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NuVasive

$65.74

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NuVasive price target raised to $75 from $65 at Piper Jaffray

Piper Jaffray analyst Matt O'Brien raised his price target for NuVasive to $75 following a deep dive into the company's new Pulse system, which management is set to unveil during the upcoming North American Spine Society meeting. Pulse represents a "compelling one-stop shop technology that will provide significantly more features than other navigation or robotic systems out there," O'Brien tells investors in a research note. The analyst believes Pulse addresses a $225M Greenfield market, where surgeons do not currently use any navigation, as well as a $125M per year replacement cycle category, where centers already use some type of surgical assistance. Further, he thinks NuVasive's partnership with Siemens will provide additional selling opportunities for both Pulse and LessRay. O'Brien keeps an Overweight rating on the shares.

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NUVA NuVasive
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NuVasive downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
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NuVasive downgraded to Underperform at BofA/Merrill
As previously reported, BofA/Merrill downgraded NuVasive to Underperform from Neutral and maintained a $56 price target. Analyst Bob Hopkins is skeptical NuVasive can consistently drive high single digit revenue growth due to robotics momentum in the marketplace and lack of a differentiated product.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Molina Healthcare (MOH) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan with analyst Gary Taylor saying he sees a high probability that Molina will retain its $2.2B 2020 Texas Medicaid contracts, but he does not like the downside risk heading into that Q3 re-procurement announcement. 2. Bio-Techne (TECH) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank with analyst Dan Leonard stating that he increasingly questions the durability of its organic sales growth. 3. Horizon Pharma (HZNP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi with analyst Liav Abraham saying he sees limited upside to valuation at current levels following the recent upward inflection in the share price. 4. NuVasive (NUVA) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill with analyst Bob Hopkins stating that he is skeptical NuVasive can consistently drive high single digit revenue growth due to robotics momentum in the marketplace and lack of a differentiated product. 5. Wesco (WCC) downgraded to Sector Weight from Overweight at KeyBanc with analyst Steve Barger saying its recent inability to translate increasing sales to incremental margin is reflective of the more competitive electrical distribution market it serves. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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Target $68
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Buy
NuVasive initiated with a Buy at BTIG
BTIG analyst Ryan Zimmerman initiated NuVasive with a Buy rating and a price target of $68 after its "mixed" Q2 results. The analyst states that while the company's revenues topped consensus based on the new product adoption and higher conversion in the U.S. Spinal Hardware market, gross margins were "challenged" by manufacturing scale. Zimmerman adds that NuVasive has kept its FY18 guidance, which is "beatable considering recent implant performance", but also warns that delaying margin improvement expectations could disappoint some investors. The analyst still believes that the company's valuation is attractive given the "improving top-line dynamics".

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