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July 1, 2014
11:07 EDTACT, PFEActavis could be potential target of Pfizer after Forest deal, says Leerink
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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)."
13:43 EDTPFEHospira shareholders approve merger with Pfizer
Hospira (HSP) announced that Hospira shareholders voted in favor of the proposal to adopt the merger agreement with Pfizer (PFE) at a special meeting of stockholders held May 13 in Denver, Colorado. On February 5, Hospira and Pfizer announced they had entered into a merger agreement under which Pfizer will acquire Hospira for $90 per share in cash for a total enterprise value of approximately $17B. The merger is subject to customary closing conditions, one of which was approval of the merger by Hospira's shareholders. Additional closing conditions to be met include obtaining regulatory approvals in several jurisdictions. Hospira and Pfizer continue to expect the merger to close in the second half of 2015.
07:31 EDTPFEHeart Rhythm Society to hold a conference
Heart Rhythm 2015 is being held in Boston on May 13-16.
May 11, 2015
17:36 EDTPFEAthersys down 10.1% after Pfizer notified that it will terminate agreement
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17:34 EDTPFEAthersys receives notification that Pfizer will terminate agreement
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16:33 EDTPFEPfizer takes minority interest in AM-Pharma, secures option to acquire company
AM-Pharma and Pfizer announced that Pfizer has acquired a minority equity interest in AM-Pharma and secured an exclusive option to acquire the remaining equity in the company. The option becomes exercisable upon completion of a Phase II trial of recAP in the treatment of Acute Kidney Injury related to sepsis. There are no drugs currently approved for this condition and the only treatment option is dialysis and supportive care. Results from the current Phase II trial for recAP are expected in the second half of 2016. Under the terms of the agreement, Pfizer has made an upfront payment of $87.5M for the minority equity interest and exclusive option, with additional potential payments of up to $512.5M upon option exercise and potential launch of any product that may result from this agreement. Other terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “Pfizer is committed to advancing the science to address the high unmet medical need in Acute Kidney Injury,” said Mikael Dolsten, M.D., Ph.D., president, Worldwide Research and Development at Pfizer. “Clinical data for recAP show the potential to uniquely address Acute Kidney Injury in the setting of sepsis, and we look forward to working with our partners at AM-Pharma as we aim to accelerate the development of recAP into a potential first-in-class treatment for patients.”
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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