$AHS (AMN Healthcare Services Inc.)

$AHS {{ '2016-10-10T17:39:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

ShiftWise, an $AHS company, appointed Steven Rodriguez as president. ShiftWise is premier vendor management system (VMS) solution provider for total contingent workforce management that lowers costs, improves quality and increases efficiency for healthcare organizations. He was most recently COO at Asure Software, workforce technology company.

$BMY {{ '2017-07-24T16:32:02+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BMY said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the indication for Yervoy (ipilimumab) injection for intravenous use to now include the treatment of unresectable or metastatic melanoma in pediatric patients 12 years of age and older.

$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.

$MAN {{ '2017-07-24T12:59:42+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MAN anticipates 3Q17 diluted EPS to be in the range of $1.90-1.98, which includes an estimated favorable currency impact of 2 cents.

$MAN {{ '2017-07-24T12:58:18+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Management consulting firm $MAN reported 2Q17 revenue of $5.2Bil, up 3% as labor markets continued to improve in Europe and across the globe. Net earnings were $117MM, or $1.72 per share, compared to $115.4MM, or $1.60 per share in the prior-year period.

$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.

$MCK {{ '2017-07-21T16:07:44+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Biologics, a unit of healthcare technology firm $MCK, said it will join the limited distribution network of $PBYI to promote the latter’s kinase inhibitor Nerlynx. The formulation is indicated for treatment of adult patients with early-stage HER2 overexpressed/amplified breast cancer.

$REGN {{ '2017-07-21T15:50:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$REGN and $SNY announced that the European Medicine Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has given a positive opinion for the marketing authorization of Dupixent (dupilumab), recommending its approval in Europe for use in adults with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis who are candidates for systemic therapy.

$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

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$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.

$ADP {{ '2017-07-19T13:59:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ADP released the ADP Workforce Vitality Report which stated that overall wage growth increased by 2.3% YoY across all industries in 2Q17 and is higher than the 1.8% growth in wages reported by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Job holders' wages grew by 4.4% and job switchers' wages grew slightly less by 3.4% YoY in 2Q17.

$OMC {{ '2017-07-18T14:10:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Corporate communications firm $OMC has named Gracia Martore an independent director, effective immediately. The appointment of Martore, who retired as President and CEO of $TGNA recently, expands the BoD to 13 directors. Currently, she serves on the BoD of The Associated Press, FM Global, United Rentals and WestRock Company.

$ADP {{ '2017-07-17T17:06:46+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Infor said it is collaborating with $ADP to offer new value added services and best-practice processes to Infor's U.S. Human Capital Management (HCM) customers. $ADP integration offers flexible solution to help reduce costs and lift compliance for Infor HCM customers.

$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.

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