How To Buy Danaher Stock

You can buy Danaher shares with one of the brokers below depending on the type of trading you wish to conduct. You can buy Danaher shares with a broker like eToro or you can trade Danaher CFDs with XTB you can begin trading Danaher shares right away.

If you are buying shares in UK or Europe eToro offer 0% free commission on stocks. This is a big eToro selling point.

when a client buys Danaher stock at 1x leverage with eToro its completely free and they are buying the underlying stock. Also with eToro, clients can buy fractional shares – Min deposit is $200, but $50 is the minimum trade on stocks. eToro are one of the cheapest places to buy stocks.

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Danaher Financial Details

Financial Details

Danaher Stock symbol DHR
Danaher Sector and Industry Health Care Medical Equipment & Devices
Danaher Exchange NYSE - New York Stock Exchange
52 Week High $261.43
52 Week Low $155.61
Danaher Market Capitalisation 180.15B
Danaher Average Volume 2,428,300
Danaher PE 39.67
Danaher EPS 6.37
Stock Currency USD

Overview of Danaher

Danaher is an American Health Care Medical Equipment & Devices company currently traded on the NYSE which fully known as the New York Stock Exchange.

Danaher trades under the stock symbol DHR on the NYSE.

Danaher shares are exchanged in USD on the NYSE.

Danaher has a current share price of $252.57 USD dated 31/01/2020.

The highest Danaher share price over the last 52 weeks was $261.43 USD and its lowest price over the last 52 weeks was $155.61 USD. That is a 52 week price range of $155.61 - $261.43.

Danaher Trading Volume and PE

Danaher currently has 713.28M active shares in circulation traded through the NYSE exchange.

Danaher market capitalization is $180.15B with an average daily trading volume of 2,428,300 shares.

Trading volume is the amount a security that was traded during over a certain duration. When talking about shares volume refers to the number of shares that have been bought and sold during a given day.

Danaher has a Price Earning Ratio ( PE ) of 39.67 and earning per share ( EPS ) of 6.37. Generally speaking Danaher having a high P/E ratio means that Danaher investors forsee increased growth with Danaher in the future. The current average market P/E ratio is roughly 20 to 25 times earnings. Companies that are losing money do not have a P/E ratio.

Danaher earnings per share is Disney company profit that's allocated to every Danaher common stock. Earnings per share is calculated by taking the difference between Danaher's net earnings and dividends paid for preferred stock and then dividing that amount by the average amount of Danaher shares outstanding.

Danaher Financial Charts

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Danaher Information

Danaher Location & Contact Information

Address 2200 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Suite 800W Washington, DC 20037 United States
Phone Number 1-202-828-0850
Website URL

Danaher Executives and Board Members

President/CEO Thomas P Joyce Jr
Exec VP/CFO Matthew R McGrew Matt
Executive Vice President Rainer M Blair
Danaher Board Member Steven M Rales
Danaher Board Member Donald Jerry Ehrlich
Danaher Board Member Walter G Lohr Jr

How To Buy Danaher Stock Guide

Buying Danaher Stocks and CFDs

When investing in Danaher you have several options as to what type of investment you wish to conduct. You can buy traditional Danaher shares with one of our listed brokers or you can trade what is known as CFDs or contracts for difference.

We explain in detail the difference between buying Danaher shares with stock brokers and trading Danaher with CFDs below.

Danaher CFD Trading vs Traditional Share Dealing

CFD trading is quite much like stock trading except when you exchange a CFD you do not actually own any Danaher stock.

If you buy Danaher shares with a stock broker you actually own a share of Danaher. When you trade a contract for difference (CFD) you have an agreement with your CFD broker and are speculating that the Danaher price will change up or down.

Lets explain why you would buy Danaher as a CFD instead of as a share.

If you went and brought 100 Danaher shares at $100 a share with a stock broker you own $1000 of Danaher.

The main difference when trading Danaher as a CFD and buying Danaher as a share is contracts for difference offer increased leverage.

