| Danaher designs, manufactures and markets medical, industrial and commercial products and services. Co.'s segments include: Life Sciences, which provides research tools to study genes, proteins, metabolites and cells, in order to understand the causes of disease, identify therapies and test drugs and vaccines; Diagnostics, which provides analytical instruments, reagents, consumables, software and services that hospitals, physicians' offices, reference laboratories and other critical care settings use to diagnose disease and make treatment decisions; and Environmental and Applied Solutions, which provides products and services to protect resources and global food and water supplies. We show 44 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our DHR shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute DHR market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing DHR market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing DHR's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of DHR versus a peer is one thing; comparing
DHR market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like DHR can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching DHR by allowing them to research the DHR market cap history.