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What: Shares of Masimo
So what: The agreement is an extension of an agreement signed in 2006 and will pay Masimo 7.75% of sales in the United States. Masimo said it might invest 50% of the royalty payments into further growth of its business.
Now what: The increased certainty is great news for Masimo, and continued investment in the business should be seen as a positive. At a price-to-earnings multiple of 26, shares trade a little richer than I would like given current performance. I'll wait to buy shares until I see a pullback in shares or more positive news when the company releases earnings on Feb. 15.
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