Stryker Stock Hits New 52-Week High (SYK)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $64.46, above its previous 52-week high of $64.46 with 534,776 shares traded as of 11:06 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.8 million shares over the past 30 days.

Stryker has a market cap of $24.2 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 16.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Stryker Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a medical technology company. The company operates in three segments: Reconstructive, MedSurg, and Neurotechnology and Spine. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Stryker as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Stryker Ratings Report.

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