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    Earnings Report

    What Led to Edwards Lifesciences’ Stellar Performance in 1Q16?

    Edwards Lifesciences (EW) reported ~$697 million in total revenue in 1Q16. Of that, ~$366 million was contributed by the company’s THV (Transcatheter Heart Valve) Therapy segment.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Miscellaneous

    Which Hospital Stocks Are Expected to Benefit Most?

    Trumpcare’s failure is considered to be a boon by hospital companies treating a significant portion of Medicaid members.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Earnings Report

    Inside the Double-Digit Fall for Mallinckrodt’s Specialty Generics Business in 2016

    Specialty Generics’ contribution to Mallinckrodt’s net sales fell by 18% to $1 billion in 2016. The business had a 31% share in total net sales in 2016.

    By Jillian Dabney
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    Earnings Report

    A Look at Mallinckrodt’s Operating Segments

    Mallinckrodt (MNK) is a specialty pharmaceuticals company that relies on volume-driven growth. Let’s discuss the performances of its three segments.

    By Jillian Dabney
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    Healthcare

    Why you should use the Sharpe ratio when investing in the medical device industry

    What is a Sharpe ratio? A Sharpe ratio is a tool that measures the amount of returns for each unit of volatility that’s generated by a portfolio (higher returns and lower volatility equals more returns per unit of volatility). The measurement allows investors to analyze how much return they’re receiving from a portfolio in exchange for […]

    By Amritpal Khalsa
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Givosiran May Become Major Growth Driver for Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

    On September 7, 2017, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (ALNY) announced that it had reached an agreement with the US Food and Drug Administration (or FDA) related to the design of the phase three program for investigational RNAi therapeutic Givosiran.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How United Therapeutics’ Remodulin and Tyvaso Are Performing

    In 2Q17, United Therapeutics’ (UTHR) Remodulin generated revenues of around $158 million, which reflected ~8% growth on a quarter-over-quarter basis.

    By Daniel Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Abiomed in 2017: The Analysts’ View

    For the quarter ending March 31, 2017, Abiomed (ABMD) reported revenues close to $124.7 million, which represents a YoY growth of about 30%.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inside Align Technology’s Robust Revenue Growth Projection for 2017

    For fiscal 2017, Align Technology (ALGN) expects its 2017 revenues to grow operationally in the range of 15%–25% YoY.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    WellCare Health Plans Expected to Report Solid Rise in EPS in 2017

    WellCare Health Plans has updated its earnings per share guidance from the previously estimated range of $6.00–$6.25 to the new range of $6.55–$6.80.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Earnings Report

    How Dentsply Sirona’s Profitability Metrics Looked in 1Q17

    Dentsply Sirona’s (XRAY) 1Q17 earnings and revenue failed to meet analysts’ estimates. The company reported a fall in its organic revenue.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Performance of Incyte’s Jakafi in the United States

    Revenues for Jakafi rose more than 42.0% to $852.8 million in 2016, from $601.0 million in 2015.

    By Mike Benson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Is Mylan’s Generics Segment Doing?

    Mylan’s (MYL) 3Q16 revenues were mainly driven by a 17.0% rise in sales for its Generics segment. The segment reported $2.6 billion in sales in 3Q16.

    By Mike Benson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Uterine Fibroids Segment May Offer Opportunity for NBIX

    According to MarketScan and Truven Health Analytics, approximately 9 million women in the US need therapy for symptoms related to uterine fibroids (or UF).

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Baxter’s Latest Dividend and Share Repurchase Authorization

    Baxter International (BAX) announced a quarterly cash dividend of $0.13 per share on November 8, 2016.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Earnings Report

    Mallinckrodt’s Revenue Growth in Fiscal 4Q16

    On an annual basis, MNK’s net sales soared by 16% to $3.4 billion in 2016. Despite its better-than-estimated performance, shares fell by 9% on November 29.

    By Jillian Dabney
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Is Donald Trump’s Seven-Point Health Plan?

    Trump’s healthcare agenda During his campaign, Trump came up with a seven-point plan for the healthcare industry. In this plan, he proposed to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Although a complete repeal doesn’t seem feasible, if applied, it would definitely take a toll on hospitals and insurance companies. In the next article, we’ll discuss the severity of […]

    By Jillian Dabney
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Could Trump’s Presidency Affect Hospitals and Insurance?

    The effects of repealing Obamacare Donald Trump is definitely not in favor of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. As he wants to repeal the act completely and replace it with another policy, the hospital sector fell on November 9, the day after the election. Trump believes that providing healthcare facilities to illegal immigrants costs […]

    By Jillian Dabney
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    Earnings Report

    How EW’s Gross Profit Margins Were Affected in 3Q16

    Edwards Lifesciences (EW) reported falling revenue in 3Q16. Its gross profit margin fell and was reported to be ~72.8% of its total revenue, compared to ~76.2% in 2Q16.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are the Signs of a Bear Market?

