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TMCNet:  LGND, MED, BIOS, ASI, SKX, NWSA Expected To Be Up After Next Earnings Releases

[May 07, 2013]

LGND, MED, BIOS, ASI, SKX, NWSA Expected To Be Up After Next Earnings Releases

May 07, 2013 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- BUYINS.NET / is monitoring the performance of all stocks with earnings being released Wednesday, May 8th 2013 and determining how the stocks have performed After their last 12 quarterly, 6 quarterly and June earnings reports. Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:LGND), Medifast Inc (NYSE:MED), BioScrip Inc (NASDAQ:BIOS), American Safety Insurance Holdings Ltd (NYSE:ASI), SKECHERS U.S.A. INCORPORATED (NYSE:SKX), News Corp (NASDAQ:NWSA) are all expected to be Up After their earnings are released. The movement of stock prices in the days and weeks leading to and following these earnings announcements may follow a predictable pattern. Most companies stock price histories show random or unpredictable movements around earnings dates. But some seem to repeat the same pattern quarter after quarter, year after year. The # of Reports in the table below shows how many previous quarterly reports comprise the indicator that predicts how a stock will act after its earnings are released. The specific technology used to make these predictions is available for a low monthly fee at . The following stocks are expected to go Up After earnings are released Wednesday: Symbol Company # of Reports Quarter Release Time LGND Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc 6 Quarter Q1 After MED Medifast Inc May Earnings Q1 After BIOS BioScrip Inc 6 Quarter Q1 After ASI American Safety Insurance Holdings Ltd 6 Quarter Q1 After SKX SKECHERS U.S.A. INCORPORATED 6 Quarter Q1 After NWSA News Corp 6 Quarter Q3 After This technology is designed to help the stock trader identify those companies that seem to have a consistent pattern of movement before or after the earnings release date, based on the history of earnings releases for that company. It combines a calendar of expected earnings releases with a history of past earnings releases in a way that lets you see if a pattern exists.

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:LGND) - Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, a biotechnology company, engages in the acquisition and development of royalty revenue generating assets in the United States. The company s assets include PROMACTA, an oral thrombopoietin receptor agonist therapy for the treatment of adult patients with chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura; AVINZA, a pain therapeutic; Viviant/Conbriza for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis; and Nexterone, an injectable formulation. Its late-stage development programs comprise PROMACTA, which has completed Phase III studies for thrombocytopenia in patients with hepatitis C; and is in Phase II clinical studies for the treatment of oncology-related thrombocytopenia in patients with solid tumors, sarcoma, and advanced Myelodysplastic Syndrome. In addition, the company s late-stage development programs also include Carfilzomib that is in Phase III studies for multiple myeloma; Aprela, which has completed Phase III studies for post-menopausal symptoms; Merck CAPTISOL program that is in Phase III studies; CAPTISOL-Enabled Clopidogrel, which is in Phase III studies for anti-coagulant; DARA program, a dual acting receptor antagonist that is in various stages of development for indications of severe kidney diseases. Further, its development programs comprise CAPTISOL-Enabled Melphalan IV, which is in pivotal Phase for the treatment of oncology diseases; HepDirect HCV Inhibitor that is preclinical Phase for the treatment of hepatitis C; IRAK4 Inhibitor, which is in Preclinical Phase for inflammation; Glucagon Receptor Antagonist that is in preclinical Phase for the treatment of diabetes; and CAPTISOL-Enabled Topiramate, which is in Phase II clinical trials for epilepsy. The company has strategic alliances or licensing agreements primarily with Chiva Pharmaceuticals, Inc., The Medicines Company, SAGE Therapeutics, Inc., Eli Lilly and Company, and Hospira, Inc. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in La Jolla, California..

Medifast Inc (NYSE:MED) - Medifast, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the production, distribution, and sale of weight management and disease management products, and other consumable health and diet products in the United States. The company s product lines include weight and disease management, meal replacement, and vitamins. It also operates weight control centers that offer Medifast programs for weight loss and maintenance, customized patient counseling, and Inbody composition analysis. The company markets its products under the Medifast and Essential brand names, including shakes, appetite suppression shakes, diabetics shakes, joint health shakes, calorie burn drinks, calorie burn flavor infusers, antioxidant shakes, antioxidant flavor infusers, bars, crunch bars, blends, soups, chili, oatmeal, pudding, eggs, softbakes, hot cocoa, cappuccino, chai latte, iced teas, fruit drinks, pretzels, puffs, brownie, pancakes, soy crisps, crackers, Omega 3, and digestive and sleep health products. Medifast, Inc. sells its products through various channels of distribution comprising the Internet, call center, independent health advisors, medical professionals, weight loss clinics, and direct consumer marketing supported through the phone and Internet; Take Shape for Life, a physician led network of independent health coaches; and weight control centers. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Owings Mills, Maryland..

BioScrip Inc (NASDAQ:BIOS) - BioScrip Inc. provides pharmacy and home health services in the United States. Its Infusion/Home Health Services segment offers home infusion services that include the intravenous administration of medications to treat various acute and chronic conditions, such as infections, nutritional deficiencies, immunologic and neurologic conditions, cancer, pain, and palliative care; and home infusion therapies comprising parenteral nutrition, enteral nutrition, antimicrobial therapy, chemotherapy, immune globulin therapy, pain management, hemophilia, and respiratory therapy/home medical equipment. This segment also provides home health services, such as skilled nursing, wound care, oncology nursing and infusion nursing, rehabilitation services, occupational therapy and speech language pathology, medical social services, home health aide services, private duty nursing care, therapy visits, and hospice services to patients suffering from chronic and acute illnesses, those in recovery from surgical procedures, and those who require monitoring or care for other reasons. The company s Pharmacy Services segment provides traditional and specialty medications for the treatment of various diseases and medical conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn s disease, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, short stature, cancer, immune mediated diseases, and HIV/AIDS; hepatitis A, B, C, and related complications; anemias and cytopenias, and to bind excess iron post blood transfusions; and to treat children born prematurely and with incomplete pulmonary and/or cardiac function. This segment also offers specialty therapy management, prescription discount card programs, and pharmacy data services. The company was formerly known as MIM Corp. and changed its name to BioScrip Inc. in March 2005. BioScrip Inc. was founded in 1993 and is based in Elmsford, New York..

