Healthcare Sector Update: Bruker Corp (BRKR) and Aetna (AET)


Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR)

Stock’s Trading Stats:

Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR) declined -1.60% yesterday and closed at $28.92. The company’s market capitalization is at $4.86Billion with an average trading volume of 1.50Million. The total number of Outstanding Shares Held by the company are 163.42Million.

Recent Press Release:

The Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel on April 6, 2016 declared major scientific instrument purchases from Bruker Corporation (BRKR) counting a novel Aeon 1GHz nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) system for expanding frontiers in structural biology and intrinsically disordered protein (IDPs) research. Furthermore, the Weizmann Institute is adding an Aeon 600 MHz NMR, a 263 GHz dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP)-NMR system, and a Biospec® 15 Tesla system for preclinical ultra-high field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Various NMR and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) instrument upgrades round out this major acquisition, instantly propelling the Weizmann Institute to the frontiers of modern magnetic resonance research infrastructure.

In the 1950s, one of the world’s first high resolution NMR systems was conceived at Weizmann Institute researchers Alexander and Meiboom, and since then three generations of renowned Weizmann magnetic resonance researchers have played key roles in the development of NMR, EPR and MRI. Going forward, the focus of the Weizmann Institute in magnetic resonance research will be on biomolecular NMR and EPR research for future healthcare applications, metabolomics and preclinical research for cancer diagnostics and neurodegenerative diseases, in addition to on advanced research on batteries and advanced materials.

Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET)

Stock’s Trading Stats:

Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) closed at $110.28 yesterday by showing a decrease of -1.63%. The total number of outstanding shares held by the company are 349.60Million with the total market capitalization of $38.90 billion. The number of shares traded on the last trading session are 3.31 Million.

Recent Press Release:

Aetna Inc (AET) ) and St. John Health System, a part of Ascension, the nation’s leading Catholic and nonprofit health system, on April 6, 2016  declared a partnership to launch Aetna Whole Health St. John OKHI in Tulsa County. This new health care product facilitates doctors to deliver highly coordinated care, track outcomes through shared data, and measure clinical standards to improve quality and efficiency.

As part of Aetna Whole Health St. John OKHI, Aetna members will receive coordinated care through Tulsa-area St. John hospitals and more than 500 primary care physicians and specialists that are part of the St. John accountable care organization, Oklahoma Health Programs (OKHI).