    Signs of bear markets After outlining why he thinks bull markets in the US are more common than investors think, Richard Bernstein went on to discuss the signs of bear markets. He suggests that the prevailing pessimism of an impending bear market is unjustified. According to him, based on historical evidence, there are three indications […]

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Boston Scientific’s Acquisition of EndoChoice: Must-Know Details

    On September 27, 2016, Boston Scientific (BSX) announced the acquisition of EndoChoice Holdings for $210 million.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Physician and Payer Relationships to Increase UTHR’s Drug Access

    UTHR has been actively involved in strengthening its relationships with health insurers and physicians to ensure drug access for the patient community.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Stryker Plans to Leverage the Under-Tapped Europe Opportunity

    Europe represents a potential growth opportunity for Stryker, as the company currently has a low market share in Europe compared to other developed markets.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s BSX’s Capital Allocation Strategy Going Forward?

    In August 2015, BSX acquired American Medical Systems’ male urology business for $1.6 billion in cash and milestone-based payments of $50 million.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Changes to Richard Bernstein Advisors’ US Equities in 2016

    In 2015, Richard Bernstein Advisors was defensively positioned. This means reduced allocation to equity and increased allocation to fixed income instruments.

    By David Ashworth
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    Earnings Report

    Can Mallinckrodt Expand Its Margins?

    Wall Street analysts expect Mallinckrodt’s (MNK) net margin to jump to 24.3% in 3Q16 from 10% in 3Q15.

    By Jillian Dabney
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Richard Bernstein on Profits Recession and Portfolio Positioning

    According to Richard Bernstein, cyclical stocks tend to do better than stable growth companies in earnings-driven bull markets.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Varian Medical Systems’ Growth Potential in Radiation Oncology

    Varian Medical Systems’ next big technology innovation will be high-definition radiotherapy, which is an intelligent treatment delivery system that aims to achieve 100% radiation exposure for the tumor.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Is Procedure Growth Driving Intuitive Surgical’s Revenue?

    The number of procedures performed using Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci surgical system in 1Q16 rose by around 17% year-over-year.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inside Quest Diagnostics’ Growth Restoration Strategy

    Quest Diagnostics has been focusing on developing sales and marketing expertise, increasing esoteric testing, and building relationships with hospitals.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Could Help Zimmer Biomet Regain Lost Market Share?

    Some recent launches that might improve Zimmer Biomet’s market share include the modular XtraFix External Fixation system, a device for trauma patients that helps save time and cost.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding Ionis Pharmaceuticals’ 2015 Revenue Stream

    Ionis Pharmaceuticals (IONS) reported revenues of $284 million in 2015. Analysts are estimating that revenues will decline more than 16% to $237 million in 2016.

    By Mike Benson
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Business Cycle Perspective: Has the Healthcare Sector Hit Bottom?

    This year, the healthcare sector seems to be receding, and the utilities sector seems to be in good gear. This is a sign that the early bear phase is over.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Earnings Report

    Analysts Estimate a Rise in Stryker’s Revenue from Orthopedics

    The Orthopedics segment of Stryker accounts for ~42% of total sales and witnessed a sales growth of around 5.8% on a constant currency basis for 3Q15.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Sizing up Stryker’s Business Model in 2015

    Stryker offers a diversified portfolio of more than 60,000 products and services, with a focus on quality outcomes at lower costs through collaborations.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Risks Faced by Becton, Dickinson and Company

    As it is susceptible to industry risks, Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX), or BD, is transforming its business model.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    An Overview of Becton, Dickinson and Company’s Business Model

    On October 1, 2015, BD underwent organizational restructuring to better align its business model to the strategic vision and goals of the company.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Earnings Report

    Rise in Revenues Is Expected for Universal Health Services

    According to Wall Street, Universal Health Services’ 3Q15 revenues are estimated to be about $2.2 billion—growth of about 9.5% on a YoY basis.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Earnings Report

    Why Teva’s 1Q15 Revenues Declined Marginally

    In 1Q15, Teva beat Wall Street analysts’ revenue estimates of $4.81 billion, posting revenues of $4.98 million, an increase of ~3.5%.

    By Nicole Sario
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    Miscellaneous

    Mylan–Perrigo Merger: Expanding into Over-the-Counter Drugs

    Pharmaceutical company Mylan’s (MYL) intention to acquire Perrigo became public on April 6, 2015. The acquisition would permit Mylan to expand into the over-the-counter drugs segment.

    By Nicole Sario
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Copaxone, a Significant Growth Driver for Teva

    Copaxone 20mg/mL is the major growth driver for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (TEVA). In 2014, Copaxone accounted for 21% of Teva’s revenues.

    By Nicole Sario
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Drives Generic Pharmaceuticals’ Valuation?

    Valuation reflects the market’s perceptions of the industry’s growth prospects. The major value drivers for valuation are ROIC and the growth rate.

    By Nicole Sario
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Two Factors Are Driving the US Generics Market?

    The US generics industry is fragmented. The top five companies accounted for 44.4% of the market share of unbranded generics in 2013, according to IMS Health.

    By Nicole Sario
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