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April 2, 2014
13:25 EDTILMN, ILMN, ILMN, LMNX, LMNX, LMNX, CPHD, CPHD, CPHD, GNMK, GNMK, GNMK, NSTG, NSTG, NSTG, MYGN, MYGN, MYGN, FLDM, FLDM, FLDM, PACB, PACB, PACB, TMO, TMO, TMO, QGEN, QGEN, QGENLeerink's life science tools analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
Life Science Tools Analyst Leonard discusses the use of nextgen sequencing in a clinical context, early applications and uptake, the merits, demerits of various nextgen sequencing instruments and where new offerings fit on an Analyst/Industry conference call. Relevant companies ILMN, TMO, PACB, FLDM, MYGN, NSTG, GNMK, CPHD, LMNX and QGEN may be discussed on the Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on April 3 at 2 pm.
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October 20, 2014
15:30 EDTILMNNotable companies reporting after market close
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07:11 EDTILMNAmerican Society for Reproductive Medicine to hold annual meeting
2014 Annual Meeting of ASRM is being held in Honolulu on October 18-22.
07:10 EDTFLDM, ILMNAmerican Society of Human Genetics to hold annual meeting
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October 17, 2014
12:52 EDTMYGNOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were sharply higher at midday, as the averages bounce back following steep declines in several recent sessions. Better than expected earnings from General Electric (GE) and Morgan Stanley (MS), a rebound in European stock markets and a stronger than expected reading on U.S. consumer confidence may all be contributing to the brightened mood evidenced by today's trading. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., housing starts rebounded 6.3% to a 1.017M pace in September, beating expectations for a monthly increase of 4.6%. Building permits increased 1.5% to a 1.018M rate, which was below the expected 2.3% rise. The first release on the University of Michigan's consumer sentiment index for October came in at 86.4, versus expectations for a decline to 84.0 from the prior 84.6 reading. COMPANY NEWS: General Electric shares rose over 3% after the company reported better than expected third quarter profit and nearly in-line revenues. Morgan Stanley, whose quarterly results also topped Street expectations, advanced 2.5%. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Westmoreland Coal (WLB), which gained 23% after it stuck a deal to acquire Oxford GP, the general partner of Oxford Resource Partners (OXF), and contribute certain royalty bearing coal reserves to Oxford in return for Oxford common units. Afterward, Brean Capital raised its price target on Westmoreland to $60, noting the announcement represents an entry into the MLP space. Also higher were shares of Textron (TXT), which advanced 11% after the aircraft and defense company reported better than expected third quarter earnings per share and raised its profit outlook for fiscal 2014. Among the noteworthy losers was Urban Outfitters (URBN), which dropped 13% and was downgraded by at least three Street research firms after the owner of Anthropologie and its namesake clothing stores warned that its Q3 earnings may be negatively impacted by continued weakness in its comparable retail sales. Also lower was Myriad Genetics (MYGN), which fell 7% after guiding to lower than expected Q1 adjusted earnings, citing a higher than expected increase in costs to perform its myRisk Hereditary Cancer test following the test's national launch. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 295.34, or 1.83%, to 16,412.58, the Nasdaq was up 62.43, or 1.48%, to 4,279.82, and the S&P 500 was up 29.48, or 1.58%, to 1,892.24.
07:16 EDTMYGNMyriad Genetics receives draft medicare coverage for Prolaris
Myriad Genetics announced that Palmetto GBA, a Medicare Administrative Contractor, or MAC, that assesses molecular diagnostic technologies, has issued a draft local coverage determination, or LCD, for Prolaris, Myriad's prostate cancer test. The LCD is posted to the Medicare Coverage Database on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS, website and establishes the coverage policy for Medicare beneficiaries. The current language in the draft LCD provides reimbursement coverage for the approximately 50% of prostate cancer patients defined as low and very low risk. Under Medicare rules, the draft LCD is subject to a minimum 45-day public comment period. After comments are considered, a final LCD is issued, which goes into effect after a minimum 45-day notification period.
07:14 EDTMYGNMyriad Genetics sees FY15 EPS $1.90-$2.00, consensus $1.93
Backs FY15 revenue guidance of $800M-$820M, consensus 804.15M.
07:14 EDTMYGNMyriad Genetics sees Q1 adjusted EPS 25c, consensus 41c
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07:00 EDTMYGNMyriad Genetics trading halted, pending news
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October 16, 2014
17:35 EDTCPHDCepheid 'well positioned' to address Ebola
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17:28 EDTCPHDCepheid sees Q4 adjusted EPS 2c-4c, may not compare to consensus (9c)
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16:11 EDTCPHDCepheid sees FY14 adjusted EPS 11c-13c, may not compare to consensus (52c)
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16:09 EDTCPHDCepheid reports Q3 EPS ex-items 6c, consensus (16c)
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10:01 EDTILMNOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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05:33 EDTILMNIllumina upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray
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October 15, 2014
08:52 EDTLMNXLuminex CEO PAtrick Baithrop retiring, succeeded by Nachum Shamir
Luminex President and CEO Patrick J. Balthrop, Sr. has retired. The board of directors has named Nachum "Homi" Shamir as President and CEO. Mr. Balthrop will continue to serve the company and its shareholders as a consultant to the Board and Mr. Shamir, and will be assisting in the transition through April 14, 2015.
07:43 EDTPACBPacific Biosciences releases new enhancing DNA sequencing chemistry
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06:32 EDTILMNIllumina to invest in three genomics industry startups
Illumina selected three startup companies for the inaugural Illumina Accelerator funding cycle. The companies are Encoded Genomics, EpiBiome and Xcell Biosciences. The Illumina Accelerator will provide selected startups with seed investment, business guidance, access to Illumina’s sequencing systems and reagents, and fully operational lab space in the San Francisco Bay Area during the six-month cycle.
October 14, 2014
14:21 EDTTMOThermo Fisher confirms review of alleged Kinetica bugs, Reuters reports
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08:15 EDTILMNIllumina should report stronger than expected results, says Wedbush
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07:48 EDTCPHDCepheid recent weakness unjustified, says Canaccord
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