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Rod Raynovich is an entrepreneur and executive with a focus on life science companies and medical technology trends.He has over 35 years executive experience including Abbott and JNJ and has been involved three successful start-ups. Before starting Raygent and other companies he was also a... More
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Raygent Capital
My blog:,Rayno Life Science
  • Clinical Diagnostic Companies:Financial Metrics 2014 Q1Results-Best Picks 0 comments
    Jun 5, 2014 8:56 AM | about stocks: EXAS, HOLX, NEOG, NSTG

    Potential upside in EXAS, NSTG and NEOG: all are current Rayno Dx and Tools picks.

    A Few Clinical Diagnostic Stocks Were Hit By A Revenue Miss

    • With "momentum trading" days over for now, revenue growth is the focus.
    • Companies with disappointing Q1 revenues: Abaxis (NASDAQ:ABAX), Alere (NYSE:ALR), Response Genetics (NASDAQ:RGDX) and Quidel (NASDAQ:QDEL). Q2 recovery will be key.
    • Many of these stocks are losers YTD after a great year in 2013; stocks peaked in Feb/March.
    • Rayno Dx and Tools winners YTD: Illumina (NASDAQ:ILMN), Sequenom (NASDAQ:SQNM), Hologic (NASDAQ:HOLX), Exact Sciences (NASDAQ:EXAS) and ThermoFisher (NYSE:TMO).
    • GenProbe acquisition by Hologic (HOLX) is gold standard for valuation at P/S of 5.
    • Look for traction with ExactSci (EXAS), NanoString Tech (NASDAQ:NSTG) and Neogen (NASDAQ:NEOG) with upgrade support from bankers.
    • Illumina (ILMN) and Pacific Bio (NASDAQ:PACB) are sequencing plays but are not in analysis below.

    Clinical Diagnostics and Tools Stocks

      My'1120122013201331-MayRevEst    Cap 
    GenProbe*GPRO80642143$-000-sold 665765641.9700$B 
    ExactSciEXAS 4.1514.113.4811.6328n/an/a7.41.12 
    GenMark DxGNMK    112516n/an/a4.40.458 
    HologicHOLX 2,160612.42,49024.42,4802.4n/an/a3.46.75 
    Immucor**BLUD2034583.3 sold 27n/a5.5212.2n/an/a 
    NanostringTNSTGNew 10.1$31.5014.947.96.3n/an/a70.269 
    NanosphereNSPH  3.4101.35199.4n/an/a30.136 
    OrasureOSUR 89.428.898.96.32103.63.5n/an/a2.3352.9 
    Resp GenetRGDX218.1   22.22n/an/a160.04 
    SequenomSQNM 71.545.1162.43.072141.3n/an/an/a0.357 
    SeraCare#SRLS3.746.211 sold 443.51.836n/a40n/a 
    ThermoFish.TMO  347013,090116.9172.7152.42.346,640 
    TrinityBioTRIBNew   241104.9592.930.54 
    ** sold for $1.97B to TBG Capital#sold for $80M        
    * sold for$3.7B to HologicNames in BOLD are on focus list     

    Disclosure: I am long HOLX, PACB, TRIB.

    Stocks: EXAS, HOLX, NEOG, NSTG
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