IT WON'T.....Zimmer has lowered itself to being just another company, which is the excuse they have used all along with lowering/cutting benefits to employees and retirees. Instead of being a LEADER, it has become a follower. Too bad for a once great company. With the leadership Zimmer has I wouldn't be suprised if it went the way of BMY in stock price....JMHO
No, this trend will not change. Take a look at the recent history. On 1/1/07, the stock was trading at 83. Then the DOJ debacle took place. Since that time, the orthopedic total joint market has stopped growing with average unit selling prices plummeting. There is NO good news here.