Looking at both? But have money for only one. Which one would you like to buy & put it under the matress and come back after 5 years? And what do you think about the current price?
Under the mattress? SYK is better diversified and has stronger balance sheet (no debt). Good will and intangibles are a small portion of book value.ZMH has debt, and 50% of its book value is goodwill and intangibles. That's just a balance sheet analysis, of course.