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April 16, 2013
11:43 EDTACT, NVS, BAYRYAppeals court reverses ruling in Actavis patent suit against Bayer
Watson Pharmaceuticals, now known as Actavis (ACT), along with Novartis' (NVS) Sandoz, unit and Lupin Pharmaceuticals, appealed the final judgments of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada in favor of Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals and Bayer Schering Pharma (BAYRY). The Defendants challenged the district court’s entry of summary judgment that asserted claims 13 and 15 of Bayer’s U.S. "’564 patent” are not invalid for obviousness. The appeals court ruled in favor of the generic drug makers and reversed the lower court ruling. Reference Link
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November 17, 2014
09:34 EDTACTCombined Actavis-Allergan to be led by Actavis CEO Saunders
Actavis (ACT) and Allergan (AGN) said The combined company will be led by Brent Saunders, CEO and President of Actavis, and Paul Bisaro will remain Executive Chairman of the Board. The integration of the two companies will be led by the senior management teams of both companies, with integration planning to begin immediately in order to transition rapidly to a single company. Additionally, two members of the Allergan board of directors will be invited to join the Actavis Board of Directors following the completion of the transaction.
09:32 EDTACTValeant says cannot justify paying $219 per share for Allergan
Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) commented on the announcement that Allergan (AGN) and Actavis (ACT) have entered into a definitive agreement under which Actavis will acquire all outstanding shares of Allergan stock: "We have seen the announcement that Allergan and Actavis have made, and while we will review any such agreement in determining our course of action, Valeant cannot justify to its own shareholders paying a price of $219 or more per share for Allergan. Our business is performing extremely well as evidenced by our third quarter results, our expected strong fourth quarter, and our robust outlook for 2015, and I am confident in our continued ability to generate exceptional shareholder value. We will remain focused on delivering strong organic results and evaluating acquisition opportunities as we always have: prudently, in a disciplined manner, and in the best interests of our shareholders."
09:29 EDTACTActavis to host conference call
Conference call to discuss the acquisition of Allergan will be held on November 17 at 10:30 am. Webcast Link
09:24 EDTACTAllergan up over 5% to $209 after agreeing to be acquired by Actavis
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09:22 EDTACTOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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09:21 EDTACTActavis, Allergan transaction subject to approval of shareholders of both
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09:20 EDTACTActavis projects at least $1.8B in annual synergies from Allergan transaction
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09:18 EDTACTActavis sees free cash flow over $8B in 2016 following Allergan acquisition
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09:16 EDTACTActavis confirms deal to acquire Allergan for $219 in cash, stock
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09:15 EDTACTActavis confirms deal to acquire Allergan for $219 in cash and shares
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09:10 EDTACTActavis buying Allergan for $219 per share, CNBC reports
08:02 EDTACTActavis completes Durata Therapeutics tender offer
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06:05 EDTACTActavis close to buying Allergan for over $64B, Bloomberg reports
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November 16, 2014
15:07 EDTNVSNovartis says arthritis drug secukinumab met primary endpoint
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14:02 EDTACTAllergan, Actavis move closer to deal, WSJ reports
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November 14, 2014
16:58 EDTACTThird Point gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: Alibaba (BABA), eBay (EBAY), Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY), Shire (SHPG), and Parker Hannifin (PH). INCREASED STAKES: Actavis (ACT), Amgen (AMGN), EQT (EQT), Sensata (ST), Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE). DECREASED STAKES: Williams Cos (WMB), Ally Financial (ALLY), Cheniere Energy (LNG), YPF (YPF), and FedEx (FDX). LIQUIDATED STAKES: AIG (AIG), T-Mobile (TMUS), Rackspace (RAX), Hertz (HTZ), and Citrix Systems (CTXS).
14:53 EDTNVSCVS Express Scripts implementing drug price controls, says Cleveland Research
Cleveland Research believes that CVS (CVS) and Express scripts are implementing rebates and price controls on drug. The firm expects the companies to increase their focus on controlling durg prices next year, and adds that they have already itnroduced prior authorization criteria for hepatitis drug. Publicly traded drug companies include AstraZeneca (AZN), Bristol-Myers (BMY), Eli Lilly (LLY), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Merck (MRK), Novartis (NVS), Pfizer (PFE), Roche (RHHBY) and Sanofi (SNY). Makers of hepatits c drugs include AbbVie (ABBV) and Gilead (GILD),
12:53 EDTACTOmega Advisors gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: AerCap Holdings (AER), Nordic American Offshore (NAO), Melco Crown Entertainment (MPEL), Groupon (GRPN), and Ashland (ASH). INCREASED STAKES: QEP Resources (QEP), United Continental (UAL), Cabot Oil & Gas (COG), Actavis (ACT), and KAR Auction Services (KAR). DECREASED STAKES: Sprint (S), SandRidge Energy (SD), Sirius XM Holdings (SIRI), Kinder Morgan (KMI), and Transocean (RIG). LIQUIDATED STAKES: QUALCOMM (QCOM), Ocwen Financial (OCN), Freeport-McMoRan (FCX), Boston Scientific (BSX), and Capital One (COF).
07:32 EDTACTHayman Capital gives quarterly update on stakes
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07:14 EDTNVS, BAYRYAmerican College of Rheumatology is holding a meeting
2014 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting is being held in Boston on November 14-19.
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