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June 5, 2014
07:26 EDTGMED, WMGI, SNN, NUVA, MDTOrtho consolidation likely in 'early innings,' says Leerink
Leerink says consolidation in the ortho space is likely in the "early innings" after reports surfaced that Medtronic (MDT) is considering a bid for Smith & Nephew (SNN). The firm views Smith & Nephew's product portfolio as "highly complementary" to Medtronic, and estimates the potential deal would be meaningfully dilutive in year one and likely neutral to accretive thereafter. Leerink notes that recent Smith & Nephew takeover reports have pressured small cap names in the space, namely Globus Medical (GMED), NuVasive (NUVA) and Wright Medical (WMGI), all of which are considered potential acquisition targets. The firm expects the large deals to get done first, with attention then turning to small-to-mid sized acquisitions. It reiterates Outperform ratings on Globus, NuVasive and NuVasive.
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November 18, 2014
08:39 EDTMDTMedtronic says 'would not be surprised' to be at high end of FY15 guidance range
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08:39 EDTMDTMedtronic sees 2H15 gross margin 74.5%
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08:34 EDTMDTMedtronic sees Diabetes operations to have difficult comparison in Q3
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08:28 EDTMDTMedtronic sees U.S. approval for IMPACT Admiral balloon in Q1
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07:20 EDTMDTMedtronic confirms commitment to Covidien transaction
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07:19 EDTMDTMedtronic backs FY15 EPS $4.00-$4.10, consensus $4.05
Narrows FY15 revenue guidance to up 4%-5% from 3%-5%.
07:17 EDTMDTMedtronic reports Q2 EPS 96c, consensus 96c
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05:35 EDTWMGIWright Medical upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
Barclays upgraded Wright Medical (WMGI) to Overweight citing the recent underperformance of shares and its positive view of the Tornier (TRNX) acquisition. The firm raised its price target for shares to $37 from $36.
November 17, 2014
15:16 EDTMDTNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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10:02 EDTNUVAOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: CyrusOne (CONE) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... MGIC Investment (MTG) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman... NuVasive (NUVA) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Phillips 66 (PSX) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Pinnacle Foods (PF) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Rayonier (RYN) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital.. Thoratec (THOR) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Volcano (VOLC) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Progressive Waste (BIN) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Macquarie... Clean Harbors (CLH) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Wedbush... McGraw Hill Financial (MHFI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Benchmark Co... Chesapeake (CHK) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein... American Science & Engineering (ASEI) upgraded to Fair Value from Sell at CRT Capital... Sony (SNE) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley.
08:57 EDTMDTMedtronic volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
Medtronic November call option implied volatility is at 28, December is at 21, January is at 19, February is at 18; compared to its 26-week average of 19 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q2 results on November 18.
05:39 EDTNUVANuVasive upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo upgraded NuVasive to Outperform after attending last week's North American Spine Society annual meeting. Wells believes the worldwide spine market continues to improve and that NuVasive is well positioned to capitalize on the momentum. The firm raised its price target range for shares to $50-$52 from $43-$44.
November 16, 2014
14:08 EDTMDTDaVita announces collaboration with Medtronic
DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners (DVA) and leading provider of kidney care services, announced a collaboration with Medtronic (MDT) to better understand cardiovascular health in end stage renal disease, ESRD patients. The collaboration will focus on developing a pilot program using Medtronic's Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitoring system to identify cardiac arrhythmias in patients receiving dialysis. "Medtronic recently announced data at the American Society of Nephrology meeting that showed a higher incidence of arrhythmias in patients receiving hemodialysis," said Ven Manda, vice president, Renal Care Solutions at Medtronic. "We are pleased to pursue this collaboration with DaVita to monitor more patients and gather additional data that will further our understanding of the relationship between dialysis and cardiac events in ESRD patients." "Given the high incidence rate of cardiovascular disease and events in ESRD patients, we believe that by collaborating with Medtronic, we can gain knowledge to help improve the lives of ESRD patients," said Mahesh Krishnan, vice president for clinical innovation and public policy for DaVita HealthCare Partners. "Through the collaboration we expect to utilize innovative monitoring technology and data from our DaVita Kidney Care information systems across the country. This effort is poised to improve the lives of patients by proactively detecting and preventing cardiac complications."
November 14, 2014
12:43 EDTMDTMedtronic readying $10B bond sale for Covidien deal, WSJ reports
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11:50 EDTMDTMedtronic readying $10B bond sale for Covidien deal, Dow reports
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08:59 EDTNUVANuVasive price target raised to $51 from $49 at Canaccord
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November 13, 2014
16:35 EDTMDTMedtronic study reveals heart rhythm disorders in patients with ESRD
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14:50 EDTMDTLonestar Capital to shut down by mid-2015, WSJ reports
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14:45 EDTMDTLonestar capital to shut down, DJ reports
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13:27 EDTMDTMedtronic likely to continue to make new highs, Barron's says
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