Schroder Investment Management Group lessened its holdings in shares of Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) by 50.6% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 79,564 shares of the medical technology company’s stock after selling 81,438 shares during the period. Schroder Investment Management Group’s holdings in Stryker were worth $11,156,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other large investors have also made changes to their positions in the business. Acrospire Investment Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Stryker during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $111,000. Motco lifted its stake in Stryker 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. Bruderman Asset Management LLC bought a new position in Stryker in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $150,000. James Investment Research Inc. bought a new position in Stryker in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $155,000. Finally, BB&T Investment Services Inc. bought a new position in Stryker in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $178,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 74.97% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts recently commented on SYK shares. Robert W. Baird raised shares of Stryker from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and increased their price objective for the company from $161.00 to $173.00 in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. SunTrust Banks reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $161.00 price objective on shares of Stryker in a research note on Friday, November 17th. Wells Fargo & Company increased their price objective on shares of Stryker from $160.00 to $166.00 in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Barclays increased their price objective on shares of Stryker from $137.00 to $148.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Oppenheimer reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Stryker in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $152.10.

In other Stryker news, insider Lonny J. Carpenter sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $155.34, for a total value of $776,700.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 83,207 shares in the company, valued at $12,925,375.38. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Company insiders own 7.40% of the company’s stock.

Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) traded down $0.61 on Friday, hitting $151.15. 1,145,400 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,180,981. Stryker Corporation has a 52 week low of $113.00 and a 52 week high of $160.62. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63, a quick ratio of 1.61 and a current ratio of 2.37. The firm has a market capitalization of $56,794.30, a PE ratio of 24.05, a PEG ratio of 2.39 and a beta of 0.78.

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

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Stryker Company 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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