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BD announces independent analysis publication of LUTONIX 035 DCB femoropopliteal

Becton Dickinson announced the publication of a company-initiated, independent analysis of the LUTONIX 035 Drug Coated Balloon femoropopliteal clinical program in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Interventions. These data were simultaneously presented in a late-breaking session at Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics, the annual scientific symposium of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation. This independent analysis evaluated LUTONIX 035 DCB and standard percutaneous transluminal angioplasty safety outcomes using patient-level data and propensity-matching from three LUTONIX DCB randomized, controlled trials: LEVANT 1, LEVANT 2 and LEVANT Japan, as well as the Continued Access cohort of the LEVANT 2 trial, and confirmed that there was no statistically significant increase in mortality with the use of LUTONIX 035 DCB. Further, a medical advisory committee comprised of an interventionalist and oncologist re-evaluated the cause of death in the LEVANT 1 and LEVANT 2 trials, including the LEVANT 2 Continued Access cohort. This independent review confirmed through adjudication that zero deaths were determined to be related to paclitaxel. Moreover, no clustering or pattern of death in any cardiovascular or non-cardiovascular categories was observed, which would have indicated a causal relationship between paclitaxel and death.

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Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank and HSBC. 2. KB Home (KBH) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays with analyst Matthew Bouley saying his firm's spring agent survey confirmed that housing fundamentals have improved and stabilized. 3. Becton Dickinson (BDX) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays with analyst Kristen Stewart saying the pullback in the shares since the FDA update on drug-coated balloons on March 15, coupled with the resetting of expectations following the company's Q2 results, provides an opportunity for investors. 4. Merck (MRK) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities. 5. Bausch Health (BHC) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan with analyst Chris Schott saying while a number of challenges remain in the story given the company's high leverage and controversial Xifaxan loss of exclusivity, its EBITDA is "clearly stabilizing and should begin to grow from here." 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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FDA advisory committee review of Becton Dickinson's DCB's a positive, says Argus
Argus analyst David Toung kept his Buy rating and $290 price target on Becton Dickinson, saying the recommendation by the FDA advisory committee that the company performs additional evaluation of the long-term safety of its drug-coated balloons, or DCBs, is a "positive" for the stock. The analyst states that the committee "notably" highlighted the benefit of the balloons and did not recommend that the product is removed from the market. Toung adds that as Becton Dickinson progresses with its acquisition of C.R. Bard, it is "delivering" on revenue growth, margin expansion, and revenue synergies, even though the regulatory advisory from the FDA has lowered his assumed FY19 and FY20 EPS view by 45c and 25c to $11.75 and $13.15 respectively.
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Becton Dickinson price target lowered to $266 from $267 at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst William Quirk maintained an Overweight rating on Becton Dickinson, but lowered his price target on shares to $266 from $267, following the company's Q3 earnings results. Quirk said the quarter, which beat on EPS and missed slightly on revenue, with management reiterating FY19 guidance, was "good, not great." The analyst also noted that Becton Dickinson is accelerating the growth curve in the second half of the year, which he called a "positive indicator."
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Becton Dickinson CEO transition not surprising, timing makes sense, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Larry Biegelsen notes that Becton Dickinson announced that current chairman and CEO Vince Forlenza will retire as CEO on January 1st, 2020 and that Tom Polen, current president and COO, will step into the role CEO and President. The analyst says the news does not come as a surprise based on management commentary over the past year, his tenure at Becton Dickinson and his age. The timing of the transition makes sense as the company enters the last year of BCR integration and is looking at the next phase of growth in 2021 and beyond, he contends. Overall, Biegelsen does not expect any material changes to Becton Dickinson's outlook or strategic direction under Polen's leadership. The analyst has an Outperform rating on the shares.

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