Danaher (DHR) Offering Possible 9.29% Return Over the Next 21 Calendar Days

Danaher's most recent trend suggests a bullish bias. One trading opportunity on Danaher is a Bull Put Spread using a strike $125.00 short put and a strike $115.00 long put offers a potential 9.29% return on risk over the next 21 calendar days. Maximum profit would be generated if the Bull Put Spread were to expire worthless, which would occur if the stock were above $125.00 by expiration. The full premium credit of $0.85 would be kept by the premium seller. The risk of $9.15 would be incurred if the stock dropped below the $115.00 long put strike price.

The 5-day moving average is moving up which suggests that the short-term momentum for Danaher is bullish and the probability of a rise in share price is higher if the stock starts trending.

The 20-day moving average is moving up which suggests that the medium-term momentum for Danaher is bullish.

The RSI indicator is at 73.03 level which suggests that the stock is neither overbought nor oversold at this time.

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Best ETFs for 2019: Water Stocks and PHO Stock Finally Pull Ahead
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 12:37:43 +0000
Editor's Note: This article is part of InvestorPlace.com's Best ETFs for 2019 contest. James Brumley's pick is the Invesco Water Resources ETF (NASDAQ:PHO).Long-term bets on the Powershares Water Resource Portfolio (NASDAQ:PHO) fund are finally starting to pay off. Over the course of the past twelve months, PHO stock has gained around 12%, versus a more modest 8% gain for the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY).The performance of the water-minded ETF is even better — relatively and on an absolute basis — when limiting the look to just the first quarter. Whereas the S&P 500 is up just a little more than 11% since the end of last year, PHO stock has gained almost 19%.InvestorPlace – Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThis is the kind of "aha" moment we've been waiting on since the beginning of 2018, when the Best ETFs Contest ultimately began.The performance of the Powershares Water Resource Portfolio isn't the most compelling aspect of PHO stock here, however. It's that the fund's constituents have been so uniformly bullish of late after a couple clunkers took a big toll on last year's bottom line. PHO ETF Leading the ChargeOwners of the Powershares Water Resource mostly have Danaher (NYSE:DHR) and Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) to thank for fund's market-beating performance. * 7 Marijuana Stocks to Play the CBD Trend Waters was a bit of a disappointment for the better part of last year, slumping in front of a third-quarter revenue miss that ultimately prompted Goldman Sachs to downgrade WAT stock to a "sell." The analytical firm feared more of the same kind of weakness lay ahead.In retrospect, though, its Q3 results and the downgrade may have served as a catharsis and capitulation for Waters. Although WAT stock ultimately hit a new 52-week low in December (as most stocks did), shares have rallied more than 40% in the meantime. Fourth-quarter earnings of $2.87 per share not only topped estimates of $2.65, the company offered current-year profit guidance well in excess of expectations.Danaher is another name that has finally come around following a lackluster 2018. The stock's up 35% for the past twelve months, but all of that gain has been logged just since its late-December low. The stock was spurred higher by a solid Q4 print, though was acting bullish before that late-January report, and has continued to push higher in the meantime. Click to Enlarge All of the fund's constituents, however, have been solid performers in recent weeks, with the need for better water-management slowly but surely becoming evident in solutions-providers' bottom lines.Still, most investors underestimate just how big the problem of potable water — or lack thereof — really is. A Thirst for SolutionsIt's a resource most anyone reading this likely takes for granted. Most investors only have to turn a knob at a faucet, open the refrigerator or press a button at work to have instant access to (seemingly) all the water they want.But they may not realize how close demand is to exceeding supply.Yes, it's a third-world problem, but not just a third-world problem. One only has to look at the ongoing disaster in Flint, Michigan to realize just how troubled the United States' aging infrastructure is. The lead contamination is abating, but it took too long to clean up, and any trace of lead is still too much lead.Meanwhile, London (England), El Paso, Atlanta and San Francisco are just some of the major names that may soon, literally, run out of water.Part of the problem is simply a lack of supply. Although desalination works, it has proven prohibitively expensive. Purification of used water also works, but it too can be costly, and the nation's current water-scrubbing infrastructure is quickly becoming inadequate.The trouble doesn't merely lie in processing water, however. The United States, like most other developed or undeveloped nations, struggles just to get clean, potable water from point A to point B. Globally, the world loses an estimated two trillion gallons of drinking water every year simply due to leaky pipes.Patching them won't be cheap or easy though. The American Water Works Association estimates that the U.S. alone will need to spend at least $1 trillion upgrading and overhauling existing water transportation and processing infrastructure. Anything any organization can do to use less water, or recycle their own, in the meantime is a huge step in the right direction… a step that most institutions can take.That's where most of the names that make up the Powershares Water Resource Portfolio are aiming. Bottom Line for PHO StockIt's certainly a different kind of stock pick. It's much more than a trade. Indeed, owning PHO stock is much more than an investment in an undervalued and underappreciated sector. It's an investment in a concept … a concept so big and so philosophical that it's often difficult to see.The rewards are there, though, for the truly patient investor. While PHO was a lackluster performer since the Best ETFs Contest began in early 2018, it's battling for the lead as we near the end of the first quarter of 2019, and is well ahead of the broad market's return for that full fifteen-month stretch just in the past three months.These names are starting to collectively reap their due rewards, even if most investors don't realize the undertow that has taken shape.As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can learn more about James at his site, jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Dual-Class Stocks That Will Outperform * 7 Reasons Why Apple Streaming Won't Move the Needle for Apple Stock * 7 A-Rated Stocks to Buy in the Second Quarter Compare Brokers The post Best ETFs for 2019: Water Stocks and PHO Stock Finally Pull Ahead appeared first on InvestorPlace.

