Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, orthopedic devices giant Stryker
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Stryker's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Kalamazoo, Mich. (1941)|
|Market Cap||$19.8 billion|
|Industry||Health care equipment|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$8.5 billion|
|Management||Interim CEO/CFO Curt Hartman
Vice President Curtis Hall
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||17.8%|
|Cash/Debt||$3.5 billion / $1.8 billion|
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Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 98% of the 1,483 members who have rated Stryker believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Stryker is like my #1 pick for the medical products industry. This company has made money forever and will no doubt in my mind continue to do so. ... 10% growth over the next 5 years. Return on capital of 16% on average over the last five years. Don't stop there look at the last 20. ... Long history and a good track record in the health care industry.
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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of Johnson & Johnson and Zimmer Holdings. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Johnson & Johnson and Stryker. Motley Fool newsletter services have also recommended creating a diagonal call position in Johnson & Johnson. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.
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