NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUVA)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by Jefferies Group LLC in a research report issued on Tuesday. They presently have a $79.00 target price on the medical device company’s stock. Jefferies Group LLC’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 45.11% from the stock’s previous close.

NUVA has been the topic of a number of other reports. Gabelli reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of NuVasive in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “buy” rating and set a $90.00 price objective on shares of NuVasive in a report on Thursday, September 28th. BidaskClub cut shares of NuVasive from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Needham & Company LLC restated a “hold” rating on shares of NuVasive in a report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Barclays PLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $80.00 target price on shares of NuVasive in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $79.92.

Shares of NuVasive (NASDAQ:NUVA) traded up 0.04% during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $54.44. 2,502,838 shares of the company traded hands. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $60.08 and its 200 day moving average is $70.70. NuVasive has a 12-month low of $52.85 and a 12-month high of $81.68. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.77 billion, a P/E ratio of 85.73 and a beta of 1.04.

NuVasive (NASDAQ:NUVA) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The medical device company reported $0.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $260.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $261.95 million. NuVasive had a return on equity of 13.04% and a net margin of 3.50%. The company’s revenue was up 10.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.40 earnings per share. On average, analysts expect that NuVasive will post $2.00 earnings per share for the current year.

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In other news, EVP Peter Michael Leddy bought 7,850 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 1st. The shares were acquired at an average price of $63.88 per share, with a total value of $501,458.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Gregory T. Lucier bought 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 29th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $61.52 per share, for a total transaction of $123,040.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have bought 14,850 shares of company stock valued at $955,598 over the last ninety days. 1.20% of the stock is owned by insiders.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. First Trust Advisors LP lifted its position in NuVasive by 17.7% during the 2nd quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 36,597 shares of the medical device company’s stock worth $2,815,000 after buying an additional 5,510 shares in the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can grew its holdings in shares of NuVasive by 23.6% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 5,680 shares of the medical device company’s stock valued at $437,000 after acquiring an additional 1,086 shares in the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC grew its holdings in shares of NuVasive by 205.8% in the 1st quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 249,546 shares of the medical device company’s stock valued at $18,636,000 after acquiring an additional 167,950 shares in the last quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC grew its holdings in shares of NuVasive by 8.9% in the 2nd quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 439,121 shares of the medical device company’s stock valued at $33,777,000 after acquiring an additional 35,866 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Geneva Advisors LLC grew its holdings in shares of NuVasive by 3.3% in the 2nd quarter. Geneva Advisors LLC now owns 17,369 shares of the medical device company’s stock valued at $1,336,000 after acquiring an additional 555 shares in the last quarter.

About NuVasive

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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