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YearRevenue GrowthDec 1324.8Dec 123Dec 110.2

Price Change %1-week3-monthsZMH3.15%10.47%Medical equipment1.86%S&P 5003.23%2.81%

YearNet Profit MarginEBIT MarginEBITDA MarginAug 1323.3--Aug 1222.5--Aug 1121.433.843.6

Price Change %1-week3-monthsSIRO3.36%15.15%Medical instruments3.99%11.22%Nasdaq1.84%4.3%

YearRevenue GrowthEPS GrowthMar 1411.41,611.2Mar 132.5-94.2Mar 121.714.3

Price Change %1-week3-monthsHSIC2.77%17.4%Medical/Biomedical1.18%12.42%Nasdaq1.84%4.3%

Price Change %1-week3-monthsPDCO3.35%21.22%Medical/Biomedical1.18%12.42%Nasdaq1.84%4.3%

Price Change %2-weeks3-monthsBIOL-10.1%-1.11%Lasers systems & components-0.87%12.59%Nasdaq-0.69%4.3%

A M Best Upgrades Issuer Credit Rating of Eastern Dentists Insurance Company RRG

Dec. 19 -- US-based A.M. Best issued the following news release:

A.M. Best has upgraded the issuer credit rating (ICR) to "bbb+" from "bbb" and affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of B++ (Good) of Eastern Dentists Insurance Company RRG (EDIC) (Burlington, VT). The outlook for the ICR has been revised to stable from positive, while the outlook for the FSR remains stable.

Pro-Dex rises on high volatility 19 December, 2014 16:00 EST

AMERICAN DAILY STOCK REPORT

Pro-Dex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDEX), NASDAQ's 109th largest medical/biomedical company by market cap, traded between an intraday low of US$2.29 and a high of US$2.33. The price range has expanded in the last two days (from 0.90c two days ago to 4.0c today) which, accompanied by a price rise, is a bullish signal. The average daily volatility of 4.1% places the stock in the 2nd quartile in the market meaning it is moderately volatile. The stock price increased 2.0c (or 0.9%) to close at US$2.33. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which rose 8.6 points (or 0.2%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 0.7%.

BULLISH SIGNALS
Fundamentals:
+ The company is cash rich with Cash to Market Capitalisation at 32.5%.
+ Tobin's Q Ratio, defined as MCap divided by Total Assets, is 0.8. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is undervalued.

Laguna Hills Veterinarian Strives to Increase Awareness About Pet Dental Care

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., Dec. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Laguna Hills veterinarian Dr. Maged Kerolos of Trinity Pet Hospital is urging pet owners to take pet dental care seriously. According to Dr. Kerolos, 85% of cats and dogs suffer from pet periodontal disease, and this can adversely affect a pet's overall health. He says that good pet dental health consists of regular dental checkups and cleanings with a veterinary dentist, as well as establishing good dental hygiene habits at home. Dr. Kerolos adds that he and his staff can give pet owners tips and assistance in starting or improving daily home pet dental care habits.

DIO Corporation inches higher, resistance at 12-day EMA 22 December, 2014 15:00 KST

SOUTH KOREAN DAILY STOCK REPORT

DIO Corporation (KOSDAQ:A039840), South Korea's 6th largest hotels/restaurants/casinos company by market cap, lifted 3.3% but fell short of the 12-day Exponential Moving Average [EMA] of KRW7,006.31. Compared with the KRX 100 Index which rose 25.7 points (or 0.6%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 2.6%.

BULLISH SIGNALS
Fundamentals:
+ Tobin's Q Ratio, defined as MCap divided by Total Assets, is 0.8. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is undervalued.
+ Revenue growth rate is positive and has seen consecutive rises in recent years. [Year ended, all figures in %]

Capitol Health accelerates rise: up 8.1% in 2 days 22 December, 2014 16:00 AEST

AUSTRALIAN DAILY STOCK REPORT

Capitol Health Limited (ASX:CAJ), Australia's 16th largest health care company by market cap, climbed 6.0c (or 8.1%) over the past two trading days, after rising 3.4% on Friday and 4.6% on Monday to close at 80.0c. Compared with the All Ordinaries Index which rose 224.4 points (or 4.3%) in the two days, this represented a relative price increase of 3.8%.

Interim Report (Half Year): Patterson (NASDAQ:PDCO) EPS up 20.9% to $US1.0

AMERICAN RESULTS

Half Year ended Oct 25, 2014

Highlights

EPS of $US1.04

Major Common Size Ratios (year-on-year comparison):
- EBITDA to Sales down from 8.4% to 8.2%
- EBIT to Sales down from 8.4% to 8.2%
- Profit before tax to Sales down from 7.4% to 7.4%
- Profit after tax to Sales up from 4.7% to 4.8%
- Tax expenses to Sales down from 2.8% to 2.6%

Osstem Implant drops 2.2% on low volume 22 December, 2014 15:00 KST

SOUTH KOREAN DAILY STOCK REPORT

Osstem Implant Co Ltd (KOSDAQ:A048260), South Korea's largest medical equipment/supplies company by market cap, dropped KRW800.0 (or 2.2%) to close at KRW35,050.0. Compared with the KRX 100 Index which rose 25.7 points (or 0.6%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -2.9%. Trading volume was 64% lighter than average.

