Latest Views & News

Smith & Nephew’s new CEO better learn from his predecessor what not to do

By Chris Bailey of Financial Orbit | Sunday 31 July 2022

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from ShareProphets). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

A little under three years ago, I first wrote about Smith & Nephew (SN.), which “designs and makes technology that takes the limits off living, and we help healthcare professionals to achieve the same goal”. All good stuff, but - as shown by the 70% fall in share price since October 2019 - life for this sort of business has got more tricky.  And the then-CEO did not listen to my advice: that he needed “to focus on performance and not pay”. Unsurprisingly, he has left, chasing more money… So, what about the new(ish) CEO and prospects for Smith & Nephew shares, now at a five-year low?

Premium content is for paid subscribers only
ShareProphets is reader-supported journalism

Become a member starting at £5.99 per month for all articles, the Bearcast, and our seven year archive.

Filed under:

Subscribe to our newsletter

Daily digest of our latest stories.

Search ShareProphets

Market News

Complete Coverage

Recent Comments

That Was the Week that Was

Tuesday »


Synectics – a recovery Buy?



Malcolm Stacey is Moving House

Monday »


Wood Group - a Buy (again)?



Video: Bubbles always implode