Research Reports Initiation on Healthcare Stocks -- Endologix, C. R. Bard, Insulet, and Vericel

Friday, May 12, 2017 Research News
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NEW YORK, May 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Investments in the Healthcare sector are affected by many variables, including

positive trends related to demographics, and negative trends related to reimbursement. The sector is made up of many different industries - from pharmaceuticals and devices, to health insurers and hospitals. Pre-market, monitors the
following four equities: Endologix Inc. (NASDAQ: ELGX), C. R. Bard Inc. (NYSE: BCR), Insulet Corp. (NASDAQ: PODD), and Vericel Corp. (NASDAQ: VCEL). Learn more about these stocks by downloading their free report at:


On Thursday, shares in Irvine, California headquartered Endologix Inc. recorded a trading volume of 592,123 shares. The stock ended the session 3.14% lower at $7.10. The Company's shares have gained 8.90% in the last one month, 2.90% over the previous three months, and 24.13% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 3.10% above its 50-day moving average. Moreover, shares of Endologix, which develops, manufactures, markets, and sells medical devices for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms in the US and internationally, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 51.59.

On May 04th, 2017, Endologix announced financial results for the three months ended March 31st, 2017. Global revenue in Q1 2017 was $42.6 million; gross profit was $28.6 million; total operating expenses were $44.3 million; and net loss was $21.3 million. In addition, total cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash, and marketable securities were $36.0 million as of March 31st, 2017. The free research report on ELGX is available at:

C. R. Bard

Murray Hill, New Jersey headquartered C. R. Bard Inc.'s stock closed the day 0.83% higher at $307.80. A total volume of 1.06 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 881,530 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 23.23% in the past month, 28.44% in the previous three months, and 37.28% since the start of this year. The stock is trading 16.61% and 31.85% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Additionally, shares of C. R. Bard, which together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, packages, distributes, and sells medical, surgical, diagnostic, and patient care devices worldwide, have an RSI of 84.30.

On April 19th, 2017, C. R. Bard's Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly dividend of 26 cents per share on the Company's common stock. The current indicated annual dividend rate is $1.04 per share. The dividend is payable on May 12th, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 01st, 2017.

On April 25th, 2017, research firm Raymond James downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Strong Buy' to 'Market Perform'. The complimentary report on BCR can be downloaded at:


Shares in Billerica, Massachusetts headquartered Insulet Corp. recorded a trading volume of 573,106 shares, which was higher than their three months average volume of 500,550 shares. The stock ended yesterday's trading session 0.03% higher at $39.11. The Company's shares have advanced 3.80% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading below its 200-day moving average by 4.00%. Furthermore, shares of Insulet, which develops, manufactures, and sells insulin delivery systems for people with insulin-dependent diabetes in the US and internationally, have an RSI of 32.47.

On May 08th, 2017, Insulet announced financial results for the three months ended March 31st, 2017. Q1 2017 revenue was $101.7 million, exceeding the Company's guidance of $96 million to $99 million, and representing year-over-year growth of 25%. Gross margin was 58.4%, operating loss was $5.3 million, and net loss was $10.0 million for the quarter. Visit us today and download our complete research report on PODD for free at:


Cambridge, Massachusetts headquartered Vericel Corp.'s stock finished Thursday's session 1.92% lower at $2.55 with a total trading volume of 183,990 shares. The Company's shares are trading below their 200-day moving average by 2.04%. Shares of the Company, which researches, develops, manufactures, markets, and sells patient-specific expanded cellular therapies for use in the treatment of patients with severe diseases and conditions, have an RSI of 40.31.

On May 10th, 2017, Vericel announced that the US FDA has granted the Regenerative Medicine Advanced Therapy (RMAT) designation for ixmyelocel-T - an investigational product for the treatment of patients with advanced heart failure due to ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy. The RMAT designation is a new, expedited program established under the 21st Century Cures Act to foster the development and approval of regenerative medicine products intended for the treatment of serious diseases and conditions. Get free access to your technical report on VCEL at:


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