St. Jude Medical sees total Q3 CRM sales $660M-$690M Sees total FY14 CRM sales $2.81B-$2.85B. Sees Q3 AF product sales $240M-$260M, FY14 AF product sales $1.3B-$1.6B. Sees Q3 cardiovascular product sales $315M-$335M, FY14 cardiovacular product sales $1.36B-$1.39B. Sees Q3 neuromodulation product sales $100M-$110M, sees FY14 neuromodulation product sales $440M-$460M. Sees $15M-$20M related to CardioMEMS product line. Says assumes R&D tax credit will be extended for 2014. Says expects to add $10M-$15M in sales related to NeuroTherm product line in 2014, sees acquisition neutral to EPS in 2014. Sees FY14 gross profit margin 71.5%-72%. Still sees FY14 SG&A as a percentage of net sales to be 33.5%-34%. Sees FY14 effective tax rate 18%-18.5%. Comments made on the Q2 earnings conference call.
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St. Jude Medical upgraded to Outperform at Cowen As reported previously, Cowen upgraded St. Jude Medical to Outperform from Market Perform following positive results on its CardioMEMS HF monitoring system, which should support a return to 5% organic constant currency growth. Price target raised to $73 from $66.