Medical Labs Stocks on Investors' Radar -- Agilent Technologies, Alere, Quintiles IMS, and Thermo Fisher Scientific

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 General News
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NEW YORK, May 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Pre-market, has issued research reports on Agilent Technologies

Inc. (NYSE: A), Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR), Quintiles IMS Holdings Inc. (NYSE: Q), and Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO). These Medical Laboratories and Research stocks are part of the Healthcare sector, which has received an "Outperform" rating
from Charles Schwab on May 25th, 2017 due to increased need for services and strong financials. Learn more about these stocks by downloading their comprehensive and free reports at:

Agilent Technologies  

On Tuesday, shares in Santa Clara, California headquartered Agilent Technologies Inc. rose 1.45%, ending the day at $60.37. The stock recorded a trading volume of 2.58 million shares, which was above its three months average volume of 1.90 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 9.66% in the last one month, 17.68% over the previous three months, and 32.51% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 10.28% and 22.90%, respectively. Moreover, shares of Agilent Technologies, which provides application focused solutions to the life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets worldwide, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 78.94.

On May 17th, 2017, Agilent Technologies announced that a quarterly dividend of 13.2 cents per share of common stock will be paid on July 26th, 2017, to all shareholders of record as of the close of business on July 03rd, 2017. The timing and amounts of future dividends are subject to determination and approval by the Company's board. A complete research report is just a click away and free at:


Shares in Waltham, Massachusetts headquartered Alere Inc. ended the day 0.33% lower at $48.66 with a total trading volume of 555,052 shares. In the previous three months and on an YTD basis, the stock has gained 27.05% and 24.87%, respectively. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 7.35% and 17.32%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Alere, which provides professional diagnostic products and services for infectious and cardiometabolic disease, and toxicology in the US, Europe, and internationally, have an RSI of 64.04.  

On May 22nd, 2017, Alere announced certain preliminary unaudited financial information for Q4 ended December 31st, 2016, and Q1 2017 ended March 31st, 2017. For Q4 2016, total revenue is expected to be $597 million, and non-GAAP organic growth is expected to be -0.9%, or +3.7%, excluding Arriva. For Q1 2017, total revenue is expected to be $588 million, and non-GAAP organic growth is expected to be +0.9%, or +6.8%, excluding Arriva. The complimentary report on ALR can be downloaded at:

Quintiles IMS  

At the close of trading on Tuesday, shares in Durham, North Carolina headquartered Quintiles IMS Holdings Inc. finished 0.60% lower at $85.50 with a total trading volume of 884,026 shares. The stock has advanced 1.45% in the last one month, 10.48% over the previous three months, and 12.43% on an YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 4.85% and 9.20%, respectively. Additionally, shares of Quintiles IMS, which provides integrated information and technology-enabled healthcare services in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia/Pacific, have an RSI of 63.08.  

On May 03rd, 2017, Quintiles IMS reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31st, 2017. Revenue for Q1 2017 was $1,911 million, adjusted EBITDA was $467 million, GAAP net income was $74 million, and GAAP diluted earnings per share (EPS) was $0.31. Adjusted net income for the quarter was $238 million, and adjusted diluted EPS was $1.01.

On May 04th, 2017, research firm Mizuho reiterated its 'Buy' rating on the Company's stock with an increase of the target price from $90 a share to $93 a share. Sign up for your complimentary research report on Q at:

Thermo Fisher Scientific  

Waltham, Massachusetts headquartered Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.'s shares recorded a trading volume of 1.11 million shares at the end of yesterday's session. The stock closed the day 0.10% lower at $173.25. The Company's shares have advanced 4.79% in the past month, 9.87% in the previous three months, and 22.79% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 7.07% and 13.02%, respectively. Additionally, shares of Thermo Fisher Scientific, which provides analytical instruments, equipment, reagents and consumables, software, and services for research, manufacturing, analysis, discovery, and diagnostics under Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, and Unity Lab Services brands worldwide, have an RSI of 72.66.

On May 18th, 2017, the Company announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per share. The dividend will be paid on July 17th, 2017, to shareholders of record as of June 15th, 2017. Get free access to your research report on TMO at:


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