Stocks Generating Improved Relative Strength: Smith & Nephew

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Smith & Nephew ( SNN ) had its Relative Strength ( RS ) Rating upgraded from 69 to 72 Friday -- a welcome improvement, but still short of the 80 or better score you prefer to see.

[ibd-display-video id=2385970 width=50 float=left autostart=true] This unique rating identifies technical performance by showing how a stock's price action over the last 52 weeks measures up against that of the other stocks in our database.

History shows that the top-performing stocks often have an 80 or higher RS Rating in the early stages of their moves. See if Smith & Nephew can continue to show renewed price strength and clear that threshold.

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Now is not an ideal time to jump in since it isn't near a proper buy zone, but see if the stock goes on to establish and enter a buying range in heavy trade.

The company reported 16% earnings growth last quarter, while sales growth came in at 0%.

The company earns the No. 35 rank among its peers in the Medical-Products industry group. Abiomed ( ABMD ), Align Technology ( ALGN ) and Inogen ( INGN ) are among the top 5 highly rated stocks within the group.


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This article appears in: Investing , Stocks
Referenced Symbols: SNN , RS , ABMD , ALGN , INGN

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