NEW YORK, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Allergan Inc. (NYSE: AGN), Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET), Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT), Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) and Medtronic Inc. (NYSE: MDT). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://www.analystsreview.com/1477-100free.
Allergan Inc. Analyst Notes
On April 17, 2014, Allergan Inc.'s (Allergan) stock moved up 1.87% higher to end the trading session at $133.92, outperforming the S&P 500 Index that moved up 0.14% over the same day. Shares in Allergan opened the session at $130.38 and oscillated in the range of $129.20 - $134.41, thereby creating a 52-week high of $134.41. Over the past three months, the stock has returned 11.46% outperforming the S&P 500 Index, which advanced 1.42% over the same time period. The Company will report its Q1 2014 earnings on May 7, 2014. The full analyst notes on Allergan are available to download free of charge at:
Aetna Inc. Analyst Notes
On April 11, 2014, Aetna Inc. (Aetna) along with Tenet's Baptist Health System (Baptist) and HealthTexas Medical Group (HealthTexas) announced an accountable care collaboration along with the introduction of the Aetna Whole Health product in the San Antonio area. The Company stated that Aetna Whole Health is a collection of benefits plans that will provide its members with highly coordinated care from physicians and facilities in the Baptist and the HealthTexas. Further, the health plans are made for fully insured customers with employees who live or work in Bexar, Guadalupe, Comal and Kendall counties. According to Aetna, the products will be available on July 1, 2014. Baptist and HealthTexas will operate through five hospitals, 42 primary care offices and more than 900 physicians in the San Antonio area. The full analyst notes on Aetna are available to download free of charge at:
Abbott Laboratories Analyst Notes
On April 16, 2014, Abbott Laboratories (Abbott) released its Q1 2014 earnings. The Company reported Q1 2014 net sales of $5.2 billion, down 2.5% YoY, which includes 3.0% negative impact of foreign exchange. During the quarter, the Company's international sales declined 2.3% YoY to $3.8 billion. According to the Company, the August 2013 sales disruption in International Nutrition and the timing of supply of key products in Established Pharmaceuticals, primarily related to an expected plant shutdown for capacity expansion purposes, are estimated to have reduced Abbott's international sales growth by approximately 2.6 percentage points. The Company's Q1 2014 net earnings came in at $375 million or $0.24 per diluted share, compared to net income of $544 million or $0.34 per diluted share in Q1 2013. For 2014, the Company expects EPS from continuing operations under GAAP between $1.13 and $1.23. The full analyst notes on Abbott are available to download free of charge at:
Amgen Inc. Analyst Notes
On April 17, 2014, Amgen Inc. (Amgen) announced that the Company plans to release its Q1 2014 earnings on April 22, 2014, after market close. The earnings release will be followed by a conference call at 2:15 PDT to discuss the financial results and business outlook. The Company's Chairman and CEO, Robert A. Bradway, and other members of senior management team will participate in the call. According to Zacks Investment research data, the consensus EPS forecast for Q1 2014 is $1.81. The full analyst notes on Amgen are available to download free of charge at:
Medtronic Inc. Analyst Notes
On April 21, 2014, Medtronic Inc. (Medtronic) issued a statement in relation to a recent ruling by Federal District Court of Delaware. The ruling granted in part Edwards Lifesciences a preliminary injunction that prevents Medtronic from selling or offering to sell its CoreValve® System in the U.S., except through a mechanism that Medtronic is pursuing with Edwards Lifesciences that would allow currently trained sites to treat patients with CoreValve based on a physician's medical judgment. The injunction will go into effect on April 23, 2014. In addition, Medtronic has asked the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to postpone the injunction until it can determine if the injunction was properly issued. Medtronic has also urged the Court for an expedited appeal of the injunction ruling, and other underlying legal issues, with the last appeal brief to be submitted by June 19, 2014. The court has acceded to Medtronic's request. The full analyst notes on Medtronic are available to download free of charge at:
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