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February 5, 2014
11:40 EDTTROV, SQNM, GHDX, MYGNMyriad Genetics rallies after buying rival, increasing 2014 outlook
Shares of molecular diagnostic company Myriad Genetics (MYGN) are climbing after the company reported second quarter results that beat consensus expectations, raised its fiscal 2014 outlook, and announced an acquisition. WHAT'S NEW: Last night, Myriad Genetics reported second quarter earnings per share of 66c and revenue of $204.1M, easily topping analysts' consensus expectations of 46c and $176.02M, respectively. The company raised its FY14 EPS view to $2.09-$2.14 from $1.92-$1.97, and boosted its FY14 revenue outlook to $740M-$750M from $700M-$715M. FY14 consensus estimates were $1.97 and $705.62M prior to the company's announcement. In addition, the company said it has a definitive agreement to acquire rival Crescendo Bioscience for $270M in cash. ANALYST REACTION: This morning, analyst commentary was mixed. Research firm JMP Securities upgraded Myriad Genetics to Market Perform from Underperform citing the company’s stronger than expected results. Conversely, Ladenburg downgraded Myriad to Neutral from Buy, citing valuation. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Myriad rose $2.72, or 10%, to $29.90 on more than twice its average daily trading volume. The stock is up about 10% over the past twelve months. OTHERS TO WATCH: Myriad’s competitors include Sequenom (SQNM), TrovaGene (TROV), and Genomic Health (GHDX).
News For MYGN;SQNM;TROV;GHDX From The Last 14 Days
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March 26, 2015
10:04 EDTMYGNOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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06:07 EDTMYGNMyriad Genetics downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman
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March 20, 2015
08:04 EDTGHDXGenomic Health reports positive data on positive impact of Oncotype DX test
Genomic Health announced that 11 studies were presented at the 14th St. Gallen International Breast Cancer Conference, including positive results from a real-life observational study in Ireland.1 That study demonstrated that use of the Oncotype DX® test in early-stage breast cancer led to a 58 percent net reduction in chemotherapy use, resulting in net cost savings of nearly EUR 800,000, or approximately EUR 1,200 in cost savings per patient.
07:41 EDTMYGNAmerican Academy of Dermatology to hold annual meeting
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05:17 EDTMYGNMyriad EMPATHY-P clinical study results to be highlighted at annual congress
Myriad Genetics announced that results from the EMPATHY-P clinical study of Prolaris in patients newly diagnosed with prostate cancer will be highlighted at the 30th Annual Congress of the European Association of Urology. The EMPATHY-P study evaluated the Prolaris test on 525 patient biopsy samples to determine the aggressiveness of prostate cancer in these newly diagnosed patients from five European countries including: Italy, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. The patients' biopsy samples also were evaluated using standard clinical pathology methods, which were then compared to the Prolaris test results. The EMPATHY-P data showed, overall, that the Prolaris test found 42% of the European men evaluated had a risk profile that was either lower or higher than would be expected using clinical pathology. Interestingly, this finding is consistent with the previously published U.S. Prostate Biopsy Research study, which found 51% of U.S. patients had a risk profile that differed from clinical pathology.
March 19, 2015
17:39 EDTSQNMSequenom launches the HerediT test in collaboration with Recombine
Sequenom's wholly owned subsidiary, Sequenom Laboratories, and Recombine Inc., a clinical genetic testing company dedicated to helping patients and providers make informed healthcare decisions, launched the HerediT UNIVERSAL carrier screening test as a service to ordering physicians. The HerediT UNIVERSAL test screens for more than 250 genetic diseases by analyzing over 2,000 genetic mutations.
07:59 EDTSQNMSequenom management to meet with William Blair
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March 18, 2015
08:33 EDTTROVTrovagene appoints Matthew Posard as Chief Commercial Officer
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March 17, 2015
07:18 EDTMYGNMyriad Genetics announces collaboration expansion with BioMarin
Myriad Genetics (MYGN) announced an expansion of the company's collaboration with BioMarin Pharmaceutical (BMRN). Under the expanded collaboration, BioMarin will use Myriad's myChoice HRD companion diagnostic test to prospectively identify patients with metastatic breast, ovarian and potentially other tumor types that may be sensitive to talazoparib. Financial terms were not disclosed.
07:05 EDTSQNMSequenom elects Kenneth Buechler as Chairman of the Board
Sequenom elected Kenneth Buechler as Chairman of the Board, effective April 1, 2015. Buechler succeeds Harry Hixson who will retire from the position effective March 31 after 11 years of service. Incoming chairman, Dr. Buechler, has served on the board of directors since December 2009. Prior to joining Sequenom's board, he served as President and Chief Scientific Officer of Biosite Incorporated, which he co-founded.
March 16, 2015
05:40 EDTSQNMIllumina files patent infringement suit in UK regarding NIPT patents
Illumina (ILMN) announced that it and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Verinata Health have filed a patent infringement suit against Premaitha Health in the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, Patents Court in the United Kingdom. Illumina is seeking all available remedies, including damages and injunctive relief. The patents asserted are European Patent 0 994 963 B2 and European Patent 1 981 995 B1, which are exclusively licensed to Illumina from Sequenom (SQNM), and The Board of Trustees of Leland Stanford Junior University, respectively. Stanford is joined in the suit as a necessary party because it is the registered owner of the European Patent 1 981 995 B1. The patents are directed to using cell-free fetal DNA for non-invasive prenatal testing. The suit accuses Premaitha’s IONA Test of infringement, including its use of next-generation sequencing to analyze cell-free fetal DNA from a sample of maternal blood.

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