Accuray touts another quarter of growth, gains Wall Street favor

August 28, 2013 by Arezu Sarvestani

Radiosurgery systems maker Accuray gains more than 10% after releasing its 4th quarter earnings report.

Accuray touts another quarter of growth, gains Wall Street favor

Wall Street piled favor on California radiosurgery systems maker Accuray (NSDQ:ARAY) after the company narrowed losses in its 4th quarter, even as sales dropped by more than 15%.

Analysts at Jeffries group raised their price target on Accuray from $6.50 to $8.00, maintaining a "buy" rating on the stock. Brean Capital also reiterated a "buy" rating, maintaining a $9 price target. ARAY shares jumped 10.3% today, trading at $6.73 as of about 2:00 p.m.

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Despite continued losses and sinking 4th-quarter sales, the company managed to meet analysts expectations for adjusted losses of 20¢ per share. Full-year results were less rosy.

The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based radiosurgery systems maker posted losses of $18.7 million, or 25¢ per share, on sales of $84.9 million during the 3 months ended June 30, 2013. That compared with losses of $20.3 million, or 28¢ per share, on sales of $100.5 million during the same period in 2012, according to regulatory filings.

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