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DANAHER CORP. $101 (New York symbol DHR; Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 696.6 million; Market cap: $70.4 billion; Dividend yield: 0.6%; Takeover Target Rating: Medium; www.danaher.com) makes precision-testing equipment and tools. Its major customers include medical research labs, dentists and municipal water utilities. Its brands include Beckman… Read More

Wall Street Stock Forecaster Hotline – Friday, February 11, 2011

BECKMAN COULTER INC., $82.78, New York symbol BEC, has accepted a friendly, $83.50-a-share takeover offer from Danaher Corp. (New York symbol DHR).

Beckman shareholders and regulators must still approve the deal, but it should close by June 30, 2011. The stock is trading below Danaher’s offer,… Read More

Top stock picks: 5 takeovers in 11 weeks — a new record!

Our top stock picks seem to attract way more than an average number of takeover bids. We think this is because we zero in on a company’s earnings potential, rather than basing decisions on predictions for next year’s earnings.

Corporate buyers and big investors usually… Read More

Even we’re impressed!

Our stock recommendations seem to attract way more than an average number of takeover bids. We think this is because we zero in on a company’s earnings potential, rather than basing decisions on predictions for next year’s earnings. Corporate buyers and big investors usually see… Read More