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April 14, 2014
10:51 EDTEW, MDTEdwards up after court limits sale of Medtronic's CoreValve in U.S.
Shares of cardiovascular technology company Edwards Lifesciences (EW) are rising today after a U.S. district court granted a preliminary injunction limiting the sale of Medtronic's (MDT) CoreValve system in the U.S. Shares of Medtronic, meanwhile, are falling following the news. WHAT'S NEW: On April 12, Edwards said a U.S. district court in Delaware granted a preliminary injunction, to go into effect in seven days, limiting the sale of Medtronic's CoreValue system in the U.S. In addition, the court ordered Medtronic and Edwards to enter into immediate talks to agree on a mechanism that will enable physicians at facilities currently trained on CoreValve to make a clinical judgment as to which device to implant, free from the limitations of the injunction. Medtronic responded on April 13 by saying that the ruling has no impact on the sale or marketing of CoreValue outside of the U.S. or the use of CoreValue in the current U.S. clinical trials. Medtronic is appealing the court's injunction and intends to ask the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals to prevent it from going into effect until it determines if the injunction was properly issued. ANALYST REACTION: JPMorgan upgraded Edwards Lifesciences to Neutral from Underweight following the news and raised its price target for shares to $78 from $60. JPMorgan also downgraded Medtronic to Neutral and lowered its price target on that stock to $64 from $69. Another firm, CRT Capital, also upgraded Edwards Lifesciences in response to the news. CRT Capital analyst Shagun Chadha feels that the court decision to grant a preliminary injunction against MDT’s CoreValve focuses the market balance in favor of Edwards and took the stock up to Buy from Fair Value with a price target of $87. Canaccord Genuity analyst Jason Mills said that Edwards achieved a "surprising" and noteworthy win in the courts. Mills noted, however, that he still foresees Edwards to cash in via other forms of equitable relief in lieu of a final injunction. The firm is maintaining its 12-month price target of $84 on Edwards Lifesciences shares. PRICE ACTION: During morning trading, shares of Edwards Lifesciences were up $10.01 or 13.72% to $82.98. Shares of Medtronic fell $1.28 or 2.16% to $57.92.
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May 29, 2015
11:03 EDTMDTMedtronic expects Emerging Markets to grow in mid-teens
Expects Emerging Markets to grow in mid-teens, adding 150-200 bps to overall annual revenue growth. Expects EM exposure of approximately 13% of comparable, constant currency revenue mix in FY15. Comments taken from slides for Bernstein Annual Strategic Decisions Conference.
May 27, 2015
10:01 EDTMDTOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Abbott (ABT) initiated with a Buy at Evercore ISI... Aldeyra (ALDX) initiated with a Buy at Janney Capital... Black Stone Minerals (BSM) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse... Boston Scientific (BSX) initiated with a Buy at Evercore ISI... Cidara Therapeutics (CDTX) initiated with a Buy at BTIG... Coach (COH) initiated with an Underweight at BB&T... Diplomat Pharmacy (DPLO) initiated with an Outperform at Raymond James... EPIRUS (EPRS) initiated with a Buy at BTIG... Enviva (EVA) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup... General Finance Corp (GFN) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... Hortonworks (HDP) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... Jarden (JAH) initiated with a Buy at UBS... Kate Spade (KATE) initiated with a Buy at BB&T... Medtronic (MDT) initiated with a Hold at Evercore ISI... MoneyGram (MGI) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman... Opexa Therapeutics (OPXA) initiated with a Buy at Maxim... Paratek Pharmaceuticals (PRTK) initiated with a Buy at BTIG... Progenics (PGNX) initiated with a Buy at BTIG... Rite Aid (RAD) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... St. Jude Medical (STJ) initiated with a Buy at Evercore ISI... Starwood Waypoint (SWAY) initiated with an Outperform at Wells Fargo... Talen Energy (TLN) initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank... Ulta Salon (ULTA) initiated with a Buy at Buckingham... Vipshop (VIPS) initiated with a Buy at Stifel... Virtu Financial (VIRT) initiated with a Neutral at Citigroup... Vista Outdoor (VSTO) initiated with a Buy at Wunderlich... ZELTIQ (ZLTQ) initiated with a Buy at Northcoast... eBay (EBAY) initiated with a Buy at Topeka.
06:05 EDTMDTAcacia subsidiary signs settlement agreement with Covidien LP
Acacia Research's (ACTG) Advanced Skeletal Innovations and Bonutti Skeletal Innovations subsidiaries have entered into a settlement agreement with Covidien (COV) LP f/k/a Tyco Healthcare Group, a subsidiary of Medtronic (MDT). The agreement resolves litigation that was pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
May 26, 2015
17:45 EDTMDTMedtronic initiated with a Hold at Evercore ISI
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09:54 EDTMDTMedtronic looking for deals in China, WSJ reports
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May 21, 2015
20:04 EDTMDTMedtronic CEO sees untapped potential in India, Times of India says
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May 20, 2015
09:34 EDTMDTMedtronic announces new data for drug-coated balloon
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07:16 EDTMDTLeerink to hold a booth tour at EuroPCR
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05:30 EDTEWEdwards Lifesciences announces outcomes for patients treated with SAPIEN 3 valve
Edwards Lifesciences announced that 30-day outcomes for intermediate-risk patients treated transfemorally with the SAPIEN 3 transcatheter aortic valve at centers in Europe and Canada demonstrated very low mortality and stroke rates, and no severe paravalvular leaks. These independently adjudicated data are consistent with the outcomes recently reported in a similar study of 1,000 patients treated at 51 centers in the United States. In the multi-center study of 101 intermediate-risk patients, all-cause mortality was 1 percent. The frequency of other important complications was also low: the disabling stroke rate was 2 percent, major vascular complications were 2 percent and the permanent pacemaker rate was 4 percent. The investigators also noted that the SAPIEN 3 valve had excellent hemodynamic performance, with very low incidence of significant paravalvular regurgitation, as only 2.3 percent of patients had moderate paravalvular leaks and there were no reports of severe leaks.
May 19, 2015
09:21 EDTEWEdwards Lifesciences voluntarily pauses enrollment for Fortis clinical program
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08:48 EDTEWEdwards Lifesciences reports positive results from treatment with SAPIEN 3
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08:40 EDTMDTMedtronic sees FY15 revenue $20.3B, may not compare to consensus $28.15B
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08:40 EDTMDTMedtronic sees Q4 adjusted EPS at upper half of $1.08-1.13, consensus $1.10
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May 18, 2015
09:27 EDTMDTMedtronic announces study results showing CRT system optimizes treatment
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May 15, 2015
13:33 EDTMDTMedtronic: TYRX antibacterial envelope reduces cardiac device infection rates
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08:12 EDTMDTMedtronic Micra TPS meets initial safety, performance measures
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