Breaking News Instant updates and real-time market news.

VRAY

ViewRay

$9.31

0.16 (1.75%)

, VAR

Varian Medical

$134.22

-0.72 (-0.53%)

12:49
07/17/19
07/17
12:49
07/17/19
12:49

Competitor recall highlights superiority of ViewRay system, says Piper Jaffray

After a notice appeared yesterday on the FDA website indicating that Elekta had issued a recall on its Unity system, Piper Jaffray analyst Matt O'Brien said he does not want to overstate the impact of this specific recall on ViewRay's (VRAY) ability to win business, but he does think that it highlights the superiority of the MRIdian system compared to Elekta's Unity platform. The analyst, who continues to believe that ViewRay's system is superior not only to Elekta in the MRgRT space but also when compared to "the dominant player," Varian Medical (VAR), keeps an Overweight rating and $15 price target on ViewRay shares.

VRAY

ViewRay

$9.31

0.16 (1.75%)

VAR

Varian Medical

$134.22

-0.72 (-0.53%)

  • 24

    Jul

  • 09

    Sep

VRAY ViewRay
$9.31

0.16 (1.75%)

06/18/19
PIPR
06/18/19
INITIATION
Target $15
PIPR
Overweight
ViewRay initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Matt O'Brien started ViewRay with an Overweight rating and $15 price target. The company's technology to redefine the radiation treatment of various types of cancer will yield "considerable share taking" in this $5B annual category, O'Brien tells investors in a research note. He views ViewRay's MRIdian technology as "highly differentiated."
06/18/19
06/18/19
INITIATION

Fly Intel: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. ViewRay (VRAY) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray. 2. Premier (PINC) initiated with a Neutral at Guggenheim. 3. Stealth Biotherapeutics (MITO) initiated with a Buy at H.C. Wainwright. 4. Twilio (TWLO) initiated with a Buy at Needham. 5. Translate Bio (TBIO) initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
07/17/19
BARD
07/17/19
NO CHANGE
Target $13
BARD
Outperform
Safety readout on ViewRay's SMART study may hit before year-end, says Baird
Baird analyst Jason Bednar says his recent review of ViewRay's prospective pancreatic trial, SMART, on clinicaltrials.gov revealed trial details have been updated within the last week to reflect three additional sites are now recruiting patients. The primary completion date of the study was pulled forward to May 2021 versus the previously listed November 2023, he notes, arguing that the pull-forward could be a positive indicator there have not been any early safety issues with the first cohort of patients in the study. If true, Bednar suspects the safety readout on the SMART study may be on track to hit before the end of 2019. The analyst has an Outperform rating and $13 price target on the shares.
07/17/19
JEFF
07/17/19
NO CHANGE
JEFF
Elekta recall a positive for ViewRay, says Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Anthony Petrone noted that Elekta's (EKTAY) "Urgent Field Safety Notification" for its MR-Unity was officially classified as a Class 2 device recall by the FDA on Tuesday night. Petrone sees this recall potentially pushing orders towards ViewRay's (VRAY) MRIdian, increasing order flow into the back half of the year. The analyst maintained a Buy rating and $14 price target on ViewRay, and kept a Hold rating on Elekta.
VAR Varian Medical
$134.22

-0.72 (-0.53%)

03/22/19
BARD
03/22/19
UPGRADE
Target $162
BARD
Outperform
Varian Medical upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Baird
Baird analyst Jason Bednar upgraded Varian Medical to Outperform from Neutral and raised his price target to $162 from $127. In a research note to investors, Bednar says that with near-term trends sounding healthy, multiple paths are emerging for Varian to sustain upper-single digit plus oncology order growth, and low- to mid-teens EPS growth looking increasingly likely and sustainable into fiscal 2020 and beyond, he believes Varian is quickly becoming a premium medech grower and a stock that investors can consider a core medtech holding.
03/22/19
03/22/19
UPGRADE

