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OXFD

Oxford Immunotec

$12.83

0.27 (2.15%)

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QIAGEN

$27.27

-0.17 (-0.62%)

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Oxford Immunotec announces 'favorable' patent litigation decision from U.S court

Oxford Immunotec Global (OXFD) announced that the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts reinstated the kit claims of the Company's patent infringement claims against the defendants, Qiagen (QGEN), Quest Diagnostics (DGX) and Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LH), following its review of the Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation of August 31, 2016. In issuing its ruling, the District Court rejected Qiagen's arguments that the patents were not valid and permitted the case to proceed on Qiagen's products and its customers' use of them. As a result of the District Court's decision, all claims of the Company's six patents remain at issue and the case will proceed to the next phases of discovery and, ultimately, trial. "We are pleased by the court's decision and, in particular, the reinstatement of the direct infringement claims against Qiagen," said Dr. Peter Wrighton-Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Oxford Immunotec. "Defense of all claims of our patents remains a priority for us and we will continue to pursue such defense vigorously."

OXFD

Oxford Immunotec

$12.83

0.27 (2.15%)

QGEN

QIAGEN

$27.27

-0.17 (-0.62%)

DGX

Quest Diagnostics

$84.07

-0.56 (-0.66%)

LH

LabCorp

$136.29

-1.19 (-0.87%)

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OXFD Oxford Immunotec
$12.83

0.27 (2.15%)

06/20/16
PIPR
06/20/16
NO CHANGE
PIPR
Final PAMA rule better than expected, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst William Quirk says the final Protecting Access to Medicare Act published Friday by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is better than expected. PAMA is delayed until 2018 from 2017 as expected, Quirk tells investors in a research note. Hospital labs will be required to submit private payer rates to CMS, a positive relative to prior expectations, the analyst notes. He views the decision as beneficial for Quest Diagnostics (DGX) and LabCorp (LH). Further, CMS will require labs to submit only in-network rates and out-of-network "final" rates, which is a positive for specialty labs who have in-network rates at or above Medicare including CareDx (CDNA), Genomic Health (GHDX), Myriad Genetics (MYGN), Oxford Immunotec (OXFD) and Veracyte (VCYT), Quirk writes.
06/24/16
PIPR
06/24/16
NO CHANGE
Target $25
PIPR
Overweight
Piper Jaffray positive on Imugen acquisition by Oxford Immunotec
Piper Jaffray analyst William Quirk says the acquisition of Imugen, a clinical laboratory focused on developing and performing specialized testing for tick-borne diseases, by Oxford Immunotec is a "good strategic fit" given call point overlap. Oxford's vision is to leverage the exiting sales force and marketing infrastructure to grow its revenue in the U.S., the analyst tells investors in a research note. Quirck also notes that Oxford has more costs than revenue in GBP and today's GBP/USD movements following the "Brexit" vote could be a net benefit. He reiterates an Overweight rating and $25 price target on Oxford's shares.
07/07/16
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07/07/16
NO CHANGE
PIPR
New FDA recommendation positive for lab companies, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst William Quirk says that the FDA has issued draft guidance to streamline its approval process for next-generation sequencing, or NGS, germline tests, which could be a substitute for a Premarket Notification or 510k. The analyst believes streamlined regulatory approaches for NGS tests are a positive for labs with NGS laboratory-developed tests such as CareDx (CDNA), Quest Diagnostics (DGX), Genomic Health (GHDX), LabCorp (LH), Myriad Genetics (MYGN), Natera (NTRA), Oxford Immunotec (OXFD), Sequenom (SQNM), Trovagene (TROV), and Veracyte (VCYT).
QGEN QIAGEN
$27.27

-0.17 (-0.62%)

