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Buy MDT
up 87.35 %

Morningstar's 5-Star Large-Cap Stocks for 2011: Medtronic(MDT)

Posted on: Friday,  Feb 4, 2011  7:40 PM ET by Morningstar's 5-Star Large-Cap Stocks for 2011

Morningstar's 5-Star Large-Cap Stocks for 2011 rated Buy Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) on 12/08/2010, when the stock price was $39.24.
Since then, Medtronic, Inc. has gained 87.36% as of 08/27/2015's recent price of $73.52.
If you would have followed this Morningstar's 5-Star Large-Cap Stocks for 2011's recommendation on MDT, you would have gained 87.35% of your investment in 1723 days.

Medtronic, Inc. (Medtronic) is a global player in medical technology. The Company operates in seven segments that manufacture and sell device-based medical therapies: Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management, Spinal, CardioVascular, Neuromodulation, Diabetes, Surgical Technologies and Physio-Control. Through these seven segments, the Company develops, manufactures and markets its medical devices in more than 120 countries. Its primary products include those for cardiac rhythm disorders, cardiovascular disease, neurological disorders, spinal conditions and musculoskeletal trauma, urological and digestive disorders, diabetes, and ear, nose and throat conditions. The primary markets for products are the United States, Western Europe and Japan. In July 2008, it acquired Restore Medical, Inc. In November 2008, Medtronic acquired CryoCath Technologies Inc. In February 2009, it acquired Ablation Frontiers, Inc. and Ventor Technologies Ltd. In April 2009, Medtronic acquired CoreValve, Inc.

Morningstar, known for its mutual-fund ratings, also offers first-rate equity research. The analysis firm bestows its highest five-star rating on only 31 of the 1,700 stocks it covers. Key is a company's "moat", a sustainable competitive advantage that keeps rivals at bay, and its ability to generate cash flow, not earnings.
Stock Market Advice
Date/Time (ET)SymbolRatingTermPrice (*)Target
12/8/2010 4:00 PM Buy
1 year
39.24
as of 8/27/2015
1 Week down  -3.88 %
1 Month down  -4.03 %
3 Months down  -3.59 %
1 YTD up  28.10 %

(*) Stock Price at the time of the recommendation.
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