Craig Hallum Downgrades Bioventus (NYSE:BVS) to Hold

Craig Hallum downgraded shares of Bioventus (NYSE:BVSGet Rating) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Tuesday morning, MarketBeat.com reports. They currently have $10.00 target price on the stock.

A number of other brokerages also recently commented on BVS. JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded shares of Bioventus from an overweight rating to an underweight rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 9th. Canaccord Genuity Group downgraded shares of Bioventus from a buy rating to a hold rating and reduced their price objective for the stock from $18.00 to $6.00 in a research note on Wednesday, November 9th. Morgan Stanley reduced their price objective on shares of Bioventus from $11.00 to $5.00 and set an overweight rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, November 10th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity Group downgraded shares of Bioventus from a buy rating to a hold rating and reduced their price objective for the stock from $18.00 to $6.00 in a research note on Wednesday, November 9th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. According to MarketBeat.com, the stock has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $8.80.

Bioventus Stock Performance

Bioventus stock opened at $1.81 on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $140.19 million, a PE ratio of -6.07 and a beta of 1.85. Bioventus has a fifty-two week low of $1.65 and a fifty-two week high of $15.57. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.68, a quick ratio of 1.05 and a current ratio of 1.39. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $6.25 and a 200-day moving average price of $7.57.

Institutional Investors Weigh In On Bioventus

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in BVS. First Light Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Bioventus during the first quarter valued at $12,712,000. Wasatch Advisors Inc. purchased a new stake in Bioventus in the first quarter valued at $9,967,000. Nantahala Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in Bioventus in the third quarter valued at $2,652,000. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in Bioventus by 19.3% in the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,183,906 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,286,000 after purchasing an additional 191,671 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Royce & Associates LP boosted its holdings in Bioventus by 8.7% in the first quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 1,943,183 shares of the company’s stock valued at $27,399,000 after purchasing an additional 154,978 shares during the last quarter. 44.62% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Bioventus

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Bioventus Inc a medical device company, focuses on developing and commercializing clinical treatments that engage and enhance the body's natural healing process in the United States and internationally. The company's product portfolio includes pain treatments, which comprise non-surgical joint pain injection therapies, as well as peripheral nerve stimulation products.

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