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UPDATE: Bank of America Upgrades ResMed on Multiple Positive Factors

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UPDATE: Morgan Stanley Reiterates On ResMed Following 1Q15 Earnings Report

In a report published Monday, Bank of America analyst Matthew Prior upgraded the rating on ResMed (NYSE: RMD) from Neutral to Buy, and raised the price target from $5.07 to $5.65.

In the report, Bank of America noted, “We upgrade RMD to Buy with expectation of a near term new Flow Generator (FG) release and greater confidence on Gross Margin expansion from FG mix. Whilst we expect 1Q14 will reveal weaker US FG growth (MLe +6%), a key metric for the high levels of short interest, we predict: 1) a new FG product launch, 2) strong ROW FG growth (from SG&A reallocation), and 3) a higher Gross Margin (VPAP/ Bi-Level now >25% of sales) will be enough to get the stock through this key 1Q juncture.”

ResMed closed on Friday at $49.18.

Latest Ratings for RMD

DateFirmActionFromTo
Nov 2014Morgan StanleyMaintainsEqual-weight
Oct 2014Morgan StanleyMaintainsEqual-weight
Aug 2014JefferiesMaintainsHold

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