Zacks: Brokerages Expect Stryker Co. (SYK) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $3.20 Billion

Equities analysts expect Stryker Co. (NYSE:SYK) to report $3.20 billion in sales for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Ten analysts have issued estimates for Stryker’s earnings. The lowest sales estimate is $3.15 billion and the highest is $3.24 billion. Stryker reported sales of $2.96 billion during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 8.1%. The company is expected to report its next earnings report on Tuesday, April 24th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Stryker will report full-year sales of $3.20 billion for the current year, with estimates ranging from $13.32 billion to $13.67 billion. For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the business will report sales of $14.41 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $14.22 billion to $14.56 billion. Zacks Investment Research’s sales averages are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that cover Stryker.

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Stryker (NYSE:SYK) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 30th. The medical technology company reported $1.96 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.95 by $0.01. Stryker had a net margin of 8.20% and a return on equity of 24.56%. The firm had revenue of $3.47 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.42 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.78 EPS. Stryker’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.9% on a year-over-year basis.

SYK has been the subject of several research reports. Robert W. Baird upgraded shares of Stryker from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and upped their price target for the company from $161.00 to $173.00 in a research report on Thursday, November 16th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded shares of Stryker from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating and set a $175.00 price objective on shares of Stryker in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Wells Fargo restated an “outperform” rating and set a $174.00 price objective (up previously from $166.00) on shares of Stryker in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Needham & Company LLC restated a “hold” rating on shares of Stryker in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and sixteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $164.76.

Stryker (NYSE SYK) traded up $1.06 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $167.51. 2,045,086 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,379,062. Stryker has a 1 year low of $129.82 and a 1 year high of $170.00. The stock has a market cap of $62,332.94, a P/E ratio of 62.50, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.39 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 business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 30th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 29th will be issued a $0.47 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 28th. This represents a $1.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.12%. Stryker’s dividend payout ratio is presently 70.15%.

In other news, VP William E. Berry, Jr. sold 1,306 shares of the 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 sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, VP Yin C. Becker sold 23,221 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $165.96, for a total transaction of $3,853,757.16. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 10,499 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,742,414.04. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 43,611 shares of company stock valued at $7,178,719 in the last quarter. Insiders own 7.40% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Retirement Systems of Alabama grew its stake in Stryker by 2.5% in the 3rd quarter. Retirement Systems of Alabama now owns 234,870 shares of the medical technology company’s stock valued at $33,356,000 after acquiring an additional 5,656 shares during the last quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. grew its stake in Stryker by 3.1% in the 3rd quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. now owns 55,255 shares of the medical technology company’s stock valued at $7,847,000 after acquiring an additional 1,683 shares during the last quarter. Signature Estate & Investment Advisors LLC grew its stake in Stryker by 5.7% in the 4th quarter. Signature Estate & Investment Advisors LLC now owns 14,958 shares of the medical technology company’s stock valued at $2,316,000 after acquiring an additional 804 shares during the last quarter. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC acquired a new stake in Stryker in the 3rd quarter valued at about $538,000. Finally, State of Alaska Department of Revenue grew its stake in Stryker by 216.4% in the 4th quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 48,095 shares of the medical technology company’s stock valued at $7,445,000 after acquiring an additional 32,892 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 75.71% 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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