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NUVA

NuVasive

$49.55

-0.96 (-1.90%)

, SNN

Smith & Nephew

$40.17

-0.12 (-0.30%)

07:16
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Smith & Nephew unlikely to acquire NuVasive, says Cantor Fitzgerald

Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Craig Bijou thinks a Smith & Nephew (SNN) acquisition of NuVasive (NUVA) is unlikely as he sees more attractive acquisition targets that would better align with the company's goals. Specifically, there are better potential acquisition targets in end markets adjacent to Smith & Nephew with faster growth that would better leverage the company's existing businesses, Bijou tells investors in a research note. He points out the overall spine market is growing by only 0%-2%, below the market growth of Smith & Nephew's current end markets. However, the analyst expects the Financial Times' report on Friday of deal talks to put pressure on shares of Wright Medical (WMGI). Many investors believe that Smith & Nephew is a potential acquirer of Wright and a NuVasive deal would make that combo unlikely in the near term, Bijou contends. He keeps a Neutral rating on NuVasive with a $50 price target.

NUVA

NuVasive

$49.55

-0.96 (-1.90%)

SNN

Smith & Nephew

$40.17

-0.12 (-0.30%)

WMGI

Wright Medical

$30.33

0.26 (0.86%)

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NUVA NuVasive
$49.55

-0.96 (-1.90%)

02/08/19
NEED
02/08/19
DOWNGRADE
NEED
Hold
NuVasive downgraded to Hold from Buy at Needham
02/08/19
NEED
02/08/19
DOWNGRADE
NEED
Hold
NuVasive downgraded to Hold from Buy at Needham
Needham analyst Mike Matson downgraded NuVasive to Hold to reflect the potential headwinds that the stock may experience from the company's expected revenue miss, reinvestment weight on margins, and the overall potential of slowing revenue growth. The analyst adds that NuVasive comps are set to become progressively more difficult starting in Q1 of FY19 and also warns that the company may "lose share to competitors with robots until it launches its own robot." Matson also lowers his FY19 EPS view to $2.46 from $2.52 and revenue to $1.15B from $1.17B.
02/10/19
PIPR
02/10/19
NO CHANGE
Target $70
PIPR
Overweight
Piper Jaffray does not believe Smith & Nephew, NuVasive deal will occur
Following an article by the Financial Times that indicated Smith & Nephew (SNN) was in talks to acquire NuVasive (NUVA), Piper Jaffray analyst Matt O'Brien says he does not believe this transaction will occur as the spine market does not grow much making it less attractive than other orthopedic segments and the landscape is littered with failed spine deals. The analyst thinks investors in NuVasive should take some profit, and anticipates shares of Wright Medical (WMGI) will trade lower on Monday as the most likely suitor for them would be off the table if a NuVasive deal occurred. Finally, the analyst believes a Smith & Nephew/NuVasive combination would be positive for Globus Medical (GMED) and SeaSpine (SPNE) as they would likely take share in the category. O'Brien reiterates an Overweight rating and $ 70 price target on NuVasive's shares.
SNN Smith & Nephew
$40.17

-0.12 (-0.30%)

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MSCO
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MSCO
Overweight
Smith & Nephew upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
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JPMS
01/01/19
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JPMS
Neutral
Smith & Nephew downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst David Adlington downgraded Smith & Nephew to Neutral and lowered his price target for the shares to GBP 14.77 from GBP 14.87. The analyst sees a more balanced risk/reward following the recent performance of the shares.
WMGI Wright Medical
$30.33

0.26 (0.86%)

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FBCO
12/17/18
INITIATION
Target $33
FBCO
Outperform
Wright Medical initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse initiated Wright Medical with an Outperform rating and $33 price target.
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FBCO
12/17/18
INITIATION
Target $33
FBCO
Outperform
Wright Medical initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Matt Miksic initiated Wright Medical with an Outperform rating and a price target of $33 as part of his broader research note on Medical Supplies and Devices partially titled "No Disruption, No Alpha". The analyst says the company looks "well positioned to generate improving cash flows and EBITDA margins" after "managing substantial operating challenges in late 2017 and 2018". Miksic also cites Wright Medical's "market-leading shoulder business, highly differentiated and expanding regenerative biologics product line in Augment, realigned lower-extremity distribution network showing signs of reacceleration, and a best-in-class management team".
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Piper calls Wright Medical top 2019 pick in Medical Technology and Devices
After interviewing industry contacts to get a sense of the orthopedic outlook for 2019, Piper Jaffray analyst Matt O'Brien believes the category will be "largely steady" with "solid" volume growth and even more extremities and sports medicine growth. The group as a whole "is cheap" with respect to valuation, which makes us optimistic, O'Brien tells investors in a research note. The analyst's top pick for next year is Wright Medical (WMGI) as he expects the company to continue taking share in healthy extremities end markets and views the stock's current valuation as attractive. For large caps, O'Brien believes Stryker (SYK) will continue to be in a share taking position, "making it a clean story for investors to get behind."

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