M&A Watch: 8 Medical Consumables Companies That Look Like Buyout Targets
Alan Brochstein, CFA submits:
The recent pick-up in mergers and acquisitions has spilled over into MedTech companies too, with Covidien (COV) announcing the purchase of Aspect Medical (ASPM) in late September and Kimberly-Clark (KMB) announcing the purchase of I-Flow Corp (IFLO) last week. I didn't even know that KMB had a Healthcare division (6% of sales in 2008)! While I am somewhat disappointed that my keen interest in the space hasn't yet yielded me any buyouts of companies I have purchased or recommended, I do believe that the buyouts s
http://seekingalpha.com/article/165850-m-a-watch-8-medical-consumables-companies-that-look-like-buyout-targets?source=feed 2009-10-11 02:15:46 PST
I-Flow Corp. is trading up just a bit here in pre market trading on some news the company will sell one of its units so keep this stock on that watchlist.
http://visualtrader.blogspot.com/2006/10/iflo.html 2006-10-02 06:34:00 PST
BullishAltria Group Inc (MO): "Come on, gimme, gimme some Altria," Jim said, as he gestured for the truck* to back up, Halliburton (HAL): "Being sold by every portfolio manager and his brother. Halliburton is a 'mon back at $27. At $25 it's a sin," Lincoln National (LNC): "I like Lincoln Nat almost as much as I like Legg Mason Inc (LM) and T. Rowe Price Group (TROW), I-Flow Corporation (IFLO): "I still think I-Flow's an OK stock." But Jim says the action's rotated back to the majors, and that's why he likes Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Harley-David
http://maddmoney.blogspot.com/2006/09/lightning-round_115931819483301057.html 2006-09-26 17:49:00 PST
Altria Group Inc (MO): "Come on, gimme, gimme some Altria," Jim said, as he gestured for the truck* to back up, Halliburton (HAL): "Being sold by every portfolio manager and his brother. Halliburton is a 'mon back at $27. At $25 it's a sin," Lincoln National (LNC): "I like Lincoln Nat almost as much as I like Legg Mason Inc (LM) and T. Rowe Price Group (TROW), I-Flow Corporation (IFLO): "I
http://maddmoney.blogspot.com/2006/09/lightning-round_26.html 2006-09-26 16:43:00 PST
Upgrades and Downgrades
Upgraded this morning include:
GNSS, DCX,JAS, AXA, EQIX, COT, CLS, LWSN, PENN, LZ, RNVS, and IFLO
Downgraded this morning include:
GCBS, TDW, MEE, EQ, BMY, PKI, PSUN, SWIR, CATT, ADBL, CNXT, GD, RBC, KNOT, XMSR, OCR, TLAB, EXPE, PLUG, AEA, and SBGA
http://knighttrader.blogspot.com/2006/07/upgrades-and-downgrades_28.html 2006-07-28 04:42:00 PST
Am I Diversified?
The first caller owned National Oilwell Varco Inc (NOV), Essex Corporation (KEYW), I-Flow Corporation (IFLO), Emcor Corporation (EMKR) and Englobal Corporation (ENG). Cramer is bullish on National Oil Varco and Essex as the best counter-intelligence vehicle in the market. Cramer was also bullish on I-Flow, which manufactures medical-device pumps, as well as Emcore's semiconductor business. Given that the caller already had exposure to the oil sector, Cramer recommended switching out into a bank, or a consumer products company like Johnson & Jo
http://maddmoney.blogspot.com/2006/05/am-i-diversified_24.html 2006-05-24 17:49:00 PST
SPX Hits 5-year High
Morning News of Note:PHG: Philips device could force TV viewers to watch ads An invention from Royal Philips Electronics prevents TV viewers from switching the channel during commercials or fast-forwarding past commercials when watching DVR content. Viewers would be released from the freeze only after paying a fee to the broadcaster. The freeze would be implemented on a program-by-program basis, giving viewers a choice at the start of each one. (Full Story) CNETAAPL: APPLE'S NO. 1 HIT: RECORD BIZ MAY SING JOBS' ITUNE AFTER ALL The record indust
http://mymoneylife.blogspot.com/2006/04/spx-hits-5-year-high.html 2006-04-20 07:48:00 PST
BullishI-Flow Corporation (IFLO) Express Scripts Inc (ESRX), Texas Instruments Inc (TXN), Goldcorp Inc (GG), Google (GOOG), JDSU (NASDAQ:JDSU), Conexant Systems (CNXT), Finisar Inc (FNSR), SiRF Technology Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRF), Apple Computer Inc (AAPL), PetroQuest Energy Inc (PQ), Hewitt Associates (HEW), Grey Wolf Inc (GW), Southwestern Energy Company (SWN) and Newell Rubbermaid (NWL).BearishPacific Ethanol (NASDAQ:PEIX), Kinross Gold Corp (KGC), Fronteer Development (FRG), Bookham (BKHM) and Nortel Networks (NT).
http://maddmoney.blogspot.com/2006/04/lightning-round_19.html 2006-04-19 17:41:00 PST
More Early Strength
Morning News of Note:SBUX: STARBUCKS FRAPPS UP BANANAS Banana is the new flavor for Starbucks this summer. The coffee giant will offer a banana version of its blended Frappuccino drink throughout its North American cafés, a compnay spokesman told The Post. The flavor is similar to a line launched this month in New Zealand and Australia and inspired by the "flavors of the tropics," the company said. The drink is expected to hit U.S. stores in May. (Full Story) NY PostGOOG: Google, U.S. Set For Court Face-Off Over Search Data Justice Department l
http://mymoneylife.blogspot.com/2006/03/more-early-strength.html 2006-03-14 07:39:00 PST
BullishAmgen (AMGN), Cephalon (CEPH), Inco (N), Concur Technologies (CNQR), Yahoo! (YHOO), Sara Lee (SLE), I-Flow (IFLO), Plum Creek Timber (PCL), Las Vegas Sands (LVS), Schering-Plough (SGP), Bear Stearns (BSC), Grey Wolf (GW), Tellabs (TLAB) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ).BearishCelgene (CELG), Sirius Satellite Radio (SIRI), Google (GOOG), Medicines (MDCO), Genitope (GTOP) and OraSure Technologies (OSUR).
http://maddmoney.blogspot.com/2006/03/lightning-round_13.html 2006-03-13 17:04:00 PST