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Stock-Callers.com has initiated reports coverage on the following Medical Appliances and Equipment equities: Hologic Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX), St. Jude Medical Inc. (NYSE: STJ), Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (NYSE: EW), and Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ZBH). These companies belong to the Healthcare sector which gave back a portion of their earlier advance in afternoon trade on Thursday, December 29th, 2016, with the NYSE Health Care Index posting a nearly 0.5% gain, while shares of health care companies in the S&P 500 rose just 0.1% as a group in late trade. Learn more about these stocks by downloading their comprehensive and free reports at:
At the close on Thursday, shares in Marlborough, Massachusetts headquartered Hologic Inc. climbed 0.48%, ending the day at $40.08. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.38 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 2.82% in the last one month, 5.09% in the previous three months, and 3.59% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 4.30% and 8.89%, respectively. Moreover, shares of Hologic, which develops, manufactures, and supplies diagnostics products, medical imaging systems, and surgical products for women in the US, Europe, the Asia/Pacific, and internationally, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 59.87.
On December 14th, 2016, Grifols announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the NAT (Nucleic Acid Testing) donor screening unit from Hologic for a purchase price of $1.85 billion (EUR 1.75 billion). HOLX complete research report is just a click away and free at:
St. Jude Medical
Shares in St. Paul, Minnesota headquartered St. Jude Medical Inc. ended the day 0.03% higher at $79.83 with a total trading volume of 1.22 million shares. The stock has gained 0.16% in the past month, 1.10% over the previous three months, and 31.02% on an YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 20-day moving averages by 0.63% and 5.66%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of St. Jude Medical, which together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and distributes cardiovascular medical devices for cardiac rhythm management, cardiovascular, and atrial fibrillation therapy areas worldwide, have an RSI of 53.74.
On December 15th, 2016, St. Jude Medical announced FDA clearance of its EnSite Precision™ cardiac mapping system and Advisor™ FL Circular Mapping Catheter, Sensor Enabled™. The new EnSite Precision cardiac mapping system is the latest addition to the Company's electrophysiology portfolio, and is designed to provide automation, flexibility and precision in cardiac mapping during the treatment of patients with abnormal heart rhythms (cardiac arrhythmias). The complimentary report on STJ can be downloaded at:
On Thursday, shares in Irvine, California headquartered Edwards Lifesciences Corp. finished 1.08% higher at $93.71 with a total trading volume of 1.33 million shares. The stock has advanced 11.69% in the last one month and 18.65% on an YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day moving average by 1.21%. Additionally, shares of Edwards Lifesciences, which provides products and technologies to treat structural heart disease and critically ill patients worldwide, have an RSI of 61.61.
On December 8th, 2016, Edwards Lifesciences announced that it expects underlying sales growth of 10 to 14%, or $3.0 billion to $3.4 billion for FY17. Additionally, the Company expects diluted adjusted earnings per share of $3.30 to $3.45. This includes estimated net dilution of $0.10 per share from the pending acquisition of Valtech Cardio, and an estimated $0.08 to $0.13 per share benefit from the accounting change related to stock-based compensation. The Company also expects free cash flow of $575 million to $650 million, with all guidance excluding special items. Sign up for your complimentary research report on EW at:
Warsaw, Indiana headquartered Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc.'s shares recorded a trading volume of 683,275 shares at the end of yesterday's session. The stock closed the day 0.43% higher at $103.50. The Company's shares have advanced 0.33% in the last one month and 1.76% since the start of this year. The stock is trading below its 50-day moving average by 2.68%. Additionally, shares of Zimmer Biomet Holdings, which together with its subsidiaries, provides musculoskeletal healthcare products and solutions in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia/Pacific, have an RSI of 51.84.
On December 13th, 2016, Zimmer Biomet announced the launch of PrimaGen Advanced Allograft, an autograft substitute, containing the same bone healing elements as autograft, but without the risks associated with donor site morbidity or harvest site complications. The Company stated that PrimaGen Advanced Allograft offers a combination of demineralized cortical bone fibers with verified osteoinductivity and cancellous bone, providing a trabecular structure for natural bony in-growth with optimal handling and delivery characteristics. Get free access to your research report on ZBH at:
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