I,ve owned BSX since Sci-med 6-7 years ago. Also own AVEI and MDT. I like them all, but in this order: MDT, AVEI, BSX. 1. MDT: great conservative managment; stock's split 2-for-1 something like eight times since the 60s. 2. AVEI: focus on one segment -- stents -- where it is the engineering leader. Worst case senario is that it is a prime acquisition target a la Sci-med. 3. BSX: management is aggressive and often overhypes its prospects. Stock has been hammered three times in 18 months, because of missed projections. However, I like the confidence shown by recent insider purchases.