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1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

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Financial Strength : 3/10

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••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 2/10

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

CVD Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ken Fisher 25,621 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 356,011 sh (+2662.77%)
Paul Tudor Jones 15,836 sh (+116.93%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2,486,000 sh (+10.67%)
Ron Baron 300,000 sh (unchged)
James Barrow 701,680 sh (-3.32%)
Chuck Royce 293,000 sh (-9.29%)
Jim Simons 169,100 sh (-10.54%)
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Q3 2014

CVD Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ray Dalio 6,437 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 139,500 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 650,283 sh (+82.66%)
Ken Fisher 39,027 sh (+52.32%)
Paul Tudor Jones 20,569 sh (+29.89%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2,486,000 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 300,000 sh (unchged)
James Barrow 681,320 sh (-2.90%)
Jim Simons 120,500 sh (-28.74%)
Chuck Royce 146,500 sh (-50.00%)
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Q4 2014

CVD Guru Trades in Q4 2014

First Eagle Investment 20,000 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 81,200 sh (New)
Jim Simons 427,900 sh (+255.10%)
James Barrow Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Ron Baron Sold Out
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Vanguard Health Care Fund Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 369,865 sh (-43.12%)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,819 sh (-66.85%)
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Q1 2015

CVD Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
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Revenue(Mil) $2694
EPS $ 3.24
Short Percentage of Float2.62%
52-Week Range $73.57 - 107.35
Shares Outstanding(Mil)56.58

Analyst Estimate

Dec14 Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil) 2,602 2,768 2,858
EPS($) 3.85 4.38 4.62
EPS without NRI($) 3.85 4.38 4.62

Business Description

Industry: Medical Diagnostics & Research » Diagnostics & Research
Compare:LH, ALR, DGX, LIFE, ENZ » details
Traded in other countries:CVD.Germany,
Covance, Inc is a Delaware Corporation, founded in 1987. The Company is a drug development services company providing early-stage and late-stage product development services mainly to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. It also provides laboratory testing services to the chemical, agrochemical and food industries. Its two reportable segments are early development services, which include discovery support services, preclinical services and clinical pharmacology services; and late-stage development services, which include central laboratory, Phase II-IV clinical development, and market access services. The Company's preclinical services include toxicology services, pharmaceutical chemistry and related services. The Company's preclinical area has been a source of innovation by introducing new technologies for client access to data such as StudyTracker, electronic animal identification, multimedia study reports and animal and test tube measures of induced cell proliferation or reproduction. The Company's preclinical toxicology services include in vivo toxicology studies, which are studies of the effects of drugs in animals, genetic toxicology studies, which include studies of the effects of drugs on chromosomes, as well as on genetically modified mice and other specialized toxicology services. In its pharmaceutical chemistry services, it determines the metabolic profile and bioavailability of drug candidates. It also provides laboratory testing services to the chemical, agricultural chemical and food industries. The Company offers services to agricultural chemical manufacturers to determine the potential risk to humans, animals and the environment from plant protection products such as pesticides. In its nutritional chemistry services, the Company offers a range of services to the food, nutriceutical and animal feed industries, including nutritional analysis and equivalency, nutritional content fact labels, microbiological and chemical contaminant safety analysis, pesticide screening and stability testing. It provides custom polyclonal and monoclonal antibody services for research purposes and purpose-bred animals for biomedical research. The Company provides optimization and translational services including custom immunology and monoclonal antibody services, metabolism studies and pharmacokinetic screening as well as non-GLP toxicology, in vivo pharmacology, imaging services and biomarker services. The Company's bioanalytical testing services helps determine the appropriate dose and frequency of drug application from late discovery evaluation through Phase III clinical testing on a full-scale, globally integrated basis. The Company provides clinical pharmacology services, including first-in-human trials, of new pharmaceuticals at its seven clinics located throughout the United States and its one clinic in Leeds, United Kingdom. The Company offers reimbursement and healthcare economics consulting services
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Mario Gabelli's Top 5 Stock Picks Mar 30 2015 
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Vanguard Health Care Fund Buys Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Zoetis Inc, , Sells Cerner Corporation, AbbVi Aug 02 2013 
Parexcel: Great Growth but a Tough Business Aug 17 2011 
Covance Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-K) Feb 28 2011 
Covance Inc. (CVD) Executive Vice President & COO Wendel Barr sells 13,000 Shares Dec 21 2010 
Covance Inc. (CVD) Executive Vice President & COO Wendel Barr sells 31,300 Shares Dec 15 2010 
Covance Inc. (CVD) Executive Vice President & COO Wendel Barr sells 19,305 Shares Nov 22 2010 

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