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Medtronic plc Message Board

  • Lefftee Lefftee Nov 14, 1998 7:35 PM Flag

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    I can't remember when Nebreska lost three games in a year. Tough one today. Should be an Osborne alert on campus by Monday. Go PSU

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    • I hope you guys are not that stupid to be
      daytrading MDT. This stock will not see 30 (or 45) in your
      lifetimes, so I can only assume you were seeing if you could
      panic a point or two off the price. MDT is solid, and
      too dependable for that; very few long termers even
      know about message boards. I just stopped by because
      earnings were announced, to see if anyone had an opinion
      about MDT meeting street estimates. I couldn't believe
      what I was reading. You're wasting your time (and
      money, if you're trying to score on the downside). If
      you want to go short, there are better opportunities
      at BSX, AVEI, CNTO and GDT. Spare us the negativism.

    • While I have faith in this company I just went
      back and looked at the last 5 quarters of earnings.
      These guys aren't making progress. They are all more or
      less in the low 30's. I can't see how the stock is
      supporting this lack of growth......who can fill me in on
      the logic? I would like to point blank ask them that
      question in their conference call.....as poor earnings
      growth when discovered or at least acknowledged, will
      drive the stock down. I can't believe the analysts love
      this stock the way they do....must be the great MDT pr
      machine.

    • Do you feel as I do that the numbers are going to
      get better in the next few quarters? Also earlier you
      mentioned that Medtronic always seems to pay a premium for
      companies, why do you think this is so? I'm not nervous, I
      think the worst is behind them. They have a tremendous
      marketing team of quality and smarts with some new products
      to work with.

    • I have friends that work there....they are a get
      the job done sort of company.....put out or your
      out.....lots of hiring yet lots of turnover. There are lots of
      ex 3Mers out there who are good.

      I think in
      the long run it will grow.....and is a good company
      but I think there is clearly an invest through
      acquisitions at all costs strategy. It works if earnings are
      ultimately going up....but I think we have not seen those
      sorts of results yet. Yet, the street likes this
      company. The guy who was pessimistic to the 30's is wrong.
      They maybe will pull back a little....my bet is no
      more than $5 to $8. That is what I expect....yet
      wouldn't be surprised it it actually goes up tomorrow.

    • Just got home. I see the earnings came out,
      haven't had a chance to digest them yet, but it looks
      like your correct again.
      Yes I agree, Medtronic
      tends to pay to much, and they don't always pan out.
      Who is it at Medtronic that needs a few lessons in
      negotiation? Would anyone out there know? One thing going for
      Medtronic is it's tremendous marketing team of quality and
      smarts, maybe this is what makes up for it.

    • Just got home. I see the earnings came out,
      haven't had a chance to digest then yet, but it looks
      like your correct again.
      Yes I agree, Medtronic
      tends to pay to much, and they don't always pan out.
      Who is it at Medtronic that needs a few lessons in
      negotiation? Would anyone out there know? One thing going for
      Medtronic is it's tremendous marketing team of quality and
      smarts, maybe this is what makes up for it.

    • heading for 45 or so i think, not a clean quarter....

    • I think internally the employees of MDT are
      expecting earnings to be on target to the weak side. With
      the run up in the stock I don't see much upside
      here....esp. given the huge costs associated with recent
      acquisitions. Any other opionions? Time to buy the puts?

 
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