NEW YORK, February 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
This morning, Stock-Callers.com scans the performances of select equities in the Medical Appliances and Equipment space, namely: EnteroMedics Inc. (NASDAQ: ETRM), Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT), Boston Scientific Corp. (NYSE: BSX), and Medtronic PLC (NYSE: MDT). These stocks belong to the Healthcare sector which closed mostly higher on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017, after the White House promised less regulation and more competition for drugmakers at a meeting with industry executives. As per a NASDAQ report, the NYSE Health Care Index added 1.0% in value, while shares of health care companies in the S&P 500 stretched out to a 1.4% gain as a group. Download the free research reports on these stocks today:
St. Paul, Minnesota headquartered EnteroMedics Inc.'s shares saw a decline of 3.53%, finishing Tuesday's trading session at $6.29. A total volume of 1.27 million shares was traded. The stock has surged 157.79% in the past month, 6,344.67% over the previous three months, and 214.50% since the start of this year. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 69.02% and 435.87%, respectively. Moreover, shares of EnteroMedics, which focuses on the design and development of devices that use neuroblocking technology to treat obesity, metabolic diseases, and other gastrointestinal disorders, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 48.77.
On January 23rd, 2017, EnteroMedics announced the closing of an underwritten public offering of units for gross proceeds of $19.0 million. The offering comprised of Class A units, priced at a public offering price of $5.31 per unit, with each unit consisting of one share of common stock and one five-year warrant to purchase one share of common stock with an exercise price of $5.84 per share, and Class B Units, priced at a public offering price of $1,000 per unit, with each unit comprised of one share of preferred stock, which is convertible into 188 shares of common stock, and warrants to purchase 188 shares of common stock. See our free and comprehensive research report on ETRM at:
On Tuesday, shares in Abbott Park, Illinois headquartered Abbott Laboratories recorded a trading volume of 12.32 million shares, which was above their three months average volume of 9.13 million shares. The stock ended the session 1.85% higher at $41.77. The Company's shares have gained 9.74% in the last one month, 6.32% in the previous three months, and 9.45% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 6.51% above its 50-day moving average and 3.96% above its 200-day moving average. Furthermore, shares of Abbott Laboratories, which manufactures and sells health care products worldwide, have an RSI of 75.29.
On January 25th, 2017, Alere Inc. announced that the European Commission has granted clearance for Abbott Laboratories to acquire Alere. On February 01st, 2016, Alere has entered into a definitive agreement under which Abbott will acquire Alere for $56 per common share in cash.
On January 26th, 2017, research firm RBC Capital Markets reiterated its 'Outperform' rating on the Company's stock with a decrease of the target price from $48 a share to $46 a share. ABT free research report PDF is just a click away at:
Shares in Marlborough, Massachusetts headquartered Boston Scientific Corp. closed at $24.06, climbing 0.88% from the last trading session. The stock recorded a trading volume of 6.52 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 10.88% in the last one month, 8.92% over the previous three months, and 11.23% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 9.58% and 6.11% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Additionally, shares of Boston Scientific, which develops, manufactures, and markets medical devices for use in various interventional medical specialties worldwide, have an RSI of 73.30.
On January 03rd, 2017, Boston Scientific announced that it will webcast its conference call discussing financial results for Q4 2016 on February 02nd, 2017, at 8:00 a.m. ET. The Company will issue a news release announcing financial results on February 02nd, 2017, prior to the conference call. Sign up for your complimentary report on BSX at:
At the closing bell yesterday, shares in Dublin, Ireland headquartered Medtronic PLC ended 1.81% higher at $76.02. A total volume of 7.81 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 7.04 million shares. The stock has advanced 6.26% in the last one month and 6.72% since the start of this year. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day moving average by 3.12%. Furthermore, shares of Medtronic, which manufactures and sells device-based medical therapies worldwide, have an RSI of 63.39.
On January 03rd, 2017, research firm Morgan Stanley downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Overweight' to 'Equal-Weight', with a target price of $77 per share. Register for free on Stock-Callers.com and download the latest research report on MDT at:
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