Friday, December 9, 2016

Globus Medical, Inc. (GMED) Class A Stock Sees Significant Volume Spike Moving Into 2017

As an eventful year for Globus Medical, Inc. (NYSE: GMED) is nearing an end, the leading medical device company experienced a substantial surge in trading volume on December 06. ( noted a 1.3% gain of Globus Medical, Inc. Class A stock, closing at $23.31. The stock, which averages a daily volume of 1.11 million shares over the last month, captured the attention of numerous institutional investors and analysts when a surge of 11.57 million shares traded hands on 28,116 trades. The article states, “Generally speaking, when a stock experiences a sudden spike in trading volume, it may be seen as a bullish signal for investors. An increase in volume means more market awareness for the company, potentially setting up a more meaningful move in stock price.”

Increased awareness has been building for the medical device company during 2016, including the unveiling of its investigational robotics system Excelsius at the 2016 North American Spine Society (NASS) meeting held in late October. Per articles from (, and Becker’s Spine Review (, Globus Medical expressed its anticipation of an approval and launch of the platform in early to mid-2017 to investment bank Leerink Partners. The article also states that Leerink spoke with surgeons who were very interested in a trial of the platform as it becomes available. This adds credence to the company’s position as one of the “three main players” in the burgeoning surgical robotics industry (, citing recent commentary from the Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry website. MDDI mentions that surgical robots are only used in roughly 5% of spine procedures today, but that a survey by RBC Capital Markets indicates the potential for rapid adoption growth.

This potential for mass adoption has also been noted by financial analysis firm, Aegis Capital (, in a report from November 30th that preceded Tuesday’s surge in trading activity. The firm set a $31 target price that was achieved, in part, by Globus Medical’s promising pipeline of emerging technologies, namely the robotics platform and trauma. The report calls attention to the system’s ability to serve as a competitor to Medtronic’s O-Arm with Stealth Station navigation. Those systems, which do not include robotic assistance, retail for more than $1 million, placing Globus Medical in a position to charge a premium on its own systems, as they incorporate full feature navigation. As a result, the company believes the customers of the roughly 900 O-Arms installed worldwide to be prospective customers and early adopters. Globus Medical intends to demonstrate, through clinical studies, the system’s time and money-saving benefits, as well as the added layer of predictability and accuracy it affords.

Headquartered in Audubon, Pennsylvania, Globus Medical, Inc. is a leading musculoskeletal implant manufacturer with the singular focus of advancing spinal surgery through the development of innovative engineering and technology. To date, Globus Medical has developed and released more than 150 spine products.

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