SYK : Analysis & Opinions

  1. MedTech Industry Stock Update - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

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

    September 10, 2013
    MedTech Industry Stock Update - Sept 2013 - Industry Outlook
  3. Stocks Market News for July 11, 2013 - Market News

    July 11, 2013
    Benchmarks finished mixed on Wednesday after the Fed Minutes failed to boost investor sentiment
  4. 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.
  5. Positive Data for COV's Kendall - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    Results of the CLOTS 3 trial demonstrates the efficacy of Covidien's Kendall SCD system in treating immobile stroke patients ...
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. St. Jude Recalls Amplatzer Device - Analyst Blog

    February 13, 2013
    Medical devices major St. Jude Medical Inc. (STJ) is voluntarily recalling its Amplatzer TorqVue FX Delivery System because ...
  10. Stryker Beats Estimates - Analyst Blog

    January 24, 2013
    Stryker Corporation's (SYK) adjusted earnings of $1.14 a share for the fourth quarter of 2012 beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  11. CE Mark for St. Jude's Products - Analyst Blog

    January 22, 2013
    St. Jude Medical (STJ) has received CE Mark approval for two of its devices viz. the AMPLATZER Amulet Left Atrial Appendage ...
  12. Symmetry Beats on EPS, Tightens View - Analyst Blog

    November 2, 2012
    Symmetry Medical's (SMA) third-quarter 2012 adjusted earnings of 16 cents a share beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 14 ...
  13. Integra Beats on EPS, Misses Rev - Analyst Blog

    October 29, 2012
    Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (IART) reported earnings per share ('EPS') of 46 cents in the third quarter of ...
  14. Mixed 3Q for CONMED, View Altered - Analyst Blog

    October 26, 2012
    CONMED Corporation (CNMD), a medical technologies and surgical devices company, reported third quarter 2012 adjusted earnings ...
  15. Symmetry Unit Expands in Canada - Analyst Blog

    October 22, 2012
    Symmetry Surgical, a subsidiary of orthopedic implants and instruments maker Symmetry Medical (SMA), recently entered into ...
  16. MedTech Industry Stock Outlook - Oct. 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    October 2, 2012
    The global medical devices industry is fairly large, intensely competitive and highly innovative. A regulated industry, MedTech ...
  17. MedTech Industry Stock Outlook - Oct. 2012 - Industry Outlook

    October 2, 2012
    The global medical devices industry is fairly large, intensely competitive and highly innovative. A regulated industry, MedTech ...
  18. Zimmer Holdings Remains Neutral - Analyst Blog

    September 7, 2012
    We have reaffirmed our Neutral recommendation on Zimmer Holdings (ZMH) with a target price of $67.00. Zimmer's second-quarter ...
  19. Conmed Stays at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    August 30, 2012
    We are maintaining our Neutral recommendation on Conmed Corporation (CNMD) following its performance in the second-quarter ...
  20. Symmetry Misses Ests, Profit Dips - Analyst Blog

    August 3, 2012
    Symmetry Medical (SMA) recorded second-quarter 2012 adjusted earnings of 12 cents a share, lower than the Zacks Consensus ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. Encouraging 2Q for Integra - Analyst Blog

    July 27, 2012
    Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (IART) reported EPS of 30 cents in the second quarter of fiscal 2012, significantly ...
  23. Zimmer Posts Mixed 2Q, Tightens View - Analyst Blog

    July 26, 2012
    Zimmer Holdings (ZMH) reported earnings per share ("EPS") of $1.22 in the second quarter of fiscal 2012 compared with $1. ...
  24. The Week Ahead In Healthcare

    July 24, 2012
    Healthcare stocks continue to outperform this year. However, a lot of this outperformance seems to be coming from lower tax ...
  25. The Week Ahead In Healthcare

    July 16, 2012
    Healthcare stocks continue to outperform this year. Here's what you can expect for the sector in the week ahead.
  26. Wright Releases Ortholoc System - Analyst Blog

    July 3, 2012
    Orthopedic devices maker Wright Medical Group (WMGI) recently reported the release of its Ortholoc 3Di Reconstruction Plating ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. MedTech Industry Stock Outlook - June 2012 - Industry Outlook

    June 18, 2012
    Over the recent past, medical technology (MedTech) players have faced the brunt of exigent economic conditions and a precarious ...
  29. MedTech Industry Stock Outlook - June 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    June 18, 2012
    Over the recent past, medical technology (MedTech) players have faced the brunt of exigent economic conditions and a precarious ...
  30. Synergetics 3Q Reports Mixed - Analyst Blog

