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January 17, 2014
09:25 EDTACAD, ACAD, ACAD, JAZZ, JAZZ, JAZZ, FRX, FRX, FRX, MDCO, MDCO, MDCO, SLXP, SLXP, SLXP, VRX, VRX, VRX, VRTX, VRTX, VRTX, SGMO, SGMO, SGMO, PCYC, PCYC, PCYC, PDLI, PDLI, PDLI, ISIS, ISIS, ISIS, HZNP, HZNP, HZNP, GILD, GILD, GILD, CELG, CELG, CELG, BIIB, BIIB, BIIB, BDSI, BDSI, BDSI, NKTR, NKTR, NKTRPiper Jaffray's technical analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
Senior Technical Analyst Johnson provides an overview of the firm's covered universes, Biotech & Specialty Pharmaceuticals, from the viewpoint of a technical analyst on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on January 21 at 10 am.
News For ACAD;BDSI;BIIB;CELG;GILD;HZNP;ISIS;PDLI;PCYC;SGMO;VRTX;VRX;SLXP;MDCO;FRX;JAZZ;NKTR From The Last 14 Days
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January 22, 2015
08:29 EDTPCYCPharmacyclics price target raised to $253 from $204 at JMP Securities
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05:57 EDTVRXActavis, Valeant raise prospects of more healthcare deals, Financial Times says
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January 21, 2015
12:30 EDTVRX, SLXPGlaxoSmithKline 'admired' by Pfizer CEO, FT reports
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10:01 EDTHZNPOn the Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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10:01 EDTMDCOOn the Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Ashford Hospitality (AHT) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... BAE Systems (BAESY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Bazaarvoice (BV) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen... Becton Dickinson (BDX) upgraded to Outperform at Cowen... CVS Health (CVS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Camden Property (CPT) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... ConocoPhillips (COP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at DA Davidson... Cree (CREE) upgraded to Overweight at Stephens... DDR Corp. (DDR) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... EastGroup Properties (EGP) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Esperion (ESPR) upgraded at BofA/Merrill... Exxon Mobil (XOM) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... FXCM (FXCM) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Keefe Bruyette... Fair Isaac (FICO) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Golar LNG (GLNG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Nordea... Gran Tierra (GTE) upgraded to Buy at Canaccord... Host Hotels (HST) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... J.M. Smucker (SJM) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Kilroy Realty (KRC) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Level 3 (LVLT) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Lowe's (LOW) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Michael Kors (KORS) upgraded to Outperform at Cowen... Netflix (NFLX) upgraded at Nomura... Regions Financial (RF) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Guggenheim... Ruckus Wireless (RKUS) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Northland... Santander Mexico (BSMX) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Scorpio Tankers (STNG) upgraded to Buy at Canaccord... Sprouts Farmers Markets (SFM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Strategic Hotels (BEE) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... The Medicines Co. (MDCO) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Leerink... Whole Foods (WFM) upgraded at Sterne Agee... Wolseley (WOSYY) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Exane BNP Paribas.
08:36 EDTCELGCelgene price target raised to $139 from $115 at RW Baird
Baird raised its price target on Celgene to $139 from $115 following last week's guidance from the company. Baird reiterated its Outperform rating on Celgene shares.
07:25 EDTMDCOThe Medicines Co. upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Leerink
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06:08 EDTHZNPHorizon Pharma initiated with a Buy at Citigroup
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January 20, 2015
16:00 EDTGILDOptions Update; January 20, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 36c to 35.12 Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA TWTR GILD NFLX MGM ABX AMAT JNJ C according to Track Data.
14:31 EDTSLXPSalix climbs after Reuters says strategic options being explored
Shares of Salix Pharmaceuticals (SLXP) are jumping after Reuters reported that the company is working with investment bank Centerview Partners to explore strategic options, including a possible sale to a larger peer. On January 6, Cantor and Piper Jaffray wrote that the retirement of the company's CEO increased the chances that it would look to sell itself. Salix develops treatments for bowel disorders. WHAT'S NEW: Salix has hired Centerview Partners to help it explore various options, including a possible sale to a larger drug maker, Reuters reported this afternoon, citing three unnamed sources. However, Salix has not determined if it will look to sell itself now or wait until it hires a new CEO, the news service added. ANALYST VIEW: On January 6, after Salix announced that its CEO would retire, Cantor analyst Irina Koffler wrote that the retirement could "pave the way" for a sale of the company. The analyst wrote that "all options could be on the table." She raised her price target on the stock to $145 from $127 and kept a Buy rating on Salix shares. Similarly, Piper Jaffray analyst David Amsellem wrote that the CEO's departure, combined with the company's announcement last month of an accelerated workdown of its inventory levels, sets the stage for an eventual sale of the company. There would be "ample interest" in acquiring the company, added the analyst, who kept a $130 price target and Overweight rating on the shares. PRICE ACTION: In mid-afternoon trading, Salix jumped about 5% to trade near $126 per share.
14:23 EDTSLXPSalix calls active on exploring options report
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14:13 EDTSLXPSalix exploring options, including potential sale, Reuters reports
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13:48 EDTSLXPSalix exploring options with help of Centerview, Reuters reports
09:38 EDTGILDActive equity options trading
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January 16, 2015
14:54 EDTGILDGilead at high of day, up 3% after reaching hep C drug pact with Aetna
14:46 EDTGILDAetna, Gilead confirm discount pricing for hepatitis C drugs Harvoni, Sovaldi
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13:05 EDTGILDGilead granted orphan status for pulmonary arterial hypertension treatment
The FDA granted Gilead orphan status for its treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension. Reference Link
10:06 EDTMDCOHigh option volume stocks
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09:37 EDTGILDActive equity options trading
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09:11 EDTCELGCelgene says oral Otezla approved by European Commission in 2 indications
Celgene International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Celgene Corporation, announced that the European Commission has granted marketing authorisation for OTEZLA, the company’s oral selective inhibitor of phosphodiesterase 4, in two therapeutic indications: For the treatment of moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis in adult patients who failed to respond to or who have a contraindication to, or are intolerant to other systemic therapy including cyclosporine, methotrexate or psoralen and ultraviolet-A light. Alone or in combination with Disease Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs, for the treatment of active psoriatic arthritis in adult patients who have had an inadequate response or who have been intolerant to a prior DMARD therapy. The marketing authorization is based on efficacy and safety data from two Phase III programs, ESTEEM AND PALACE, which demonstrate a maintained clinical response among patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis treated with OTEZLA through 52 weeks, across multiple endpoints. The EC decision follows the positive opinion issued by the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use in November 2014.12 OTEZLA will be launched in the European Union in the coming months in accordance with local requirements.
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