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Boston Scientific

$37.76

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Boston Scientific announced positive 12-month data from IMPERIAL trial

Boston Scientific announced positive 12-month data from the IMPERIAL trial, the first head-to-head drug-eluting stent trial in the superficial femoral artery. The IMPERIAL trial evaluated the Eluvia Drug-Eluting Vascular Stent System versus the Zilver PTX Drug-Eluting Peripheral Stent in patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease. PAD occurs when fatty or calcified atherosclerotic material, called plaque, builds up on the walls of the arteries of the legs, restricting blood flow and causing pain, swelling, ulceration and in some cases, the need for amputation of the affected limb. Stents are commonly used to restore and maintain blood flow, reducing symptoms and improving quality of life. In the IMPERIAL trial, the Eluvia stent, which utilizes a drug-polymer combination to offer sustained release of the drug paclitaxel, exhibited superior rates of primary patency, a measure of the target vessel remaining unobstructed at 12 months, and thus able to provide sufficient blood flow to the lower limbs.1 Patients in the Eluvia arm of the study also experienced higher rates of freedom from target lesion revascularization, thus reducing their need for repeat procedures at one year, when compared to those treated with the drug-coated Zilver PTX.

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BSX Boston Scientific
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-0.07 (-0.19%)

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Target $42
JEFF
Buy
Jefferies upgrades Boston Scientific to Buy after TAVR doctor survey
Jefferies analyst Raj Denhoy upgraded Boston Scientific (BSX) to Buy from Hold and raised his price target for the shares to $42 from $34. He upgraded the shares after surveying 25 U.S. transcatheter aortic valve replacement doctors to gauge interest in tBoston Scientific's Lotus value. While feedback was better for Edwards Lifesciences (EW) and Medtronic's (MDT) valves, the majority of respondents were still interested in trying Lotus and expected the valve to capture 16%-18% share of the market, Denhoy tells investors in a research note. He notes that by 2022, the U.S. TAVR market is expected to be $3.1B and the global market $6.5B. Boston Scientific's revenue growth can be sustained at 7% through at least 2022, Denhoy writes. That level of growth keeps Boston Scientific at the upper end of medtech growth and supports a positive view on the stock, the analyst adds.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. UPS (UPS) upgraded to Strong Buy from Market Perform at Raymond James with analyst Patrick Tyler Brown saying he believes investors are underappreciating UPS' long-term Domestic EBIT and 2021 free cash flow outlook, which could be greater than $8B. 2. Qualcomm (QCOM) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie with analyst Srini Pajjuri saying he believes risk/reward is attractive and sees multiple catalysts ahead including a final settlement with Huawei in the near future, increasing probability of an Apple (AAPL) settlement, and a 5G cycle that is not fully reflected in consensus estimates. 3. Albemarle (ALB) upgraded to Buy from Hold at SunTrust with analyst James Sheehan saying investors have driven down the price of the stock amid lithium oversupply concern on incorrect assumption that it is a commodity. 4. Univar (UNVR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Berenberg with analyst Thomas Burlton saying the company is improving its conversion margin and EBITDA growth while its cash generation is also getting better. 5. Boston Scientific (BSX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies with analyst Raj Denhoy citing a survey of 25 U.S. transcatheter aortic valve replacement doctors to gauge interest in tBoston Scientific's Lotus value. While feedback was better for Edwards Lifesciences (EW) and Medtronic's (MDT) valves, the majority of respondents were still interested in trying Lotus and expected the valve to capture 16%-18% share of the market. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
09/05/18
ARGS
09/05/18
NO CHANGE
Target $41
ARGS
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Boston Scientific price target raised to $41 from $36 at Argus
Argus analyst Jasper Hellweg raised his price target on Boston Scientific to $41 and kept his Buy rating, saying the company's outperformance over the past 3 months has been driven by its new product and acquisition news. Hellweg further cites the company's Q2 results showing organic sales growth up in all 3 of its sectors and across all regions. The analyst also notes that the stock price is trading in a bullish pattern of higher lows and highs going back to 2012 and believes that Boston Scientific is deserving of its premium valuation based on its growth outlook and profitability profile.
09/10/18
NEED
09/10/18
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Target $43
NEED
Strong Buy
Boston Scientific price target raised to $43 from $39 at Needham
Needham analyst Mike Matson raised his price target on Boston Scientific to $43 and kept his Strong Buy rating. The analyst cites the company's latest $500M bid Augmenix, whose SpaceOAR reduces side effects associated with prostate radiotherapy. While the company expects "immaterial" earnings impact from the deal through 2019, Matson believes that it will strengthen its Urology & Pelvic Health business longer term, with added potential "revenue synergies given BSX's NxThera acquisition and legacy GreenLight XPS system".

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