Hot News: Lombard Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:EVAR), Blue Nile Inc. (NASDAQ:NILE), Neogen Corp. (NASDAQ:NEOG), Polymet Mining Corp. (NYSEMKT:PLM), Heska Corporation (NASDAQ:HSKA)

On July 30, Lombard Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:EVAR) announced the acquisition of Silicon Valley-based Altura Medical, a privately-held, venture-backed company that has developed an innovative ultra-low profile endovascular stent graft technology that offers a simple and predictable solution for the treatment of standard AAA anatomies. The terms of the transaction include the issuance of $15 million of Lombard common stock at $4 per share (3,750,000 shares of Lombard common stock subject to certain lock up conditions), the assumption of $5.5 million in bank debt and $2.5 million in certain liabilities and transaction-related costs. Lombard Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:EVAR) belongs to Healthcare sector. Its weekly performance is -3.67%. On last trading day company shares ended up $3.94. Lombard Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:EVAR) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -6.20%.

Blue Nile Inc. (NASDAQ:NILE) on Friday reported second-quarter profit of $2.3 million. On a per-share basis, the Seattle-based company said it had profit of 20 cents. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 19 cents per share. Blue Nile Inc. (NASDAQ:NILE) shares increased 8.94% in last trading session and ended the day at $33.04. NILE Gross Margin is 18.40% and its return on assets is 8.90%. Blue Nile Inc. (NASDAQ:NILE) quarterly performance is 11.06%.

On July 27, Neogen Corp. (NASDAQ:NEOG) announced the development of a detection and identification technology that provides DNA-specific test results for pathogenic serotypes of Salmonella. Neogen’s new NeoSeek™ pathogen DNA identification method for Salmonella can provide genomic-based serotypes (e.g., Salmonella enterica Enteritidis and Salmonella enterica Heidelberg) in as little as 72 hours from suspected Salmonella positive isolates. The serotypes identified by the NeoSeek service include all of the “top 30” Salmonella serotypes identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as being the leading causes of human Salmonella infections since the agency instituted its national surveillance program for Salmonella in 1962. On 07 August, Neogen Corp. (NASDAQ:NEOG) shares moved down -1.03% and was closed at $56.94. NEOG EPS growth in last 5 year was 12.00%. Neogen Corp. (NASDAQ:NEOG) year to date (YTD) performance is 14.82%.

On Jul 31, Polymet Mining Corp. (NYSEMKT:PLM) announced that it has renegotiated its convertible debentures with Glencore AG, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Glencore plc (together “Glencore”) to extend the maturity date of the outstanding securities issuable under the debenture financing. Polymet Mining Corp. (NYSEMKT:PLM) ended the last trading day at $0.92. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 7.74% and price to cash ratio as 25.44. Polymet Mining Corp. (NYSEMKT:PLM) showed a weekly performance of -1.67%.

Heska Corporation (NASDAQ:HSKA) on July 29, reported second-quarter profit of $1.2 million. On a per-share basis, the Loveland, Colorado-based company said it had net income of 17 cents.The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 10 cents per share. Heska Corporation (NASDAQ:HSKA) shares increased 1.33% in last trading session and ended the day at $34.24. HSKA Gross Margin is 41.70% and its return on assets is 3.20%. Heska Corporation (NASDAQ:HSKA) quarterly performance is 26.07%.

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