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NUVA

NuVasive

$49.55

-0.96 (-1.90%)

, SNN

Smith & Nephew

$40.17

-0.12 (-0.30%)

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Smith & Nephew buying NuVasive 'makes some sense,' says Jefferies

A potential acquisition of NuVasive (NUVA) "makes some sense" for Smith & Nephew (SNN) as it adds the number three spine company and adds to growth, Jefferies analyst Raj Denhoy tells investors in a research note. The analyst's model shows accretion in year two with return on invested capital 10% in year five. However, the timing of the reported talks is "strange" given the recent management change at NuVasive, adds the analyst. Further, Denhoy believes questions on if spine and NuVasive are the best places for Smith & Nephew to invest will persist. The analyst keeps a Buy rating on NuVasive with a $68 price target.

NUVA

NuVasive

$49.55

-0.96 (-1.90%)

SNN

Smith & Nephew

$40.17

-0.12 (-0.30%)

  • 06

    Mar

NUVA NuVasive
$49.55

-0.96 (-1.90%)

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NEED
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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.
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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.
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CANT
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Target $50
CANT
Neutral
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.
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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.

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