BEARISH SIGNALS
Fundamentals:
+ Total Liabilities/EBITDA of 12.7 which compares unfavourably with the Joseph Piotroski benchmark of 5.
+ Net profit margin has averaged 3.5% in the last 3 years. This suggests the company is less profitable with a low margin of safety.
+ The Enterprise Value/EBITDA multiple of 32.5 compares unfavourably with sector average of 21.0. Enterprise Value is estimated at KRW553.3 billion comprising MCap KRW497.7 billion plus net debt of KRW52.5 billion plus minority interest of KRW3 billion.

ABA Delivers Improved HY Profit and Increases Dividend

NEW ZEALAND DAILY STOCK REPORT

Abano Healthcare Group (NZX:ABA) has delivered a 51% increase in half year profit and confirmed an increased interim dividend payment of 10 cents per share, up 37% on the previous year.

For the six months ended 30 November 2014, Abano reported revenues of $114.9 million, EBITDA of $14.9 million and a Net Profit After Tax (NPAT) of $3.5 million, an increase of 51% on HY14. The results are based on unaudited management accounts.

Gross revenues were $153.2 million, while Underlying EBITDA was $15.4 million and Underlying NPAT was $4.0 million.

The stronger results were mainly driven by growing revenues and improvements in same store EBITDA across Abano's dental group and an increase in revenues and reduction in losses from Abano's joint venture audiology business.

Quarterly Report: Shin Hung (KS:A004080) EPS up 950% to KRW105.0 (US9.95c)

SOUTH KOREAN RESULTS

Quarter ended Sep 30, 2014

Highlights

Major Common Size Ratios (year-on-year comparison):
- EBITDA to Sales up from 2.0% to 5.1%
- EBIT to Sales up from 2.0% to 5.1%
- Profit before tax to Sales up from 0.5% to 4.2%
- Profit after tax to Sales up from 0.4% to 3.3%
- Interest expenses to Sales down from 1.6% to 0.9%

Value Added Technology drops 3.0% on weak volume 22 December, 2014 15:00 KST

SOUTH KOREAN DAILY STOCK REPORT

Value Added Technology Co Ltd (KOSDAQ:A043150), South Korea's 4th largest medical equipment/supplies company by market cap, dropped KRW750.0 (or 3.0%) to close at KRW24,500.0. Compared with the KRX 100 Index which rose 25.7 points (or 0.6%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -3.6%. Trading volume was 53% lighter than average.

Quarterly Report: Patterson (NASDAQ:PDCO) EPS up 31.7% to 54 U.S. cents

AMERICAN RESULTS

Quarter ended Oct 25, 2014

Highlights

Major Common Size Ratios (year-on-year comparison):
- EBITDA to Sales up from 7.6% to 8.3%
- EBIT to Sales up from 7.6% to 8.3%
- Profit before tax to Sales up from 6.8% to 7.6%
- Profit after tax to Sales up from 4.2% to 4.9%
- Tax expenses to Sales up from 2.6% to 2.7%

Good dental care for children

It is holiday time again. This is the period parents should use to monitor and review their children's overall wellbeing, including their dental health. When good dental care starts at an early age, the child benefits in the long run, as they are able to learn practices that help them maintain good oral hygiene.

Nakanishi drops 3.7% on firm volume 22 December, 2014 15:00 JST

JAPANESE DAILY STOCK REPORT

Nakanishi Inc. (TO:7716), the largest precision instruments company by market cap in the Tokyo Stock Exchange, dropped JPY185.0 (or 3.7%) to close at JPY4,825.0. Compared with the Nikkei 225 Index which rose 13.7 points (or 0.08%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -3.8%. This has been exacerbated by firm volume of 1.3 times average.

BEARISH SIGNALS
Technicals:
Significant Downtrend: The stock dropped 3.7% on high volatility today.
+ The price sank 5.2% in the last week.

Weekly: Zimmer Holdings lifts 3.2% on thin volume

AMERICAN WEEKLY STOCK REPORT

Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZMH), NYSE's 6th largest medical equipment company by market cap, lifted US$3.51 (or 3.2%) in the trailing week to close at US$114.91. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which rose 64.6 points (or 3.2%) in the week, this represented a relative price change of -0.3%. The volume was 0.7 times average trading per week of 5,717,365 shares. In the past week the market cap has risen US$594.4 million.

MANI increases - outperforming 89% of stocks 22 December, 2014 15:00 JST

JAPANESE DAILY STOCK REPORT

MANI Inc. (TO:7730), the largest medical equipment/supplies company by market cap in the Tokyo Stock Exchange, increased JPY30.0 (or 0.4%) to close at JPY7,170.0. In the Tokyo market of 3,420 stocks traded today, the stock has a 6-month relative price strength of 89 which means it is outperforming 89% of the market. A price rise combined with a high relative strength is a bullish signal. The stock rose for a third day on Monday bringing its three-day rise to JPY200.0 or 2.9%. Compared with the Nikkei 225 Index which rose 13.7 points (or 0.08%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 0.3%.

