Cantor Fitzgerald Maintains a 'Hold' on Hologic (HOLX); Acquisition Overshadows Challenging Quarter

May 1, 2012 12:51 PM EDT
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Cantor Fitzgerald maintains a 'Hold' on Hologic (NASDAQ: HOLX) price target raised from $18 to $20.

Analyst, Jeremy Feffer, said, "The Gen-Probe (Nasdaq: GPRO) acquisition is a bold move and should pay dividends in the long term, but near-term growth concerns (Breast Health, GYN Surgical) persist, while integration will take some time. Our price target goes to $20, but we would still await a better entry point."

"Our 2012 revenue and EPS estimates come down slightly (from $1.37 to $1.36) on the Adiana discontinuation, and our 2013 model will not incorporate Gen-Probe until the acquisition closes. We like the deal long-term, but we remain concerned about the growth constraints near-term, particularly in the Breast Health and GYN Surgical segments."

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Shares of Hologic closed at $19.12 yesterday.

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