Fly Intel: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Pearson (PSO) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan with analyst Daniel Kerven saying the company's business model is improving as its moves from print to digital. 2. Lumentum (LITE) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan with analyst Samik Chatterjee seeing a "solid" outlook for the company's telecom business amid "strong" growth led by 5G investments and upside to synergy targets relative to recent acquisition of Oclaro. 3. Best Buy (BBY) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer with analyst Brian Nagel stating the company has undergone a significant transformation under the direction of new senior leadership to one of retail's preeminent omnichannel operators. 4. Varian Medical (VAR) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Baird with analyst Jason Bednar saying that with near-term trends sounding healthy, multiple paths are emerging for Varian to sustain upper-single digit plus oncology order growth, and low- to mid-teens EPS growth. 5. Chipotle (CMG) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Wedbush with analyst Nick Setyan noting he no longer sees risk to near- and medium-term same-store sales growth and unit-level margin expectations. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
04/04/19
BRRR
04/04/19
NO CHANGE
Target $150
BRRR
Outperform
Varian Medical price target raised to $150 from $135 at Barrington
Barrington analyst Michael Petusky raised his price target for Varian Medical Systems to $150 from $135 after the company disclosed the initial preclinical results of its research on ultra-high dose cancer treatment utilizing protons at the American Association for Cancer Research meeting. The analyst views the early results as "encouraging" and adds that order momentum at Varian over the past several months "has been extremely strong." He keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
07/03/19
FBCO
07/03/19
NO CHANGE
Target $45
FBCO
Outperform
Sales of Boston Scientific's bead business not surprising, says Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Matt Miksic notes that Boston Scientific (BSX) has agreed to sell its portfolio of drug-loadable microspheres and "bland" embolic bead products for treating arteriovenous malformations and hyper vascular tumors to Varian (VAR) for $90M.The analyst does not view it as surprising, and reiterates an Outperform rating and $45 target on Boston Scientific's shares.

TODAY'S FREE FLY STORIES

XLNX

Xilinx

$96.18

3.4 (3.66%)

, INTC

Intel

$52.06

0.95 (1.86%)

20:45
10/13/19
10/13
20:45
10/13/19
20:45
Upgrade
Xilinx, Intel rating change  »

Xilinx upgraded to Buy…

XLNX

Xilinx

$96.18

3.4 (3.66%)

INTC

Intel

$52.06

0.95 (1.86%)

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 23

    Oct

  • 24

    Oct

  • 20

    Nov

SFTBY

SoftBank

$0.00

(0.00%)

, SFTBF

SoftBank

$0.00

(0.00%)

19:49
10/13/19
10/13
19:49
10/13/19
19:49
Hot Stocks
Fly Intel: Top five weekend stock stories »

Catch up on the…

SFTBY

SoftBank

$0.00

(0.00%)

SFTBF

SoftBank

$0.00

(0.00%)

WE

We Company

$0.00

(0.00%)

FB

Facebook

$184.20

4.02 (2.23%)

BBBY

Bed Bath & Beyond

$12.98

0.89 (7.36%)

AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,730.79

11.115 (0.65%)

TGT

Target

$111.86

1.29 (1.17%)

T

AT&T

$37.58

0.17 (0.45%)

ITW

Illinois Tool Works

$154.56

4.68 (3.12%)

JNJ

Johnson & Johnson

$131.35

2.32 (1.80%)

NUE

Nucor

$52.69

2.48 (4.94%)

PNR

Pentair

$37.33

1.215 (3.36%)

GWW

Grainger

$305.24

16.49 (5.71%)

K

Kellogg

$62.14

-0.27 (-0.43%)

ATVI

Activision Blizzard

$54.80

1.1 (2.05%)

TTWO

Take-Two

$122.42

0.02 (0.02%)

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 15

    Oct

  • 18

    Oct

  • 22

    Oct

  • 23

    Oct

  • 23

    Oct

  • 24

    Oct

  • 25

    Oct

  • 27

    Oct

  • 28

    Oct

  • 29

    Oct

  • 29

    Oct

  • 29

    Oct

  • 30

    Oct

  • 06

    Nov

  • 07

    Nov

  • 07

    Nov

  • 13

    Nov

  • 19

    Nov

  • 21

    Nov

  • 21

    Nov

IGMS

IGM Biosciences

$17.53

-0.125 (-0.71%)

19:42
10/13/19
10/13
19:42
10/13/19
19:42
Initiation
IGM Biosciences initiated at Piper Jaffray »

IGM Biosciences initiated…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

LMAT

LeMaitre

$31.29

-0.03 (-0.10%)

19:37
10/13/19
10/13
19:37
10/13/19
19:37
Hot Stocks
LeMaitre acquires biologic patch business from Admedus »

LeMaitre Vascular…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 23

    Oct

WE

We Company

$0.00

(0.00%)

, SFTBF

SoftBank

$0.00

(0.00%)

18:37
10/13/19
10/13
18:37
10/13/19
18:37
Periodicals
SoftBank seeking control of WeWork through financing package, WSJ says »

SoftBank (SFTBY) has…

WE

We Company

$0.00

(0.00%)

