Everywhere I look across the medical device industry, the stocks today are way stronger than the S&P. ZMH doing as well as SYK today (both better than SNN). I think it is just sector rotation. I don't think JNJ could take out ZMH or SYK without anti-trust objections.
re anti-trust - you could be right. heck who knows what Big Gov't will do. Look at some of the other take outs not only in medical but all others. anyway I'm hoping to enjoy a long upward ride here. and you got me checking my other med/pharm holdings now to see if all things are on the rise!