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STFL
11/12/15
INITIATION
STFL
Hold
QIAGEN initiated with a Hold at Stifel
08/01/16
HSBC
08/01/16
UPGRADE
HSBC
Buy
QIAGEN upgraded to Buy from Hold at HSBC
HSBC analyst Keppeler upgraded QIAGEN to Buy and increased its price target to $27 from $20. The analyst is more constructive on improving trends in Academia/Pharma and expects topline growth to accelerate to 7% in 2017 from 1-4% in 2012-2015 from strong growth drivers that include QiaSymphony instrument and the NGS franchise.
05/25/16
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05/25/16
NO CHANGE
PIPR
Neutral
Piper says QIAGEN may need to change or pull GeneReader if Illumina wins suit
Piper Jaffray analyst William Quirk said patent infringement outcomes are hard to predict, but added that Illumina's (ILMN) win at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board increase its chances to prevail in its recently filed infringement lawsuit against Qiagen (QGEN) related to the GeneReader DNA sequencer. If Illumina does win, Qiagen will need to "drastically" alter the product and/or remove it from the market, said Quirk, who keeps a Neutral rating on Qiagen shares.
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INITIATION

On The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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DGX Quest Diagnostics
$84.07

-0.56 (-0.66%)

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09/13/16
NO CHANGE
CHLM
LabCorp impact from Quest-Optum collaboration limited, says Craig-Hallum
Craig-Hallum analyst Bill Bonello said the Quest Diagnostics (DGX) and Optum, a division of United Healthcare (UNH), collaboration does not put LabCorp's (LH) revenue at risk. The collaboration does not create any lab benefit management service, or a preferred lab network with Quest at the hub, that would drive business to Quest labs or compete with Labcorp's Beacon LBS lab management business, the analyst wrote. Bonellow said UnitedHealthcare and LabCorp continue to work together to expand the Beacon LBS model to other markets and we would expect to see the Beacon lab network expand to other payors overtime. Also, the analyst said the collaboration does not impact LabCorp's contract with UnitedHealthcare, or UHC, and and has no impact on that contract today and does not imply a change to UHC's contracting strategy going forward. Bonello rates LabCorp a Buy with a $160 price target.
09/09/16
SBSH
09/09/16
INITIATION
Target $86
SBSH
Neutral
Quest Diagnostics initiated with a Neutral at Citi
Citi analyst Ralph Giacobbe started Quest Diagnostics with a Neutral rating and $86 price target. The analyst views the valuation as fair given the questions around growth drivers.
08/31/16
08/31/16
DOWNGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Under Armour (UA) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus by John Staszak, based on his belief that the company will have to make significant investments to expand its business going forward. 2. First Solar (FSLR) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus by analysts Stephen Biggar and Jasper Hellweg, citing what they see as the company's lack of earnings visibility. The analysts say that the company's backlog is falling, while it is encountering "intense price competition." 3. Palo Alto Networks (PANW) downgraded to Outperform from Strong Buy at Raymond James by analyst Michael Turits, citing the company's weaker than expected guidance for FY17. Palo guided product growth to 12%-13%, nearly halfway below the consensus estimate of 22%, said Turits, who lowered his price target for the shares to $165 from $180. 4. G-III Apparel (GIII) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Stifel. Despite the recent decline in the stock, its risk/reward ratio is unfavorable given the multiple risks faced by the company, according to Stifel analyst Jim Duffy. 5. Quest Diagnostics (DGX) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Mizuho. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
09/14/16
ADAM
09/14/16
NO CHANGE
Target $155
ADAM
Buy
LabCorp weakness a buying opportunity, says Canaccord
Canaccord analyst Mark Massaro noted LabCorp (LH) shares sold off yesterday on news that its rival, Quest Diagnostics (DGX), announced a partnership with Optum, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth (UNH). The analyst said LabCorp does not believe Quest can wrestle away UnitedHealth's long-standing lab services contract when it goes up for renewal in 2018. Massaro expects LabCorp to deliver steady quarterly beats and said the company is well positioned to capture its losses in the second half of 2016. Massaro reiterated his Buy rating and $155 price target on LabCorp shares.
LH LabCorp
$136.29

-1.19 (-0.87%)

09/13/16
FBCO
09/13/16
NO CHANGE
FBCO
LabCorp weakness a buying opportunity, says Credit Suisse
09/09/16
SBSH
09/09/16
INITIATION
Target $156
SBSH
Neutral
LabCorp initiated with a Neutral at Citi
Citi analyst Ralph Giacobbe started LabCorp with a Neutral rating and $156 price target. The analyst views the valuation as fair given the questions around growth drivers.

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