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QtrRevenue GrowthNet Profit MarginSep 1423.1-27.7Jun 14-11.9-63.2Mar 14-24.4-42.4

QtrRevenue GrowthNet Profit MarginSep 140.34.4Jun 147.54.4

Technicals:
+ The price decreased 1.8% in the last week.

YearRevenue GrowthEPS GrowthEBITDA GrowthSep 1312.510.66.4Sep 127.210.86.2

XRAY.AC1-day1-month3-months1-yearPrice Change %0.41.52.11Yield to maturity % change2.68.3711.87Spread to Treasuries %1.320.91.32

Price Change %1-week3-monthsCAJ4.91%34.65%Health care2.47%12.44%All Ordinaries1.53%0.85%

AuthAir, Inc. Introduces AuthAir Dental's Enhanced Business Intelligence

AuthAir Inc. , the company best known for its pioneering work in seamlessly integrated authentication, unveils the latest software for its flagship AuthAir Dental product at this week's Yankee Dental Congress in Boston. The software builds upon AuthAir's reputation for helping dental and healthcare practices meet regulations with little-to-no change in their daily procedures. While keeping ease of implementation and assistance meeting HIPAA guidelines paramount, this latest release focuses on delivering profit-enhancing guidance to doctors looking for real-time, actual data to guide their decision-making.

Internet Brands Acquires Sesame Communications

Internet Brands reported that it has acquired Seattle-based Sesame Communications, a provider of cloud-based patient engagement and digital marketing solutions for the dental and orthodontic industries.

Simpson and Kelly Introduce Dental Health Bill

Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho (2nd CD), issued the following news release:

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson, alongside Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-02), has co-introduced H.R. 539, the 'Action for Dental Health Act of 2015.' This legislation will target relatively modest but crucial federal dollars to organizations to provide proven oral health care services in a manner that effectively addresses the barriers to dental care that people often face. Without spending any additional dollars, the bill would have a significant impact on communities that are underserved.

Convergent Dental Celebrates Explosive Growth, Widespread Adoption of its Innovative Solea CO2 Hard and Soft Tissue Dental Laser

Yankee Dental Congress - Convergent Dental Inc. , a privately held dental device company, is proud to announce the significant milestones the company reached in 2014, the first year its flagship dental laser Solea was available to the market. Solea has quickly established itself as a critical tool in the dental operatory because it enables any dentist to virtually eliminate anesthesia and blood from operative dentistry. Solea's success is largely attributed to its unique 9.3 micron wavelength and computer controls, both of which are firsts in laser dentistry.

Empowering dentists to perform virtually anesthesia-free and blood-free procedures is transforming practices with dramatic efficiency gains and entirely new patient experiences. With drills, dentists lose valuable time injecting patients and waiting for numbness, then they are limited to working in one quadrant of the mouth due to the risk of patient injury. Solea dentists report performing 95 percent of both hard and soft tissue procedures without anesthesia or bleeding, enabling them to start immediately, routinely execute multi-quadrant dentistry, fill cavities when they are discovered in hygiene and perform soft tissue procedures they would never have done without a laser. These time savings result in dentists performing six or more procedures per day and revenue gains of 25-40 percent.

Dentsply International rises 1.5% on high volatility 29 January, 2015 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$49.65 and a high of US$50.80. The price range has expanded in the last two days (from 79.0c two days ago to US$1.15 today) which, accompanied by a price rise, is a bullish signal. The average daily volatility of 1.5% 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 2.3% was 1.6 times the average daily volatility of 1.5%, up from 1.8% on Wednesday and 1.6% on Tuesday. A price rise on high volatility is a bullish signal. The stock price increased 74.0c (or 1.5%) to close at US$50.73, ending a three-day streak of losses. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which rose 41.0 points (or 1%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 0.5%.

Tridont Dental Centre Adds Orthodontist to Staff

Tridont Dental Centre now provides patients in their area orthodontic care with addition of their new team member, Andrea Heckler, DMD, Msc, FRCD(c)

Biolase increases 1.4% on low volume 29 January, 2015 16:00 EST

AMERICAN DAILY STOCK REPORT

Biolase, Inc (NASDAQ:BIOL), NASDAQ's 6th largest lasers systems & components company by market cap, increased 3.68c (or 1.4%) to close at US$2.58, ending a three-day streak of losses. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which rose 41.0 points (or 1%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 0.5%. Trading volume was 85% lighter than average.

BULLISH SIGNALS
Fundamentals:
+ Revenue growth has shown signs of recovery in recent quarters. [Quarter ended, all figures in %]

Emotionless while vacuuming saliva

WITH his deadpan assistant hoovering the inside of my mouth with that ghastly sucky pipe, the spits and hisses splitting the sanitised silence, the dentist took a step back and tutted.

"Looks as if you've been eating too much sugar," he offered in that irritating "will they ever learn?" tone.

"I don't mind you calling me fat," I mumbled, my tongue wrestling with the angry pipe, "but I've warned you before about calling me sugar."

