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Ligand Pharmaceuticals (LGND) Hits a 52-Week High, Can the Run Continue?

2018-05-21 zacks
Have you been paying attention to shares of Ligand Pharmaceuticals (LGND - Free Report) ? Shares have been on the move with the stock up 15.7% over the past month. LGND hit a new 52-week high of $195.17 in the previous session. Ligand Pharmaceuticals has gained 42.4% since the start of the year compared to the -0.4% move for the Medical sector and the -6.5% year-to-date return for its peer group.

Cerner-VA Pact to Use EHR Platform for Better Veteran Service

2018-05-21 zacks
Cerner Corporation’s (CERN - Free Report) wholly owned subsidiary, Cerner Government Services, Inc., recently signed an agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Cerner aims to facilitate care to the veteran community through VA’s efficient integrated network.

Here's Why You Should Steer Clear of Cerner (CERN) for Now

2018-05-18 zacks
Cerner Corporation (CERN - Free Report) is an underperforming company in the MedTech space. Stiff competition and a soft first quarter of 2018 are major headwinds at the moment.

Varian Medical (VAR) Merges With Brazil MOH to Fight Cancer

2018-05-18 zacks
In a bid to make quality radiotherapy treatment readily accessible, Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (VAR - Free Report) recently announced a software technology training and education cooperation agreement with the Brazil Ministry of Health (MOH), and seven universities and science and technology institutions (ICTs) in Brazil. This will enable the company to fight cancer treatment in Brazil and across Latin America.

A Peek Into Latest 13-F Filing: Top Hedge Fund Stocks

2018-05-18 zacks
Investors have started mulling over the top bets of big investors like Bill Ackman, George Soros, Carl Icahn, David Tepper, Larry Robbins, Leon Cooperman, Daniel Loeb, David Einhorn and Stanley Druckenmiller, following the first-quarter release of 13F Forms. The group, often known as hedge funds and shifting composition, has outperformed the broad stock market this year after nearly a decade of underperformance.

Weakness Seen in Anika Therapeutics (ANIK) Estimates: Should You Stay Away?

2018-05-18 zacks
Similar to wise buying decisions, exiting certain underperformers at the right time helps maximize portfolio returns. Selling off losers can be difficult, but if both the share price and estimates are falling, it could be time to get rid of the security before more losses hit your portfolio. One such stock that you may want to consider dropping is Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (ANIK - Free Report) , which has witnessed a significant price decline in the past four weeks, and it has seen negative earnings estimate revisions for the current quarter and the current year.

Here's Why You Should Sell DENTSPLY SIRONA (XRAY) Stock Now

2018-05-18 zacks
DENTSPLY SIRONA (XRAY - Free Report) has underperformed the industryin the last six months. The company’s shares have lost 27.9% comparing unfavorably with the industry’s gain of 5.1%. The current level is also significantly lower than the S&P 500 index’s return of 5.3%.

Thermo Fisher (TMO) Gains on Latest Buyouts Despite Cost Woes

2018-05-17 zacks
On May 16, we issued an updated research report on Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. (TMO - Free Report) . Banking on several takeovers including Patheon and FEI acquisitions, this leading scientific instrument maker is rapidly ramping up its inorganic growth profile. The company’s strong focus on the emerging markets is also encouraging. The stock has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).

Abaxis (ABAX) to be Acquired by Zoetis, Shares All-Time High

2018-05-17 zacks
Shares of Abaxis, Inc. (ABAX - Free Report) skyrocketed soon after its acquisition news grabbed headlines. The stock jumped more than 16% yesterday following animal health company Zoetis Inc.’s (ZTS - Free Report) announcement to buy Abaxis for an approximate deal value of $2 billion.

Cerner's (CERN) EHR Picked by Crisp Regional, Shares Up

2018-05-17 zacks
Cerner Corporation’s (CERN - Free Report) integrated electronic health record (EHR) and revenue cycle management solutions have been recently picked by Crisp Regional Health, Inc. Post the announcement, Cerner’s stock rallied 2.9% to $59.97.

Veeva Systems Launches Veeva Nitro, Boosts MedTech Analytics

2018-05-17 zacks
In a bid to replace the simple custom-made data warehouses with a unique industry-specific data model, Veeva Systems (VEEV - Free Report) recently introduced Veeva Nitro — a new model of commercial data warehouse for Life Sciences.

Can The Uptrend Continue for Genomic Health (GHDX)?

2018-05-16 zacks
Investors certainly have to be happy with Genomic Health, Inc. (GHDX - Free Report) and its short term performance. After all, the stock has jumped by 16% in the past 4 weeks, and it is also above its 20 Day Simple Moving Average as well. This is certainly a good trend, but investors are probably asking themselves, can this positive trend continue for GHDX?

Baxter (BAX) Gets FDA Nod for Spectrum IQ, Secures Infusions

2018-05-15 zacks
Baxter International Inc. (BAX - Free Report) recently announced FDA approval of the Spectrum IQ Infusion System with Dose IQ Safety Software in order to simplify EMR (Electronic Medical Record) administration for patients.

Here's Why You Should Sell Fresenius Medical (FMS) Stock Now

2018-05-14 zacks
Fresenius Medical Care (FMS - Free Report) has had a dismal run on the bourses of late. Over the last three months, the company’s shares lost 6.4%, wider than the S&P 500 index’s fall of 0.2%.

Here's Why You Should Invest in Varian Medical (VAR) Now

2018-05-11 zacks
Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (VAR - Free Report) is currently one of the top-performing stocks in the U.S. MedTech space. The company’s broad product spectrum, strong second-quarter fiscal 2018 results and a solid international foothold deserve a mention.

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