Danaher Corporation ( DHR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 30, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.135 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 30, 2015. Shareholders who purchased DHR prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that DHR has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $82.4, the dividend yield is .66%.
The previous trading day's last sale of DHR was $82.4, representing a -11.32% decrease from the 52 week high of $92.92 and a 17.51% increase over the 52 week low of $70.12.
DHR is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc ( TMO ) and ASML Holding N.V. ( ASML ). DHR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.63. Zacks Investment Research reports DHR's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 17.07%, compared to an industry average of -1.9%.
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 )
- First Trust ISE Water Index Fund ( FIW )
- SPDR Select Sector Fund - Industrial ( XLI )
- Vanguard Industrials ETF - DNQ ( VIS )
- iShares U.S. Industrials ETF ( IYJ ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is CGW with an decrease of -10.92% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of DHR at 5.55%.
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