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Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ:SQNM) shares gained 0.49% to $3.09. SQNM and CombiMatrix Corporation (NASDAQ: CBMX), on August 1 jointly announced that the Sequenom Center for Molecular Medicine LLC (Sequenom CMM) and CombiMatrix have entered into a collaboration agreement to market chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA) testing services to broaden and confirm the results of noninvasive, prenatal testing (NIPT) to physicians and their patients.
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Additionally, the company on July 24 reported total revenues of $34.9 million for the second quarter of 2013, an increase of 91% compared to revenues of $18.3 million for the second quarter of 2012. Net loss for the second quarter of 2013 was $31.0 million, or $0.27 per share, as compared to net loss of $29.6 million, or $0.26 per share, for the same period in 2012.
Alcoa Inc (NYSE:AA) shares gained 0.87% to $8.10. The company will begin trading ex-dividend on August 07, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.03 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 26, 2013. Shareholders who purchased AA stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment.
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Additionally, the company on July 8 reported a loss far wider than that of a year earlier. But excluding one-time charges, its performance exceeded Wall Street’s expectations. The company reported a second-quarter loss of $119 million, or 11 cents a share. That compared with a loss of $2 million, or break-even on a per-share basis, a year earlier.
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