Lakeway, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/26/2013 -- ThePennyStockProfiler.com, an investment community with a special focus on updating investors with recent news on the U.S. stock market, issues news alert on the following stocks:-
After a valliant fight, United Therapeutics (UTHR -0.9%) gives up the days gains to trade in the red after Brean Murray cuts the shares to Hold on the back of its Q4 results posted earlier. The stock has had a good run since plummeting in October of last year on the FDA's rejection of Treprostinil, gaining nearly 30% and presently testing a 2-year high.
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Goldman makes Applied Materials (AMAT +2.3%) a Conviction Buy on news of Bob Halliday's promotion to CFO. Halliday and (AMAT president/former Varian CEO) Gary Dickerson were crucial to more than doubling Varian's share of the implantation equipment market in the 7 years prior to its purchase by AMAT, Goldman observes. It thinks Halliday's track record "bodes well for Applied's ability to execute on a more streamlined cost structure," and to gain chip equipment share.
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Amgen (AMGN +0.1%) says the FDA has halted all pediatric clinical trials of Sensipar after a reported death of a 14-year-old patient taking part in a study of the drug used to lower calcium levels in the blood. AMGN however, says that there's no conclusion on Sensipar's role in the death as outlined by the FDA, and it was still working with the agency on the drug's development.
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Agrium (AGU -1.2%) shares have shed ~6.5% since its Q4 earnings report, but Scotiabank says the correction is due to weakness in the fertilizer space rather than Jana Partners' complaints or "uneventful" Q4 results. The firm thinks it's time to buy again, seeing retail metrics are improving and U.S. corn acreage and yields coming in below expectations, which could improve sector sentiment.
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