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Veracyte

$8.04

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16:09
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Veracyte reports Q4 EPS (14c), consensus (26c)

Reports Q4 revenue $18.3M, consensus $17.49M.

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VCYT Veracyte
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0.29 (3.74%)

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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Pfizer (PFE) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays with analyst Geoff Meacham saying he sees a greater likelihood that Pfizer will be able to access its cash overseas under the new administration, which could be used to acquire growth assets and return capital to shareholders. 2. Comerica (CMA) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette. 3. Tractor Supply (TSCO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Northcoast with analyst Chuck Cerankosky saying he expects the company to benefit from colder weather and the improving US economy and said product assortments and promotions have also been adjusted to the new economics of the energy patch and its impact on this company's customers. 4. Del Frisco's (DFRG) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse with analyst Jason West saying it is a key beneficiary of improved high-end consumer and corporate spending. 5. Veracyte upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Janney Capital with analyst Paul Knight saying the company's "disciplined test development, commercialization, and reimbursement processes" insulate it from a number of problems plaguing the pharma sector. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
02/08/17
CANT
02/08/17
NO CHANGE
Target $13
CANT
Overweight
Veracyte pact with Quest should improve Afirma reimbursement, says Cantor
Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Bryan Brokmeier believes Veracyte's (VCYT) agreement with Quest Diagnostics (DGX) for its Afirma Gene Expression Classifier expands access which, in addition to accelerating growth, should improve reimbursement rate and margins. Other diagnostic partners have said that Quest has become more of a driver of sales of proprietary tests, particularly for higher value tests, which leaves Brokmeier encouraged that the partnership will pay off for Veracyte, he tells investors. The analyst reiterates an Overweight rating and $13 price target on Veracyte shares following the news.
02/17/17
CANT
02/17/17
NO CHANGE
CANT
Overweight
Draft BCBS policy a positive for Veracyte, says Cantor
Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Bryan Brokmeier said a draft of a revised policy from BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee proposes that Veracyte's (VCYT) Afirma be deemed medically necessary, while competing products, including one from Interpace Diagnostics (IDXG), are considered investigational. The draft policy is a positive that represents a $3.6M annual revenue opportunity to Veracyte given the systems' 3.3M covered lives, said Brokmeier, who keeps an Overweight rating on the shares.
02/27/17
02/27/17
NO CHANGE

Piper sees CMS halt of LCDs as net-positive for Myriad
As previously reported, Piper Jaffray analyst William Quirk noted that an industry blog uncovered that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has instructed all Medicare Administrative Contractors to not post new or revised Local Coverage Determinations, or LCDs, until further notice. He points out that Myriad Genetics (MYGN) has two draft LCDs outstanding - a positive one expanding Prolaris coverage and a negative one rescinding Vectra DA coverage. He sees the LCDs at risk for a temporary delay, which he views as net-positive for Myriad. In his re-issued note to investors, Quirk pointed out that a prior version mistakenly said Veracyte's (VCYT) Percepta LCD was a draft, noting in correction that the LCD was finalized in early February.

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