Stryker (NYSE:SYK) Issues FY18 Earnings Guidance

Stryker (NYSE:SYK) updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Tuesday. The company provided EPS guidance of $7.07-7.17 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $7.13. Stryker also updated its Q1 guidance to $1.57-1.62 EPS.

Several brokerages have commented on SYK. Oppenheimer set a $156.00 price objective on Stryker and gave the company a hold rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. Canaccord Genuity lifted their price target on Stryker from $155.00 to $162.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Needham & Company LLC reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of Stryker in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. Robert W. Baird raised Stryker from a neutral rating to an outperform rating in a research note on Friday, November 24th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Stryker from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $162.50.

Stryker (NYSE SYK) traded up $0.45 on Wednesday, reaching $155.01. The company had a trading volume of 701,287 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,431,161. The firm has a market cap of $58,010.00, a PE ratio of 57.84, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.21 and a beta of 0.70. Stryker has a 1 year low of $124.61 and a 1 year high of $170.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66, a current ratio of 2.29 and a quick ratio of 1.59.

Stryker (NYSE:SYK) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 30th. The medical technology company reported $1.96 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.95 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $3.47 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.42 billion. Stryker had a return on equity of 24.56% and a net margin of 8.20%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 9.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.78 EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that Stryker will post 7.12 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 30th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 29th will be given a $0.47 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 28th. This represents a $1.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.21%. Stryker’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 70.15%.

In other Stryker news, VP William E. Berry, Jr. sold 1,306 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $164.42, for a total transaction of $214,732.52. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Howard E. Cox, Jr. sold 7,400 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $164.09, for a total value of $1,214,266.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 16,840 shares of company stock valued at $2,749,989. Insiders own 7.40% of the company’s stock.

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About Stryker

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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