How U.S. Surgical Is Healing

Once a glamour stock that soared as high as 131 a share in early 1992, U.S. Surgical (USS) has come back to earth since and currently trades at 34. Analysts aren't thrilled anymore by this maker of laparoscopic products, surgical sutures and staplers, and ultrasound devices. Profit disappointments, caused mainly by pricing pressure and growing competition from larger rivals, have made buy ratings from the Street increasingly rare.

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