BULLISH SIGNALS
Fundamentals:
+ Net Profit margin is positive and has seen consecutive rises in recent years. [Year ended, all figures in %]

Weekly: Sirona Dental Systems in its biggest trailing week gain for 6 months

AMERICAN WEEKLY STOCK REPORT

Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRO), NASDAQ's 3rd largest medical instruments company by market cap, lifted US$2.91 (or 3.4%) in the trailing week to close at US$89.39. In the past week the shares have lifted 3.4%, the biggest trailing week gain since Jul 03, 2014. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which rose 77.1 points (or 1.8%) in the week, this represented a relative price increase of 1.4%. In the past week the market cap has risen US$161.1 million.

Shofu increases 1.9% - outperforming 97% of stocks 22 December, 2014 15:00 JST

JAPANESE DAILY STOCK REPORT

Shofu Inc (TO:7979), the largest health care company by market cap in the Tokyo Stock Exchange, increased JPY30.0 (or 1.9%) to close at JPY1,597.0. In the Tokyo market of 3,420 stocks traded today, the stock has a 6-month relative price strength of 97 which means it is outperforming 97% of the market. A price rise combined with a high relative strength is a bullish signal. Compared with the Nikkei 225 Index which rose 13.7 points (or 0.08%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 1.8%.

BULLISH SIGNALS
Fundamentals:
+ Revenue growth rate is positive and has seen consecutive rises in recent years. [Year ended, all figures in %]

Weekly: Henry Schein lifts 2.8% on firm volume

AMERICAN WEEKLY STOCK REPORT

Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC), NASDAQ's 11th largest medical/biomedical company by market cap, lifted US$3.71 (or 2.8%) in the trailing week to close at US$137.51, ending a two-week streak of losses. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which rose 77.1 points (or 1.8%) in the week, this represented a relative price increase of 0.8%. The volume was 1.2 times average trading per week of 2,336,690 shares. In the past week the market cap has risen US$312.4 million.

European Patent Office granted patent to DENTSPLY DETREY GMBH [DE] titled as "Dental composition"

European Patent Office has granted patent no.EP2813497 on December 17, 2014, to DENTSPLY DETREY GMBH [DE], titled as "Dental composition"

Weekly: Patterson in its biggest trailing week gain for 2 months

AMERICAN WEEKLY STOCK REPORT

Patterson Companies Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO), NASDAQ's 18th largest medical/biomedical company by market cap, lifted US$1.59 (or 3.4%) in the trailing week to close at US$49.03. In the past week the shares have lifted 3.4%, the biggest trailing week gain since Oct 24, 2014. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which rose 77.1 points (or 1.8%) in the week, this represented a relative price increase of 1.4%. In the past week the market cap has risen US$165.2 million.

Q & M Dental Group (S) accelerates rise: up 3.7% in 2 days 22 December, 2014 17:00 SGT

SINGAPOREAN DAILY STOCK REPORT

Q & M Dental Group (S) Limited (SI:QC7), Singapore's largest health care company by market cap, lifted 1.50c (or 3.7%) over the past two trading days, after rising 1.2% on Friday and 2.4% on Monday to close at 42.50c. Compared with the FTSE/ASEAN 40 Index which rose 203.0 points (or 1.9%) in the two days, this represented a relative price increase of 1.7%.

Weekly: Biolase falls for a second consecutive week, a two-week fall of 10.1%

AMERICAN WEEKLY STOCK REPORT

Biolase, Inc (NASDAQ:BIOL) fell 10.0c (or 3.6%) to close at US$2.67. The volume was 0.2 times average trading per week of 1,492,975 shares. The stock fell for a second consecutive week on Friday bringing its two-week fall to 30.0c or 10.1%. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which fell 29.8 points (or 0.7%) in the two weeks, this represented a relative price change of -9.4%. In the past two weeks the market cap has slumped US$17.4 million.

Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property granted patent to Nippon Shika Yakuhin Co., Ltd. on December 17 titled as "PREPARATION FOR ORAL CAVITY"

Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property Office has granted patent no. EP2462914 on December 17, 2014, to Nippon Shika Yakuhin Co., Ltd., titled as "PREPARATION FOR ORAL CAVITY"

Dentsply International drops on high volatility 19 December, 2014 16:00 EST

AMERICAN DAILY STOCK REPORT

DENTSPLY International Inc. (NASDAQ:XRAY), NASDAQ's 15th largest medical/biomedical company by market cap, traded between an intraday low of US$53.69 and a high of US$54.79, suggesting a trading opportunity between peaks and troughs. The average daily volatility of 1.4% places the stock in the 4th quartile in the market meaning it is least volatile. Today its volatility (highest price minus lowest price/lowest price) of 2.0% was 1.5 times the average daily volatility of 1.4%, up from 1.5% on Thursday and 2.0% on Wednesday. A price fall on high volatility is a bearish signal. The stock price decreased 40.0c (or 0.7%) to close at US$53.70, ending a two-day streak of rises. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which rose 8.6 points (or 0.2%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -0.9%.

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