NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUVA)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by research analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. They currently have a $85.00 price objective on the medical device company’s stock. Royal Bank Of Canada’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 4.80% from the stock’s current price.

Other analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $82.00 target price on shares of NuVasive in a report on Tuesday, April 11th. Barclays PLC increased their target price on NuVasive from $80.00 to $82.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, April 24th. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $84.00 target price (up from $82.00) on shares of NuVasive in a research note on Wednesday, April 26th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded NuVasive from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 27th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded NuVasive from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 3rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. NuVasive presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $81.00.

Shares of NuVasive (NASDAQ:NUVA) traded up 0.75% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $81.11. 519,376 shares of the stock were exchanged. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $77.53 and a 200 day moving average price of $73.98. The firm has a market cap of $4.11 billion, a PE ratio of 85.11 and a beta of 1.08. NuVasive has a 12-month low of $56.70 and a 12-month high of $81.18.

NuVasive (NASDAQ:NUVA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 25th. The medical device company reported $0.38 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.01. NuVasive had a net margin of 5.35% and a return on equity of 12.63%. The company had revenue of $249.86 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $250.52 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.34 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 16.2% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts predict that NuVasive will post $2.01 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Profit Investment Management LLC raised its position in NuVasive by 28.3% in the first quarter. Profit Investment Management LLC now owns 44,738 shares of the medical device company’s stock worth $3,341,000 after buying an additional 9,871 shares during the period. Sawgrass Asset Management LLC bought a new position in NuVasive during the first quarter worth $745,000. Glen Harbor Capital Management LLC raised its position in NuVasive by 18.3% in the first quarter. Glen Harbor Capital Management LLC now owns 2,134 shares of the medical device company’s stock worth $159,000 after buying an additional 330 shares during the period. First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. bought a new position in NuVasive during the first quarter worth $246,000. Finally, Profund Advisors LLC raised its position in NuVasive by 12.1% in the first quarter. Profund Advisors LLC now owns 9,965 shares of the medical device company’s stock worth $744,000 after buying an additional 1,077 shares during the period.

NuVasive Company Profile

Nuvasive, Inc is a medical device company. The Company focuses on developing minimally-disruptive surgical products and procedurally-integrated solutions for the spine surgery. Its product portfolio focuses on applications for spine fusion surgery, including biologics used to aid in the spinal fusion process.

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