SYK : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Paychex Q2 Earnings Beat Estimates, Reaffirms FY15 Outlook - ...

    December 19, 2014
    Paychex Inc. (PAYX) reported better-than-expected second-quarter fiscal 2015 results wherein the top and bottom-line figures ...
  2. Will MedTech Gain from Republican Promises? - Industry Outlook

    December 4, 2014
    Will MedTech Gain from Republican Promises? - Industry Outlook
  3. This Cash Generator Has A Solid Yield And 60% Upside

    September 30, 2014
    Most great businesses have one thing in common: cash. Far from simply not hurting for it, they’ve typically got plenty on ...
  4. This 6.5% Yielder Is Poised To Soar... Thanks To Its 'Stealth ...

    September 30, 2014
    As you many of my long-time readers know, my boots-on-the-ground approach to finding the world's best investments has taken ...
  5. Why There's Upside To Silver's Four-Year Lows

    September 26, 2014
    Even as investors were re-embracing stocks in 2010 and 2011, they scored really big gains with one of the hottest commodities ...
  6. 4 Reasons To Love Monthly Dividend Payers

    September 24, 2014
    Recently, I investigated installing solar panels on my roof to reduce my monthly energy bills. The financial calculations ...
  7. 3 Companies To Profit From This Medical Boom

    September 19, 2014
    Global demographic history is being written at this very moment. It’s no secret that the U.S. population nearing senior ...
  8. MedTech Defies Sequestration, M&As Steal the Show - Industry ...

    August 26, 2014
    MedTech Defies Sequestration, M&As Steal the Show - Industry Outlook
  9. MedTech's Partial Tax Repeal: Is It Enough? - Industry Outlook

    May 1, 2014
    MedTech's Partial Tax Repeal: Is It Enough? - Industry Outlook
  10. MedTech Industry Stock Update - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 7, 2014
    MedTech Industry Stock Update - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  11. MedTech Industry Stock Update - Sept 2013 - Industry Outlook

    September 10, 2013
    MedTech Industry Stock Update - Sept 2013 - Industry Outlook
  12. Stryker Seems Back On Track

    July 19, 2013
    Stryker's revenue growth looks fine, but there are still pressures in the end markets.
  13. Drugs Driving JNJ, With Slow Progress In Devices And Consumer

    July 17, 2013
    JNJ is getting great performance out of its drug business, but the remainder still lags.
  14. Intuitive Surgical's Miss Looks Systemic And Company-Specific

    July 9, 2013
    A surprising drop in U.S. system placements is going to put Intuitive Surgical in the penalty box.
  15. It Gets A Little Harder From Here For Covidien

    April 29, 2013
    Expectations are the bigger issue for Covidien, as underlying growth is still pretty good on a relative basis.
  16. Is Controversy About Robot-Assisted Surgery Showing In Intuitive ...

    April 19, 2013
    Uncertainty about procedure growth may be opening a window in these often-expensive shares
  17. Pharma Is Doing All The Pulling For Johnson & Johnson

    April 17, 2013
    Although JNJ reported decent earnings and has some major new drugs lined up - downside risk is definitely still present.
  18. Stryker Follows Its Rivals With A Big Investment In China

    January 22, 2013
    Stryker's acquisition of Trauson is the right deal at the right time.
  19. Zimmer Stays Neutral - Analyst Blog

    November 23, 2012
    We have reaffirmed our Neutral recommendation on Zimmer Holdings (ZMH) with a target price of $69.00. Zimmer reported third ...
  20. Stryker's Third Quarter Earnings Report

    October 17, 2012
    Stryker (NYSE:SYK) announced its results for the most recent quarter on October 17, 2012. Stryker is a medical technology ...
  21. Wright Medical Remains Neutral - Analyst Blog

    August 30, 2012
    We maintain our Neutral recommendation on Wright Medical Group (WMGI). The company reported second quarter and adjusted (excluding ...
  22. Stryker Remains Neutral - Analyst Blog

    August 8, 2012
    We reaffirm our Neutral recommendation on Stryker Corp. (SYK). Stryker reported second quarter 2012 adjusted earnings of ...
  23. More Healthy Alternatives To Zimmer

    July 30, 2012
    Zimmer has turned to cost cutting to keep total profit growth moving positively forward, but doesn't appear to have any answers ...
  24. Integra's New PIP Fixation Device - Analyst Blog

