954 shares of Danaher Corp. stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, April 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $96.93, for a total transaction of $5,714,411.22. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 181,517 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $17,594,442.81. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several institutional investors have bought and sold shares of DHR. Moors & Cabot Inc. increased its position in Danaher Corp. by 9.9% in the fourth quarter. Moors & Cabot Inc. now owns 11,788 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,099,000 after buying an additional 1,065 shares during the last quarter. Genesee Valley Trust Co. increased its position in Danaher Corp. by 39.7% in the fourth quarter. Genesee Valley Trust Co. now owns 11,978 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,113,000 after buying an additional 3,402 shares during the last quarter. Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Management Group LLC increased its position in Danaher Corp. by 4.0% in the fourth quarter. Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Management Group LLC now owns 12,035 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,118,000 after buying an additional 460 shares during the last quarter. Hemenway Trust Co LLC increased its position in Danaher Corp. by 174.9% in the fourth quarter. Hemenway Trust Co LLC now owns 12,646 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,175,000 after buying an additional 8,046 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. acquired a new position in Danaher Corp. during the fourth quarter valued at $1,189,000.

Danaher Corporation designs, manufactures and markets professional, medical, industrial and commercial products and services. The Company operates in five segments: Test & Measurement; Environmental; Life Sciences & Diagnostics; Dental, and Industrial Technologies. Its Test & Measurement segment offers products, software and services.

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