1. As of noon trading, Medtronic ( MDT) is up $0.29 (0.5%) to $53.73 on light volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Medtronic exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.52-$53.85 after having opened the day at $53.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.44.

Medtronic, Inc. manufactures and sells device-based medical therapies worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Cardiac and Vascular Group, and Restorative Therapies Group. Medtronic has a market cap of $54.1 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 31.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Medtronic a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Medtronic as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Medtronic Ratings Report now.

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