2. As of noon trading, Medtronic ( MDT) is down $0.28 (-0.6%) to $46.68 on light volume Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Medtronic exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.53-$46.96 after having opened the day at $46.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.96. Medtronic, Inc. manufactures and sells device-based medical therapies worldwide. Medtronic has a market cap of $47.6 billion and is part of the health care sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 14.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Medtronic a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Medtronic as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth and attractive valuation levels. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Medtronic Ratings Report now. Exclusive Offer: Jim Cramer's 'go-to' small/mid-cap guru Bryan Ashenberg only buys stocks he thinks could return 50-100%. See his top picks for 14-days FREE.