Contracts for difference are traded on margin which means to have $1000 invested in Danaher you would not need to invest the full amount as you would with a stock broker. You could invest a fraction of the amount ( known as the CFD margin ) with a CFD to hold a similar position in Danaher. Trading an Danaher CFD allows investors to hold larger positions than their invested amount. Be aware that although investing in an Danaher CFD like this amplifies any potential profit. It always exaggerates your potential losses which may exceed your amount invested.

If you invested in an Danaher share with a stock broker you would only lose the amount you invested as you pay the total cost of your position to your broker upfront. There is no leverage.

An Danaher CFD long would be hoping to profit from a rise in the Danaher share price. An Danaher CFD short would be aiming to profit from a fall in the Danaher stock price. Trading CFDs allows traders to profit from both directions of the Danaher price on the financial exchange. Giving traders greater chance to move with the financial markets.

With traditional Danaher shares you can only profit from a rise in the Danaher stock price.

Danaher CFD and Stock Market Times

When trading in traditional Danaher shares you are limited to when the stock exchange is open. You can only buy and sell with your broker when the market is open.

With CFD trading you can deal 24/7 around the clock.

Buying Danaher Shares with a Broker

Buying shares with a stock broker limits your risk to your initial investment as stock brokers require you to pay for the total amount of your investment. Stock brokers offer no leverage or loans when buying Danaher stock. This limits your risk to your initial amount invested in Danaher. You can only lose the amount invested with traditional Danaher shares. Another benefit of buying Danaher shares with a broker is that you may be eligible to receive Danaher company dividends if applicable.

If you Invest in Danaher via a CFD you have no shareholder privileges as you don't actually own any underlying assets in Danaher. If you buy Danaher stock with a broker you may receive shareholder perks and benefits. There are certain requirements to be eligible for some of these Danaher benefits as in owning a certain amount of stock for a set period.

If you own shares in Danaher you may be eligible to voting rights at Danaher shareholder general meetings.

Danaher Shares and CFDs and Tax

You should confirm with your local tax office but CFDs are free from stamp duty. When trading CFDs losses can be offset against profits when submitting your tax return.

Investment in Danaher Stocks and shares are only exempt from tax if the Danaher shares were brought through an ISA ( Individual Savings Accounts ) or SIPP ( Self Invested Personal Pensions ).

Should I trade Danaher Stocks and Shares or Danaher CFDs?

There are pros and cons to trading in both Danaher Stocks and CFDs. Which is better depends on each investor and a few factors.

Investing in Danaher stocks and shares is better suited for long term investments. Historically Danaher shares provide better returns over the long term, usually a 10 year period.

Danaher CFD trading is more suited to intra day and mid term traders. Wth intra day trading on an Danaher share investors aim to profit on the fluctuating highs and lows of the Danaher price throughout the day. Day trading as you can imagine focuses on profiting from the daily Danaher stock price change.

Both types of trading have different benefits and risks. Make sure you have a good understanding of what you are doing before you invest.

With CFD trading as you can short or long an Danaher stock you can hedge a trade against another trade.

A hedge is an investment that protects the money you have invested from risk. Traders hedge to minimize or offset a loss in value of an Danaher share price for example to a known amount.

Example Cost of Buying Danaher as a CFD Trade and Shares Side by Side

*All values below are estimates and are for illustrative purposes only. Please visit a broker for correct prices.

CFD and Share deals differ from broker to broker so check you are aware of the actual costs with your brokers.

Danaher CFD trade example Danaher Share deal example
Market price $252.57 $252.57
Broker Deal Invest $50.514 at 1:5 Margin (20%) Buy at $252.57 a share
Deal size 100 shares 100 shares
Initial outlay


(Margin = exposure x 20% margin factor)


(100 shares at $252.57)
Stamp duty No £20
Close price Sell at $303.084 Sell at $303.084
Estimated Profit

(50.514 point increase x 100 shares = $5051.4)

*Not including commission fees and taxes

($30308.4 - $25257 = $5051.4)

*Not including commission fees and taxes
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