NEW YORK, January 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
The Medical Instruments and Supplies space is a mature and consolidating industry with relatively high profit margins, making it largely resilient during recessions. Companies in this category research, develop, and produce non-electronic medical, surgical, dental, and veterinary instruments and apparatus. This morning, Stock-Callers.com scans the performances of the following stocks: Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX), Skyline Medical Inc. (NASDAQ: SKLN), DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (NASDAQ: XRAY), and Hill-Rom Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HRC). Download the free research reports on these stocks today:
Shares in Deerfield, Illinois headquartered Baxter International Inc. rose 0.63%, ending Wednesday's trading session at $46.14. The stock recorded a trading volume of 2.66 million shares. The Company's shares have gained 4.48% in the last one month and 4.06% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 1.70% and 0.98% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Moreover, shares of Baxter International, which provides a portfolio of renal and hospital products, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 54.08.
On January 19th, 2017, Renal Therapy Services, a global provider of kidney care services that is owned by Baxter International, announced that a continuous quality improvement program has reduced peritonitis by 65% over an eight-year period in 49 of its Renal Care Centers located in Colombia. The program is estimated to have prevented approximately 10,400 peritonitis episodes, saved approximately $200,000 per year, and helped achieve an infection rate that is significantly lower than the benchmark set by the International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis. See our free and comprehensive research report on BAX at:
Eagan, Minnesota-based Skyline Medical Inc.'s stock closed the day flat at $2.20 with a total trading volume of 178,952 shares. The Company's shares are trading 24.70% below their 50-day moving average. Shares of the Company, which manufactures environmentally conscientious system for the collection and disposal of infectious fluids that result from surgical procedures and post-operative care in the US, have an RSI of 34.47.
On January 19th, 2017, Dawson James Securities, Inc., in conjunction with Skyline Medical, announced the closing of a registered direct offering of 1,750,000 units consisting of one share of common stock and 0.2 warrants for gross proceeds of $3,937,500. SKLN free research report PDF is just a click away at:
On Wednesday, shares in York, Pennsylvania headquartered DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. recorded a trading volume of 1.75 million shares, which was higher than their three months average volume of 1.67 million shares. The stock ended the day 1.25% higher at $56.91. The Company's shares are trading below their 50-day moving average by 3.10%. Furthermore, shares of DENTSPLY SIRONA, which designs, develops, manufactures, and markets various consumable dental products for the professional dental market in the US and internationally, have an RSI of 43.51. Sign up for your complimentary report on XRAY at:
Chicago, Illinois headquartered Hill-Rom Holdings Inc.'s stock climbed 0.43%, finishing yesterday's session at $60.19 with a total trading volume of 525,582 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 6.53% in the last one month, 1.15% over the previous three months, and 7.21% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 7.19% and 10.23%, respectively. Additionally, shares of Hill-Rom Holdings, which operates as a medical technology company worldwide, have an RSI of 66.12.
On January 10th, 2017, Hill-Rom Holdings announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Mortara Instrument, Inc., a privately held leader in diagnostic cardiology and patient monitoring solutions, technologies and devices, for $330 million in cash. Hill-Rom anticipates the structure of the acquisition will allow the Company to qualify for a significant tax benefit, which at a net present value of approximately $40 million reduces the effective purchase price to approximately $290 million.
On January 24th, 2017, research firm Stifel initiated a 'Buy' rating on the Company's stock, with a target price of $70 per share. Register for free on Stock-Callers.com and download the latest research report on HRC at:
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