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November 12, 2012
12:55 EDTACHN, ABT, GILDAchillion drops after competitors report promising HCV data
Achillion (ACHN), which is developing a hepatitis C virus, or HCV, treatment, is retreating after two other companies reported that their HCV treatments had performed well in tests. Gilead (GILD) reported that it did not detect HCV in the RNA of 25 HCV patients four weeks after they were treated with the company's investigational drug. Meanwhile, Abbott (ABT) said that its HCV treatment, SVR12, had produced "high sustained viral response rates" in patients. In a note to investors earlier today, Deutsche Bank analyst Alethia Young wrote that she expects Gilead to obtain 65% of the HCV market, but she predicts that Achillion will garner a 15% share. Moreover, the analyst believes that Achillion's treatment is simpler and better than that of Abbott. She thinks that the decline in Achillion's stock today is overdone, and recommends buying the shares on weakness. Similarly, Wells Fargo analyst Brian Abraham believes that Achillion's data suggests that its treatment could be as good as or better than that of Abbott’s. Achillion is well-positioned to participate in the HCV market, and today's weakness has created an attractive entry point in the stock, he wrote. In early afternoon trading, Achillion slumped $1.06, or 11.76%, to $7.91.
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July 14, 2014
09:16 EDTABTOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Citigroup (C), up 3.6% after reporting better than expected Q2 results, announcing $7B settlement with DOJ and FDIC... Apple (AAPL), up 0.7% after Barclays upgrades stock to Overweight, Morgan Stanley raises Apple estimates above consensus... Shire (SHPG), up 1.6% after receiving revised proposal from AbbVie (ABBV) of GPB 53.20 per share, which it says it would be willing to recommend to Shire shareholders. AbbVie is down 2.8% after the news... Mylan (MYL), up 4% after acquiring Abbott's (ABT) non-U.S. developed markets specialty and branded generics business in all-stock transaction valued at about $5.3B. Abbott up 1.6% after the news... Progenics (PGNX), up 13% after FDA says RELISTOR can be approved on data submitted in sNDA... Exelixis (EXEL), up 13% after announcing coBRIM Phase 3 trial met primary endpoint... URS (URS) up 8% after acquired by AECOM Technology (ACM) for $56.31 per share. AECOM shares alos up 2% after deal announcement... Whiting Petroleum (WLL), up 4.5% after agreeing to acquire Kodiak Oil & Gas (KOG) in a $6B transaction. Kodiak Oil & Gas up 3%... Kandi Technologies (KNDI), up 11% after announcing JV's sale of 4,114 EVs in Q2. LOWER: Riverbed (RVBD), down 4.5% after saying it sees its Q2 adjusted EPS at low end of 26c-28c range... Harmonic (HLIT), down 13% after reporting preliminary Q2 earnings results.. EBay (EBAY), down 0.5% after downgraded at Pacific Crest, confirming partnership plans with Sotheby's (BID).
08:55 EDTABTMylan says does not anticipate regulatory hurdles prohibiting close of deal
08:49 EDTABTMylan says Abbott assets unlike other mature generic drug portfolios
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08:36 EDTABTMylan accretive tax inversion deal makes sense, says UBS
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08:27 EDTABTMylan sees Abbott transaction to be 'immediately and significantly accretive'
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08:26 EDTABTMylan sees $10B in pro forma 2014 sales after closing Abbott deal
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08:12 EDTABTMylan says Abbott deal 'first in series' of planned transactions
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07:28 EDTABTMylan to host conference call
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07:20 EDTABTAbbott to host conference call
Conference call to discuss agreement to sell developed markets branded generics pharmaceuticals business to Mylan will be held on July 14 at 9:30 am. Webcast Link
06:33 EDTABTAbbott to sell developed markets generics pharmaceuticals business to Mylan
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06:33 EDTABTMylan to acquire Abbott assets in all-stock transaction valued at about $5.3B
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06:31 EDTABTAbbott to sell developed markets generics pharmaceuticals business to Mylan
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July 13, 2014
20:22 EDTABTMylan near buying Europe-based drug portfolio from Abbott, Reuters says
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July 11, 2014
15:59 EDTGILDOptions Update; July 11, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 33c to 28.25. Option volume leaders: AAPL C GILD X FB GOOG AMZN TWTR TSLA according to Track Data.
09:48 EDTGILDSenators make new request to Gilead for Sovaldi pricing details
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden and senior Finance Committee member Chuck Grassley made public their request for detailed pricing information on Gilead's Sovaldi, a Hepatitis C virus drug. Wyden and Grassley have asked Gilead Sciences for information about Sovaldi, a drug developed to treat and cure HCV, they disclosed, stating, “Given the impact Sovaldi’s cost will have on Medicare, Medicaid and other federal spending, we need a better understanding of how your company arrived at the price for this drug." Reference Link
07:37 EDTGILDAmerican Enterprise Institute holds a discussion
Discussion entitled, "How Will We Pay for Cost of Cures" focuses on improving the development of transformative medicines and developing financing mechanisms to pay for them and is being held in Washington, D.C. on July 11 at 8 am. Webcast Link
07:36 EDTGILDJohnson & Johnson Q2 EPS likely to exceed expectations, says Bernstein
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July 10, 2014
15:55 EDTABTJoint venture with Fonterra a 'smart move' for Abbott, says Wells Fargo
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14:01 EDTABTAbbott and Fonterra to form strategic alliance for dairy farming in China
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08:10 EDTABTMorgan Stanley's Vintage Values 2015 list selected
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