ResMed (RMD) shares rose on Monday after a rival to the medical-device maker, Royal Philips, recalled 3.5 million ventilation devices for treating sleep apnea.
Needham analyst Mike Matson, who has a buy rating and a $229 price target on ResMed, said the recall would help ResMed, though the exact effect is hard to calculate, Bloomberg reports.
ResMed shares recently traded at $228.92, up 4.7%. The stock has surged 24% over the past three months.
Some patients using the Philips ventilators might shift to RMD while their products are getting repaired, Matson said. He added that the repairs will likely take at least several months.
Users with certain insurance can substitute a ResMed device for their Royal Philips device, if that device is older than five years, he said.
The Cambridge, Mass., company and Glaxo unveiled a deal to co-develop and co-commercialize EOS-448, a monoclonal antibody in Phase 1 development as a potential treatment for patients with cancer.
Under terms of the deal, ITeos will receive $625 million up front. ITeos will then be eligible to receive as much as $1.45 billion in milestone payments.
Bernstein’s Ronny Gal lifted his rating on the Cambridge, Mass., company to outperform from market perform. He set his price target at $500.