NASDAQ:NUVA - NuVasive Stock Price, News, Headlines & Rumors

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$66.77 +1.00 (+1.52 %)
(As of 08/15/2018 02:03 AM ET)
Previous Close$65.77
Today's Range$66.15 - $67.87
52-Week Range$44.62 - $68.72
Volume949,800 shs
Average Volume776,229 shs
Market Capitalization$3.32 billion
P/E Ratio34.98
Dividend YieldN/A
NuVasive logoNuVasive, Inc., a medical device company, develops and markets minimally-disruptive surgical products and procedurally-integrated solutions for spine surgery. Its products focus on applications for spine fusion surgery, including ancillary products and services used to aid in the surgical procedure. The company's principal product is Maximum Access Surgery, a minimally-disruptive surgical platform, which includes its software-driven nerve detection and avoidance systems, and intraoperative monitoring (IOM) services and support; MaXcess, an integrated split-blade retractor system; and various specialized implants and biologics. Its spine surgery product line offerings comprise products for the thoracolumbar and the cervical spine, which are primarily used to enable surgeons to access the spine and to perform restorative and fusion procedures in a minimally-disruptive fashion. Its biologics products include Osteocel Plus and Pro, a cellular bone matrix; Formagraft, a collagen-based synthetic bone substitute; AttraX, a synthetic bone graft material; and Propel DBM, a moldable demineralized bone matrix putty, which are used for spinal fusion or bone healing process. The company's IOM services are used for onsite and remote monitoring of the neurological systems of patients undergoing spinal and brain-related surgeries. It also provides implants used for interbody disc height restoration; and fixation products, including pedicle screws, rods, and plates. In addition, the company offers Integrated Global Alignment platform for assessing, preserving, and restoring spinal alignment; MAGEC-early onset scoliosis, a spinal bracing and distraction system; and PRECICE, a limb lengthening system. NuVasive, Inc. sells its products to patients, surgeons, hospitals, and insurers through independent sales agents, directly-employed sales personnel, and distributors in the United States and internationally. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Surgical & medical instruments
Sub-IndustryHealth Care Equipment


Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio2.80
Quick Ratio1.53


Trailing P/E Ratio34.98
Forward P/E Ratio27.94
P/E Growth1.77

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.03 billion
Price / Sales3.33
Cash Flow$4.9023 per share
Price / Cash13.62
Book Value$15.68 per share
Price / Book4.26


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.91
Net Income$83 million
Net Margins3.96%
Return on Equity13.70%
Return on Assets6.43%


Outstanding Shares51,420,000
Market Cap$3.32 billion

NuVasive (NASDAQ:NUVA) Frequently Asked Questions

What is NuVasive's stock symbol?

NuVasive trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "NUVA."

How will NuVasive's stock buyback program work?

NuVasive declared that its board has approved a stock buyback program on Wednesday, October 25th 2017, which allows the company to buyback $100,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are typically a sign that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were NuVasive's earnings last quarter?

NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUVA) released its earnings results on Tuesday, July, 31st. The medical device company reported $0.58 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.58. The medical device company earned $281.56 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $276.05 million. NuVasive had a net margin of 3.96% and a return on equity of 13.70%. View NuVasive's Earnings History.

When is NuVasive's next earnings date?

NuVasive is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, October, 23rd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for NuVasive.

What guidance has NuVasive issued on next quarter's earnings?

NuVasive updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Tuesday, July, 31st. The company provided EPS guidance of $2.37-2.40 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $2.44. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.095-1.105 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.10 billion.

What price target have analysts set for NUVA?

18 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for NuVasive's shares. Their predictions range from $47.00 to $79.00. On average, they expect NuVasive's share price to reach $64.6875 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.1%. View Analyst Price Targets for NuVasive.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for NuVasive?

