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October 9, 2012
12:35 EDTMMM, DGXQuest Diagnostics unit, 3M say FDA gives clearance for Simplexa test
Focus Diagnostics, a business of Quest Diagnostics (DGX), and 3M (MMM) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has provided 510(k) clearance and CLIA moderate-complexity categorization to the Simplexa Flu A/B & RSV Direct test on the 3M Integrated Cycler. The new test aids in the qualitative detection and differentiation of RNA of influenza A and B viruses and respiratory syncytial virus, common causes of respiratory illness. The Simplexa Flu A/B & RSV Direct is now available in the United States. It was CE marked for distribution in Europe in 2011.
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May 26, 2015
11:54 EDTDGXOptions with increasing implied volatility
Options with increasing implied volatility: VIPS DGX CVC JIVE LBTYA BBBY YHOO NKE CAN DTV
07:22 EDTDGXDespite rumor, Quest takeover seems unlikely, says Wells Fargo
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May 22, 2015
12:34 EDTDGXOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
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12:10 EDTDGXQuest declines comment to Bloomberg on takeover speculation
Quest Diagnostics (DGX) declined comment to Bloomberg regarding the takeover speculation that pushed the company's stock higher today. Shares of Quest are up $7.01 to $80.89 in midday trading. Shares spiked earlier in the trading day amid talk among traders that Quest hired an investment bank to explore a sale after being approached by a suitor. The talk is unconfirmed speculation that has not been reported by any news agencies. Quest peer LabCorp (LH) is up $1.74 to $122.10 at midday.
10:43 EDTDGXQuest Diagnostics jumps amid takeover speculation
The move higher in Quest Diagnostics (DGX), which was earlier halted for volatility and remains up 15% to $85 per share in morning trading, has been attributed to takeover speculation. Peer Lab Corp. (LH) is also up 3.9% to $125 in morning trading.
10:19 EDTDGXQuest Diagnostics calls active on renewed takeover chatter
Quest Diagnostics June 75 and 80 calls are active on total call volume of 2,100 contracts (100 puts) on renewed takeover chatter. June call option implied volatility is at 18, July is at 19; compared to its 26-week average of 19. Active call volume suggests traders taking positions for upside price movement.
10:15 EDTDGXRumor: Quest Diagnostics moves up on renewed takeover chatter
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May 19, 2015
10:14 EDTMMMHigh option volume stocks
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May 18, 2015
07:19 EDTMMMElectric Products Group to hold a conference
EPG 2015 is being held in Longboat Key, Florida on May 18-20 with webcasted company presentations to begin on May 18 at 7:30 am; not all company presentations may be webcasted. Webcast Link
May 12, 2015
10:45 EDTMMMAnalyst says Pall deal may spark more life sciences M&A
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09:51 EDTMMMPall Corp. could be precursor to more Life Science deals, says Janney Capital
After The Wall Street Journal said Pall Corp. (PLL) is nearing a possible sale, naming Thermo Fisher (THO) and Danaher (DHR) as potential suitors, Janney Capital said it thinks dealmaking in the Life Sciences space won't stop with Pall, listing Repligen (RGEN), Bio-Techne (TECH) and VWR (VWR) as others in the industry that could see strategic bids emerge. The firm added that it expects that GE (GE), 3M (MMM), and private equity firms would also be involved in bidding in deals in the space.

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