Vident Investment Advisory LLC Buys New Stake in Stryker Corporation (SYK)

Vident Investment Advisory LLC bought a new stake in Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund bought 3,422 shares of the medical technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $486,000.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in SYK. Koch Industries Inc. raised its position in Stryker by 34,120.3% in the second quarter. Koch Industries Inc. now owns 1,260,675 shares of the medical technology company’s stock valued at $1,252,000 after purchasing an additional 1,256,991 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. increased its position in shares of Stryker by 5.2% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 23,115,853 shares of the medical technology company’s stock worth $3,208,017,000 after acquiring an additional 1,139,082 shares during the period. Janus Henderson Group PLC increased its position in shares of Stryker by 2,237.8% during the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 1,019,254 shares of the medical technology company’s stock worth $141,452,000 after acquiring an additional 975,656 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Stryker by 2.8% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 24,078,709 shares of the medical technology company’s stock worth $3,341,643,000 after acquiring an additional 657,656 shares during the period. Finally, APG Asset Management N.V. increased its position in shares of Stryker by 117.1% during the third quarter. APG Asset Management N.V. now owns 583,736 shares of the medical technology company’s stock worth $82,902,000 after acquiring an additional 314,800 shares during the period. 74.97% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) opened at $154.25 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $57,726.21, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.45, a P/E/G ratio of 2.43 and a beta of 0.78. The company has a quick ratio of 1.61, a current ratio of 2.37 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63. Stryker Corporation has a twelve month low of $116.50 and a twelve month high of $160.62.

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

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 31st. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th will be issued a $0.47 dividend. This represents a $1.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.22%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th. This is a positive change from Stryker’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.43. Stryker’s dividend payout ratio is 36.32%.

In related news, insider Lonny J. Carpenter sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, November 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $155.34, for a total value of $776,700.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 83,207 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $12,925,375.38. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Corporate insiders own 7.40% of the company’s stock.

SYK has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Wells Fargo & Company upped their price objective on Stryker from $160.00 to $166.00 in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Cowen set a $160.00 price objective on Stryker and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 6th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $155.00 price objective on shares of Stryker in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $161.00 price objective on shares of Stryker in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Argus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $160.00 price objective on shares of Stryker in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $153.19.

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Stryker Profile

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Stryker (NYSE:SYK)

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