18 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for NuVasive in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 8 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for NuVasive.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about NuVasive stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about NuVasive stock:
  • 1. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, ": We maintain our Neutral rating on NUVA, but raise our PT to $58 from $54, as we see less downside risk to the stock than what we thought heading into 2Q. Although we are encouraged by the better-than-expected organic top-line growth in 2Q, we note that it is only one quarter. That said, NUVA’s 2H comps are significantly easier, particularly in the US, and suggest that NUVA could sustain organic growth at its 2Q level in 2H. NUVA’s guidance implies 2H organic growth of 6%+, a meaningful step up from 1H (+3%). Given the repeated delays in realizing GM improvement from the West Carrollton facility, we continue to see risk in NUVA’s ability to deliver on its 2018 operating margin guidance (OM)." (7/31/2018)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "NuVasive has underperformed its industry over the past six months. We note that, the company saw softness in U.S. Spinal Hardware and U.S. Surgical Support businesses in the last reported quarter. Headwinds like Margin drag, pricing pressure, reimbursement issues and competitive landscape are major downsides. However, the international business registering more than 20% growth for the sixth consecutive quarter buoys optimism. Further, efforts like the addition of Lateral Single-Position Surgery to expand its lateral procedural solutions offerings will help the company rebound in the rest of the year. The company also expects to see a 400 bps improvement in gross margins on increasing production in its Ohio manufacturing facility in the second half of 2018. Moreover, we are upbeat about the integration synergy of recently-completed buyout of SafePassage." (7/3/2018)
  • 3. Needham & Company LLC analysts commented, "NUVA’s 1Q18 revenue beat and EPS missed consensus. Management reiterated its 2018 revenue and EPS guidance. Organic revenue growth improved to 2% in 1Q18 from 0% in 4Q17 as US Spinal Hardware and biologics growth improved. NUVA’s revenue guidance requires it to accelerate its revenue growth; we believe that it can do this given new products, easing comps, and stabilization of biologics. And its EPS guidance requires a substantial improvement in its gross and operating margin; we believe it can do this with improvements in its new manufacturing plant and SG&A leverage. Unfortunately, both the revenue and margin ramps are likely to continue to make NUVA a show me" story despite its discount P/E multiple." (5/2/2018)

Who are some of NuVasive's key competitors?

Who are NuVasive's key executives?

NuVasive's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Gregory T. Lucier, Chairman & CEO (Age 54)
  • Mr. Rajesh J. Asarpota, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 51)
  • Mr. Matthew W. Link, Exec. VP of Strategy, Technology & Corp. Devel. (Age 43)
  • Dr. Peter M. Leddy, Exec. VP of People & Culture (Age 55)
  • Mr. Harry Skip Kiil, Exec. VP of Global Commercial (Age 43)

Has NuVasive been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about NUVA stock has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. NuVasive earned a coverage optimism score of 0.23 on Accern's scale. They also gave news stories about the medical device company an impact score of 46.47 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days. View Recent Headlines for NuVasive.

Who are NuVasive's major shareholders?

NuVasive's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Janus Henderson Group PLC (4.06%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.53%), Eagle Asset Management Inc. (2.47%), Fisher Asset Management LLC (2.47%), Anchor Capital Advisors LLC (1.91%) and Hood River Capital Management LLC (1.69%). Company insiders that own NuVasive stock include Gregory T Lucier, Jason Hannon, Joan Stafslien, Lesley H Howe, Matthew Link, Michael D Ohalleran, Patrick Miles and Peter Michael Leddy. View Institutional Ownership Trends for NuVasive.

Which institutional investors are selling NuVasive stock?

NUVA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wolverine Asset Management LLC, OppenheimerFunds Inc., Janus Henderson Group PLC, SG Capital Management LLC, Victory Capital Management Inc., Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Bank of Montreal Can and Stevens Capital Management LP. View Insider Buying and Selling for NuVasive.

Which institutional investors are buying NuVasive stock?

NUVA stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Anchor Capital Advisors LLC, Hood River Capital Management LLC, Eagle Asset Management Inc., Marshall Wace LLP, Point72 Asset Management L.P., Motley Fool Wealth Management LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and Global Thematic Partners LLC. Company insiders that have bought NuVasive stock in the last two years include Gregory T Lucier, Joan Stafslien, Michael D Ohalleran, Patrick Miles and Peter Michael Leddy. View Insider Buying and Selling for NuVasive.

How do I buy shares of NuVasive?

Shares of NUVA can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is NuVasive's stock price today?

One share of NUVA stock can currently be purchased for approximately $66.77.

How big of a company is NuVasive?

NuVasive has a market capitalization of $3.32 billion and generates $1.03 billion in revenue each year. The medical device company earns $83 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.91 on an earnings per share basis. NuVasive employs 2,600 workers across the globe.

How can I contact NuVasive?

NuVasive's mailing address is 7475 LUSK BOULEVARD, SAN DIEGO CA, 92121. The medical device company can be reached via phone at 858-909-1800 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for NuVasive (NASDAQ NUVA)

Community Ranking:  2.8 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  613 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  497 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,110
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This page was last updated on 8/15/2018 by Staff

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