Stryker Corporation (SYK) Price Target Raised to $168.00

Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) had its target price lifted by Stifel Nicolaus from $158.00 to $168.00 in a report published on Friday, October 27th. Stifel Nicolaus currently has a buy rating on the medical technology company’s stock.

SYK has been the subject of a number of other research reports. SunTrust Banks, Inc. restated a buy rating and issued a $161.00 target price on shares of Stryker Corporation in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. BidaskClub downgraded Stryker Corporation from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Stryker Corporation from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $155.00 price target (down from $158.00) on shares of Stryker Corporation in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. Finally, Argus reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $160.00 price target on shares of Stryker Corporation in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $151.52.

Shares of Stryker Corporation (SYK) traded down $2.14 on Friday, hitting $154.48. The stock had a trading volume of 1,267,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,183,556. The company has a market cap of $58,613.09, a P/E ratio of 24.82, a PEG ratio of 2.47 and a beta of 0.79. The company has a current ratio of 2.37, a quick ratio of 1.61 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63. Stryker Corporation has a 12-month low of $106.48 and a 12-month high of $160.62.

Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The medical technology company reported $1.52 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.50 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $3.01 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.97 billion. Stryker Corporation had a return on equity of 24.11% and a net margin of 14.67%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.39 EPS. equities research analysts expect that Stryker Corporation will post 6.47 EPS for the current year.

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In related news, insider Lonny J. Carpenter sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $155.34, for a total transaction of $776,700.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 83,207 shares in the company, valued at $12,925,375.38. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 7.40% of the company’s stock.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Acrospire Investment Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Stryker Corporation in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $111,000. Motco lifted its stake in shares of Stryker Corporation by 50.7% in the 2nd quarter. Motco now owns 826 shares of the medical technology company’s stock valued at $115,000 after purchasing an additional 278 shares during the last quarter. Bollard Group LLC lifted its stake in shares of Stryker Corporation by 0.4% in the 2nd quarter. Bollard Group LLC now owns 832 shares of the medical technology company’s stock valued at $115,000 after purchasing an additional 3 shares during the last quarter. Bruderman Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Stryker Corporation in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $150,000. Finally, James Investment Research Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Stryker Corporation in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $155,000. 74.13% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Stryker Corporation

Stryker Corporation is a medical technology company. The Company offers a range of medical technologies, including orthopedic, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products. The Company’s segments include Orthopaedics; MedSurg; Neurotechnology and Spine, and Corporate and Other. The Orthopaedics segment includes reconstructive (hip and knee) and trauma implant systems and other related products.

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