Motley Fool  Oct 15  Comment 
The company announces preliminary quarterly results, and the market clearly likes what it sees.
Benzinga  Oct 15  Comment 
Analysts at Leerink Swann upgraded DexCom, Inc. (NASDAQ: DXCM) from Market Perform to Outperform. The price target for DexCom has been raised from $90 to $100. DexCom shares closed at $70.65 on Wednesday. Buckingham Research upgraded Ford Motor...
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MarketWatch  Oct 14  Comment 
Dexcom Inc. shares rallied in the extended session Wednesday after the glucose monitoring system company forecast third-quarter revenue well above the Wall Street consensus. Dexcom shares jumped 14% to $80.50. The company said it expects...
Market Intelligence Center  Oct 6  Comment 
A covered call identified by MarketIntelligececenter.com's patented algorithm on DexCom (DXCM) could yield about 6.30% (31.49% annualized, for comparison purposes only) in 73 days. Pair a long position in the stock with the Dec. '15 $80.00 call...
Market Intelligence Center  Sep 30  Comment 
For a hedged play on DexCom (DXCM), MarketIntelligenceCenter.com’s option-trade picking algorithms recommend the Nov. '15 $80.00 covered call for a net debit in the $75.29 area. That is also the break-even stock price for the covered call. This...
Market Intelligence Center  Sep 23  Comment 
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DXCM, based in San Diego, California, is an emerging medical device company focused on the design and development of continuous glucose monitoring(CGM) systems for people with diabetes. The company is currently engaged in the development of two continuous glucose-monitoring systems: a short-term system with a sensor that can be inserted by a patient, and a long-term system with a sensor that can be implanted by a physician. A key element of DXCM's monitoring system technology is the continuous measure of patient's blood glucose level and the real-time transmission of that information to a small cell phone-sized receiver. DXCM's monitoring systems aim to provide real-time continuous blood glucose values, trend data and alert patients to assist in managing their blood glucose levels. In contrast, currently available self-monitoring systems use disposable test strips to test blood sampled at discrete points in time.

History & Products

The company was founded in 1999 and listed on April 19, 2005 through the issue of 4,700,000 shares of common stock, raising $52.5M. DXCM has eight issued U.S. patents expiring between 2006 and 2021, and 60 additional U.S. patent applications pending. In 1Q06 DXCM received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its STS Continuous Glucose Monitoring System, which was subsequently launched nationally on March 28, 2006.

The SEVEN System

The SEVEN System is presented as an alternative to the "finger-stick" method of glucose monitoring. By using continuous glucose monitoring(CGM) individuals who would normally monitor their levels via infrequent testing throughout the day can track their glucose levels as a trend from moment to moment. The SEVEN System is made up of three components: the sensor, the transmitter and the receiver; and are designed to be small, unobtrusive, and lightweight. Comparison with competitive products can be viewed below in "Competition."

DexCom Data Manager 2

Designed to analyze downloaded data from the SEVEN receiver, DexCom's diabetes management software provides users to track their trends and progress over time. This includes the ability to plot CGM values across several days and overlaid on the target range for comprehensive lifestyle evaluation.

Business & Financials

Trends & Forces


[1] DexCom SEVEN System Freestyle Navigator Guardian RT
Hypo-Safety-Alarm Yes, less than or equal to 55 mg/dL (Cannot be turned off) No No
Sensor life Up to 7 days Up to 5 days Up to 3 days
Sensor warm-up time after calibration 2 hours 10 hours 2 hours
Average lag time 5 minutes 14 minutes Not documented
Calibration (minimum requirement) Twice a day 4 times over 5 days Twice a day
Introducer needle size (diameter) .5mm (26 gauge) .72mm (21 gauge) .65mm (22 gauge)
Transmitter weight 6.8 grams 13.6 grams 7.1 grams
Transmitter power Built in and lasts for life of Transmitter (1.5 Years) Battery cell must be replaced Rechargeable
Receiver power Rechargeable Battery lasts about 30 days Battery lasts about 2 to 4 weeks
Calibration restrictions Accepts calibration values between 40-400 mg/dL Accepts calibration values between 60-300 mg/dL. No calibrations during or around meals, exercise, or while sleeping. Accepts calibration values between 40-400 mg/dL. No calibrations with changing glucose values.



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