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NuVasive Stock Surges on Report of Smith & Nephew Interest

M. Corey Goldman

First reported by the Financial Times late Friday, NuVasive shares jumped as much as 18% on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange in after-hours trading. Citing "people with direct knowledge of the talks," the Financial Times noted that discussions between the companies were ongoing and that no definitive deal had been reached. London-based Smith & Nephew produces a wide range of medical equipment and products, including "advanced wound management products" and orthopedic reconstruction devices.