    June 22, 2012
    Medical products company, Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (IART) unveiled its latest device for fixing proximal ...
  25. Rockwood Has Its Risks, But Also Some Apparent Value

    May 31, 2012
    Rockwood has economic risks, but offers real growth opporunities in higher-value lithium and ceramics.
  26. 2 of the Safest Stock Bets Around

    February 14, 2012
    Picking stocks that are increasing dividend payouts and growing in price, while meeting the moral requirements of a Catholic ...
  27. Stryker Leaning Away From Knees

    January 26, 2012
    A fair amount of future growth is already baked into Stryker’s valuation.
  28. 2011 - Another Sick Year For Larger Med-Tech

    December 29, 2011
    Larger healthcare companies are still getting sickly returns in the market.
  29. Hill-Rom: Litigation Equals Opportunity For Investors

    December 23, 2011
    Hill-Rom's $42 million litigation settlement in September knocked its stock down more than 30%, providing investors with ...
  30. Stryker Falling Back To Earth

    December 16, 2011
    Stryker Corp's stock offers the potential for above-average shareholder returns with modest downside risk.
  31. Covidien Delivers Once Again

    November 21, 2011
    Covidien is overlooked and undervalued.
  32. Is Hologic A Coiled Spring?

    November 11, 2011
    Hologic looks cheap on even modest growth recovery expectations.
  33. Zimmer Looking To Escape Its Value Trap

    October 31, 2011
    Zimmer continues to trade at a very reasonable forward P/E.
  34. Stryker Scraping By

    October 24, 2011
    Stryker's growth is modest, but the stock potential is surprising.
  35. Medtronic's Healthy Growth Outlook

    August 29, 2011
    Medtronic's stock deserves a close look.
  36. Covidien's Image Starting To Change

    August 3, 2011
    Find out why Covidien is much better than many investors assume.
  37. Better Budgets, Better Times For Robots

    July 12, 2011
    With healthier budgets at hospitals, robots are looking better and better.
  38. Mergers In Orthopedics Could Heat Up Stocks

    May 18, 2011
    Major med-tech players have picked up where they left off before the recession and credit crisis.
  39. Tomorrow's Great Dividend Companies

    May 4, 2011
    Though not major dividend companies today, these names could become bigger payers in the future.
  40. J&J Beats Analyst Expections, But Not Its Rivals

    April 25, 2011
    Tangible signs of sustained sales growth and consistent profit expansion are still absent at J&J.
  41. Can St. Jude Live Up To Newfound Expectations?

    April 25, 2011
    St. Jude faces something it has rarely seen in the past - high expectations.
  42. Multiple Value Creation Opportunities For Stryker

    February 2, 2011
    Stryker could end up being acquired by a larger rival, but company growth trends remain appealingly robust in their own right. ...
  43. Consolidation In The Orthopedic Market?

    January 20, 2011
    Consolidation in the orthopedic market has been fueling market rumors.
  44. Stryker Moves On From A Long Mistake

    December 8, 2010
    Stryker finally rids itself of a long-failed product. Find out if this othopedic devices manufacturer is poised for growth. ...
  45. FDA Locked And Loaded For MELA Sciences

    November 16, 2010
    A harsh FDA review sends MELA down sharply before a pivotal panel meeting.
  46. Money To Be Made In Medical Devices

    September 22, 2010
    New advances in medical devices will not only help patients live better lives, but they'll power portfolios as well.
  47. Deflation Portfolio Picks

    August 12, 2010
    Where should one invest if fears of deflation are actually on target, and we see real deflation for the first time in decades? ...
  48. Johnson & Johnson Needs A Catalyst

    July 22, 2010
    It's difficult to find a catalyst for growth to return to more historical levels at Johnson & Johnson.
  49. Intuitive Surgical - Are Robots To Be Trusted?

    June 1, 2010
    Can Intuitive Surgical produce the growth necessary to validate the stock's lofty perch?
  50. Medtronic's Mixed Medical Bag

    February 24, 2009
    Medtronic stock offers potential gains - if it can survive the competition.
  51. Hospital Spending Fears Expose SonoSite

    November 5, 2008
    Small med-tech player SonoSite struggles to stay ahead of frozen hospital budgets and tough credit environment.
  52. Five Stock Picks For Obama Backers

    June 25, 2008
    We've compiled an index of companies whose high-profile executives have made large contributions to Obama's campaign.
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