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March 18, 2013
09:19 EDTABTFDA panel says approval 'not appropriate' for Abbott's MitraClip
The FDA posted online a summary for the March 20 meeting regarding Abbott's Vascular MitraClip Clip Delivery System, a first-of-a-kind transcatheter mitral valve repair system. An FDA panel concluded that premarket approval "is not appropriate at this time as major questions of safety and effectiveness, as well as the overall benefit-risk profile for this device, remain unanswered." The FDA said the trial data submitted, while "interesting and important," lack "valid scientific evidence of safety and effectiveness for the MitraClip CDS for the proposed Indication for use in an inoperable MR population." The agency panel went on, "Because there are limited options for high risk inoperable and high risk mitral valve patients, the FDA has recently worked with the sponsor in a highly interactive manner to develop a new U.S. randomized controlled trial for this patient population called the COAPT Trial. In addition, the sponsor has also recently developed a European randomized trial for this patient population." Reference Link
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October 23, 2014
06:22 EDTABTMylan, Abbott enter into amendment, still see deal closing in 1Q15
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October 22, 2014
09:24 EDTABTAbbott says on track for another year of double digit adjusted EPS growth
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09:21 EDTABTOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Dow Chemical (DOW), up 3.7%... iRobot (IRBT), up 12%... Six Flags (SIX), up 13%... GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), up 2%... Broadcom (BRCM), up 7%... Boston Scientific (BSX), up 4.3%... Abbott (ABT), up 1.8%... Yahoo! (YHOO), up 6%. ALSO HIGHER: Blue Earth (BBLU), up 26.4% after CEO says statements in Seeking Alpha blog are "false and misleading."... GW Pharmaceuticals (GWPH), up 5.4% after Epidiolex receives orphan designation from EMA. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: 3D Systems (DDD), down 15%... Biogen (BIIB), down 7%... Lumber Liquidators (LL), down 13.4%... Norfolk Southern (NSC), down 3%... Angie's List (ANGI), down 8.8%. ALSO LOWER: Nanosphere (NSPH), down 33% after filing secondary, reporting preliminary Q3 revenue... Himax Technologies (HIMX), down 16% after announcing that Google (GOOG) will not exercise an additional investment option in the company... Cree (CREE), down 10.5%, downgraded at DA Davidson and Canaccord following the company's Q1 earnings results... Ocwen Financial (OCN), down 7% after downgraded to Hold at Evercore, downgraded to Neutral at BofA Merrill Lynch... VMware (VMW), down 7.8%, downgraded at Nomura and Raymond James following the company's Q3 results.
09:16 EDTABTAbbott sees Q4 reported sales growth in high single digits
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09:14 EDTABTAbbott sees FY14 operational sales growth in the mid single digits
Sees foreign exchange to have negative impact of approx. 2% on FY reported sales, somewhat more negative than previous expectations. Sees FY14 reported sales growth in low to mid single digits. Sees FY gross margin ratio about 55% of sales. Comments made on the Q3 earnings conference call.
08:04 EDTABTAbbott raises FY14 adjusted EPS view to $2.25-$2.27 from $2.19-$2.29
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07:37 EDTABTAbbott sees Q4 EPS excl items 68c-70c, consensus 70c
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07:36 EDTABTAbbott reports Q3 Nutrition revenue $1.79B, Q3 Diagnostics revenue $1.19B
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07:34 EDTABTAbbott reports Q3 EPS 62c, consensus 59c
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October 21, 2014
15:35 EDTABTNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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07:44 EDTABTAbbott volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
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October 15, 2014
10:48 EDTABTShire tanks with AbbVie calling board meeting over merger
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