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July 16, 2014
14:25 EDTACT, ACT, SLXP, SLXPLeerink healthcare analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
Analyst Gerberry, along with a GI specialist, discuss the late stage pipeline for diarrhea predominant IBS including diagnosis, current treatment and data for Xifaxin/Eluxadolin, the regulatory outlook and market potential on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on July 17 at 3 pm.
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January 21, 2015
12:30 EDTSLXP, ACTGlaxoSmithKline 'admired' by Pfizer CEO, FT reports
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07:22 EDTACTActavis price target raised to $330 from $280 at Deutsche Bank
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January 20, 2015
14:31 EDTSLXPSalix climbs after Reuters says strategic options being explored
Shares of Salix Pharmaceuticals (SLXP) are jumping after Reuters reported that the company is working with investment bank Centerview Partners to explore strategic options, including a possible sale to a larger peer. On January 6, Cantor and Piper Jaffray wrote that the retirement of the company's CEO increased the chances that it would look to sell itself. Salix develops treatments for bowel disorders. WHAT'S NEW: Salix has hired Centerview Partners to help it explore various options, including a possible sale to a larger drug maker, Reuters reported this afternoon, citing three unnamed sources. However, Salix has not determined if it will look to sell itself now or wait until it hires a new CEO, the news service added. ANALYST VIEW: On January 6, after Salix announced that its CEO would retire, Cantor analyst Irina Koffler wrote that the retirement could "pave the way" for a sale of the company. The analyst wrote that "all options could be on the table." She raised her price target on the stock to $145 from $127 and kept a Buy rating on Salix shares. Similarly, Piper Jaffray analyst David Amsellem wrote that the CEO's departure, combined with the company's announcement last month of an accelerated workdown of its inventory levels, sets the stage for an eventual sale of the company. There would be "ample interest" in acquiring the company, added the analyst, who kept a $130 price target and Overweight rating on the shares. PRICE ACTION: In mid-afternoon trading, Salix jumped about 5% to trade near $126 per share.
14:23 EDTSLXPSalix calls active on exploring options report
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14:13 EDTSLXPSalix exploring options, including potential sale, Reuters reports
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13:48 EDTSLXPSalix exploring options with help of Centerview, Reuters reports
05:34 EDTACTActavis reports positive Phase III results for cariprazine
Gedeon Richter and Actavis announced positive results from a Phase III trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of cariprazine in the prevention of relapse in patients with schizophrenia. There were 101 patients randomized to cariprazine 3 to 9 mg per day and 99 randomized to placebo. The primary efficacy measure was time to first relapse during the double-blind period. There were 25 relapses in the cariprazine group versus 47 relapses in the placebo group. Treatment with cariprazine was associated with a 55% reduction in risk of relapse versus placebo.
January 14, 2015
18:18 EDTACTOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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16:59 EDTACTGalena, Orexo AB receive "Paragraph IV" patent certification notice from Actavis
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January 13, 2015
14:00 EDTACTActavis says Allergan deal could close as early as Q1, as late as Q2
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13:49 EDTACTActavis says sees about $8B in free cash flow in 2016
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13:42 EDTACTActavis targeting 2017 EPS of $25
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13:38 EDTACTActavis sees Q4 adjusted EPS beating consensus by 10%-15%
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08:05 EDTACTActavis launches US generic specialty injectable portfolio
Actavis announced the launch of a portfolio of generic specialty injectable medications to be marketed to hospitals across the United States. Actavis will immediately begin marketing approximately 20 injectable products across a number of therapeutic categories in the U.S. The company hopes to be a leader in Oncology, with nearly a dozen marketed products including generic versions of Gemzar, Taxotere, Campostar and Zometa. Actavis also has an industry leading specialty injectable pipeline, with approximately 20 new filings under review at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, as well as more than 50 additional projects currently in development.
January 12, 2015
12:45 EDTACTActavis CEO says 'can't speculate on what Pfizer is going to do'
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12:10 EDTACTRBC Capital says Celgene's shares could rise to $200 'over time'
The long-term profit guidance that Celgene (CELG) released today suggests that the stock, currently trading around $115, could reach $200 "over time," RBC Capital wrote in a note to investors today. WHAT'S NEW: After Celgene estimated that its EPS would exceed $12.50, excluding certain items, by 2020, RBC Capital says that the guidance exceeded the firm's previous outlook. RBC added that Celgene's projection increases its confidence in the predictability of the drug maker's performance over the longer term. The firm recommended that investors own Celgene in 2015, noting that the company has the potential to settle its patent case with Actavis (ACT). A settlement would enable investors to focus on Celgene's visible long-term growth and the robust opportunity provided by its drugs in development, RBC stated. Historically, investors have not given Celgene credit for these strengths, the firm stated. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, Celgene rose 1.5% to $115.35.
09:37 EDTACTSupreme Court rejects Allergan appeal on generic Latisse, Bloomberg reports
08:34 EDTACTActavis expects Q4 non-GAAP EPS to exceed consensus by 10%-15%
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08:09 EDTACTActavis and Allergan announce early termination of HSR waiting period
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08:07 EDTACTActavis, Allergan announce early termination of Hart Scott Rodino waiting period
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