American Safety Insurance Holdings Ltd (NYSE:ASI) - American Safety Insurance Holdings, Ltd. offers specialty insurance and reinsurance products to small and medium-sized businesses in the United States and internationally. Its Excess and Surplus Lines division provides environmental insurance products, such as general contractor pollution and/or professional liability coverage; primary general liability coverage for residential and commercial risks; excess and umbrella liability coverage in the construction and products liability areas; and property and packaged property and liability. This division also offers surety products, including contract performance and payment bonds to environmental and construction contractors; general and professional liability for nursing homes and assisted living facilities; coverage for primary and following-form excess directors and officers liability; stand alone employment practices liability; fiduciary liability; and primary and excess coverage for miscellaneous professional liability risks. The company s Alternative Risk Transfer division provides specialty programs comprising property and liability coverage for construction contractors, pest control operators, auto dealers, real estate brokers, consultants, restaurant and tavern owners, and bail bondsmen; and general and professional liability for businesses in the healthcare and construction industries. Its Assumed Reinsurance division offers treaty reinsurance products, such as medical malpractice, general liability, commercial automobile and professional liability, workers compensation, and property catastrophe products for captives, risk retention groups, and specialty insurance companies. It markets its insurance products through independent insurance agents and brokers. The company was formerly known as American Safety Insurance Group, Ltd. and changed its name to American Safety Insurance Holdings, Ltd. in July 2003. American Safety Insurance Holdings, Ltd. was founded in 1986 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda..

SKECHERS U.S.A. INCORPORATED (NYSE:SKX) - Skechers U.S.A., Inc. engages in the design, development, marketing, and distribution of footwear for men, women, and children in the United States and internationally. The company offers various products comprising casuals, such as boots, shoes, and sandals for men, as well as slip-ons, lug outsole and fashion boots, and casual sandals for women; relaxed fit for men; seasonal sandals and boots, and dress casuals for men and women; and casual fusion for young men and women under the Skechers USA brand name. It also offers footwear for joggers, city and off-road wear, athletic-inspired casuals, and sport sandals and boots under the Skechers Sport brand name; boots, shoes, and sneakers for infants, toddlers, boys, and girls under the Skechers Kids brand name; men s and women s casuals, field boots, hikers, and athletic shoes under the Skechers Work brand name; and sneakers for active females of various ages under the Skechers Active brand name. In addition, it provides fitness footwear primarily sneakers for men and women under the Shape-ups by Skechers brand; ultra-lightweight sneakers under the Shape-ups Liv by Skechers brand; casuals and athletic-inspired sandals for 18 to 34 year-old women under Tone-ups by Skechers and Tone-ups Fitness brands; and technical footwear under the Skechers GOperform brand. The company sells its products through department and specialty stores, athletic and independent retailers, boutiques, and catalog and internet retailers, as well as through its e-commerce Website and retail stores. As of February 15, 2012, it operated 120 concept stores, 107 factory outlet stores, and 54 warehouse outlet stores in the United States; and 33 concept stores and 16 factory outlets internationally. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Manhattan Beach, California..

News Corp (NASDAQ:NWSA) - News Corporation operates as a diversified media company worldwide. Its Cable Network Programming segment produces and licenses news, business news, sports, general entertainment, and movie programming for distribution through cable television systems and direct broadcast satellite operators primarily in the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. The company s Filmed Entertainment segment produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures for distribution and licensing in entertainment media, as well as produces and licenses television programming worldwide. Its Television segment operates 27 broadcast television stations in the United States. The company s Direct Broadcast Satellite Television segment distributes basic and premium programming services via satellite and broadband directly to subscribers in Italy. Its Publishing segment provides newspapers and information services, such as publishing national newspapers in the United Kingdom, approximately 146 newspapers in Australia, and a metropolitan and a national newspaper in the United States; book publishing services, including the publishing of English language books worldwide; and integrated marketing services comprising the publishing of free-standing inserts, which are marketing booklets containing coupons, rebates, and other consumer offers, as well as provides in-store marketing products and services, primarily to consumer packaged goods manufacturers in the United States and Canada. The company also provides data systems and professional services that enable teachers to use data to assess student progress and deliver individualized instructions. News Corporation was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in New York, New York.. has built a massive database that collects, analyzes and publishes multiple proprietary trading strategies that predict price moves in stocks, commodities and currencies. The data has then been integrated into an automated trading platform which can be used to connect to a live online broker and automate your trading of each of the strategies highlighted. It is extremely powerful with lightening fast execution at a very low price. Both the trading software and SqueezeTrigger data feed are available at monitors trading in all US stocks in real time and maintains massive databases of short sale and naked short sale time and sales data, short squeeze SqueezeTrigger prices, market maker price movements, shareholder data, statistical data on earnings, sector correlation, seasonality, hedge fund trading strategies, comparable valuations. Reports include: REGULATORY & COMPLIANCE NEWS Friction Factor -- market maker surveillance system tracking Level II market makers in all stocks to determine Price Friction and compliance with new "Fair Market Making Requirements".

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