Medtronic Vs. Becton, Dickinson

Medtronic Vs. Becton, Dickinson

Summary

Last week, I published my analysis for Becton, Dickinson. I believe it is suitable for my portfolio.

As I noted, Medtronic is one of its peers, and I should make a comparison before deciding which one should I buy.

I will compare them using my analysis strategy.

Introduction

I am still looking for additions to my portfolio, and still searching for decent opportunities in the healthcare sector. In my previous article, I analyzed Becton, Dickinson (NYSE:BDX), and found it to be a great company. As I also own Medtronic (NYSE:MDT), I decided that it would be wise to compare the two, as they both operate in similar industries. Hopefully, it will help me choosing between the two.

A comparison between the two should check which company seems more attractive using my analysis thesis. Again, investments are more personal than it seems. Even when one company seems like a “better” investment, an investor might prefer a different one because he gives more weight to different aspects. I use the following flow chart that was introduced in a previous article.

Medtronic manufactures and sells device-based medical therapies worldwide. The company is a leader in cardiovascular devices. Its Cardiac and Vascular Group segment offers pacemakers and cardiac resynchronization therapy devices. The company is well-diversified and offers orthopedic devices as well. It serves hospitals, physicians, clinicians, and patients.

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