Healthcare stocks are higher with the NYSE Healthcare Sector
Index rising 0.5% and shares of healthcare companies in the S&P
500 also climbing about 0.5% as a group.
In company news, ZELTIQ Aesthetics Inc. (
) is up 31.6% at 7.95 a share, earlier today setting a new 52-week
high of $8.49 after the medical-device company late yesterday
narrowed its Q2 net loss compared to the year-ago period by $0.14,
posting a net loss of $0.10 per share during the three months ended
Analysts, on average, were expecting an $0.18 per share Q2 loss.
Total net revenue rose 17.9% to $26.3 million, easily eclipsing the
analyst consensus by $6.35 million.
ZLTQ also raised its FY13 guidance, now forecasting revenue
growth of 20% over year-ago levels, up from its prior outlook
calling for 10% growth. The new guidance translates into yearly
sales of around $91.4 million, topping the analysts view for 13.3%
year over year growth and $86.31 million in FY13 revenue.
In other sector news,
(+) ANIK, Reports Q2 net income of $0.40 per share, topping
analyst estimates by $0.17 per share. Total revenue rose 6% year
over year to $20.8 million, topping the Street view by $3.71
(-) GHDX, Q2 net loss of $0.10 per share trails analyst
expectations by $0.02. Revenue was up 11.4% over last year to $63.7
million, matching estimates.
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