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What: Alphatec Holdings (Nasdaq: ATEC) shares popped 11% in intraday trading continuing its positive move since appointing a new CFO, vice president, and treasurer on Monday.

So what: Alphatec has had trouble integrating a recent acquisition of Scient'x, contributing to the company's 51% drop in August. Peter Wulff will transition to senior vice president of strategic initiatives and will oversee continued integration of Scient'x.

Now what: Alphatec shares were rocked in August as the market for back surgery devices slowed. The company is hoping a renewed focus on strategic initiatives can get the company back on track. There was no fundamental news driving today's move, but this is a continuation of a gradual climb over the last month.

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