NEW YORK, October 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
The U.S. Medical Instruments and Supplies segment is mature and consolidating with relatively high profit margins. Companies in this space research, develop, and produce non-electronic medical, surgical, dental, and veterinary instruments and apparatus, and offer below-average dividend yields when compared to the wider market. This morning, Stock-Callers.com highlights four equities for assessment: Antares Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ: ATRS), Insulet Corp. (NASDAQ: PODD), Glaukos Corp. (NYSE: GKOS), and CR Bard Inc. (NYSE: BCR). These stocks research reports can be downloaded now by simply registering for free at: http://stock-callers.com/registration
On Wednesday, shares in Ewing, New Jersey headquartered Antares Pharma Inc. recorded a trading volume of 404,965 shares. The stock ended the day at $1.72, dropping 3.37%. The Company's shares have surged 32.31% in the last one month, 72.00% over the previous three months, and 42.15% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 24.19% and 58.84%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Antares Pharma, which focuses on developing and commercializing self-administered parenteral pharmaceutical products and technologies worldwide, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 60.36.
On September 22nd, 2016, Antares Pharma announced safety results from the dose-blinded, multiple-dose, concentration-controlled, 26-week phase 3 study of QuickShot® Testosterone (QST) administered subcutaneously once each week to adult males with hypogonadism. The study, QST-15-005, included a screening phase, a titration phase and a treatment phase for evaluation of safety and tolerability, including laboratory assessments, adverse events and injection site assessments. The safety population, defined as patients who received at least one dose of study drug, was comprised of 133 patients. The most common adverse reactions (incidence ≥5%) in this study were increased hematocrit, upper respiratory tract infection and injection site ecchymosis. Your complete research report on ATRS can be retrieved for free at: http://stock-callers.com/registration/?symbol=ATRS
Billerica, Massachusetts headquartered Insulet Corp.'s stock finished yesterday's session 0.26% higher at $38.89 and with a total trading volume of 286,108 shares. The Company's shares have gained 18.39% over the previous three months and 2.86% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 200-day moving average by 13.21%. Furthermore, shares of Insulet, which develops, manufactures, and sells insulin infusion systems for people with insulin-dependent diabetes in the US, have an RSI of 37.26.
As per notes filed with the SEC on September 13th, 2016, Insulet closed its previously announced issuance and sale of $345 million aggregate principal amount of the company's 1.25% Convertible Senior Notes due 2021 pursuant to the terms of a purchase agreement, dated September 7th, 2016, by and between the company and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, as the representatives of the initial purchasers. PODD free report is just a click away at: http://stock-callers.com/registration/?symbol=PODD
At the closing bell on Wednesday, shares in Laguna Hills, California headquartered Glaukos Corp. saw a drop of 1.05%, ending the day at $35.78. The stock recorded a trading volume of 560,899 shares, which was above its three months average volume of 534,350 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 4.80% in the last one month, 15.98% in the previous three months, and 44.92% since the start of this year. The stock is trading 4.42% above its 50-day moving average and 42.45% above its 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of Glaukos, which develops and commercializes products and procedures designed for the treatment of glaucoma, have an RSI of 43.72.
On September 27th, 2016, Glaukos announced that a study published in Clinical Ophthalmology showed that a consistent cohort of 107 open-angle glaucoma eyes receiving the iStent® Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent in combination with cataract surgery achieved a 22% reduction in mean intraocular pressure (IOP) to 15.17 mm Hg and a 56% reduction in mean ocular hypotension medications to 0.61 two years following surgery. Sign up for your complimentary research report on GKOS at: http://stock-callers.com/registration/?symbol=GKOS
Murray Hill, New Jersey headquartered CR Bard Inc.'s stock ended the day 0.03% higher at $217.82. A total volume of 536,144 shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 463,060 shares. The Company's shares have gained 2.25% in the last month and 15.40% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 3.52% above its 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of CR Bard, which together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, packages, distributes, and sells medical, surgical, diagnostic, and patient care devices worldwide, have an RSI of 40.64.
On September 16th, 2016, research firm Wells Fargo upgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Market Perform' to 'Outperform'.
On October 12th, 2016, C. R. Bard's Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.26 per share on Bard's common stock. The dividend is payable on November 4th, 2016 to shareholders of record at the close of business on October 24th, 2016. Register for free on Stock-Callers.com and download the latest research report on BCR at: http://stock-callers.com/registration/?symbol=BCR
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