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  • Shareholders Seeing Green as Walgreen’s Sales Slip

    By Gene J. Koprowski - January 24, 2013 | Tickers: CVS, RAD, WAG

    Some investors are showing concern that the “sustainable goods” initiative launched by Walgreen (NYSE: WAG) may not be a great investment for the drug store chain or its shareholders.

    At last week’s annual meeting in Chicago, an activist shareholder from the National Center for Public Policy Research questioned if selling lower priced, higher quality goods should be central to the drug store’s strategy, rather than marketing more expensive more »
  • Are Local Drug Controls Depressing for the Pharmaceutical Industry?

    By Gene J. Koprowski - January 24, 2013 | Tickers: COV, MYL, PFE

    The makers of popular prescription pain killers oxycodone, alprazolam, and hydrocodone are facing a potential national decline in revenues if New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s new public health controls on those drugs are emulated by other big city leaders across the U.S.

    These drugs are increasingly dispensed through emergency departments of hospitals, according to federal health care officials. Hospitals in big cities like New York come under more »

  • Investor: San Francisco Now a ‘Target-rich’ Environment for Biotech M&As

    By Gene J. Koprowski - January 24, 2013 | Tickers: ABT, AMGN, CTIC

    The next generation of biotech stars in therapeutics and diagnostics is now poised to emerge from the San Francisco area, and one high-profile investor has taken to calling the city by the bay a “target-rich” environment for new healthcare M&As.

    Three conferences held in San Francisco earlier this month showcased the new talent, including the Biotech Showcase 2013, OneMedForum SF 2013, and the J.P. Morgan 31st Annual Healthcare more »

  • A New Surgical Technique is Fueling Demand

    By Gene J. Koprowski - January 17, 2013 | Tickers: CNMD, IART, MDT

    A new report by a leading market research firm indicates that a new surgical technique is fueling global demand for “absorbable sutures,” and the study says there are a number of public companies active in this space already.

    The study forecasts a strong 6.25 percent growth rate for public and private firms in this niche market, an outgrowth of the “minimally invasive surgery” procedures that are being developed by more »

  • Organic Foods a 'Growth Stock'

    By Gene J. Koprowski - January 3, 2013 | Tickers: BNNY, HAIN, TFM, UNFI, WFM

    A major league money manager says there is a “lot of upside” for those looking to invest in organic foods.

    Just before Christmas, Turner Investments published a report noting organic foods have moved into the mainstream and are being purchased by more consumers. "As organic and natural foods appear on more consumer shopping lists, we think companies that manufacture and sell these products should enjoy healthy earnings growth in the more »

  • Study: New Healthcare Law To Have 'Negative Impact' on Bottom Line of Even Small Firms

    By Gene J. Koprowski - December 28, 2012 | Tickers: AET, CBEY, PZZA, WLP

    A new, general market survey confirms the dire predictions made by health insurance analysts: the new federal health care law will "negatively impact the bottom line" of many U.S. firms.

    This adverse impact will harm not just profitability, and dividends, but new capital equipment investment, in computers and networking technology, as well will be a drain on “general market conditions,” according to the survey of CEOs by Cbeyond (NASDAQ: CBEYmore »)

  • National Nursing Shortage May Prove Long-term Boon for This Staffer

    By Gene J. Koprowski - December 16, 2012 | Tickers: AHS, VHS

    The nursing staffing shortage that threatens the nation’s hospitals may be a boon for some health care providers, like AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE: AHS), the largest temporary health staffing services company in the U.S.

    AMN has had 11 consecutive quarters of growth, per its most recent quarterly earnings report, released just last month. The firm’s third quarter 2012 financial results far surpassed guidance for both revenue more »

  • Going Green: Organic foods a growth stock

    By Gene J. Koprowski - December 14, 2012

    Investors looking for a way to profit from the increasing popularity of organic foods in the U.S. have a growing number of options, including ADF Foods (NATL INDIA: ADFL). Foreigners can as of this year invest directly in Indian stocks.

    This company’s latest earnings announcement was on Dec. 19, and its shares closed up in anticipation of the announcement by 6.72 percent on Friday at 72.30 more »

  • Survey: New healthcare law to have ‘negative impact’ on bottom line of even small firms

    By Gene J. Koprowski - December 13, 2012 | Tickers: AET

    A new, general market survey confirms the dire predictions made by health insurance analysts: the new federal health care law will "negatively impact the bottom line" of many U.S. firms.

    This adverse impact will harm not just profitability, and dividends, but new capital equipment investment, in computers and networking technology, as well will be a drain on “general market conditions,” according to the survey of CEOs by Cbeyond, Inc more »

  • Mr. Corporate Computing Bureaucrat: Tear Down This Wall!

    By Gene J. Koprowski - December 7, 2012 | Tickers: CSCO, DTLK, IBM

     

    Who knew that President Reagan’s famed late 1980s Berlin Wall speech, with the dramatic challenge, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall,” would one day serve as inspiration for a marketing meme for cloud computing?

    That’s what Datalink (NASDAQ: DTLK), a provider of data center infrastructure and services, and would-be player in the cloud computing game, is today doing.

    The firm’s marketing materials this week sent to business more »