Previous PT $12.
The Mizuho Financial Group is one of the largest financial institutions in the world, offering a broad range of financial services including banking, securities, trust and asset management, credit card, private banking, and venture capital through its group companies. The group has over 56,000 staff working in approximately 920 offices in 30 countries, and total assets of over $2.0 trillion (as of March 31, 2012).
Sentiment: Strong Buy
it's looking very clear that MAKO did not have a "big miss" this last quarter... so it may mean slight miss, slight beat, or (do i say it?) decent beat. it sounds like the Mizuho analyst is being opportunistic in making this call at this time. Not a big stretch to say that it will now rally to $14 before the official earnings call and CC early next month. Hopefully, we will see a short squeeze play out here to build some momentum.
It looks like the Mizuho analyst timed his upgrade with fact that Ferre et al did not pre-announce a "big miss" yesterday after mkt close. The Black Mako Monday of early July 2012 will be forever etched in the minds of many of us when Ferre stammered and "you know"-ed shareholders over the proverbial cliff. I still think there is a slight chance that Ferre may pre-announce the next day or two, but it seems like the Mizuho guy and institutional shorts are reacting as if the critical day has passed. Dr. Ferre - DO NOT miss this opportunity to re-build your cred!
"Mizuho upgraded MAKO to "buy" from "neutral," saying Mako could eventually double its share in the knee market. Sees sustained revenue growth at 20% over next few years." UBS Market Pulse
"We believe that consensus 2013 estimates are achievable" while the company "still has plenty of room for growth in uni-knees, even accounting for new robotics competitors," Mizuho contends. The investment bank also thinks MAKO is unlikely to raise capital in the near-term" after selling stock in November and says MAKO is "trading at a discount to peers."..."
Sentiment: Strong Buy
punbr, I have to agree that you are absolutely freaking correct. What a move. 1 million shares at 10 just made 1 million dollars. The good news is that we made it to 11. Upgrade or not.