Stryker Corporation (SYK.N) (New York Stock Exchange)

Stryker Corporation (Stryker), incorporated in 1946, is a medical technology company with a range of products in orthopaedics and a presence in other medical specialties. The Company’s products include implants used in joint replacement, trauma, craniomaxillofacial and spinal surgeries; biologics; surgical, neurologic, ear, nose and throat and interventional pain equipment; endoscopic, surgical navigation, communications and digital imaging systems; as well as patient handling and emergency medical equipment. The Company operates in two business segments: Orthopaedic Implants and MedSurg Equipment. The Orthopaedic Implants segment sells orthopaedic reconstructive (hip, knee and shoulder), trauma, craniomaxillofacial and spinal implant systems; bone cement; and the bone growth factor OP-1. The MedSurg Equipment segment sells surgical equipment; surgical navigation systems; endoscopic, communications and digital imaging systems; as well as patient handling and emergency medical equipment. Continue reading “Stryker Corporation (SYK.N) (New York Stock Exchange)”

MetLife, Inc. (New York Stock Exchange)

MetLife, Inc. (MetLife), incorporated in 1999, is a provider of insurance and other financial services with operations throughout the United States, and the regions of Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Through the Company’s domestic and international subsidiaries and affiliates, it offers life insurance, annuities, automobile and homeowners insurance, retail banking and other financial services to individuals, as well as group insurance, reinsurance and retirement and savings products and services to corporations, and other institutions. MetLife operates in four business segments: Institutional, Individual, International and Auto & Home, as well as Corporate & Other. In May 2008, MetLife Bank, N.A., a unit of the Company, completed the acquisition of EverBank Reverse Mortgage LLC, from its parent, EverBank Financial Corp. EverBank Reverse Mortgage will be a wholly owned subsidiary of MetLife Bank. In May 2009, the Company sold Cova Corp., which is the parent company of Texas Life Insurance Co., to a third party. Continue reading “MetLife, Inc. (New York Stock Exchange)”