Thursday, June 20, 2019

The Penumbra Story Is Coming Along Nicely

Up almost 30% from my last article, Penumbra (PEN) is getting more credit now for its high-quality thrombectomy business and the longer-term opportunities in both stroke and peripheral clots. Although Medtronic (MDT) and Stryker (SYK) have both stepped up their competitive efforts, Penumbra still appears to have the best system available and the market continues to grow as physicians become more aware of the benefits of aspiration (supported by clinical trials and publications).

Valuation is no longer so compelling. Penumbra’s numbers have come in quite close to my above-Street expectations, and neither my estimates nor the Street’s are significantly higher than they were at the time of that last article. With the shares trading at a fair price relative to historical norms for growth med-tech, this is more of a hold/watchlist idea right now.

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The Penumbra Story Is Coming Along Nicely

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