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New Products, Dividends, Upcoming Conference Calls, and Leadership Changes - Analyst Notes on Intuitive Surgical, Agilent, Bard, St. Jude Medical, and Stryker

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NEW YORK, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISRG), Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A), C.R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE: BCR), St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE: STJ), and Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://www.AnalystsReview.com/register


Intuitive Surgical, Inc. Analyst Notes 

On April 1, 2014, Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (intuitive Surgical) announced the FDA clearance and introduction of da Vinci Xi Surgical System, a technological innovation in replacing large-incision abdominal surgeries (open surgery) with a minimally invasive approach, in the U.S. According to the Company, the da Vinci Xi System has broader capabilities than prior generations of the da Vinci System. Commenting on the development, Gary Guthart, Intuitive Surgical President and CEO, remarked, "Our goal is to develop technology that enhances surgical performance. The da Vinci Xi System's new overhead architecture means that multi-quadrant surgery can be performed without repositioning the system, an innovation long sought by surgeons who perform complex procedures. We strive to provide the most advanced, least invasive option for surgery, and we are working hard to make minimally invasive surgery the standard of care." The Company stated that it will seek regulatory clearances to market the da Vinci Xi System around the world. The full analyst notes on Intuitive Surgical, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:



Agilent Technologies Inc. Analyst Notes 

On April 1, 2014, Agilent Technologies Inc. (Agilent) announced a quarterly dividend in the amount of c.$0.13 per share of common stock. Agilent informed that the dividend will be paid on April 23, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 11, 2014. The full analyst notes on Agilent Technologies Inc. are available to download free of charge at:



C.R. Bard, Inc. Analyst Notes 

On April 1, 2014, C.R. Bard, Inc. (Bard) announced that it will discuss its Q1 2014 operating results and provide guidance for Q2 2014 via a conference call to be hosted by the Company on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. The Company stated that it will issue an earnings press release after the market closes on the same day. Bard added that the call will be webcast via its website, where it will be available for future on-demand replay. The full analyst notes on C.R. Bard, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:



St. Jude Medical, Inc. Analyst Notes 

On March 24, 2014, St. Jude Medical, Inc. (St. Jude Medical) announced the global launch of the Optisure™ Defibrillation Lead as the latest addition to its Optim™ lead family. Commenting on the launch, Dr. Raymond H. M. Schaerf, a thoracic and cardiac surgeon at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, said, "The Optisure lead has a thicker layer of Optim insulation that adds additional abrasion resistance to a lead that has already demonstrated excellent safety and reliability, backed by clinical evidence from St. Jude Medical as well as large, independent, multi-center studies." St. Jude Medical added that the Optisure Defibrillation Lead is also compatible with all of the Company's implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators (CRT-Ds), including the next-generation Ellipse™ and SJM Assura™ portfolio of ICDs and CRT-Ds. The full analyst notes on St. Jude Medical, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:



Stryker Corporation Analyst Notes 

On March 31, 2014, Stryker Corporation (Stryker) announced that Curtis E. Hall, Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, has chosen to move to a part-time role as Senior Legal Counsel, and transition the leadership of the Company's Legal and Compliance function to Michael D. Hutchinson, General Counsel. The Company stated that Hutchinson will expand his role to include Corporate Compliance and the Corporate Secretary function and will become a part of Stryker's Executive Leadership Team. Commenting on the changes, Stryker President and CEO, Kevin A. Lobo, stated, "I would like to thank Curtis for his many contributions to Stryker throughout his career, including building the global legal and compliance organizations. He has demonstrated consistently strong judgment, leadership and commitment to the growth of the Company." Lobo added, "Mike has demonstrated outstanding leadership and business partnering skills, and has been working closely with Curtis to allow for a smooth transition into this new role. I am very pleased to have him join Stryker's Executive Leadership Team." The full analyst notes on Stryker Corporation are available to download free of charge at:



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