New Technologies Bring Hope Smiles to Patients With Disabilities

For many special needs patients, orthodontic care may seem out of reach due to physical and developmental challenges. However, new technologies in treatment, and the availability of advanced education in caring for special needs patients, are making a surprising and welcome difference in the lives of many patients with disabilities. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) reports that many of its members are able to successfully address the orthodontic treatment needs of those with physical, cognitive and developmental disabilities.

"In particular, the orthodontic challenges seen in patients with cerebral palsy, autism, Asperger's and Down syndrome are being addressed with positive outcomes," say David R. Musich, DDS, MS, and Matthew J. Busch, DDS, Chicago-area orthodontists with a long history of treating special needs patients.

New technologies are opening new doors for special needs patients seeking treatment for tooth alignment issues and complications specific to a patient's disability. These include temporary anchorage devices that help move specific teeth, minimally invasive surgical procedures, clear aligners that can be removed for hygiene purposes, implants, self-ligating brackets, and improved oral hygiene measures. In addition to overcoming the oral health challenges created by disabilities, these special patient populations, just like others, benefit from the boost of confidence that comes with a healthy, beautiful smile.

Judicial Watch Calls for Full Court Review of Challenge to Delay of Obamacare 'Employer Mandate'

Judicial Watch reported that it has requested that the full court of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit rehear Kawa Orthodontics challenge to the Obama administration's unlawful and unilateral delay of the "employer mandate" provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) (Kawa Orthodontics v. Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury, et al. (No. 14-10296)).

According to a media release, Kawa Orthodontics, owned by Dr. Larry Kawa, alleges it was injured by the delay.

Henry Schein decreases 29 January, 2015 16:00 EST

AMERICAN DAILY STOCK REPORT

Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC), NASDAQ's 11th largest medical/biomedical company by market cap, decreased 58.0c (or 0.4%) to close at US$140.01. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which rose 41.0 points (or 1%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -1.4%. Trading volume was 1.3 times average. The stock fell for a third day on Thursday bringing its three-day fall to US$3.58 or 2.5%.

BEARISH SIGNALS
Fundamentals:
+ Tobin's Q Ratio, defined as MCap divided by Total Assets, is 2.1. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is overvalued.
+ Net profit margin has averaged 4.5% in the last 3 years. This suggests the company is less profitable with a low margin of safety.
+ Revenue growth and Net Profit margin are positive but falling in recent quarters. [Quarter ended, all figures in %]

Is your pet suffering in silence?

Most common clinical health problem in dogs and cats can go unnoticed by pet owners

GUELPH, ON, Jan. 29, 2015 /CNW/ - A new survey by Ipsos Reid has revealed the good, the bad and the ugly about pet owners' awareness of dental diseases in their cats and dogs.

According to the survey, conducted on behalf of Royal Canin, while nine in ten Canadian pet owners believe dental disease is linked to their pet's overall health, a quarter of them are unaware of the clinical signs of the disease and only 12 per cent of them could identify all the signs of the disease. What's worse is that many pets may be suffering in silence.

:DentalPlans Provides Year-Long Open Enrollment

According to the National Association of Dental Plans (NADP), dental insurance policies consumers purchase themselves could cost $50 a month or $600 a year.

Sirona Dental Systems increases on weak volume 29 January, 2015 16:00 EST

AMERICAN DAILY STOCK REPORT

Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRO), NASDAQ's 3rd largest medical instruments company by market cap, increased 13.0c (or 0.1%) to close at US$92.19. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which rose 41.0 points (or 1%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -0.8%. Trading volume was 39% lighter than average.

BULLISH SIGNALS
Fundamentals:
+ Total Liabilities/EBITDA of 1.8 is comfortably below the Joseph Piotroski benchmark of 5.
+ Interest cover defined by EBIT/I is 80.4 times. This indicates it is less leveraged.
+ Over the last 3 years average annual compound growth rate of earnings per share was 13.7%. This is considered moderate.
+ Revenue growth and EBITDA growth are positive and have seen consecutive rises in recent years. [Year ended, all figures in %]

Align Technology Announces Fourth Quarter and 2014 Results; Q4 Revenues of $198.6 Million, up 11.4% Year-Over-Year, and Diluted EPS of $0.48

Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2014. Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2014 (Q4'14) were $198.6 million, an 11.4% increase year-over-year from $178.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 (Q4'13). Clear aligner case shipments in Q4'14 were 126.9 thousand, a 14.2% increase year-over-year from 111.1 thousand in Q4'13. Net profit for Q4'14 was $39.5 million, or $0.48 per diluted share, compared to $42.4 million, or $0.51 per diluted share in Q4'13.

Revenues for 2014 were $761.7 million, a 15.4% increase year-over-year from $660.2 million in 2013. Clear aligner case shipments in 2014 were 478.0 thousand, a 13.2% increase year-over-year from 422.3 thousand in 2013. Net profit for 2014 was $145.8 million, or $1.77 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net profit of $127.5 million, or $1.54 per diluted share in 2013.