SFTBF

SoftBank

$0.00

(0.00%)

SFTBY

SoftBank

$0.00

(0.00%)

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 06

    Nov

KOD

Kodiak Sciences

$18.24

1.34 (7.93%)

18:34
10/13/19
10/13
18:34
10/13/19
18:34
Hot Stocks
Kodiak Sciences announces safety, efficacy from Phase 1b study of KSI-301 »

Kodiak Sciences announced…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

ADVM

Adverum Biotechnologies

$5.29

0.11 (2.12%)

18:29
10/13/19
10/13
18:29
10/13/19
18:29
Recommendations
Adverum Biotechnologies analyst commentary at Piper Jaffray »

Adverum '022 looking…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

ADVM

Adverum Biotechnologies

$5.29

0.11 (2.12%)

18:23
10/13/19
10/13
18:23
10/13/19
18:23
Hot Stocks
Adverum Biotechnologies reports additional data from Phase 1 trial of ADVM-022 »

Adverum Biotechnologies…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

COP

ConocoPhillips

$56.41

0.55 (0.98%)

18:03
10/13/19
10/13
18:03
10/13/19
18:03
Hot Stocks
ConocoPhillips announces $1.39B agreement to sell interests in Australia-West »

ConocoPhillips announced…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 29

    Oct

T

AT&T

$37.58

0.17 (0.45%)

, CMCSA

Comcast

$45.53

1.02 (2.29%)

17:18
10/13/19
10/13
17:18
10/13/19
17:18
On The Fly
Box Office Battle: 'Joker' stays at number 1 with another $55M »

"Box Office Battle" is…

T

AT&T

$37.58

0.17 (0.45%)

CMCSA

Comcast

$45.53

1.02 (2.29%)

CMCSK

Comcast

$0.00

(0.00%)

SNE

Sony

$58.16

0.83 (1.45%)

LGF.A

Lionsgate

$9.52

0.22 (2.37%)

LGF.B

Lionsgate

$8.97

0.19 (2.16%)

DIS

Disney

$130.08

0.73 (0.56%)

VIAB

Viacom

$23.02

0.505 (2.24%)

VIA

Viacom

$25.45

0.65 (2.62%)

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 22

    Oct

  • 24

    Oct

  • 24

    Oct

  • 24

    Oct

  • 27

    Oct

  • 28

    Oct

  • 29

    Oct

  • 30

    Oct

  • 07

    Nov

  • 07

    Nov

  • 07

    Nov

  • 14

    Nov

  • 14

    Nov

  • 19

    Nov

PCG

PG&E

$8.08

0.3 (3.86%)

16:48
10/13/19
10/13
16:48
10/13/19
16:48
Periodicals
PG&E turns down San Francisco's $2.5B offer to acquire assets, Reuters says »

PG&E rejected a $2.5B…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 10

    Nov

  • 10

    Nov

  • 12

    Nov

  • 07

    Jan

TTGT

TechTarget

$22.64

0.14 (0.62%)

, SKHCY

Sonic Healthcare

$0.00

(0.00%)

16:44
10/13/19
10/13
16:44
10/13/19
16:44
Conference/Events
Commvault to hold a conference »

Commvault GO 2019 will be…

TTGT

TechTarget

$22.64

0.14 (0.62%)

SKHCY

Sonic Healthcare

$0.00

(0.00%)

NTAP

NetApp

$51.50

1.74 (3.50%)

HPE

HP Enterprise

$14.35

0.24 (1.70%)

HLF

Herbalife Nutrition

$39.07

0.51 (1.32%)

FORR

Forrester

$32.43

0.61 (1.92%)

CSCO

Cisco

$46.52

0.38 (0.82%)

CVLT

Commvault

$45.51

0.695 (1.55%)

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 14

    Oct

  • 23

    Oct

  • 29

    Oct

  • 29

    Oct

  • 06

    Nov

  • 12

    Nov

  • 13

    Nov

  • 12

    Dec

FB

Facebook

$184.20

4.02 (2.23%)

16:43
10/13/19
10/13
16:43
10/13/19
16:43
Periodicals
Warren buying Facebook ads claiming Zuckerberg backs Trump, Bloomberg says »

Elizabeth Warren is…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 27

    Oct

  • 30

    Oct

KBH

KB Home

$33.92

-0.15 (-0.44%)

16:43
10/13/19
10/13
16:43
10/13/19
16:43
Conference/Events
SunTrust to hold a field trip »

