|Bid||217.60 x 800|
|Ask||221.00 x 900|
|Day's Range||216.75 - 222.40|
|52 Week Range||119.60 - 248.32|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.78|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||44.00|
|Earnings Date||Jan 28, 2021 - Feb 01, 2021|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.72 (0.33%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Sep 25, 2020|
|1y Target Est||263.75|
Over the past three months, shares of Danaher (NYSE: DHR) moved higher by 11.30%. Before having a look at the importance of debt, let us look at how much debt Danaher has.Danaher's Debt According to the Danaher's most recent financial statement as reported on October 22, 2020, total debt is at $21.83 billion, with $21.81 billion in long-term debt and $19.70 million in current debt. Adjusting for $5.69 billion in cash-equivalents, the company has a net debt of $16.14 billion.Let's define some of the terms we used in the paragraph above. Current debt is the portion of a company's debt which is due within 1 year, while long-term debt is the portion due in more than 1 year. Cash equivalents include cash and any liquid securities with maturity periods of 90 days or less. Total debt equals current debt plus long-term debt minus cash equivalents.Shareholders look at the debt-ratio to understand how much financial leverage a company has. Danaher has $72.89 billion in total assets, therefore making the debt-ratio 0.3. Generally speaking, a debt-ratio more than one means that a large portion of debt is funded by assets. As the debt-ratio increases, so the does the risk of defaulting on loans, if interest rates were to increase. Different industries have different thresholds of tolerance for debt-ratios. A debt ratio of 25% might be higher for one industry and normal for another.Why Shareholders Look At Debt? Debt is an important factor in the capital structure of a company, and can help it attain growth. Debt usually has a relatively lower financing cost than equity, which makes it an attractive option for executives.Interest-payment obligations can impact the cash-flow of the company. Equity owners can keep excess profit, generated from the debt capital, when companies use the debt capital for its business operations.Looking for stocks with low debt-to-equity ratios? Check out Benzinga Pro, a market research platform which provides investors with near-instantaneous access to dozens of stock metrics - including debt-to-equity ratio. Click here to learn more. See more from Benzinga * Click here for options trades from Benzinga * Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For November 10, 2020 * Stocks That Hit 52-Week Highs On Monday(C) 2020 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.
Beckman Coulter, a clinical diagnostics leader, today launched its Access SARS-CoV-2 IgG II assay that measures a patient's relative level of antibodies in response to a previous SARS-CoV-2 infection. The new capabilities of this assay enable clinicians to establish a baseline to evaluate an individual's immune response to the SARS-CoV-2 virus based on a numerical value and assess relative changes of an individual's immune response to the virus over time. The assay may also help researchers as they begin to understand the levels of IgG antibodies needed to be considered protective.2
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