$ALR (Alere Inc.)

$ALR {{ '2016-08-22T12:02:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Rapid diagnostics leader $ALR said its Alere i RSV test for detection of RSV infection in children and adults has received 510(k) marketing clearance from the US FDA. Alere i RSV is the first molecular test that can be used at point-of-care to detect RSV in 13 minutes or less.

$ISRG {{ '2017-07-20T20:21:13+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In 2Q17, $ISRG's service revenue rose 11% to $142MM while instrument and accessory revenue jumped 17% to $398MM. Intuitive Surgical ended the second quarter with $3.4Bil in cash, cash equivalents, and investments.

$ISRG {{ '2017-07-20T20:16:13+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In 2Q17, revenue for $ISRG jumped 13% to $756MM while net income soared 20% to $222MM or $5.77 per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income was $228MM or $5.95 per diluted share, with systems revenue increased by approximately 7% to $216MM.

$ABT {{ '2017-07-20T19:55:45+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For 3Q17, $ABT expects adjusted EPS of $0.64-0.66, with operational sales growth expected in the mid-single digits. At current exchange rates, the company expects operational sales growth to have a negative YoY impact of around 0.5%.

$ABT {{ '2017-07-20T19:45:56+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ABT said that on a comparable operational basis, 3Q17 Established Pharmaceuticals sales growth is expected in the high double-digit, while in Nutrition, sales growth is expected in low single-digit. In Diagnostics, $ABT expects sales to increase mid-to-high single digits and in Medical Devices, sales is expected to increase double-digits.

$ABT {{ '2017-07-20T17:49:19+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ABT raised its full year profit forecast backed by the intention of closing the Alere acquisition in 2017. The company raised its FY17 adjusted earnings from continuing operations guidance by $0.03 to a range of $2.43-2.53 per share. Reported EPS forecast was also raised from the range of $0.92-1.02 to $1.03-1.13, reflecting double-digit growth.

$ABT {{ '2017-07-20T17:36:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Declining operating earnings and rising costs and expenses hit $ABT 2Q17 earnings as much as 54%. Earnings plunged to $283MM or $0.15 from $615MM or $0.40 per share a year earlier. Sales, however, surged 24.4% on St. Jude Medical acquisition. On an adjusted basis, $ABT reported EPS above its previous guidance range at $0.62 per share.

$INCY {{ '2017-07-20T13:24:37+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$INCY said first patient has been treated in Phase 3 trial of itacitinib for the first-line treatment of patients with acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). GVHD is a condition that might occur after an allogeneic transplant, whereby the donated bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cells view the recipient’s body as foreign and attack the body.

$ABT {{ '2017-07-20T12:52:57+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

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$HRC {{ '2017-07-19T14:11:03+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$HRC declared a dividend of $0.18 per share for 4Q17 payable on September 29, 2017, to shareholders of record as of September 15, 2017. The indicated annual dividend rate is $0.72 per share.

$LH {{ '2017-07-18T13:30:08+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Insurance company $LH said its CEO William Hanlon has been appointed as a member of the governing committee of the National Evaluation System for Health Technology Coordinating Center. Hanlon has been focused on early and late-stage clinical development, as a regulatory affairs expert, for the past several years.

$NEOG {{ '2017-07-17T13:08:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$NEOG appointed John Adent as CEO, effective immediately. James Herbert, the company’s founder and former CEO, will remain as executive chairman and work closely with Adent in the transition of responsibilities.

$ABT {{ '2017-07-17T12:36:21+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ABT is commencing a tender offer to purchase for cash all outstanding shares of Series B Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock of Alere Inc. at a price of $402 per share of Preferred Stock. The offer will expire at 11:59 pm, NYC time, on Aug 11, 2017. There is no financing condition to the offer.

$XRAY {{ '2017-07-14T15:40:42+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Dental solutions provider $XRAY declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.0875 per common share. The corresponding annual rate has increased 12.9% to $0.35 per share from the prior annual rate of $0.31 per share. The dividend is payable on April 13, 2017 to shareholders of record on March 31, 2017.

$ABT {{ '2017-07-13T12:23:21+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ABT and Bigfoot Biomedical agreed to develop and commercialize diabetes management systems, integrating $ABT's FreeStyle Libre glucose sensing technology with Bigfoot's insulin delivery solutions in the United States. $ABT will provide Bigfoot with the next generation of its FreeStyle Libre glucose sensing technology.

$LIVN {{ '2017-07-12T12:45:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$LIVN appointed Keyna Skeffington as SVP and General Counsel. Skeffington most recently served as Vice President of Legal – Corporate and Securities, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary at $MDT.

$LH {{ '2017-07-11T13:10:40+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$LH and Novant Health agreed to a multi-year extension of their Technical Services Agreement, which was first implemented in 2012. Under the agreement, $LH provides Novant Health with laboratory management services for all Novant Health acute care facilities.

$NEOG {{ '2017-07-10T15:50:19+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$NEOG developed an innovative test that detects Listeria in environmental samples in under 60 minutes, without the need to enrich samples. The test is also under review for AOAC Performance Tested certification to further validate its accuracy.

$MDT {{ '2017-07-10T15:43:07+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MDT announced the expanded FDA approval of the self-expanding CoreValve Evolut transcatheter aortic valve replacement platform to include patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis who are at an intermediate risk for open-heart surgery.

$ENDP {{ '2017-07-06T17:01:40+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Following FDA's June 2017 withdrawal request, $ENDP has decided to voluntarily remove OPANA ER, a painkiller, from the market, to prevent its misuse.  As a result, $ENDP expects to incur a pre-tax impairment charge of approx $20MM in 2Q17. Reported net sales of OPANA ER were $158.9MM for FY16 and $35.7MM for 1Q17.

$ENDP {{ '2017-07-05T12:36:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ENDP today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Mexico City-based Grupo Farmacéutico SOMAR to Advent International for approximately $124MM subject to customary adjustments for cash, debt and working capital.

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