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Shares of Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) have received a consensus recommendation of "Hold" from the twenty-five research firms that are now covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. It has outperformed by 8.25% the S&P500. Corporate insiders own 7.40% of the company's stock. Institutional investors own 74.90% of the company's stock. The stock increased 0.70% or $0.51 during the last trading session, reaching $73.3. 1,124 shares were sold by McLean Graham A, worth $164,396. Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) has risen 4.05% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.72% the S&P500.

Ratings analysis reveals 65% of Stryker Corporation's analysts are positive. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the a year ago is $152.94.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Stryker will report full year sales of $3.41 billion for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $12.30 billion to $12.41 billion. The rating was initiated by Sterne Agee CRT on Wednesday, November 4 with "Neutral". Argus Research maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, April 27 report. The firm has "Hold" rating by Jefferies given on Friday, July 28. On Monday, June 19 the stock rating was maintained by Needham with "Sell". RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of SYK in report on Friday, October 27 with "Buy" rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of SYK in report on Friday, July 24 with "Outperform" rating. Cowen set a $166.00 price objective on Stryker and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Sunday, October 29th.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $896,215 activity. BMO Capital Markets maintained Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) rating on Wednesday, August 23.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.87 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.14, from 0.91 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 52 investors sold SYK shares while 330 reduced holdings. AXA raised its position in Stryker by 6.5% in the 3rd quarter. The hedge fund run by Tom Brown held 633,034 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $15.33M, up from 378,034 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Finally, Needham & Company LLC lowered shares of Stryker Corporation from a "hold" rating to an "underperform" rating in a research note on Friday, January 6th. Marble Harbor Investment Counsel Limited Company owns 30,871 shares for 0.89% of their portfolio. Fire Gru Inc invested 0.29% in Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK). Gateway Invest Advisers Ltd Liability reported 0.02% in Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK). Riverhead Capital Mgmt Lc, a Delaware-based fund reported 14,224 shares. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 44,209 shares of the medical technology company's stock worth $5,146,000 after buying an additional 1,435 shares in the last quarter. Edgestream Prtn Limited Partnership has 12,698 shares. Highland Capital Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 6,009 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. 21,776 were reported by Columbia Partners L L C Management. (NASDAQ:HSIC). Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi reported 0% stake. Beaumont Financial Ltd Com reported 3,527 shares stake. Davidson Inv Advsr has 0.04% invested in Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) for 2,575 shares. Btim holds 0.95% or 427,607 shares. West Oak Capital Limited Liability reported 795 shares.

Martin Investment Management Llc, which manages about $585.57M and $358.13 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN) by 10,102 shares to 81,187 shares, valued at $10.97M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Finally, Public Employees Retirement System of OH raised its position in Stryker by 0.3% in the 3rd quarter.

Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) has a Price to Book ratio of 5.781747. During the same period previous year, the company posted $1.39 earnings per share. Stryker Corporation (SYK) has had a 20-day average volume of 1,088,780 shares, with an average of 60% of short term indicators pointed at Buy. After having $1.52 EPS previously, Stryker Corporation's analysts see 28.29% EPS growth.

Menora Mivtachim Holdings Ltd, which manages about $2.46 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Sodastream International Ltd (NASDAQ:SODA) by 34,838 shares to 802,718 shares, valued at $53.34M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Finally, Capstone Asset Management Co. increased its stake in shares of Stryker Corporation by 3.4% in the third quarter. At present, 1 analysts call it Sell, while 7 think it is Hold. Wells Fargo & Company had 115 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, October 26 by Piper Jaffray. Goldman Sachs upgraded the shares of HSIC in report on Tuesday, October 11 to "Buy" rating. The stock has "Market Perform" rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, November 18. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Buy" on Thursday, July 27.