Field Trip with KB Homes…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 13

    Oct

BX

Blackstone

$47.10

0.62 (1.33%)

16:34
10/13/19
10/13
16:34
10/13/19
16:34
Periodicals
Blackstone discussed with Citadel about buying stake, WSJ reports »

Blackstone has held talks…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 23

    Oct

GOOG

Alphabet

$1,213.86

5.88 (0.49%)

, GOOGL

Alphabet Class A

$1,214.62

6.18 (0.51%)

16:29
10/13/19
10/13
16:29
10/13/19
16:29
Periodicals
Google bars high-interest consumer loan services from app store, WSJ reports »

Google has barred…

GOOG

Alphabet

$1,213.86

5.88 (0.49%)

GOOGL

Alphabet Class A

$1,214.62

6.18 (0.51%)

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 27

    Oct

  • 28

    Oct

  • 28

    Oct

  • 29

    Oct

SPX

S&P 500

$0.00

(0.00%)

, SPY

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust

$296.34

3.1 (1.06%)

16:28
10/13/19
10/13
16:28
10/13/19
16:28
General news
Trump working with Congress on 'powerful' Turkey sanctions »

President Trump tweeted…

SPX

S&P 500

$0.00

(0.00%)

SPY

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust

$296.34

3.1 (1.06%)

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

AGN

Allergan

$169.06

1.255 (0.75%)

16:23
10/13/19
10/13
16:23
10/13/19
16:23
Hot Stocks
Allergan, Molecular Partners present data from Phase 3 Abicipar pegol studies »

Allergan and Molecular…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

LYFT

Lyft

$39.49

1.8 (4.78%)

, UBER

Uber

$30.09

1.19 (4.12%)

16:04
10/13/19
10/13
16:04
10/13/19
16:04
Periodicals
Lyft sues NYC over cruising time caps, Reuters reports »

Following its rival…

LYFT

Lyft

$39.49

1.8 (4.78%)

UBER

Uber

$30.09

1.19 (4.12%)

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 30

    Oct

  • 04

    Nov

  • 07

    Nov

  • 19

    Nov

GM

General Motors

$35.57

0.9 (2.60%)

15:59
10/13/19
10/13
15:59
10/13/19
15:59
Periodicals
UAW boosting strike pay as General Motor walkout continues, Reuters says »

The United Auto Workers…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 29

    Oct

MRK

Merck

$84.31

0.6 (0.72%)

, JNJ

Johnson & Johnson

$131.35

2.32 (1.80%)

15:49
10/13/19
10/13
15:49
10/13/19
15:49
Periodicals
Congo to start using Johnson & Johnson Ebola vaccine next month, Reuters says »

Health authorities in…

MRK

Merck

$84.31

0.6 (0.72%)

JNJ

Johnson & Johnson

$131.35

2.32 (1.80%)

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 15

    Oct

  • 23

    Oct

  • 29

    Oct

  • 06

    Nov

  • 24

    Jan

  • 24

    Jan

  • 14

    Mar

HMTV

Hemisphere Media

$11.70

0.05 (0.43%)

15:48
10/13/19
10/13
15:48
10/13/19
15:48
Initiation
Hemisphere Media initiated at Wells Fargo »

Hemisphere Media…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

PFE

Pfizer

$36.11

0.31 (0.87%)

15:37
10/13/19
10/13
15:37
10/13/19
15:37
Hot Stocks
Pfizer presents Phase 3 data for Abrocitinib in moderate to severe AD »

Pfizer announced complete…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 29

    Oct

  • 06

    Nov

CNCE

Concert Pharmaceuticals

$5.85

(0.00%)

15:29
10/13/19
10/13
15:29
10/13/19
15:29
Hot Stocks
Concert Pharmaceuticals presents Phase 2 data in Alopecia Areata »

Concert Pharmaceuticals…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

INCY

Incyte

$76.14

0.38 (0.50%)

15:23
10/13/19
10/13
15:23
10/13/19
15:23
Hot Stocks
Incyte announces 52-week results from Phase 2 study of Ruxolitinib cream »

Incyte announced 52-week…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 29

    Oct

  • 06

    Nov

Get Full Fly Access

Breaking market intelligence sent straight to you
Our team of experts analyze every news story and filter out the noise to deliver real-time market moving news.
Up-to-date information on important industry events
Get real-time updates on events that are moving the market—from conferences and calls to syndicate announcements.
News focused on the companies in your portfolio
Create up to 12 portfolios with 150 stocks each, and see how active they are in market news.