Danaher (NYSE:DHR) shares got a boost today on second-quarter results that came in well ahead of the consensus forecast.
Shares of DHR were up 7.7% at $275.61 per share in mid-morning trading today. MassDevice’s MedTech 100 Index — which includes stocks of the world’s largest medical device companies — was up 1.3%.
The Washington, D.C.-based company posted profits of $1.7 billion, or $2.25 per share, on sales of $7.8 million for the three months ended July 1, 2022, for a 4.9% bottom-line slide on sales growth of 7.4%.
Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were $2.76, 41¢ ahead of Wall Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $7.3 billion.
“We are pleased with our strong start to 2022,” Danaher President and CEO Rainer M. Blair said in a news release. “Our teams executed well in a challenging environment to deliver high-single-digit core revenue growth, double-digit adjusted earnings per share …