$HWAY (Healthways Inc.)

$HWAY {{ '2016-08-11T07:36:02+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Wellness provider $HWAY said Robert Dries, most recently SVP, Financial Operations of Omnicare, will be its new CFO, effective Aug. 22, 2016. Dries will succeed Alfred Lumsdaine, who is expected to join Sharecare, Inc. in Oct. 2016 in connection with the sale of $HWAY's Total Population Health Services business to Sharecare.

$JNJ {{ '2017-07-24T17:21:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$JNJ said preliminary data from a phase 1/2a clinical trial on an investigational HIV-1 vaccine regimen showed positive results in a sample of 393 healthy volunteers. If the vaccine clears the phase 3 trials, its launch can be expected within a decade. There are currently around 37MM AIDS patients around the world.

$PFE {{ '2017-07-24T15:56:36+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PFE's REFLECTIONS B7391003 study, a comparative, confirmatory safety and efficacy study of PF-06439535 versus Avastin, met its primary objective. PF-06439535 is being developed by $PFE as a potential biosimilar to Avastin. Results demonstrate equivalence in objective response rate in patients with advanced non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer.

$GILD {{ '2017-07-24T13:41:56+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GILD announced results from two Phase 3 studies evaluating the efficacy and safety of a fixed-dose combination of bictegravir (BIC) and emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide (FTC/TAF) for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in treatment-naïve adults. This regimen has been well tolerated with low rates of discontinuations due to adverse events.

$CYH {{ '2017-07-24T10:52:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CYH's subsidiaries agreed to sell 126-bed Highlands Regional Medical Center in Sebring, Florida, and its associated assets to subsidiaries of $HCA. The transaction is expected to close in the fall of 2017.

$HCA {{ '2017-07-21T20:39:36+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$HCA has agreed to acquire Highlands Regional Medical Center in Sebring, Florida, from subsidiaries of Community Health Systems, Inc. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approvals and other closing conditions, is expected to close in the fall of 2017.

$MRK {{ '2017-07-21T15:21:07+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

President Donald Trump announced that pharma giants $MRK and $PFE are collaborating with Gorilla Glass manufacturer Corning ($GLW) for manufacturing a new glass (Valor Glass), which is superior and reliable for the delivery of injectable drugs. Corning is planning to initially invest $500MM creating 1,000 jobs at 3 facilities in US.

$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.

$HLS {{ '2017-07-20T13:56:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The BoD of $HLS declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.25 per share. The dividend is payable on Oct. 16, 2017, to stockholders of record on Oct. 2, 2017.

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

$ABT Abbott Laboratories Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q2 2017 Highlights

$UHS {{ '2017-07-19T22:35:19+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$UHS BoD approved a cash dividend of $0.10 per share on Sept. 15, 2017 to shareholders of record as of Sept. 1, 2017.

$UNH {{ '2017-07-18T21:56:14+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In Optum segment, $UNH is focusing on three key areas for growth; strong sales pipeline of $40Bil, growing YTD sales and backlog. On MedicareAdvantage, the company expects to outperform the market in 2018 with a positive long-term outlook for the industry. $UNH also feels that the return of insurer's fee will be the single largest headwind in 2018.

$UNH {{ '2017-07-18T21:51:39+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Despite forgoing over $1.8Bil in revenues due to the withdrawal from the ACA individual insurance market and the health insurance tax moratorium, $UNH revenues increased nearly 9% to $40.8Bil. Health insurer also announced that the partnership with AARP will continue through at least 2025 to offer Medicare related products under AARP brand.

$UNH {{ '2017-07-18T21:48:14+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Health insurance giant $UNH said it served 2.5MM more people in 2Q17 vs. 2Q16, excluding the individual market. The business model of the insurer is focused on addressing the healthcare needs of consumers in areas like group Medicare Advantage, Medicaid programs in emerging markets like Brazil and established markets.

$UNH {{ '2017-07-18T21:45:28+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$UNH expects its stellar performance in first half to carry forward in the second half of 2017 and into 2018. On a global basis, the insurer serves 139MM people, including 126MM in the United States. UnitedHealth believes it is on target to exceed the $200Bil mark in 2017 for the first time.

$GILD {{ '2017-07-18T20:14:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GILD said the US FDA has approved Vosevi tablets, a single-tablet regimen for the re-treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in adults previously treated with or without an NS5A inhibitor-containing regimen. The approval is based on data from the Phase 3 POLARIS-1 and POLARIS-4 studies.

$JNJ {{ '2017-07-18T19:50:54+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$JNJ expects that the growth acceleration in the back half of 2017 will create some momentum going into 2018, as the majority of growth acceleration in both Hospital Medical Devices and Consumer have to do with new product launches. However, the company said it is not prepared to talk about guidance.

$JNJ {{ '2017-07-18T19:30:46+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$JNJ CEO Alex Gorsky said during the conference call, "We remain very optimistic about Pharma in the second half of the year and we continue to see really strong uptake both with DARZALEX and the various multiple myeloma indications earlier utilization."

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