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August 21, 2014
07:55 EDTPFE, ACTActavis volatility expected to move on Pfizer considering new target report
Actavis (ACT) volatility is expected to move on Pfizer (PFE) considering other overseas alternatives, Bloomberg reports. Overall option implied volatility of 27 is near its 26-week average of 31 according to Track Data, suggesting decreasing price movement.
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May 28, 2015
09:00 EDTPFEPfizer has 'significant capacity' for additional deals, says JPMorgan
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08:33 EDTPFEPfizer announces $3M grants program to further research in breast cancer
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08:24 EDTACTActavis added to Focus List with $360 target at Citigroup
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May 27, 2015
19:14 EDTACTOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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17:34 EDTACTActavis receives FDA approval for VIBERZI for treatment of IBS-D
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May 26, 2015
14:07 EDTPFEFDA approves request for updated package insert for Prevnar 13
The FDA approved a request from Pfizer's Wyeth Pharmaceuticals to supplement the biologics license application for Pneumococcal 13-valent Conjugate Vaccine, or Prevnar 13, to update the package insert to include data from the CAPiTA confirmatory efficacy study in adults. Reference Link
May 22, 2015
16:07 EDTACTActavis confirms court ruling requiring continued distribution of NAMENDA IR
Actavis confirmed that a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has issued a ruling upholding a December 15, 2014 preliminary injunction requiring the company to continue distribution of NAMENDA immediate-release tablets. Actavis noted that the company will continue to manage sales and R&D expenses to ensure that the Appeals court's decision will have minimal to no impact on its 2015 NAMENDA franchise contribution to earnings and longer term company earnings aspirations.
13:19 EDTACTNY AG says ruling on Actavis Alzheimer’s drug a victory for patients
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, following a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to affirm the federal district court decision granting New York’s motion for a preliminary injunction against defendants Actavis and Forest Laboratories, stated: "Today’s appeals court decision is a sweeping victory for consumers and Alzheimer’s patients. Our lawsuit and the court’s injunction protect competition and prevent Actavis from coercing Alzheimer’s patients into taking drugs they do not want in order to charge them monopoly prices...My office will continue to protect New Yorkers from anticompetitive practices by drug manufacturers.”
11:26 EDTACTCourt rules Actavis can't pull Alzheimer's drug for pricer new one, Reuters says
A three-judge panel of a New York appeals court upheld a prior order requiring Actavis to keep the older version of its Alzheimer's drug, Namenda IR, on the market following the company's launch of a more expensive extended-release version, reported Reuters. Reference Link
11:23 EDTACTCourt rules Actavis can't pull Alzheimer's drug for pricer new one, Reuters says
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10:52 EDTACT, PFEJPMorgan says Actavis shares cheap compared to peers
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07:44 EDTACTActavis trades at over 20% discount to Major Pharma, says JPMorgan
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May 21, 2015
07:37 EDTPFEPfizer replaces AbbVie as top global pharma pick at Jefferies
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May 20, 2015
07:46 EDTPFEDeutsche Bank positive on potential Pfizer, GSK merger
Deutsche Bank analyst Gregg Gilbert believes a large foreign deal for Pfizer (PFE) may make sense and says a buyout of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) could be "materially" accretive to earnings while improving the company's tax situation over time. Gilbert assumes a $60 per share buyout price for GlaxoSmithKline in a research note this morning titled "Introducing 'PfizerKline'". The stock closed yesterday up 2c to $44.68. Gilbert reiterates a Buy rating on Pfizer with a $41 price target. Shares ended yesterday up 23c to $34.21.
May 19, 2015
06:55 EDTPFEGenocea could be takeover target after data, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Edward Tenthoff expects Genocea Biosciences (GNCA) will report positive Phase II GEN-003 post-immunization results late in Q2. GEN-003 is a therapeutic vaccine for genital herpes targeting Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2. Positive GEN-003 data could position Genocea as a potential acquisition target by a larger vaccine player, Tenthoff tells investors today in a research note. Large vaccine makers include Sanofi (SNY), Merck (MRK), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Pfizer (PFE) and Novartis (NVS). The analyst reiterates an Overweight rating on Genocea with a $14 price target. Shares of the clinical-stage vaccine developer with a $227M market capitalization closed yesterday up 83c to $10.22.
May 18, 2015
11:21 EDTACTAckman sold out of Actavis stake after Q1 report, NY Post says
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08:01 EDTACTActavis launches Namzaric to treat moderate to severe Alzheimer's
Actavis announced that NAMZARIC, a once-daily, fixed-dose combination of memantine hydrochloride extended-release, and donepezil hydrochloride, is now available to patients and healthcare professionals across the United States. NAMZARIC was approved by the FDA in December for the treatment of moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease in patients stabilized on memantine hydrochloride and donepezil hydrochloride.
07:22 EDTACTUBS to hold a conference
Global Healthcare Conference is being held in New York on May 18-20 with webcasted company presentations to begin on May 18 at 8 am; not all company presentations may be webcasted. Webcast Link
07:15 EDTACTPhysician feedback on Actavis Eluxadoline positive, says RBC Capital
After conducting a survey, RBC Capital says that physician enthusiasm about Actavis' Eluxadoline is high ahead of its expected early 2016 launch. The firm thinks the drug could be an important P&L driver for the company and keeps a Top Pick rating on the shares.
06:58 EDTPFE, ACTActavis CEO says chances of Pfizer offer are 'unlikely', Financial Times says
Actavis (ACT) CEO Brent Saunders said the chances of Pfizer (PFE) making an offer are "incredibly unlikely," reports the Financial Times. Saunders said he has heard the gossip that Actavis could become a takeover target for a larger group, but he spends "zero time thinking about it." Reference Link
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