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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

CPHD Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 214,350 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 318,000 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 459,750 sh (+4.09%)
Mario Gabelli 238,500 sh (+3.02%)
PRIMECAP Management 2,407,500 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 12,000 sh (-16.48%)
Columbia Wanger 3,789,947 sh (-29.30%)
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Q2 2016

CPHD Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 12,568 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 553,840 sh (+20.47%)
PRIMECAP Management 2,422,300 sh (+0.61%)
Mario Gabelli 238,500 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 198,000 sh (-7.63%)
Ron Baron 8,500 sh (-29.17%)
Columbia Wanger 2,611,041 sh (-31.11%)
Steven Cohen 142,500 sh (-55.19%)
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Q3 2016

CPHD Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Joel Greenblatt 24,272 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 280,000 sh (+2127.88%)
Jim Simons 288,500 sh (+45.71%)
Mario Gabelli 340,300 sh (+42.68%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 2,336,400 sh (-3.55%)
Ron Baron 3,400 sh (-60.00%)
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Q4 2016

CPHD Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ron Baron Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management Sold Out
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Latest Guru Trades with CPHD

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GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Gabelli 2016-12-31 Sold Out 0.12%$52.62 - $52.95 $ 52.950%0
Ron Baron 2016-12-31 Sold Out $52.62 - $52.95 $ 52.950%0
Joel Greenblatt 2016-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$52.62 - $52.95 $ 52.950%0
Mario Gabelli 2016-09-30 Add 42.68%0.04%$31.37 - $52.73 $ 52.9533%340,300
Joel Greenblatt 2016-09-30 New Buy0.02%$31.37 - $52.73 $ 52.9533%24,272
Ron Baron 2016-09-30 Reduce -60.00%$31.37 - $52.73 $ 52.9533%3,400
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Business Description

Industry: Medical Diagnostics & Research » Diagnostics & Research  
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Traded in other countries:XEP.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Cepheid is a molecular diagnostics company that develops, manufactures and markets integrated systems for testing in the clinical market, as well as for application in its non-clinical market.

Cepheid was incorporated in the State of California on March 4, 1996. The Company is a molecular diagnostics company that develops, manufactures and markets integrated systems for testing in the clinical market, as well as for application in its non-clinical markets. The Company's systems enable molecular testing for organisms and genetic-based diseases by automating otherwise complex manual laboratory procedures. The Company's product portfolio consists of tests, reagents and systems for the clinical and non-clinical markets. The Company's two systems are the GeneXpert and SmartCycler. The GeneXpert system, offers services in the clinical market, integrates sample preparation in addition to DNA amplification and detection. The GeneXpert system is designed for user types ranging from reference laboratories and hospital central laboratories to satellite testing locations, such as emergency departments and intensive care units within hospitals and doctors' offices. The SmartCycler system integrates DNA amplification and detection to allow rapid analysis of a sample. Company faces competition from a number of companies that offer products to its target markets. Company has patents covering technologies of its own and has licensed technologies from others. In addition to patents, it rely on a combination of trade secrets, copyright and trademark laws, nondisclosure agreements, licenses and other contractual provisions and technical measures to maintain and develop its competitive position with respect to intellectual property. In the Clinical market, its products are regulated as medical device products by the FDA and comparable agencies in other countries. For the Non-Clinical market, all of its products are being produced under ISO 13485 and Quality System Regulations.

Guru Investment Theses on Cepheid

Mario Gabelli Comments on Cepheid - Jan 31, 2017

Cepheid (NASDAQ:CPHD) is a medical diagnostic and testing equipment company based in Sunnyvale, California. On September 6, 2016, Danaher agreed to acquire Cepheid for $53 cash per share, or $4 billion, in order to expand its molecular diagnostics business. The merger received the necessary regulatory and shareholder approvals and closed on November 4, 2016. The Fund earned a 6.58% annualized return.



From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s ABC Fund fourth quarter 2016 commentary.

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Baron Funds Comments on Cepheid - Feb 08, 2016

Shares of Cepheid (NASDAQ:CPHD), a provider of equipment for molecular diagnostic tests, were down in the fourth quarter. The company took down full year 2015 guidance by about 1% (excluding the effects of foreign currency), and took down longer-term operating margin guidance in 2016 and 2017. Given these moves, we sold the position. While we believe the company’s technology and reach of its products is unique, we are also mindful that it could take additional time to empirically assess the ultimate success of the expansion strategy. (Randy Gwirtzman)



From the Baron Funds Opportunity Fund fourth quarter 2015 commentary.



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Top Ranked Articles about Cepheid

Mario Gabelli Comments on Cepheid Guru stock highlight
Cepheid (NASDAQ:CPHD) is a medical diagnostic and testing equipment company based in Sunnyvale, California. On September 6, 2016, Danaher agreed to acquire Cepheid for $53 cash per share, or $4 billion, in order to expand its molecular diagnostics business. The merger received the necessary regulatory and shareholder approvals and closed on November 4, 2016. The Fund earned a 6.58% annualized return. Read more...
Columbia Wanger Sold 2 Stakes in September Divested holdings were in diagnostics and research industry
Columbia Wanger (Trades, Portfolio) sold two stakes from its portfolio on Sept. 30. Read more...

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Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $596.27
EPS (TTM) $ -0.51
Short Percentage of Float3.34%
52-Week Range $25.09 - 53.91
Shares Outstanding (Mil)73.01

Analyst Estimate

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Revenue (Mil $) 622 707
EPS ($) -0.20 0.48
EPS without NRI ($) -0.20 0.48
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Mario Gabelli Comments on Cepheid Jan 31 2017 
Mario Gabelli's ABC Fund Merger and Arbitrage 'The Deal Fund' 4th Quarter Shareholder Commentary Jan 31 2017 
Columbia Wanger Sold 2 Stakes in September Oct 07 2016 
Baron Funds Comments on Cepheid Feb 08 2016 
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CEPHEID (CPHD) SVP, CFO Andrew Miller sells 2,500 Shares Feb 28 2011 
CEPHEID Reports Operating Results (10-K) Feb 24 2011 
CEPHEID (CPHD) SVP, CFO Andrew Miller sells 2,500 Shares Feb 15 2011 

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