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Edwards Lifesciences

$192.14

3.26 (1.73%)

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$80.05

0.1 (0.13%)

08:23
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08:23

Edwards Lifesciences price target raised to $204 from $190 at BMO Capital

BMO Capital analyst Joanne Wuensch raised her price target on Edwards Lifesciences (EW) to $204 and kept her Outperform rating while removing the stock from her Top Picks list after its 25% year-to-date run-up. While there are some mid-year catalysts for the company such as the outcomes from the CMS NationalCoverage Decision proposal on March 27, clinical data from Pascal, and patent litigation with Abbott (ABT) regarding Pascal, the analyst contends that some consolidation in the stock price would not be surprising.

EW

Edwards Lifesciences

$192.14

3.26 (1.73%)

ABT

Abbott

$80.05

0.1 (0.13%)

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EW Edwards Lifesciences
$192.14

3.26 (1.73%)

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01/18/19
UPGRADE

Fly Intel: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Edwards Lifesciences (EW) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill with analyst Bob Hopkins saying he expects Edwards' multiple to move higher as investors digest upcoming pipeline readouts for Low Risk Aortic and Mitral Repair over the next five months. 2. Iqvia (IQV) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies with analyst David Windley saying the results from his firm's annual contract research organization survey show accelerating research and development spending, continued rise in outsourcing, and a "notable rise" in preference for global CROs over niche, private players. 3. Arista Networks (ANET) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura Instinet wih analyst Jeffrey Kvaal saying he views the recent pullback in shares as a buying opportunity and he expects "strong" Q4 results and "robust" growth in 2019. 4. Chevron (CVX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS with analyst Jon Rigby saying the recent pullback in oil prices has presented a buying opportunity in the shares. 5. Sportsman's Warehouse (SPWH) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray with analyst Peter Keith saying the company is "poised for substantially better fundamentals" while the shares trade at the "lowest valuation within our coverage universe." 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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Mitraclip presents Abbott upside regardless of suit outcome, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst David Lewis noted that Abbott (ABT) filed a complaint in Delaware and various jurisdictions outside of the U.S. alleging Edwards' (EW) Pascal device infringes on Mitraclip's intellectual property. While stating that it is currently challenging to weigh in on the probability or likelihood of success, Lewis said he believes his estimates for Mitracllip growth in 2019 are likely conservative and that he sees it as a driver of upside to Abbott growth regardless of a potential injunction. It is reasonable to assume Edwards developed Pascal in full awareness of Mitraclip's patent portfolio, said Lewis, who added that "Pascal is the second most important catalyst this year from a sentiment perspective, but less of a contributor to topline growth" for Edwards.
03/18/19
ADAM
03/18/19
NO CHANGE
Target $215
ADAM
Buy
Edwards Lifesciences price target raised to $215 from $190 at Canaccord
Canaccord analyst Jason Mills maintained a Buy rating on Edwards Lifesciences (EW) and raised his price target to $215 from $190 after the PARTNER 3 trial delivered superiority to surgery. In a research note to investors, Mills says he thinks the data will give Edwards a definitive marketing advantage in the TAVRmarket, relative to both Medtronic (MDT) and Boston Scientific (BSX), he thinks now has a higher hurdle to clear in TAVR than pre-Phase 3 data release.
03/18/19
WELS
03/18/19
NO CHANGE
Target $202
WELS
Outperform
Edwards Lifesciences price target raised to $202 from $188 at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Lawrence Biegelsen raised his price target for Edwards Lifesciences to $202 from $188 after the results of the company's low-risk TAVR trial was presented at the 2019 American College of Cardiology meeting. The analyst sees potential upside to his forecast given the strong low-risk results presented at ACC. Biegelsen reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.
ABT Abbott
$80.05

0.1 (0.13%)

01/02/19
SBSH
01/02/19
DOWNGRADE
Target $68
SBSH
Sell
Abbott downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Citi
Citi analyst Amit Hazan downgraded Abbott Laboratories to Sell and lowered his price target for the shares to $68 from $72.
01/02/19
SBSH
01/02/19
NO CHANGE
SBSH
Citi makes four rating changes in Medical Devices, 'warning up' to J&J
Citi analyst Amit Hazan issued his 2019 preview for Medical Devices, which included four rating changes. The analyst upgraded both Zimmer Biomet (ZBH) and Baxter International (BAX) to Buy from Neutral, downgraded Medtronic (MDT) to Neutral from Buy and downgraded Abbott Laboratories (ABT) to Sell from Neutral. He also kept Buy ratings on Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) and Boston Scientific (BSX), but adds he's "relatively more cautious." Further, Hazan kept a Sell rating on Edwards Lifesciences (EW) and says he's "warming up" to Neutral-rated Johnson & Johnson (JNJ). The analyst expects "fairly stable" fundamentals for the group in 2019, with "modest slowdowns" in organic sales and earnings growth.
01/25/19
ARGS
01/25/19
NO CHANGE
Target $90
ARGS
Buy
Abbott price target raised to $90 from $80 at Argus
Argus analyst David Toung raised his price target on Abbott to $90 and kept his Buy rating after its in-line Q4 results, saying the company has demonstrated investment to drive future growth with its recent product launches becoming "meaningful contributors" to revenue. The analyst adds that Abbott's increased marketing initiatives and acquisition of new growth platforms, along with the management's strong record of execution, justify the premium valuation on the stock.

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