Wednesday, April 2, 2014

3 Reasons to buy Danaher Corporation

There is no shortage of stock ideas for investors in what can loosely be called the diversified industrial sector. But not all conglomerates were made equally. For example, in the case of Danaher  , it's very hard to find a direct comparison. Instead, the company competes across a number of sectors with smaller companies like DENTSPLY, Ametek, Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, Agilent Technologies, and Waters  Corporation. The stock is one of the most attractive of the industrial conglomerates and here is why.

3 reasons why Danaher stands out
First, the company has a well-deserved reputation for acquiring smaller businesses and then extracting every last piece of profitability it can out of them. It's been highly rewarding for shareholders (the stock is up threefold in the last 10 years), and it's also left them holding a company containing some pretty diversified businesses. In other words, Danaher has the kind of diversification that can generate growth through the business cycle.