Stryker Co. (SYK) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $3.19 Billion

Equities analysts predict that Stryker Co. (NYSE:SYK) will report $3.19 billion in sales for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Ten analysts have provided estimates for Stryker’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $3.15 billion to $3.22 billion. Stryker reported sales of $2.96 billion in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 7.8%. The firm is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April 24th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Stryker will report full-year sales of $3.19 billion for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $13.32 billion to $13.67 billion. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the company will post sales of $14.40 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $14.22 billion to $14.55 billion. Zacks’ sales averages are an average based on a survey of research analysts that that provide coverage for Stryker.

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 consensus estimate of $1.95 by $0.01. Stryker had a return on equity of 24.56% and a net margin of 8.20%. The firm had revenue of $3.47 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.42 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.78 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.9% compared to the same quarter last year.

Several research firms recently issued reports on SYK. Robert W. Baird upgraded Stryker from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and boosted their price target for the company from $161.00 to $173.00 in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised Stryker from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Needham & Company LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Stryker in a report on Friday, November 3rd. ValuEngine raised Stryker from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $174.00 price objective (up previously from $166.00) on shares of Stryker in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating to the company. Stryker presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $162.50.

In other Stryker news, insider Lonny J. Carpenter sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $163.76, for a total transaction of $818,800.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 94,253 shares in the company, valued at $15,434,871.28. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, VP William E. Berry, Jr. sold 1,306 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $164.42, for a total value of $214,732.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 16,840 shares of company stock worth $2,749,989 in the last 90 days. Company insiders own 7.40% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in SYK. Chemical Bank boosted its position in shares of Stryker by 24.1% in the 4th quarter. Chemical Bank now owns 12,936 shares of the medical technology company’s stock worth $2,003,000 after purchasing an additional 2,515 shares in the last quarter. Green Square Capital LLC boosted its position in shares of Stryker by 148.5% in the 4th quarter. Green Square Capital LLC now owns 5,606 shares of the medical technology company’s stock worth $871,000 after purchasing an additional 3,350 shares in the last quarter. Rehmann Capital Advisory Group boosted its position in shares of Stryker by 7.8% in the 4th quarter. Rehmann Capital Advisory Group now owns 5,306 shares of the medical technology company’s stock worth $822,000 after purchasing an additional 385 shares in the last quarter. Colonial Trust Advisors boosted its position in shares of Stryker by 40.9% in the 4th quarter. Colonial Trust Advisors now owns 33,883 shares of the medical technology company’s stock worth $5,246,000 after purchasing an additional 9,836 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB boosted its position in shares of Stryker by 7.3% in the 4th quarter. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB now owns 57,539 shares of the medical technology company’s stock worth $8,909,000 after purchasing an additional 3,912 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 74.49% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Stryker (NYSE:SYK) traded up $2.74 during trading on Thursday, reaching $161.70. The company had a trading volume of 983,059 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,533,090. Stryker has a 1-year low of $127.19 and a 1-year high of $170.00. The firm has a market cap of $60,579.61, a price-to-earnings ratio of 60.34, a PEG ratio of 2.32 and a beta of 0.70. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66, a quick ratio of 1.59 and a current ratio of 2.29.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 29th will be given a dividend of $0.47 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 28th. This represents a $1.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.16%. Stryker’s payout ratio is 70.15%.

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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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