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June 5, 2014
07:26 EDTWMGI, SNN, NUVA, MDT, GMEDOrtho 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.
News For MDT;SNN;GMED;NUVA;WMGI From The Last 14 Days
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July 29, 2015
16:14 EDTWMGIWright Medical sees FY15 EPS ($1.67)-($1.77), consensus ($1.72)
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16:12 EDTWMGIWright Medical reports Q2 EPS (53c), consensus (48c)
Reports Q2 revenue $80.4M, consensus $77.55M.
10:00 EDTNUVAOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: 3D Systems (DDD) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Longbow... AK Steel (AKS) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Ally Financial (ALLY) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Amazon.com (AMZN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... Arrow Electronics (ARW) upgraded to Buy from Underperform at CLSA... Beacon Roofing (BECN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at CL King... Citrix (CTXS) upgraded to Outperform at Baird... Commvault (CVLT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... FireEye (FEYE) upgraded on positive checks, business mdoel changes at Oppenheimer... Hibbett Sports (HIBB) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Sterne Agee CRT... Integra LifeSciences (IART) upgraded to Outperform at Raymond James... M/A-COM (MTSI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Needham... Norsk Hydro (NHYDY) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Exane BNP Paribas... NuVasive (NUVA) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Northland... SM Energy (SM) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Scorpio Bulkers (SALT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Sirius XM (SIRI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Wunderlich... Sprouts Farmers Markets (SFM) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Longbow... Supervalu (SVU) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley... Waters (WAT) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Wells Fargo (WFC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Guggenheim... Williams-Sonoma (WSM) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... YRC Worldwide (YRCW) upgraded to Strong Buy at Raymond James.
09:20 EDTNUVANuVasive upgraded to Outperform, expects strong 2H at Northland
As previously reported, Northland upgraded NuVasive to Outperform from Market Perform and raised its price target to $68 from $48. The firm expects 2H results to beat expectations and is a buyer ahead of Q3 results given strength in the U.S. spine market, operating performance, and leverage. Northland views the iGA platform as a "game changer" and checks show NuVasive continues to take market share.
07:44 EDTNUVANuVasive price target raised to $65 from $57 at Leerink
Leerink raised its price target for NuVasive to $65 saying the margin improvement story "has legs" following the company's Q2 results. The firm reiterates an Outperform rating on the stock.
07:22 EDTNUVANuVasive upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Northland
July 28, 2015
16:31 EDTNUVANuVasive reaches definitive agreement with U.S. DOJ
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16:20 EDTNUVANuVasive raises 2015 EPS outlook to $1.17 from $1.10, consensus $1.12
Sees 2015 revenue $810M, consensus $812.22M.
16:19 EDTNUVANuVasive reports Q2 EPS 31c, consensus 25c
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16:18 EDTNUVANuVasive enters $13.5M settlement of Justice Department
NuVasive announced that it has reached a definitive settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice related to the subpoena issued to the company by the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services in 2013. NuVasive admits no wrongdoing as part of the settlement. On April 29, the company announced that it had reached an agreement in principle to settle the investigation with the DOJ. The company has now entered into a definitive settlement agreement with the United States, acting through DOJ and on behalf of OIG, the Defense Health Agency, the Office of Personnel Management, and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, the company will pay $13.5M, plus fees and accrued interest. The settlement is neither an admission of liability or wrongdoing by the company nor a concession by the United States that its claims are not well founded. The company was not required to enter into a corporate integrity agreement by the OIG as part of the settlement.
15:21 EDTNUVANotable companies reporting after market close
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July 22, 2015
10:15 EDTMDTThoratec downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Northland
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July 17, 2015
08:07 EDTMDTMedtronic shares undervalued, says Wells Fargo
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July 16, 2015
10:00 EDTMDTOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Arc Logistics (ARCX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... Dean Foods (DF) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... FreightCar America (RAIL) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at UBS... Frontier Communications (FTR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Google (GOOG) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital... Intel (INTC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Needham... Medtronic (MDT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BTIG... Netflix (NFLX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Rosenblatt... New Jersey Resources (NJR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus... ONEOK Partners (OKS) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... Patterson-UTI (PTEN) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... SJM Holdings (SJMHY) upgraded to Overweight from Underweight at JPMorgan... Statoil (STO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi... SunOpta (STKL) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Scotia Howard Weil... Viacom (VIAB) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Citi... Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Werner (WERN) upgraded on 'compelling' valuation at Wells Fargo... Wisconsin Energy (WEC) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Baird... voxeljet (VJET) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray.
07:42 EDTMDTMedtronic upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BTIG
BTIG upgraded Medtronic to Buy with a $89 price target. The firm believes the recent pullback has provided a buying opportunity and views the company as well positioned for growth with revenue upside, strong cash deployment, and more Covidien synergies than some expect.
05:54 EDTMDTMedtronic recalls Shiley neonatal, pediatric tracheostomy tubes
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