NEW YORK, December 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
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Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE: CMN), Chimerix, Inc. (NASDAQ: CMRX), Verastem, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSTM), Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED), and The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENSG). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.
Cantel Medical Corp. Research Report
On December 5, 2013, Cantel Medical Corp. (Cantel) reported financial results for Q1 FY 2014 (period ended October 31, 2013). In Q1 FY 2014, the Company's net income was $11.2 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, on sales of $118.3 million, compared with Q1 FY 2013 net income of $9.6 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, on sales of $99.7 million. "We are pleased to have delivered record sales and earnings this quarter. We achieved good financial performance in all three major business segments - Endoscopy, Water Purification and Filtration, and Healthcare Disposables. All three business units have greatly benefitted from further investments in new product development, sales and marketing programs, and the integration of recent acquisitions. Most importantly, for the second consecutive quarter we had strong organic sales growth of 10%. Further, our total sales growth of 19% demonstrates the success of our acquisition program," said Andrew Krakauer, President and CEO of Cantel. The Full Research Report on Cantel Medical Corp. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
Chimerix, Inc. Research Report
On December 19, 2013, Chimerix, Inc. (Chimerix) announced its participation at the 32nd Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. According to Chimerix, thej Company's President and CEO, Kenneth I. Moch, is scheduled to present on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. PST / 3:30 p.m. ES, at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. The Company informed that a live audio webcast of the presentation will be available on the Investor Relations section of its website. The Full Research Report on Chimerix, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
Verastem, Inc. Research Report
On December 10, 2013, Verastem, Inc. (Verastem) announced the initiation of a Phase 1 trial of VS-5584, a dual mTORC1/2 and PI3K inhibitor, in patients with advanced solid tumors or lymphoma. "We are conducting this study with clinical investigators who have extensive experience with PI3K and mTOR inhibitors and applying our expertise in cancer stem cell biology to progress the development of the compound," said Dr. Joanna Horobin, Chief Medical Officer of Verastem. The Company stated that it presented preclinical research on the ability of VS-5584 to preferentially target cancer stem cells at the American Association of Cancer Research and the AACR-NCI-EORTC Molecular Targets Meetings in 2013. According to the Company, the study data demonstrated that VS-5584 has equipotency against all four human Class I PI3K isoforms and both the mTORC1 and mTORC2 complexes of the mTOR kinase. According to Verastem, the study data also showed that VS-5584 decreased cancer stem cells across multiple in vitro and in vivo cancer models, in contrast to the effect of standard care treatments like chemotherapy. The Full Research Report on Verastem, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
Amedisys, Inc, Research Report
On December 18, 2013, Amedisys, Inc. (Amedisys) announced that 155 of its care centers across the country have been named to the 2013 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the US, compiled annually by OCS Home Care and DecisionHealth."The 2013 HomeCare Elite winners demonstrate a commitment to providing patient-centered care and serving as leaders in the home health community. Their success is a tribute that managing healthcare data and utilizing it for improvement initiatives lead to high quality care, and we recognize them for their outstanding achievements," said Mary Oakes, Senior Vice President of Post-Acute at National Research. Oakes added, "We congratulate Amedisys on being recognized as a top home care agency." Kate Jones, RN, Chief Clinical Officer of Amedisys, said, "Making the 2013 HomeCare Elite list is an honor that recognizes our exceptional care teams and their commitment to meeting the greatest needs of our patients in the comfort of their own homes." The Full Research Report on Amedisys, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
The Ensign Group, Inc. Research Report
On December 16, 2013, The Ensign Group, Inc. (Ensign Group) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.07 per share of the Company's common stock. According to the Company, the dividend is payable on or before January 31, 2014, to shareholders of record as of December 31, 2013. "The increased dividend is consistent with our improved earnings, strong cash flow and additional growth in 2013," said Christopher Christensen, Ensign's President and CEO. "This is the eleventh consecutive year Ensign has increased its dividend, which reflects our continued confidence in Ensign's operating model and in our ability to return long-term value to our shareholders." The Full Research Report on The Ensign Group, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
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