The St. Paul, Minnesota-based St. Jude Medical, Inc (NYSE:STJ) reported on Friday that it’s Durata, a wire used to fix life-saving defibrillators to the heart, was damaged in a way that is different from what prompted a recall for an older gadget.
St. Jude Medical reported on Friday in a statement that St. Jude’s analysis of the wire, named as a lead, demonstrates it was damaged from an external abrasion, not an inside-out abrasion that had been seen in its recalled Riata leads.
St. Jude reported in the statement that the damage to the Durata lead was dependable with external abrasion from contact with a calcified heart valve or probably from lead-to-lead contact.
Shifting readers focus to broader market, let’s consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:MDT) increased +0.95% to settle at $38.16, Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX) moved up +1.42% to end at $5.70 while Edwards Lifesciences Corp (NYSE:EW) jumped +2.02% to finish on Friday at $101.56.
St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ) on June 22, 2012 increased +2.60% to the closing price of $37.90. The overall volume in the last trading session was 8.41 million shares. Its fifty two week range was $32.13-$49.79. The total market capitalization remained $11.89 billion.
STJ is ahead its 52 week low with +19.29% and going forward from its 52 week high price with -22.60%. STJ last month stock price volatility remained 2.50%. In its share capital STJ has 313.82 million outstanding shares among them 306.83 million shares have been floated in market exchange. STJ stock institutional ownership remained 87.97% while insider ownership included 2.15%.
The stock price of STJ is moving forward from its 20 days moving average with +0.26% and remote negatively from 50 days moving average with -1.00%. STJ current year earnings per share experienced an addition with -8.05% while its current quarter performance remained -12.37%. Company’s beta coefficient included 0.73. Beta factors measures the amount of market risk associated with market trade.
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