| Danaher designs, manufactures and markets medical, industrial and commercial products and services. Co.'s segments are: Biotechnology, which includes the bioprocessing and discovery and medical businesses and provides tools, consumables and services; Life Sciences, which provides instruments and consumables to understand the causes of disease, identify new therapies, and test and manufacture new drugs, vaccines and gene editing technologies; Diagnostics, which provides clinical instruments, reagents, consumables, software and services; and Environmental and Applied Solutions, which provides products and services that help protect resources and keep global food and water supplies safe.
When researching a stock like Danaher, many investors are the most familiar with Fundamental Analysis — looking at a company's balance sheet, earnings, revenues, and what's happening in that company's underlying business. Investors who use Fundamental Analysis to identify good stocks to buy or sell can also benefit from DHR Technical Analysis to help find a good entry or exit point. Technical Analysis is blind to the fundamentals and looks only at the trading data for DHR stock — the real life supply and demand for the stock over time — and examines that data in different ways. One of those ways is to calculate a Simpe Moving Average ("SMA") by looking back a certain number of days. One of the most popular "longer look-backs" is the DHR 200 day moving average ("DHR 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the DHR 50 day moving average ("DHR 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Danaher.