Shares of Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) came under pressure early yesterday on a negative report from hedge fund Citron Research, before rallying after Goldman Sachs boosted its price target on the stock.
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Sorin Group (BIT:SRN) reported flat sales but strong profit growth for 2011, saying it raised earnings by 48.3% and revealing that the cardiac rhythm management slump has made its way across the pond.
The Italian medical device maker posted net income of €58.0 million (~$75.2 million) on sales of €743.4 million (~$963.4 million) for the year ended Dec. 31, 2011. That compares with profits of €39.1 million (~$50.7 million) on sales of €745.8 million (~$966.5 million) during 2010.
Covidien (NYSE:COV) beat Wall Street’s earnings expectations for both its fourth quarter and 2011 fiscal year, sending shares up 1.8 percent today.
The Mansfield, Mass.-based health care giant’s medical device segment once again led the charge, posting an 18 percent sales increase for Q4 and 17 percent for the full year.
Shares of BioMimetic Therapeutics Inc. (NSDQ:BMTI) continued their slide today after plummeting 35.3 percent yesterday to close at $8.66 on news of the FDA’s dim view of its Augment bone graft product.
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Here’s a quick rundown of a few releases over the past couple days: