Smith & Nephew plc (ADR) (NYSE:SNN)

CAPS Rating: 4 out of 5

The Company is a global business engaged in the development, manufacture and marketing of medical devices in the sectors of orthopaedic reconstruction, orthopaedic trauma and clinical therapies, endoscopy and advanced wound management.


Player Avatar nbpt100 (49.71) Submitted: 7/29/2008 12:59:50 PM : Outperform Start Price: $48.08 SNN Score: -96.98

Yes SNN will outperform the S&P 500 but don't expect huge returns. On the other hand the downward potential is not that much. It is a good investment based on the risk return ratio. This is a conservative company with a 1% dividend. Most of their profit comes from disposible medical devices which is a strong and steady business but slow single digit growth. Their wound management business is a very slow grower and I would not be surprised if they sold it. The big growth is in the orthapedics area which should deliver double digit growth. That is what everyone is focused on. The Stock price took a big hit earlier this year because of an impropropriety in Greece. The company has been buying back stock which does help the shareholders. Once they get over this impropriety in Greece the stock should return to outperforming the market, but don't expect a double in 2 years. This is a good investment for a more risk averse individual. It is a buy at todays prices.

Member Avatar dtman117 (< 20) Submitted: 12/4/2011 7:41:17 AM
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their wound care line is fabulous, but undermarketed and underused by my large hospital.
i am doc and had personal experience with their products and love them.
they are really a quantum leap for bandages but very $$$.
how will that work with today's medical climate of cost control to increase share price?

if they sell their wound care line what would that do . seems like their share price is in a low range, as the economy picks up would they lag or exceed?

lots of questions but i have seen time and time , when a company had a great product the share's did well. but this is a huge corp.

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