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August 1, 2014
07:47 EDTSHPG, ABBVAbbVie cheapest Pharma stock under coverage, says Jefferies
Jefferies says AbbVie (ABBV) is the cheapest Pharma stock in its coverage universe and its Top Global Pick. The firm expects earnings momentum to be driven by Humira growth, the HCV launch and the acquisition of Shire (SHPG). It keeps a Buy rating on AbbVie with an $85 price target.
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March 27, 2015
07:07 EDTABBVBiogen, AbbVie say EMA validates MAA for Zinbryta for treatment of MS
Biogen (BIIB) and AbbVie (ABBV) announced that the European Medicines Agency has validated the companies’ Marketing Authorisation Application for ZINBRYTA for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis in the European Union. Validation confirms that the submission is complete and signifies the initiation of the review process by the EMA’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use. The MAA included results from two clinical trials, DECIDE and SELECT, in which ZINBRYTA 150 mg was administered subcutaneously every four weeks in people with relapsing-remitting MS. Biogen and AbbVie are jointly developing ZINBRYTA.
05:58 EDTSHPGBioMarin price target raised to $136 from $112 at UBS
UBS analysts Andrew Peters and Matthew Roden raised their price target for BioMarin (BMRN) shares to $136 saying investors "are still well served" to buy the stock despite the recent outperformance and talk of a bubble in the Biotech space. The analysts view BioMarin as among the most attractive takeover targets in biotech. They add the company's 2015 is filled with pipeline catalyst and keep a Buy rating on the name. The target raise at UBS comes after Ben Harrington last night, former M&A and Markets Editor at the Daily Telegraph and current editor of the blog Betaville, said that Shire (SHPG) is weighing a takeover of BioMarin. Shares of the orphan drug maker closed yesterday down 7c to $115.55 and are trading up $8.95 to $124.50 in pre-market trading.
March 26, 2015
19:30 EDTSHPGBioMarin up 4% after blog says Shire weighing takeover
BioMarin (BMRN) is trading up over 4% in the after-hours after Ben Harrington, former M&A and Markets Editor at the Daily Telegraph and current editor of the blog Betaville, said that Shire (SHPG) is weighing a takeover of BioMarin. Reference Link
11:13 EDTSHPGBofA/Merrill European pharma analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
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March 23, 2015
09:45 EDTSHPGUBS to hold a field trip
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09:37 EDTSHPGActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL AUY SLB PFE MCP CELG VRTX SHPG GILD LOGI TSLA TASR NFLX SCTY WFM
09:03 EDTABBVLeerink analysts hold a meeting with a conference call hookup
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07:36 EDTSHPGPfizer should rise 'significantly' over next two years, says Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Jeffrey Holford told investors this morning that he expects shares of Pfizer (PFE) to appreciate "significantly" over the next two years. A survey of U.S. oncologists indicated the company's Ibrance drug will be used in 50% of first line hormonal therapy within one year, with off-label use in all lines of therapy including adjuvant, Holford noted. He thinks peak sales of the drug could top $13B, which is well above consensus. In addition, the analyst views Pfizer's Global Established Pharmaceutical business as being underappreciated by the market. Potential value creating options for the pharmaceutical giant include spinning off its GEP unit by 2017 and accretive acquisitions, with possible takeover targets being Shire (SHPG), Actavis (ACT), AstraZeneca (AZN) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), in the eyes of Holford. He added the stock to the firm's Franchise Picks list, which encompasses its best ideas. He also raised his price target for Pfizer to $45 from $42. The stock closed Friday up 10c to $34.25.
07:17 EDTABBVAmerican Academy of Dermatology to hold annual meeting
73rd Annual Meeting of AAD is being held in San Francisco on March 20-24.
March 20, 2015
10:00 EDTSHPGOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:41 EDTSHPGBernstein global specialty pharma analyst holds analyst/industry conference call
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08:12 EDTSHPGShire upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein
Bernstein upgraded Shire as the firm thinks that the stock's risk/reward ratio is positive following several new developments. Among these developments are the firm's belief that the company's orphan drug strategy looks increasingly strong, while the risks to the company's Vyvanse and mesalamines drugs look to have moderated and the company has several near-term, 2015 catalysts. Target $295.
07:41 EDTABBVAmerican Academy of Dermatology to hold annual meeting
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March 19, 2015
08:47 EDTABBVAbbVie and C2N sign worlwide license agreement for Alzheimer's Disease therapy
AbbVie has entered into an exclusive worldwide license agreement with C2N Diagnostics, a privately held protein diagnostic and therapeutic discovery company, to develop and commercialize a portfolio of anti-tau antibodies for the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease and other neurological disorders. Financial terms of the collaboration were not disclosed.
07:56 EDTABBVAbbVie plans $30M expansion at plant in Puerto Rico, AP reports
AbbVie is planning to expand one of its facilities in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico, The Associated Press reports. The $30M expansion is slated for a plant that manufactures products related to immunology, virology and metabolic disorders. Reference Link
March 18, 2015
08:03 EDTSHPGTherapeuticsMD names Angus Russell, J. Martin Carroll as directors
TherapeuticsMD (TXMD) announced the appointment of two biopharmaceutical senior executives, Angus C. Russell and J. Martin Carroll, as independent members of its board of directors, and that Randall S. Stanicky has stepped down from the board of directors. Angus C. Russell served as CEO of Shire PLC (SHPG) from June 2008 until April 2013. J. Martin Carroll served as president and CEO of Boehringer Ingelheim Corp. U.S. from 2003 until 2011.
07:22 EDTSHPGShire looking for 'transformational' deal, Betaville blog says
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March 17, 2015
08:03 EDTABBVAbbVie to present data from 22 HUMIRA abstracts at AAD
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06:31 EDTABBVStudies find Gilead's hepatitis C drugs cost effective, Reuters says
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March 16, 2015
15:04 EDTABBVPharmacyclics says committee recommends unblinding after primary endpoint met
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