Atlantic Trust LLC lessened its position in Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) by 37.9% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 900 shares of the medical technology company’s stock after selling 550 shares during the quarter. Atlantic Trust LLC’s holdings in Stryker were worth $128,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Acrospire Investment Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Stryker in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $111,000. Motco lifted its stake in shares of Stryker by 50.7% in the 2nd quarter. Motco now owns 826 shares of the medical technology company’s stock valued at $115,000 after purchasing an additional 278 shares during the period. San Francisco Sentry Investment Group CA lifted its stake in shares of Stryker by 47.8% in the 3rd quarter. San Francisco Sentry Investment Group CA now owns 1,005 shares of the medical technology company’s stock valued at $143,000 after purchasing an additional 325 shares during the period. Bruderman Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Stryker in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $150,000. Finally, James Investment Research Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Stryker in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $155,000. Institutional investors own 74.97% of the company’s stock.

Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) traded down $0.36 during trading on Thursday, hitting $153.31. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,358,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,177,760. The company has a market cap of $57,509.09, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.35, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.42 and a beta of 0.78. Stryker Corporation has a twelve month low of $116.27 and a twelve month high of $160.62. The company has a current ratio of 2.37, a quick ratio of 1.61 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63.

Stryker (NYSE:SYK) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The medical technology company reported $1.52 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.50 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $3.01 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.97 billion. Stryker had a return on equity of 24.11% and a net margin of 14.67%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 6.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.39 EPS. research analysts expect that Stryker Corporation will post 6.47 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 31st. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be issued a $0.47 dividend. This is a positive change from Stryker’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.43. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $1.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.23%. Stryker’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 36.32%.

In other Stryker news, insider Lonny J. Carpenter sold 5,000 shares of Stryker stock in a transaction on Friday, November 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $155.34, for a total value of $776,700.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 83,207 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $12,925,375.38. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 7.40% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on SYK. BMO Capital Markets upgraded Stryker to a “market perform” rating and set a $163.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday. Needham & Company LLC reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Stryker in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. ValuEngine cut Stryker from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Robert W. Baird upgraded Stryker from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, November 24th. Finally, SunTrust Banks reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $161.00 price objective on shares of Stryker in a research note on Friday, November 17th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $153.19.

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Stryker Company Profile

Stryker Corporation is a medical technology company. The Company offers a range of medical technologies, including orthopedic, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products. The Company’s segments include Orthopaedics; MedSurg; Neurotechnology and Spine, and Corporate and Other. The Orthopaedics segment includes reconstructive (hip and knee) and trauma implant systems and other related products.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Stryker (NYSE:SYK)

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