NEW YORK, December 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Companies in the Medical Laboratories and Research space are focused on performing various tests on patients that give them information on patients' health. As a whole, these firms tend to offer higher dividend yields than the wider Healthcare sector. This morning, Stock-Callers.com reviews four equities, namely: Quest Diagnostics Inc. (NYSE: DGX), DexCom Inc. (NASDAQ: DXCM), Organovo Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: ONVO), and Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR). Learn more about these stocks by downloading their free report at:
Madison, New Jersey headquartered Quest Diagnostics Inc.'s stock finished Wednesday's session 0.60% lower at $92.04 with a total trading volume of 890,320 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 5.44% in the past month, 7.88% over the previous three months, and 32.10% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 7.52% and 14.59%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Quest Diagnostics, which provides diagnostic testing information and services in the US and internationally, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 66.77.
On December 12th, 2016, research firm Goldman upgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Neutral' to 'Buy'.
On December 15th, 2016, Quest Diagnostics announced that its Board of Directors elected Stephen H. Rusckowski, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, to serve in the additional position of Chairman of the Board of Directors. The Company's independent directors also designated Dr. Daniel C. Stanzione, Ph.D. as Lead Independent Director. Both appointments are effective January 01st, 2017. The free research report on DGX is available at:
Shares in San Diego, California headquartered DexCom Inc. ended at $63.74, up 0.28% from the last trading session. The stock recorded a trading volume of 2.04 million shares, which was above its three months average volume of 1.30 million shares. The Company's shares are trading 9.76% below their 50-day moving average. Moreover, shares of DexCom, which focuses on the design, development, and commercialization of continuous glucose monitoring systems in the US and internationally, have an RSI of 36.60.
On December 19th, 2016, research firm Oppenheimer upgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Perform' to 'Outperform'.
On December 20th, 2016, Dexcom announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its G5 Mobile CGM system as the first and only continuous glucose monitoring system that can be used to make daily diabetes treatment decisions without finger pricking. The new "non-adjunctive" indication expands use of the Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM system as a replacement to finger stick glucose testing for diabetes treatment decisions, positioning the device as the new standard of care in glucose monitoring for diabetes management. The complimentary report on DXCM can be downloaded at:
San Diego, California headquartered Organovo Holdings Inc.'s stock ended yesterday's session 3.26% lower at $3.56 with a total trading volume of 865,884 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 11.60% in the past month and 42.97% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 11.09% above its 50-day moving average and 8.16% above its 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Organovo Holdings, which focuses on developing and commercializing functional human tissues that could be employed in drug discovery and development, biological research, and as therapeutic implants for the treatment of damaged or degenerating tissues and organs, have an RSI of 56.69.
On December 14th, 2016, Organovo Holdings announced an exclusive distributor agreement with Cosmo Bio Co., Ltd. for its NovoViewTM Preclinical Services in Japan. CosmoBio is one of Japan's largest suppliers in the life science industry, and Organovo will work with CosmoBio's Drug Discovery Services team to gain direct access to customers and support projects throughout the Japanese biopharmaceutical industry. Visit us today and download our complete research report on ONVO for free at:
At the close on Wednesday, shares in Waltham, Massachusetts headquartered Alere Inc. recorded a trading volume of 839,842 shares, which was higher than their three months average volume of 668,710 shares. The stock finished 2.10% higher at $40.31. The Company's shares have gained 2.39% in the last one month and 3.12% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day moving average by 0.56%. Furthermore, shares of Alere, which provides professional diagnostic products and services for infectious and cardiometabolic disease, and toxicology in the US, Europe, and internationally, have an RSI of 55.74.
On December 16th, 2016, Alere declared a cash dividend of $3.00 per share on its Series B Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock. The dividend is payable on January 16th, 2017 to holders of record of Series B stock at the close of business on January 02nd, 2017. The Company stated that the payment will cover the amount of all dividends accrued from October 01st, 2016, through December 31st, 2016. Get free access to your technical report on ALR at:
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