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Thoratecs HeartMate II Scores High in ENDURANCE Trial – Analyst Blog

Thoratec Corp.THOR recently presented positive data for its HeartMate II heart pump device from the ENDURANCE destination therapy trial at the 35th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT 2015). ENDURANCE Source
Posted On 20 Apr 2015

Receptos Gains on Positive Phase II Data on Ozanimod – Analyst Blog

Receptos, Inc.RCPT announced positive results from the maintenance period of a phase II randomized, double blind, placebo controlled study (TOUCHSTONE) on its lead candidate ozanimod, in ulcerative colitis (UC). The company revealed that the maintenance period of the study Source
Posted On 20 Apr 2015

Transocean Fleet Report: Less New Contracts, More Idle Rigs – Analyst Blog

Offshore drilling behemoth, Transocean Ltd.RIG has provided a monthly fleet status report for the period from Mar 18, 2015. The value of all the new deals and extensions in contracts, during the aforesaid time frame, is estimated at roughly Source
Posted On 20 Apr 2015

Targacepts Diabetic Gastroparesis Drug Fails to Impress – Analyst Blog

Targacept, Inc.TRGT announced disappointing top line data from a phase I II exploratory study on its candidate TC 6499 for the treatment of diabetic gastroparesis. In a double blind, placebo controlled, randomized, four way crossover phase I II exploratory Source
Posted On 20 Apr 2015

Northrop Gets $105M Contract for LAIRCM Missile Defense – Analyst Blog

Northrop Grumman CorporationNOC recently received a modification contract worth nearly $105.3 million from the U.S. Air Force. Per the contract, Northrop will be required to provide the necessary hardware for the year 2015 to support the Large Aircraft Infrared Source
Posted On 20 Apr 2015

Sprint Cuba Bound — Will More Telecom Firms Follow Suit? – Analyst Blog

President Obama’s decision to normalize U.S. diplomatic and economic relations with Cuba, which has been considerably strained since 1961, has started showing results. Under Obama’s administration, new Cuban policy regulations have been approved by the Treasury and...
Posted On 20 Apr 2015

Discover Financial Hikes Dividend, Increases Share Buyback – Analyst Blog

Discover Financial ServicesDFS declared that its board of directors has approved a new share repurchase program worth $2.2 billion. Simultaneously, this banking and payment services giant increased its quarterly cash dividend by 16.7%.Dividend The revised quarterly cash dividend...
Posted On 20 Apr 2015

Baxter Files New Drug Application for BAX 855 in Japan – Analyst Blog

Baxter International Inc. BAX recently submitted a new drug application (NDA) to Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare for the approval of BAX 855. The NDA filing in Japan follows Baxter’s biologics license application (BLA) with the FDA, Source
Posted On 20 Apr 2015

Lions Gate (LGF) Faces Ban in Russia for Child 44 Movie – Analyst Blog

As per sources, Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.’s LGF latest Hollywood thriller “Child 44” has reportedly been banned in Russia. The movie based on Tom Rob Smith’s namesake novel has allegedly misrepresented historical facts and has portrayed Soviet...
Posted On 20 Apr 2015

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Reports 1.3M Viewers – Analyst Blog

Following the grand success of WrestleMania 31, World Wrestling EntertainmentWWE reported 31% growth in subscriber count, highlighting a significant increase from one million subscribers who had watched the previous Royal Rumble event. The 31st annual WrestleMania professional...
Posted On 20 Apr 2015