St. Jude Medical, Inc.
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  • Sep. 15, 2014, 11:51 AM
    • The FDA and EC issue 510(k) and CE Mark clearances, respectively, to St. Jude Medical (STJ -1.1%) for its Optis Integrated System, which is directly installed into a hospital's cardiac catheterization laboratory. It fully integrates optical coherence tomography (OCT) and fractional flow reserve  in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) workflow.
    • It is the first PCI optimization system to offer OCT and angiography co-registration. It supports procedural decisions by providing high-resolution 3D OCT views of coronary anatomy while mapping the exact location of the current view via angiogram.
    • It also integrates the company's PressureWire fractional flow reserve measurement technology which provides hemodynamic information during PCI.
    | Sep. 15, 2014, 11:51 AM
  • Aug. 27, 2014, 12:46 PM
    • The FDA notifies St. Jude Medical (STJ +0.1%) that the issues cited in its warning letter regarding its Plano, TX manufacturing facility have been resolved. The agency issued the letter on June 26, 2009 after an on-site inspection identified cGMP non-conformities.
    | Aug. 27, 2014, 12:46 PM
  • Jul. 29, 2014, 6:21 PM
    • St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ) declares $0.27/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.
    • Forward yield 1.64%
    • Payable Oct. 31; for shareholders of record Sept. 30; ex-div Sept. 26.
    | Jul. 29, 2014, 6:21 PM
  • Jul. 22, 2014, 8:53 AM
    • St. Jude Medical's (NYSE:STJ) Flexibility Ablation Catheter achieves CE Mark clearance in Europe. The product has a flexible tip that reduces complications associated with ablation procedures by conforming to the cardiac anatomy and reducing the amount of pressure to the cardiac wall.
    | Jul. 22, 2014, 8:53 AM
  • Jul. 16, 2014, 8:21 AM
    • St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ) Q2 results: Total Revenues: $1,448M (+3.2%); ICD: $462M (+1.8%); Pacemakers: $271M (+2.7%); AF: $257M (+8.4%); Cardiovascular: $351M (+3.2%); Neuromodulation: $107M (-0.9%).
    • COGS: $433M (+13.4%); R&D Expense: $178M (+2.9%); SG&A Expense: $523M (+7.0%); Net Income: $270M (+134.8%); EPS: $0.93 (+132.5%); Quick Assets: $1,580M (+29.5%).
    • Gross Profit: $1,015M (-0.6%); COGS%: 29.9% (+9.8%); Gross Margin%: 70.1% (-3.7%); Operating Profit: $314M (-12.5%); Operating Earnings Yield: 21.7% (-15.3%); Net Earnings Yield: 18.6% (+127.5%).
    • 2014 EPS guidance raised to $3.96 - 4.01 from $3.76 - 3.81 on revenues of $5.64B - 5.76B.
    | Jul. 16, 2014, 8:21 AM
  • Jul. 16, 2014, 7:31 AM
    • St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ): Q2 EPS of $1.02 beats by $0.02.
    • Revenue of $1.45B (+3.6% Y/Y) beats by $10M.
    | Jul. 16, 2014, 7:31 AM
  • Jul. 15, 2014, 5:30 PM
    | Jul. 15, 2014, 5:30 PM | 5 Comments
  • Jul. 14, 2014, 9:58 AM
    • St. Jude Medical (STJ -0.8%) enters into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held NeuroTherm, a maker of interventional pain management therapies, for ~$200M in cash. The company expects to conclude the transaction in late Q3. NeuroTherm will add $10M - 15M to STJ's top-line sales in 2014.
    • NeuroTherm's technology utilizes radiofrequency ablation (RFA) to treat spinal pain.
    | Jul. 14, 2014, 9:58 AM
  • May 28, 2014, 12:58 PM
    • The FDA approval of CardioMEM's HF remote cardiac function monitoring system prompts St. Jude Medical (STJ +3.6%) to exercise its option to buy the company for $375M. It acquired the option in 2010 when it invested $60M in the firm for a 19% stake.
    | May 28, 2014, 12:58 PM
  • May 14, 2014, 7:54 AM
    • Surgical teams at Los Angeles' Cedar Sinai Hospital and New York's Lenox Hill Hospital successfully implant St. Jude Medical's (STJ) Portico Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve signifying the start of the PORTICO clinical trial. The product is fully repositionable until fully deployed. Trial patients will be those who have a high or extreme surgical risk for open-heart surgery.
    • The product is CE Mark-designated in Europe but investigational in the U.S.
    | May 14, 2014, 7:54 AM
  • May 7, 2014, 12:18 PM
    • The FDA approves the Entovis pacemaker system with ProMRI technology made by Berlin, Germany's Biotronik. The device allows patients to undergo MRI scans with a limited exclusion zone. Entovis patients need only to alert radiology staff and they will verify that they are eligible to undergo the imaging. The company believes that this is a significant advantage over MRI-conditional pacers. The FDA's approval covers both single and dual chamber pacemakers when implanted with Setrox leads.
    • Recent research finds that there is a 50 - 75% probability that patients implanted with a pacemaker or defibrillator will need an MRI at some point in their lives.
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    | May 7, 2014, 12:18 PM
  • Apr. 30, 2014, 6:41 PM
    • St. Jude Medical, Inc. (STJ) declares $0.27/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.
    • Forward yield 1.70%
    • Payable July 31; for shareholders of record June 30; ex-div June 26.
    | Apr. 30, 2014, 6:41 PM
  • Apr. 16, 2014, 7:57 AM
    • St. Jude Medical (STJ) Q1 net profit $249M vs $223M.
    • Constant currency sales +4%.
    • Sales breakdown: Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) +1% to $687M, with U.S. ICD sales +5%; Atrial Fibrillation (AF) +8% to $251M; Cardiovascular -1% to $326M; Neuromodulation flat at $99M.
    • Outlook: Q2 adjusted EPS of $0.99-1.01 vs consensus of $1 and revenues of $1.38-1.46B vs $1.44B; FY EPS of $3.95-4.00 vs $4.30 and revenue of $5.61-5.76B vs $5.96B.
    • St. Jude expects four new CRM product approvals in the U.S. to accelerate sales in H2. (PR)
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    | Apr. 16, 2014, 7:57 AM
  • Apr. 16, 2014, 7:32 AM
    • St. Jude Medical, Inc. (STJ): Q1 EPS of $0.96 beats by $0.01.
    • Revenue of $1.36B (+1.5% Y/Y) in-line.
    | Apr. 16, 2014, 7:32 AM
  • Apr. 16, 2014, 12:05 AM
  • Apr. 15, 2014, 5:30 PM
Company Description
St Jude Medical Inc develops, manufactures and distributes cardiovascular medical devices for global cardiac rhythm management, cardiovascular, atrial fibrillation therapy areas and neurostimulation medical devices for the management of chronic pain.