Hot Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now
The Motley Fool’s health-care show Market Checkup focuses this week on obesity, one of America’s largest health-care concerns. Recently classified as a disease, obesity leads to serious health problems including diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Currently 35% of adults in the U.S. are classified as obese, but more troubling, one out of three children is as well. All told, obesity adds $190 billion in medical costs to the system, but efforts to tackle this growing problem are increasing.
In this video, health-care analysts David Williamson and Max Macaluso discuss Arena Pharmaceuticals, maker of Belviq, the first new obesity drug approved in more than a decade. Arena just launched Belviq after a long period of DEA scheduling, but can it avoid the pitfalls and struggles that have weighed heavily on its chief competitor? Watch and find out.
Hot Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cerus Corporation(CERS)
Cerus Corporation, a biomedical products company, engages in the development and commercialization of the INTERCEPT Blood System. The company?s INTERCEPT system is designed to inactivate blood-borne pathogens in donated blood components intended for transfusion. It markets the INTERCEPT system for platelets and plasma primarily in Europe, the Russian Federation, and the Middle East. The company is also developing INTERCEPT Blood System for red blood cells or red blood cell system, which is designed to inactivate blood-borne pathogens in donated red blood cells for transfusion. Cerus Corporation has collaboration agreements with Baxter International, Inc.; and BioOne Corporation, as well as the United States Armed Forces. The company was founded in 1991 and is based in Concord, California.
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Cerus (NASDAQ: CERS) developed and markets the INTERCEPT Blood System, which is designed to inactivate blood-borne pathogens in blood components so the blood can be used in transfusions. In other words, it “cleans” donated blood of viruses, bacteria and parasites.
Cerus is pretty much the only game in town with this remarkable technology, and it has gained approval in most large European countries. Why not the United States? Well, management has not stood up to the FDA. The approval has been held up by one member of the FDA even though Cerus hit the primary endpoints in its pivotal Phase III trial and is receiving grants from the Department of Defense.
The FDA should quit dragging its feet eventually. There is no scientific or product risk in this stock. Their system works. My target price is $14 in one to three years.
Hot Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: DENTSPLY International Inc.(XRAY)
DENTSPLY International Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets dental consumable products, dental laboratory products, and dental specialty products worldwide. The company?s dental consumable products include dental sundries, such as dental anesthetics, prophylaxis pastes, dental sealants, impression materials, restorative materials, tooth whiteners, and topical fluoride; and small equipment, including high and low speed handpieces, intraoral curing light systems, dental diagnostic systems, and ultrasonic scalers and polishers used in dental offices for the treatment of patients. Its dental laboratory products comprise dental prosthetics, including artificial teeth, precious metal dental alloys, dental ceramics, and crown and bridge materials, as well as equipment, such as computer aided machining ceramic systems and porcelain furnaces used in the preparation of dental appliances by dental laboratories. The company?s dental specialty products consist of endodonti c instruments and materials, implants and related products, bone grafting materials, 3D digital implantology, and orthodontic appliances and accessories. Its customers include dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, dental laboratories, and dental schools. The company distributes its dental products directly to dental laboratories and dental professionals, as well as through distributors, dealers, and importers. DENTSPLY International Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in York, Pennsylvania.
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DENTSPLY International Inc. (Nasdaq: XRAY) designs, develops, manufactures, and markets dental consumable products, dental laboratory products, and dental specialty products worldwide. The company has a total market capitalization of $4.8 billion and in the last 1-year the stock has given a return of 11.8 percent. The company has a dividend yield of 0.59 percent, and has a price of profit of 16. The stock is trading at a P/E of 17.46, higher than the industry’s average P/E of 15.81. The PEG ratio of the stock is 1.65 years, higher than industry’s PEG of 1.15 years. The average 5 years historical earnings growth is 7.50 percent and is expected to grow at 11.20 percent for the next 5 years. Its quarterly revenue growth is estimated at 6.83 percent. The stock has a P/B value of 2.30x percent. Analyst at Barrington Research has given it an outperform rating on $42.75 price target. Based on the price target the stock is trading at a dis count of 21.73 percent. XRAY was up 1.98 percent to $34.01 a share.
5 Best Stocks To Buy Right Now: InspireMD Inc (NSPR)
InspireMD, Inc., incorporated on February 29, 2008, is a medical device company. The Company is focusing on the development and commercialization of its stent platform technology, MGuard. MGuard provides embolic protection in stenting procedures by placing a micron mesh sleeve over a stent. Its initial products are marketed for use mainly in patients with acute coronary syndromes, notably acute myocardial infarction (heart attack) and saphenous vein graft coronary interventions (bypass surgery). The Company
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