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July 11, 2014
06:29 EDTABBVAbbVie encourages largest Shire shareholders to pursue talks, Bloomberg says
Shire (SHPG) is hearing from its largest shareholders who are encouraging the company to come to the table and work out an agreement with AbbVie (ABBV), according to Bloomberg, citing three people familiar with the matter. AbbVie is targeting Shire in a $51.1B takeover offer. Reference Link
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March 5, 2015
10:45 EDTABBVDeutsche says Abbvie deal positive, while Piper calls price too high
Two research firms differed on AbbVie's (ABBV) acquisition of Pharmacyclics (PCYC), with Piper Jaffray saying that AbbVie paid far too much in the deal and Deutsche Bank contending that the purchase is positive for AbbVie. BACKGROUND: AbbVie agreed to buy Pharmacyclics for $261.25 per share, or $21B, the companies announced late last night. Pharmacyclics' flagship product is Imbruvica, a treatment for hematologic cancers, that it co-markets with Johnson &Johnson (JNJ). BEARISH TAKE: Noting that J&J has 50% rights to Imbruvica, Piper analyst Joshua Schimmer wrote that the price that AbbVie paid would have been reasonable if its was obtaining full rights to Imbruvica. It will take many years for the deal to generate enough cash to justify the price that Abbvie paid, the analyst stated. Moreover, given the large number of potential competitors to Imbruvica in development and the possibility that a more potent treatment for hematological cancers will be introduced, the confidence that AbbVie showed in Pharmacyclics may be overdone, Schimmer indicated. BULLISH TAKE: Conversely, Deutsche Bank analyst Robyn Karnauskas believes that the deal is positive for AbbVie, since she thinks that it provides the drug maker with revenue growth in the near-term and diversifies its business beyond Humira, its treatment for Crohn's disease and psoriasis. However, Karnauskas did add that from a purely valuation perspective the deal is only neutral for AbbVie. She predicted, though, that the deal would start increasing AbbVie's profits beginning in 2017. The transaction could add 18%-19% to AbbVie's earnings per share in 2020-2021, estimated Karnauskas, who kept an $80 price target and Buy rating on AbbVie. PRICE ACTION: In mid-morning trading, AbbVie fell 3.3% to $58.26 and Pharmacyclics jumped 10.5% to $254.74.
09:20 EDTABBVOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Pacific Ethanol (PEIX), up 11.7%... Vivint Solar (VSLR), up 9%... Canadian Solar (CSIQ), up 2.6%... Costco (COST), up 2.4% after reporting quarterly results and February Same Store Sales. ALSO HIGHER: Second Sight (EYES), up 19.1% following implants of Argus II system at two new centers... Celladon (CLDN), up 13.4% after being initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital. NOTEABLE: Pharmacyclics (PCYC), up 1.27% after being acquired by AbbVie (ABBV). Abbvie is down 5.2%. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Joy Global (JOY), down 6.7%... Momo (MOMO), down 4.4%. ALSO LOWER: DragonWave (DRWI), down 10.1% after providing fourth quarter and fiscal 2015 revenue guidance... Apollo Commercial (ARI), down 4.2% after 10M share Spot Secondary priced at $17.00... Antero Resources (AR), down 1.9% after filing to sell 11.5M shares of common stock... Callidus Software (CALD), down 2.4% after 4.6M share Secondary priced at $13.00.
08:30 EDTABBVPiper: Pharmacyclics buyout price makes nearly everything look cheap
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08:25 EDTABBVAbbVie to hold a conference call
Conference call to discuss the acquisition of Pharmacyclics, including its product Imbruvica, will be held on March 5 at 9 am. Webcast Link
06:34 EDTABBVAbbVie acquisition of Pharmacyclics a positive, says Deutsche Bank
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05:59 EDTABBVJ&J says 'looking forward' to continuing collaboration with AbbVie
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) issued a statement after AbbVie (ABBV) reached an agreement to acquire Pharmacyclics (PCYC) saying its "looking forward" to continuing its Imbruvica collaboration with AbbVie (ABBV), Bloomberg and Reuters reported. Pharmacyclics co-markets Imbruvica with Johnson & Johnson, and media reports as late as last night said J&J was close to buying its partner. AbbVie late last night announced it would acquire Pharmacyclics for $19.9B or $261.25 per share.
05:24 EDTABBVAbbVie up 1.2% after acquiring Pharmacyclics
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05:24 EDTABBVPharmacyclics up 7.6% after being acquired by AbbVie
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05:18 EDTABBVAbbVie to acquire Pharmacyclics for $261.25 per share, or $21B
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05:17 EDTABBVAbbVie to acquire Pharmacyclics for $261.25 per share, or $21B
March 4, 2015
09:07 EDTABBVFDA making testosterone product makers change labeling
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07:10 EDTABBVCowen to hold a conference
35th Annual Health Care Conference is being held in Boston on March 2-4 with webcasted company presentations to begin on March 4 at 8 am; not all company presentations may be webcasted. Webcast Link
March 3, 2015
11:46 EDTABBVLeerink biotech analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
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February 23, 2015
11:19 EDTABBVEnanta announces JAMA publication of AbbVie VIEKIRA PAK study results
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11:04 EDTABBVAbbVie reports VIEKIRA PAK HPV/HIV co-infection study results published
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February 20, 2015
10:33 EDTABBVBattleground update: AbbVie named top global pick at Jefferies
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07:23 EDTABBVAbbVie replaces Pfizer as top global pharma pick at Jefferies
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February 19, 2015
12:13 EDTABBVAbbVie increases quarterly dividend 4% to 51c per share
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