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May 15, 2014
09:02 EDTACT, FRXActavis has reached attractive entry point, says RBC Capital
After meeting with Actavis' (ACT) management, RBC Capital thinks there are several reasons to feel good about the company's near-term outlook. The firm adds that investors will better appreciate the strategic value in the Actavis and Forest Labs (FRX) platform over time, while Actavis' management spent a great deal of time talking about M&A. The firm keeps a Top Pick and $259 price target on Actavis.
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May 15, 2015
17:03 EDTACTPershing Square gives quarterly update on stakes
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14:51 EDTACTMylan ANDA for generic version of Lexapro approved by FDA
The ANDA from Mylan (MYL) for a generic version of Escitalopram Oxalate, which is sold under the trade name Lexapro by Actavis' (ACT) Forest Labs, was approved by the FDA on May 14, according to a post to the regulator's site. Reference Link
12:13 EDTACTThird Point gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: Yum! Brands (YUM), NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), FedEx (FDX), McKesson (MCK), and J M Smucker (SJM). INCREASED STAKES: Actavis (ACT), Roper Technologies (ROP), Delta Air Lines (DAL), and FleetCor Technologies (FLT). DECREASED STAKES: Ally Financial (ALLY), Amgen (AMGN), Phillips 66 (PSX), eBay (EBAY), and Anheuser Busch Inbev SA (BUD). LIQUIDATED STAKES: Alibaba Group (BABA), Citigroup (C), EMC Corporation (EMC), Anglo American (AAL), and Williams Companies (WMB).
09:29 EDTACTActavis: Warner Chilcott has held talks with DOJ over sales tactics, WSJ says
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08:30 EDTACTActavis price target raised to $360 from $325 at Susquehanna
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May 13, 2015
16:39 EDTACTAdamas Pharmaceuticals sees Namzaric launching in coming months
During its Q1 earnings report, Adamas (ADMS) stated, "In the coming months, we look forward to expanding our wholly-owned product pipeline with the initiation of a phase 2 clinical trial of ADS-5102 for a second CNS-related indication, completing enrollment in one of two ongoing phase 3 trials assessing ADS-5102 for the treatment of LID, and the U.S. launch of Namzaric by our collaborator, Actavis (ACT)."
May 11, 2015
12:51 EDTACTOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
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09:21 EDTACTOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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09:00 EDTACTActavis says committed to utilizing FCF to accelerate debt repayment
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08:57 EDTACTActavis says 'doing exceptionally well' on cost synergy capture
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08:52 EDTACTActavis sets 'aspirational' FY17 EPS target of $25
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08:48 EDTACTActavis sees sNDA submission for low dosage Linzess in 2016
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06:40 EDTACTActavis sees Eluxadoline, Cariprazine PDUFAs in Q2
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06:37 EDTACTActavis sees 2015 EPS $17.00-$18.50, consensus $17.70
Sees 2015 pro forma revenue $22M-$22.5B, consensus $21.47B. Sees 2015 total net revenue $20.5B-$21B.
06:35 EDTACTActavis reports Q1 EPS $4.30, consensus $3.94
Reports Q1 revenue $4.23B., consensus $4.03B. Reports adjusted EBITDA of $1.78B compared to $860M last year. Results include the contribution from Allergan businesses for the period following the close on March 17.
May 10, 2015
19:25 EDTACTCourt rejects claim that drugmakers misled opiate patients, Bloomberg says
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May 8, 2015
13:11 EDTACTEarnings Watch: Actavis to report quarterly results after Allergan acquisition
Actavis (ACT) is scheduled to report first quarter earnings before the market open on Monday, May 11 with a conference call scheduled for 8:00 am ET. Actavis, a specialty pharmaceutical company, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes generic, branded generic, branded, biosimilar, and over-the-counter pharmaceutical products. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for earnings per share of $3.94 on revenue of $4.04B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is $3.81-$4.06 on revenue of $3.79B-$4.22B. LAST QUARTER: Actavis reported fourth quarter EPS of $3.91, compared to consensus estimates of $3.67, on revenue of $4.01B against estimates of $3.84B. Actavis CEO Brent Saunders commented on the quarter: "In our North American Brands business, six of our top ten brand products saw double-digit growth, including our strongest performers Namenda franchise, Linzess, Estrace Cream, Teflaro and Bystolic. In our North American Generics business, strong results were driven by continued performance of our generic versions of Lidoderm and Concerta, and fourth quarter launches of generic versions of Intuniv and Celebrex. We continue to invest in expanding our brand and generic portfolios, with nine new product and line extension launches planned in 2015, and industry-leading expansion of our generic pipeline, with 44 Abbreviated New Drug Applications submitted in 2014." NEWS: On March 17, Actavis announced that it had completed the acquisition of Allergan (AGN) in a cash and equity transaction valued at approximately $70.5B. The combination creates one of the world’s top 10 pharmaceutical companies by sales revenue, with combined annual pro forma revenues of more than $23B anticipated in 2015. STREET RESEARCH: On April 8, Leerink analyst Jason Gerberry raised his price target for Actavis shares by $20 to $348 to account for the closing of the Allergan acquisition. Gerberry said he thinks the deal will result in higher overall company gross margins in 2015. He raised his revenue and earnings estimates for Actavis ahead of the company's Q1 results and reiterated an Outperform rating on the stock. PRICE ACTION: Actavis shares are up almost 3% since the company's last earnings report on February 18, and are trading up 2.4% in midday trading ahead of Monday's earnings release.
10:01 EDTACTOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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08:47 EDTACTLeerink's specialty pharma/generics analyst has analyst/industry conference call
Specialty Pharmaceuticals/Generics Analyst Gerberry discuss the future of dry eye treatment and the data and outlook for pipeline agents Shire's Lifitegrast and Eleven Biotherapeutics' EBI-005 and expectations for Actavis' Restasis use, assuming future approval of one or more pipeline agents, on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on May 12 at 10:30 am.
06:13 EDTACTActavis initiated with a Buy at Mizuho
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