Stryker (SYK) projects 2012 EPS of $4.05-$4.07 vs $3.72 in 2011 and consensus of $4.05;...

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Stryker (SYK) projects 2012 EPS of $4.05-$4.07 vs $3.72 in 2011 and consensus of $4.05; preliminary net sales +5.5% to $2.3B vs consensus of $2.27B. Takes Q4 charge of $174M related to recall of modular-neck hip stems. Reiterates 2013 EPS guidance of $4.25- $4.40 vs consensus of $4.30, and constant-currency sales growth of 3%-5.5%. (PR)