NEW YORK, November 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Companies in the Medical Laboratories and Research industry are focusedon performing various tests on patients that give them information on patients' health. As a whole, these firms tend to offer higher dividend yields than the wider Healthcare sector. Pre-market, Stock-Callers.com draws attention to these four equities:
On Tuesday, shares in California headquartered Organovo Holdings Inc. recorded a trading volume of 717,654 shares. The stock ended the day at $3.30, rising 0.61%. The Company's shares have gained 32.53% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 200-day moving average by 4.95%. Furthermore, shares of Organovo Holdings, which focuses on developing and commercializing functional human tissues that could be employed in drug discovery and development, biological research, and as therapeutic implants for the treatment of damaged or degenerating tissues and organs, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 54.93.
On November 03rd, 2016, Organovo reported Q2 FY17 total revenue of $1.4 million, which increased 358% versus Q2 FY16. The Company ended Q2 FY17 with cash and cash equivalents balance of $51.7 million. Organovo's net cash utilization during the period was $6.8 million. Visit us today and access our complete research report on ONVO at:
Madison, New Jersey headquartered Quest Diagnostics Inc.'s stock finished yesterday's session 0.12% higher at $85.20. A total volume of 1.80 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 1.17 million shares. The Company's shares have gained 2.60% in the last one month, 1.09% over the previous three months, and 22.29% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 2.72% and 10.28%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Quest Diagnostics, which provides diagnostic testing information and services in the US and internationally, have an RSI of 60.62.
On November 11th, 2016, Quest Diagnostics announced that it has raised its outlook for revenue growth for the period 2017-2020 to be 3%-5%. Earnings for the same period are expected to grow faster than revenues in the mid-to-high single digit range. Additionally, the company has raised its common stock dividend by 12.5% to an annual rate of $1.80 per share.
On November 14th, 2016, research firm UBS upgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Neutral' to 'Buy'. The research firm also revised upwards its previous target price from $88 to $90. The complimentary report on DGX can be downloaded at:
At the closing bell on Tuesday, shares in Waltham, Massachusetts headquartered Alere Inc. climbed 2.61%, ending the day at $36.16 with a total trading volume of 524,699 shares. The stock is trading 14.45% below its 50-day moving average. Shares of the Company, which provides professional diagnostic products and services for infectious and cardiometabolic disease, and toxicology in the US, Europe, and internationally, have an RSI of 27.04.
On November 07th, 2016, research firm Canaccord Genuity reiterated its 'Buy' rating on the Company's stock with a decrease of the target price from $53 a share to $50 a share.
On November 14th, 2016, Alere announced that it has posted a fact sheet on its website providing additional information regarding its subsidiary Arriva Medical, LLC's relationship with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and its enrollment in the National Mail Order Competition Bid Program for Diabetes Testing Supplies. The company stated that the fact sheet highlights, among other things, the data that supports Alere's belief that the Medicare claims in question were submitted in response to valid refill orders from Medicare beneficiaries or their caregivers. Register for free on Stock-Callers.com and access the latest research report on ALR at:
California headquartered DexCom Inc.'s stock ended the day 3.98% higher at $71.53. A total volume of 1.91 million shares was traded, which was higher than their three months average volume of 1.00 million shares. The Company's shares are trading 4.48% below their 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of DexCom, which focuses on the design, development, and commercialization of continuous glucose monitoring systems in the US and internationally, have an RSI of 46.17.
On November 02nd, 2016, research firm Canaccord Genuity reiterated its 'Buy' rating on the Company's stock with a decrease of the target price from $100 a share to $70 a share.
On November 14th, 2016, Dexcom announced that Health Canada has approved its Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM system for "non-adjunctive" use by people with diabetes aged 2 years and older. Canada is the first country in North America to approve the device with the non-adjunctive indication. Get free access to your research report on DXCM at:
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