Danaher Corporation (DHR) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 12, 2012

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Danaher Corporation ( DHR ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 12, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.025 per share scheduled for December 28, 2012. Shareholders who purchased DHR stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 6th quarter that DHR has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $53.5, the dividend yield is .19%.

The previous trading day's last sale of DHR was $53.5, representing a -6.39% decrease from the 52 week high of $57.15 and a 18.73% increase over the 52 week low of $45.06.

DHR is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as Canon, Inc. ( CAJ ) and Deere & Company ( DE ). DHR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.27. Zacks Investment Research reports DHR's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 11.7%, compared to an industry average of 8.7%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the DHR Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to DHR through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have DHR as a top-10 holding:

  • Guggenheim S&P Global Water ( CGW )
  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Industrial ( XLI )
  • PowerShares S&P 500 High Quality Portfolio ( SPHQ ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is XLI with an increase of 8.29% over the last 100 days. CGW has the highest percent weighting of DHR at 4.88%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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Referenced Stocks: CAJ , CGW , DE , DHR , SPHQ , XLI

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