Q: Pat, you’ve written about some medical device makers recently. What do you think about Stryker Corp.? Thanks for your great advice in these trying times.

A: Stryker Corporation, $211.59, symbol SYK on New York (Shares outstanding: 375.6 million; Market cap: $79.5 billion; www.stryker.com), is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies. The firm is based in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Stryker’s investors benefit from its three business segments:

The Orthopaedics segment (32% of… Read More