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Abbott's board approved the spinout of its branded pharmaceuticals division as AbbVie, planning to issue 1 AbbVie share for each ABT share.
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) said its board of directors approved the spinout of its branded pharmaceuticals business as AbbVie Inc. in which Abbott's shareholders will receive an AbbVie share for each ABT share they own.
The distribution is slated for Jan. 1, 2013, for shareholders of record as of Dec. 12, according to a press release.
Hill-Rom Holdings says it plans to lay off 200 workers, or 3% of its workforce, in part due to the looming medical device tax; also, AngioDynamics drops $5M on Microsulis; Kips Bay switches NASDAQ markets; Luna Innovations, Intuitive Surgical extend pact; Asahi Kasei begins $2B bid for Zoll; CRO Cetero files for bankruptcy after FDA probe; NASDAQ warns NeuroMetrix; the 6 players that dominate the EMR market; Intuitive Surgical, GE, Hitachi, Philips win federal contracts; plus a Funding Roundup and analysts' ups and downs.
Hill-Rom Holdings (NYSE:HRC) said it will lay off about 3% of its workforce, or roughly 200 workers, as it maneuvers to confront the medical device tax set to go into effect next year.
Italian medical device maker Sorin Group posts flat sales for 2011, but boosts profits by more than 48%; also, Dräger Medical's 2011 sales dip 2%; Sanuwave's 2011 sales rise, losses narrow; Aastrom's 2011 sales soar, losses mount; Sales tick up, profits soar for American Shared Hospital Services; Atrion's 2011 sales, profits rise; Sales rise, losses narrow for BioMimetic Therapeutics; InVivo Therapeutics' losses rise 340%; Sales, earnings up for Synergetics during Q2; Utah Medical's sales rise more than 50% in 2011; and Zynex logs 2011 profit growth of 347%.
Sorin Group (BIT:SRN) reported flat sales but strong profit growth for 2011, saying it raised earnings by 48.3% and revealing that the cardiac rhythm management slump has made its way across the pond.
The Italian medical device maker posted net income of €58.0 million (~$75.2 million) on sales of €743.4 million (~$963.4 million) for the year ended Dec. 31, 2011. That compares with profits of €39.1 million (~$50.7 million) on sales of €745.8 million (~$966.5 million) during 2010.
Orthopedics bellwether Biomet's 2nd-quarter preliminary sales numbers are up 4%, sending other ortho stocks up on Wall Street; also, quarterly results for Analogic; Angeion; Cantel Medical; Cyberonics; Hamilton Thorne; LED Medical; Mauna Kea Technologies; Mazor Robotics; Optos; Rectractable Technologies; Sectra; SeraCare; Sirona Dental; Solos Endoscopy; Synergetics; Synovis; and World Heart Corp.
Shares of orthopedic device makers are up this morning after bellwether Biomet Inc. reported preliminary sales numbers indicating 3.8% growth for its fiscal second quarter.
Edwards Lifesciences misses Wall Street's expectations for third-quarter earnings by a penny, sending share prices down 3.4 percent despite top- and bottom-line increases.
Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW) can't seem to get a break on Wall Street, where its share price slipped 3.4 percent today despite growth for its top and bottom lines.
The Irvine, Calif.-based heart valve maker missed The Street's earnings forecast by a mere penny, but that was enough to send its shares down to a $67.79 close.
Getinge AB's second sales and earnings may be down, but that isn't stopping the Swedish medical device maker from embarking on an ambitious plan to boost its profits.
Second-quarter sales and earnings may have slipped for Swedish medical device maker Getinge AB (STO:GETI B), but that hasn't stopped it from issuing an ambitious plan to boost its profits.