Viveve Medical (VIVE) Earns “Buy” Rating from Mizuho

Viveve Medical (NASDAQ:VIVE)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by equities research analysts at Mizuho in a research note issued on Friday. They currently have a $10.00 price target on the stock. Mizuho’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 101.61% from the stock’s previous close.

Several other brokerages have also recently issued reports on VIVE. ValuEngine cut shares of Viveve Medical from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Northland Securities initiated coverage on shares of Viveve Medical in a report on Friday. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $8.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Cowen set a $11.00 target price on shares of Viveve Medical and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 23rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $10.00.

Shares of Viveve Medical (NASDAQ VIVE) opened at $4.96 on Friday. Viveve Medical has a fifty-two week low of $3.75 and a fifty-two week high of $11.16. The company has a current ratio of 3.89, a quick ratio of 3.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.72.

Viveve Medical (NASDAQ:VIVE) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The company reported ($0.50) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.42) by ($0.08). Viveve Medical had a negative net margin of 257.58% and a negative return on equity of 275.77%. The firm had revenue of $4.07 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.10 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned ($0.46) EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 120.1% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts expect that Viveve Medical will post -2.04 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of VIVE. HighTower Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in Viveve Medical by 33.2% in the second quarter. HighTower Advisors LLC now owns 1,723,751 shares of the company’s stock worth $12,379,000 after purchasing an additional 430,033 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in Viveve Medical by 135.4% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 450,142 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,232,000 after purchasing an additional 258,912 shares during the last quarter. RTW Investments LP boosted its holdings in Viveve Medical by 18.8% in the third quarter. RTW Investments LP now owns 1,473,028 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,719,000 after purchasing an additional 233,585 shares during the last quarter. Manatuck Hill Partners LLC boosted its holdings in Viveve Medical by 128.6% in the second quarter. Manatuck Hill Partners LLC now owns 400,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,872,000 after purchasing an additional 225,000 shares during the last quarter. Finally, State Street Corp purchased a new stake in Viveve Medical in the second quarter worth approximately $1,282,000. Institutional investors own 66.90% of the company’s stock.

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About Viveve Medical

Viveve Medical, Inc designs, develops, manufactures and markets a medical device, Geneveve, for the non-invasive treatment of vaginal laxity, for improved sexual function, and for vaginal rejuvenation. The Company’s, Geneveve, is a non-invasive solution for vaginal laxity, which includes three components: the Viveve System (a radio frequency (RF), generator housed in a table-top console), a reusable handpiece and a single-use treatment tip, as well as several other consumable accessories.

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