Archive | 2017 Rayno Tools and Diagnostics Portfolio

The Rayno Tools and Diagnostics Portfolio is on hold pending Q1 2017 earnings analysis. We are still in a bear market. Large caps like ThermoFisher (TMO) and Idexx Labs (IDXX) are among the safe plays but growth stocks such as Illumina (ILMN) have bottomed. New picks lie ahead as there are many good opportunities. We did add Hologic (HOLX) as a buy at $40 on December 20, 2016.

Rayno Diagnostics and Tools: Hologic Beats Q1 Sales and EPS

Hologic, Inc. (HOLX) Beats: Revenues Increased 3.2% and GAAP diluted Earnings Increased 666.7% Compared to Prior Year Period (fiscal Q2) The base business grew 5.4% lead by molecular diagnostics, surgical and international franchises.Restructuring completed. The newly acquired Cynosure business grew by 5.7%; blood screening business of $38.4M was divested. GAAP Revenues were $715.4M with diluted […]

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Life Science Sector Review: Diagnostics and Tools Update

Life Science Sector: What’s Going On With Dx and Tools Stocks? We dropped coverage of Life Science diagnostics and tools stocks in January 2016 just after the severe market correction began. Of course the downdraft opened up great values in several stocks.We have reviewed selected stocks in the sector with the idea that more opportunities […]

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Today’s Movers in Life Sciences-Gene Sequencing: ILMN,PACB

Illumina (ILMN) Up 3 % to $174 on Buyout Speculation in Gene Sequencing Illumina, Inc. (ILMN) was up as much as 12 points earlier today on a rumored buyout from Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO).  Thermo bought another major player in sequencing Life Techologies for $13.6B making it the number two player in the major […]

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Foundation Medicine (FMI): New Pick Added To Raygent Core Portfolio

Foundation Medicine (FMI) New Pick at $20.40 We have added Foundation Medicine (FMI) to our core portfolio because of their leadership position in pharmacogenomics and molecular medicine for cancer care. The Foundation One genomic profile helps physicians make treatment decisions for patients with cancer by identifying the molecular growth drivers of their cancers and helping oncologists […]

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Rayno Dx and Tools: Abbott (ABT) Buys Alere (ALR) For $5.8B Expanding Point-of-Care Diagnostics Platforms

Abbott Laboratories Acquires Alere (ALR) -Stock Soars 45% At Market Opening Alere Product Line Offers Synergies and Boosts Global Diagnostics Presence 2015 Revenues of Alere Are Estimated in $2.5B Range So Deal is About 2.3X Sales Alere (ALR) has a broad-based product line in rapid point-of-care diagnostics with tests for infectious disease such as influenza […]

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Rayno Molecular Diagnostics and Tools Update: CPHD, HOLX, PACB

Dominant Trend is Precision Medicine and Molecular Medicine Lackluster revenue growth has tempered stock gains since Q3 earnings reports however the sector has always had good investment potential due to M&A and new products. Stocks are up from October lows. Our last update was in November and re-iterated the “Precision Medicine” trend which integrates targeted therapies […]

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Biotech Rally Gains Momentum…Update-1

Update-1 Rayno Recap for week of 11/20/15 IBB up 3.04%, XBI  up 1.92%,  XLV up 2.82% Notable Small Cap Winners Curis (CRIS) up 4.13%, Fibrocell Sciences (FCSC) up 3.42%, Geron (GERN) up 4.82%, Ignyta (RXDX) up 37.39%, and Ocera Therapeutics (OCRX) up 5.31%. Notable Rayno Dx and Tools Winners Cepheid (CPHD) up 6.45%, Illumina (ILMN) […]

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Rayno Tools and Molecular Diagnostics: Looking For Value

Looking for Value in a Slow Growth Market Life Science stocks took a big hit over the past summer and many have not fully recovered.The important metric to watch is sales growth because many of the smaller cap companies are still lagging in earnings growth so the PE tells you very little. The major technology […]

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Rayno Life Sciences Diagnostics and Tools Update: Volatile Stocks and Slower Growth Ahead

10/7/15 Update…Still in No Man’s Land…Nothing to Do See recent posts on bear market in biotech. We need to wait for Q3 earnings to find trades and longer term value in Dx and Tools. Most stocks in the sector have been hit hard since August. ———- Slower Growth with Same Themes: Sequencing (NGS) and Molecular […]

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Slower Growth in Diagnostics Stocks Except for NexGen Sequencing and Molecular

New technologies in diagnostics and tools are driving growth: NexGen sequencing, molecular and “point-of-care” testing platforms and veterinary testing. M&A and consolidation should continue. The sector is a laggard due to slowing  sales and earnings growth vs forecasts. Rayno Clinical Diagnostics Portfolio Update We initiated coverage of Clinical Diagnostic and Life Science Tools stocks in […]

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