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March 22, 2013
13:28 EDTSTJ, MDT, BSX, EWSenators express willingness to repeal medical device tax, Politico reports
The Senate overwhelmingly voted to support a nonbinding measure calling for the repeal of the medical device tax that was included in Obamacare, according to Politico. The vote was 79-20 in favor of the repeal, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who decides what measures the chamber will vote on, opposed the repeal, the website noted. Reference Link
News For MDT;EW;BSX;STJ From The Last 14 Days
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April 14, 2014
10:02 EDTBSXOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Acorda Therapeutics (ACOR) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital... Allegheny Technologies (ATI) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Sterne Agee... BP (BP) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord... Bloomin' Brands (BLMN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Boardwalk Pipeline (BWP) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Boston Scientific (BSX) upgraded at BofA/Merrill... Charles Schwab (SCHW) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Citigroup (C) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Rafferty Capital... Community Health (CYH) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... Eaton Vance (EV) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Citigroup... Eli Lilly (LLY) upgraded to Hold from Underperform at Jefferies... F5 Networks (FFIV) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... HeartWare (HTWR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BTIG... Heartland Payment (HPY) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Stifel... Hyatt Hotels (H) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital... MasterCard (MA) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird... McDermott (MDR) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at HSBC... Palo Alto (PANW) upgraded to Overweight at Stephens... PetroChina (PTR) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Seagate (STX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus... Sensata (ST) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Stryker (SYK) upgraded to Neutral from Reduce at SunTrust... TD Ameritrade (AMTD) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... TTM Technologies (TTMI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... Transocean (RIG) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank... VMware (VMW) upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at CLSA... Visa (V) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird... Yahoo (YHOO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at SunTrust... Zimmer (ZMH) upgraded to Neutral from Reduce at SunTrust... bebe stores (BEBE) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Janney Capital.
10:00 EDTEWEdwards Lifesciences rises 13.9%
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09:00 EDTMDTMedtronic falls 5.4%
Medtronic is down 5.4%, or $3.20, to $56.00
09:00 EDTEWEdwards Lifesciences rises 11.3%
Edwards Lifesciences is up 11.3%, or $8.28, to $81.25
08:59 EDTMDT, EWOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:12 EDTEWEdwards Lifesciences price target raised to $90-$91 from $82-$83 at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo increased its price target on Edwards after a federal court granted a preliminary injunction limiting the sale of a competing product, Medtronic's (MDT) CoreValve. The firm said the injunction was a "major surprise," and estimates that the injunction could increase Edwards EPS by 15c in 2014 and 34c in 2015. Wells keeps an Outperform rating on the stock.
07:39 EDTMDT, EWEdwards Lifesciences upgraded to Buy from Fair Value at CRT Capital
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06:44 EDTBSXBoston Scientific upgraded at BofA/Merrill
As previously reported, BofA/Merrill upgraded Boston Scientific to Buy from Neutral. The firm upgraded shares given increased confidence in the pipeline, opportunities to increase margin, valuation, and expectations the FDA will approve the LAA product this year. Price target raised to $16.
06:22 EDTMDT, EWMedtronic downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
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06:21 EDTMDT, EWEdwards Lifesciences upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan
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06:18 EDTBSXBoston Scientific upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
Price target is $16.
April 13, 2014
15:10 EDTMDT, EWMedtronic says CoreValve ruling has no impact outside U.S.
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April 12, 2014
19:50 EDTEW, MDTEdwards says court limits sale of Medtronic CoreValve system in U.S.
Edwards Lifesciences (EW) announced that the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware granted a preliminary injunction limiting the sale of Medtronic's (MDT) CoreValve system in the United States. The court ordered the injunction to go into effect in seven business days. The hearing related to a federal jury decision in 2010 that CoreValve willfully infringes Edwards' U.S. Andersen transcatheter aortic valve replacement patent. At the conclusion of the hearing, Chief Judge Gregory Sleet ordered Edwards and Medtronic to confer on what instances the CoreValve device could continue to be used in the treatment of U.S. patients at centers currently trained on CoreValve. There is a large body of evidence demonstrating the safety and performance of the Edwards SAPIEN valves, and the company remains committed to ensuring patients have appropriate access to transcatheter therapy. This case was initiated by Edwards in 2008. On April 1, 2010, a federal jury found Medtronic willfully infringed Edwards' U.S. Andersen patent and awarded damages. In Nov. 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the jury decision; in Oct. 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear Medtronic's appeal. The patent involved in this suit is part of the Andersen family of patents. The U.S. Andersen patent was issued in 1995. A petition has been filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to extend this patent into early 2016. In a separate case, a federal jury in January found that Medtronic CoreValve had willfully infringed Edwards' U.S. Cribier transcatheter heart valve patent, and awarded damages to Edwards in that trial.
April 10, 2014
19:10 EDTMDTMedtronic confirms FDA approval for expanded indications
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18:34 EDTBSXBoston Scientific enrolls first patient in registry for evaluating Vercise DBS
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16:32 EDTMDTMedtronic gets FDA approval for revised labeling application
The U.S. FDA approved an application from Medtronic for revised labeling for two cardiac resynchronization pacemakers and eight cardiac resynchronization defibrillators, expanding the indication for use to patients with atrioventricular block and less severe heart failure. The FDA previously approved these devices for patients with more severe heart failure as evaluated by their physician using specific criteria. The new approved use includes patients with less severe heart failure, but who are already indicated to receive RV pacing. With the new indication, these patients will be eligible to receive a device that will pace both sides of their heart instead of just the right. Reference Link
April 8, 2014
07:26 EDTEW, MDTElsevier Business Intelligence to hold a conference
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April 7, 2014
18:01 EDTBSXBoston Scientific gets FDA, CE Mark clearance for Expect Slimline Needle
Boston Scientific announced it has received clearance from the U.S. FDA and CE Mark approval in Europe for the Expect Slimline Needle, which is now globally available for Endoscopic Ultrasound-Fine Needle Aspiration procedures. The Expect Slimline Needle is on contract with four leading group purchasing organizations.
07:58 EDTMDTMedtronic data positive for C.R. Bard, says Barclays
Barclays said Medtronic's (MDT) better than expected drug coated balloon data could have a positive class effect that benefits C.R. Bard (BCR). The firm reiterates its Overweight rating C.R. Bard and raised its price target to $165 from $160. Note that BofA/Merrill downgraded C.R. Bard to Neutral from Buy following the Medtronic's news.
07:38 EDTMDTMedtronic data should lead to approval of drug-coated balloon, says Wells Fargo
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