    June 12, 2012
    Synergetics U.S.A. Inc. (SURG), a manufacturer of microsurgical devices for ophthalmic and neurosurgical applications, reported ...
  31. 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.
  32. Wright Beats, Maintains Forecast - Analyst Blog

    May 3, 2012
    Wright Beats, Maintains Forecast - Analyst Blog
  33. J&J Sticking Together

    April 23, 2012
    There is turnaround potential at J&J as it regains its former glory. The company has decided that operating a diversified ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. Zimmer Holdings Still Struggling To Grow

    January 31, 2012
    Zimmer is experiencing modest growth, but is struggling to grow as much as companies that offer heart-related medical devices.
  36. 2011 - Another Sick Year For Larger Med-Tech

    December 29, 2011
    Larger healthcare companies are still getting sickly returns in the market.
  37. 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 ...
  38. Medtronic Stable In A Challenging Market

    November 25, 2011
    Medtronic's stock is worth a close look.
  39. Covidien Delivers Once Again

    November 21, 2011
    Covidien is overlooked and undervalued.
  40. Zimmer Looking To Escape Its Value Trap

    October 31, 2011
    Zimmer continues to trade at a very reasonable forward P/E.
  41. St. Jude Still A Patient Trade

    October 24, 2011
    St. Jude's growth is lacking, today. However, it could be a winner for the patient investor.
  42. Medtronic's Healthy Growth Outlook

    August 29, 2011
    Medtronic's stock deserves a close look.
  43. FDA May Change Medical Device Rules

    August 19, 2011
    Changes to the approval process for some medical devices could have big implications for both big and small companies in ...
  44. Covidien's Image Starting To Change

    August 3, 2011
    Find out why Covidien is much better than many investors assume.
  45. Bard Not So Bulletproof

    July 29, 2011
    A high valuation magnifies a bump in Bard's growth.
  46. Better Budgets, Better Times For Robots

    July 12, 2011
    With healthier budgets at hospitals, robots are looking better and better.
  47. 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.
  48. Tomorrow's Great Dividend Companies

    May 4, 2011
    Though not major dividend companies today, these names could become bigger payers in the future.
  49. JNJ And Synthes: A Good Deal With Some Questions

    April 28, 2011
    The JNJ-Synthes deal is not a surprise, but the terms of the deal are curious.
  50. Intuitive And The High Price Of Scarcity

    April 21, 2011
    Intuitive needs more growth to maintain its valuation.
  51. Med-Tech Choice Is Simply Intuitive

    January 25, 2011
    Intuitive posted reassuring growth, but needs to continue penetrating new markets.
  52. Consolidation In The Orthopedic Market?

    January 20, 2011
    Consolidation in the orthopedic market has been fueling market rumors.
  53. A Little Growth With A Little Less Risk

    December 3, 2010
    If you are willing to hold a bond for five years or more, consider instead quality equities that offer decent growth and ...
  54. Covidien - Better Than People Seem To Think

    November 12, 2010
    With minimal expectations in the stock price, just a little growth at Covidien could make it a market-beater.
  55. NuVasive Stumbles, Investors Get A Concussion

    November 2, 2010
    A once-dependable growth stock disappoints, and pays for it.
  56. 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.
  57. Medtronic Looks A Little Woozy

    August 26, 2010
    It seems that the expectations for Medtronic are so low that long-term investors have little to fear.
  58. Medtronic's Mixed Medical Bag

    February 24, 2009
    Medtronic stock offers potential gains - if it can survive the competition.
  59. Medical Equipment Outlook The New Year

    December 30, 2008
    Could this medical device provider support your portfolio?
  60. 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.
  61. Invacare Still Rolling

    October 29, 2008
    The wheelchair maker had strong Q3 earnings and is poised to continue its strong performance in 2009.
  62. Take A Pass On Boston Scientific

    October 28, 2008
    With so many high-quality medical device stocks trading lower, the argument for Boston Scientific is less compelling.
  63. Waiting For The Dips On Intuitive Surgical

    October 21, 2008
    When a growth stock with excellent prospects sells off on good earnings, what's an investor to do?
  64. 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.
  65. Caskets And Hospital Beds Don't Mix

    May 9, 2008
    There's something eerie about a company that makes healthcare products and coffins. Hillenbrand's Hill-Rom spinoff looks ...
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