Shin Hung rises 2.3% on high volatility 30 January, 2015 15:00 KST

SOUTH KOREAN DAILY STOCK REPORT

Shin Hung Co., Ltd. (KS:A004080), South Korea's 13th largest medical equipment/supplies company by market cap, traded between an intraday low of KRW8,540.0 and a high of KRW8,820.0. The price range has expanded in the last two days (from KRW120.0 two days ago to KRW280.0 today) which, accompanied by a price rise, is a bullish signal. The average daily volatility of 2.9% 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 3.3% was 1.1 times the average daily volatility of 2.9%, up from 1.5% on Thursday and 1.4% on Wednesday. A price rise on high volatility is a bullish signal. The stock rose for a second day on Friday bringing its two-day rise to KRW250.0 or 2.9%. The stock price lifted KRW200.0 (or 2.3%) to close at KRW8,800.0. Compared with the KRX 100 Index which fell 19.2 points (or 0.5%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 2.8%.

Patterson increases 0.7% - outperforming 85% of stocks 29 January, 2015 16:00 EST

AMERICAN DAILY STOCK REPORT

Patterson Companies Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO), NASDAQ's 18th largest medical/biomedical company by market cap, increased 37.0c (or 0.7%) to close at US$50.98, ending a two-day streak of losses. In the NASDAQ market of 2,164 stocks traded today, the stock has a 6-month relative price strength of 85 which means it is outperforming 85% of the market. A price rise combined with a high relative strength is a bullish signal. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which rose 41.0 points (or 1%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -0.3%.

Australia,New Zealand : Stratasys Asia Pacific appoints Dental Axess to bolster local presence

Stratasys Asia Pacific, an arm of Stratasys Ltd., a world leader in 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, has appointed Dental Axess to bolster the local presence in Australia and New Zealand, aimed at addressing the increasing demand for digital dentistry and better meeting the needs of orthodontics and dental clinics in the region.

Henry Schein To Present At Two Investor Conferences In February

AMERICAN DAILY STOCK REPORT

[News Story] MELVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 29, 2015 Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, announced today that the Company will present at two investor conferences in February:

Zimmer Holdings accelerates decline: down 3.2% in 2 days 29 January, 2015 16:00 EST

AMERICAN DAILY STOCK REPORT

Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZMH), NYSE's 6th largest medical equipment company by market cap, decreased US$3.71 (or 3.2%) over the past two trading days, after falling 1.5% on Wednesday and 1.7% on Thursday to close at US$112.52. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which fell 8.3 points (or 0.4%) in the two days, this represented a relative price change of -2.8%.

BEARISH SIGNALS
Fundamentals:
Overvaluation [compared with sector average]:
+ Price/Sales of 4.1 [3.4].
+ Price/Earnings/Growth of 7.3 [0.8].

Technicals:
Downtrend: The stock dropped 1.7% on high volatility today.

MyoBrace -- a Natural Alternative to Clear and Metal Braces -- Now Being Offered by The Center for Natural Dentistry; Get beautiful, straight teeth without any kind of braces -- by using a revolutionary new product offered at The Center for Natural Dentistry that helps the body straighten teeth naturally!

Have you ever wondered why teens and preteens have expensive braces to straighten teeth when their body and jaw are still developing well into their twenties?  OneSan Diego Holistic Dentistis leading the way with a natural alternative to braces.

The Center for Natural Dentistry, located in Encinitas, is one of the first dentists in Southern California to start offering MyoBrace, anatural alternative to braces and Invisalign.

Jan Peeters of Fagron in top quartile of Belgium Director Scorecard for past year

Jan Peeters's performance as a Fagron Director is ranked in the top quartile of BSS News Bites' Belgium performers for the past year. The shares were up 37.2% for the year ended January 29, 2015.

DENTSPLY INTL Inc New bond decreases 29 January, 2015

DAILY CORPORATE BOND REPORT

DENTSPLY INTL Inc New (XRAY.AC) bond decreased 46.40c (or 0.4%) from its last traded date of January 26, 2015 to close at US$106.15. The bond matures in 6 years and 7 months; its yield to maturity has increased by 7.7 basis points from 2.97% to 3.04%.

Enter Your Child's Photo in the #WeHeartYourSmile Contest to Win Four Free Philadelphia Zoo Tickets

 During Children's Dental Health Month in February, boys and girls, ages 4-11, can win four free tickets to the Philadelphia Zoo by posting a photo showing off their smiles to United Concordia Dental's Instagram.

Two-bagger Capitol Health climbs 4.9%

AUSTRALIAN WEEKLY STOCK REPORT

Capitol Health Limited (ASX:CAJ), Australia's 17th largest health care company by market cap, climbed 4.0c (or 4.9%) in the trailing week to close at 85.50c. Compared with the All Ordinaries Index which rose 83.4 points (or 1.5%) in the week, this represented a relative price increase of 3.4%. The volume was 1.2 times average trading per week of 5,212,236 shares. A two-bagger in the past year, the value of $1,000 invested one year ago is $2,048 [vs $1,117 for the All Ordinaries Index], including a capital gain of $1,017 and dividend reinvested of $30. The total return to shareholders for 1 year is 104.8%.
In the past week the market cap has risen $19.8 million.

 
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