Metal stents in airways are not the optimum. MOst are silicone as metal stents are prone to cause granulation and restenosis of the airways. Granulation tissue development also may cause some granulation development if not implanted and position properly. This is a very small part of Bards business and would not affect it one way or the other.
For the Dow to be up over 5% since April, this big cap has gone south by 15%. A 4* rating by S&P hasn't helped nor has great earnings. Now I'm checking the message boards for some insight. That's gotta be the height of desperation, probably a sign I should add to my position.