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VCEL

Vericel

$11.05

-0.45 (-3.91%)

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$169.99

1.27 (0.75%)

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Vericel appoints Jonathan Hopper as CMO

Vericel (VCEL) announced the appointment of Jonathan Hopper as CMO. Hopper formerly served as senior medical director, orthopedic clinical development for Ferring Pharmaceuticals, where he was responsible for establishing and executing the company's strategy for orthopedic clinical development. Prior to joining Ferring Pharmaceuticals, he served in a number of senior medical roles including VP, global medical director for Stryker (SYK).

VCEL

Vericel

$11.05

-0.45 (-3.91%)

SYK

Stryker

$169.99

1.27 (0.75%)

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VCEL Vericel
$11.05

-0.45 (-3.91%)

03/06/18
NEED
03/06/18
NO CHANGE
Target $15
NEED
Buy
Vericel price target raised to $15 from $5 at Needham
Needham analyst Chad Messer raised his price target on Vericel to $15 after the company's Q4 results, which marked a 3rd straight quarter of above 20% revenue growth. Messer adds that the company's margins were also stronger amid higher volumes relative to Vericel's fixed cost base. The analyst keeps his Buy rating on Vericel, stating that its MACI product addresses an under-penetrated market and gives this company, which has the cash to reach profitability, "substantial momentum" in 2018.
04/04/18
LEER
04/04/18
INITIATION
Target $15
LEER
Outperform
Vericel initiated with an Outperform at Leerink
Leerink analyst Danielle Antalffy started Vericel with an Outperform rating and $15 price target as she believes Vericel maintains a virtual monopoly in a highly underpenetrated articular cartilage repair market that could ultimately see open-ended growth longer-term.
06/20/18
LEER
06/20/18
NO CHANGE
LEER
Outperform
Vericel selloff overdone, says Leerink
Leerink analyst Danielle Antalffy notes that Vericel's (VCEL) shares have been volatile for the past a few weeks and traded lower in reaction to Histogenics' (HSGX) analyst day. The analyst believes the selloff in Vericel's shares was overdone, and would use the weakness as an entry point, given her view that Histogenics' NeoCart is not a meaningful competitive threat to MACI. Vericel maintains a virtual monopoly in a highly underpenetrated articular cartilage repair market, as well as an actual monopoly in the severe burn market, she contends. Antalffy reiterates an Outperform rating on Vericel's shares.
07/16/18
LTCO
07/16/18
UPGRADE
Target $13
LTCO
Buy
Vericel upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Ladenburg
Ladenburg Thalmann analyst Kevin DeGeeter upgraded Vericel to Buy with a $13 price target.
SYK Stryker
$169.99

1.27 (0.75%)

07/25/18
CANT
07/25/18
NO CHANGE
Target $175
CANT
Neutral
Stryker price target raised to $175 from $170 at Cantor Fitzgerald
Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Craig Bijou raised his price target for Stryker to $175 to reflect the company's organic growth beat in Q2 and the recent appreciation in sector valuations. Although Stryker continues to execute, its current valuation multiple and investor expectations "leave little room for upside in the stock relative to other large-cap medtech companies," Bijou tells investors in a research note. He reiterates a Neutral rating on the shares.
07/25/18
RBCM
07/25/18
NO CHANGE
Target $184
RBCM
Outperform
Stryker price target raised to $184 from $175 at RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Glenn Novarro raised his price target on Stryker to $184 and kept his Outperform rating following the company's Q2 results. The analyst says Stryker "continues to deliver top-tier revenue growth" that is sustainable because of the company's product portfolio, pipeline, and M&A strategy. Novarro adds that the company's operating leverage also continues to improve, estimating a potential upside of up to 50bps in operating markets expansion for FY18.
08/16/18
BTIG
08/16/18
INITIATION
Target $187
BTIG
Buy
Stryker initiated with a Buy at BTIG
BTIG analyst Ryan Zimmerman initiated Stryker with a Buy rating and a price target of $187 as part of his broader research note titled "Riding the Robotic Wave in Orthopedics". The analyst cites the company's ability to generate consistent organic revenue growth across all its divisions at "multiples" of the broader medical technology market while also pointing to its "diversified revenue composition and consistency of execution". Despite the premium valuation, Zimmerman notes that Stryker is the stock to own over the long-term, adding that the company is also continually updating its product mix with strategic tuck-in acquisitions that leverage its sales channels.
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