Roth Capital Partners initiated coverage of Apollo Endosurgery (NASDAQ:APEN) with a “buy” rating and target price of $10. The stock closed at $6.21 on August 2.Read More
Stryker (NYSE:SYK) has agreed to acquire Novadaq Technologies (NASDAQ:NVDQ; TSX:NDQ) for $11.75 a share, implying a total equity value of approximately $701-million.Read More
3D Signatures (TSX-V:DXD) has appointed Nigel Terrett to 3DS's business advisory board to provide the company with strategic insight and guidance related to commercial lab partnerships and information technology management for its diagnostic platform.Read More
Analysts at Stifel and BTIG initiated coverage of Obalon Therapeutics (NASDAQ:OBLN) with “buy” ratings and price targets of $18 and $20, respectively. The stock closed at $13.80 on Friday.
“Obalon appears poised for dramatic top-line growth with its highly-differentiated intragastric balloon system, already FDA-approved to treat 30-to-40 body mass index range obese patients,” writes Rick Wise of Stifel.Read More
Canaccord Genuity raised its price target for AtriCure (NASDAQ:ATRC) to $23 from $21 after the company reported third quarter results. The stock is trading at $17.74, up $2.54, at midday on Friday.
The third quarter represented “sentiment-changing results for an under-appreciated, under-valued, high margin med-tech growth story,” writes analyst Jason Mills. “Bottom line: buy this stock,” he added.Read More
Mackie Research Capital initiated coverage of Profound Medical (TSX-V:PRN) with a “speculative buy” rating and 12-month target price of $3.30. The stock was quoted at $1.45 at mid-day on Wednesday.Read More
Profound Medical (TSX-V:PRN) has received investigational device exemption (IDE) approval from the FDA for a multicenter pivotal clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of the TULSA-PRO System in patients with localized prostate cancer.
TULSA-PRO, which has received CE Mark in Europe, combines real-time MRI with transurethral robotically-driven ultrasound and closed-loop thermal feedback control, providing a highly precise prostate treatment tailored to patient-specific anatomy.Read More
Profound Medical (TSX-V:PRN) and Royal Philips have signed a sales and marketing agreement that will advance the commercial launch of Profound’s TULSA-PRO, a minimally invasive system to ablate targeted prostate tissue.
Under the accord, the two companies will collaborate in the commercialization of TULSA-PRO in Europe followed by Canada, the U.S. and other markets, subject to regulatory clearance in those jurisdictions.Read More