3 Stocks Looking to Benefit From GE's Misfortunes
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 16:14:00 +0000
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This Rally in General Electric Stock Isn’t Totally Irrational
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 11:12:02 +0000
Everywhere you turn, the fundamental prospects for General Electric (NYSE:GE) remains shrouded in doubt. As new CEO Larry Culp highlighted recently, the embattled organization is currently embarking on a "reset" year. By 2020, investors should see substantive improvements, which naturally bolster the case for General Electric stock.Source: Shutterstock Of course, we have one glaring problem with this forecast. After years of dreadful market performances, the industrial giant simply lacks credibility.Sure, the GE stock price has gained over 42% since the January opener. Under normal circumstances, this would spark much celebration. But try telling that to stakeholders that bought months earlier.InvestorPlace – Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsFurthermore, in 2018, General Electric stock dropped an alarming 56%. To break even, shares would need to jump an additional 61%. That's really where the speculative argument wears thin for most prospective buyers. GE intrigued swing-traders during last December's rock-bottom valuations, but not so much at present levels. * Top 7 Service Sector Stocks That Will Pay You to Own Them Poor Fundamentals and GE StockFor many years, analysts and stakeholders blasted former CEO Jeff Immelt for destroying a once-iconic American institution. You don't have to deep-dive the Google search engine to find a litany of criticisms.But I must give credit to our own Dana Blankenhorn for dressing Immelt down in a blisteringly humorous way. Back in the summer of 2017, Blankenhorn warned readers that he's not interested in General Electric stock unless Immelt leaves. He wrote:Immelt's exit may be the stock's only hope. Everything he touches turns into tin, and what he lets go turns at least into silver.Take Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF), the credit card unit spun out to shareholders in 2014. Since then, Synchrony is up 43% and GE 13.5%.If you think that sounds good for GE, the S&P 500 is up almost 19% since then.Of course, Blankenhorn's wish came true, first with John Flannery's short tenure, and later with Culp. The bad news, though, is that the GE stock price has only received a negative impact. Since Culp's hiring, shares are down 12%, inclusive of this year's incredible rally.As many analysts, including our own James Brumley pointed out, Culp is an outsider. Formerly head of Danaher (NYSE:DHR), Culp is refreshingly a straight-shooter regarding GE's problems. However, his idea involves a rather predictable and unimaginative tactic: divest like there's no tomorrow.Certainly, getting rid of underperforming assets, particularly when you're neck-deep in debt, offers tremendous value. But it also sacrifices future revenue streams, which General Electric stock can't afford.Therefore, Culp can't "talk up" shares with mere straight-talk. The substance just doesn't exist, which likely limits the GE stock price. General Electric Stock Needs a Higher PowerSo with the stark bearishness against General Electric stock, am I also running for the hills? I don't blame you if that's your mentality. No matter how you look at this company, it's an extraordinarily-risky proposition. That said, I can't shake the feeling that GE has at least one shock rally left in it.First, investor sentiment has shifted very favorably for General Electric stock, but it's difficult to see. It's a shame that Culp took over when he did, right when the broader markets melted down. Personally, I view GE's volatility in the final quarter of 2018 more as a secular breakdown rather than as an individual defect.But the biggest surprise factor for GE could come from arguably its most disappointing segment, power. Last year, I wrote about the inherent inefficiencies of so-called renewable-energy sources. Although platforms like wind and solar appeal from a marketing perspective, they're not panaceas.While renewable energy "works," it is difficult to scale. If you want more energy, you need more real estate. But most countries aren't like the U.S. blessed with abundant territory. As human populations increase, space comes at a premium.You then have the inevitable question: is clean energy worth sacrificing land that could be used for additional housing? At some point, that answer becomes no. This is where the company's power division saves the day. Simply put, traditional power plants are both space and cost-effective.Of course, I've been very wrong about the direction that General Electric stock ultimately took. But if you've got the patience — and isn't this what everyone is saying now? — GE could legitimately surprise you.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Financial Stocks to Invest In Today * 7 Single-Digit P/E Stocks With Massive Upside * 5 Chip Stocks on the Rise Compare Brokers The post This Rally in General Electric Stock Isna€™t Totally Irrational appeared first on InvestorPlace.

Danaher Schedules First Quarter 2019 Earnings Conference Call
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 20:15:00 +0000
WASHINGTON, March 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ –Danaher Corporation (DHR) announced today that it will webcast its quarterly earnings conference call for the first quarter 2019 on Thursday, April 18, 2019 beginning at 8:00 a.m. ET and lasting approximately 1 hour. The call and an accompanying slide presentation will be webcast on the “Investors” section of Danaher's website, www.danaher.com, under the subheading “Events & Presentations.” A replay of the webcast will be available shortly after the conclusion of the presentation and will remain available until the next quarterly earnings call. You can access the conference call by dialing 866-503-8675 within the U.S. or +1 786-815-8792 outside the U.S. a few minutes before 8:00 a.m. ET and notifying the operator that you are dialing in for Danaher's earnings conference call (access code 1492175).

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Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:30:01 +0000
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