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April 22, 2015
07:48 EDTABTAbbott reports Q1 Nutrition sales up 6.3% to $1.67B
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07:46 EDTABTAbbott backs FY15 adjusted EPS $2.10-$2.20, consensus $2.14
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07:45 EDTABTAbbott reports Q1 adjusted EPS 47c, consensus 42c
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07:37 EDTACTOrexigen and Takeda receive Paragraph IV certification notice
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07:27 EDTTEVAPiper sees more sense in Teva buying Perrigo than Mylan
Piper Jaffray says that while a potential acquisition of Mylan (MYL) by Teva (TEVA) would bring major cost synergies and meaningful earnings accretion, it would not significantly improve the limited visibility on long-term top-line and earnings growth for Teva. Piper sees more strategic sense in Teva acquiring Perrigo (PRGO). Such a deal would drive multiple expansion for Teva since Perrigo's Consumer Health and Nutritionals businesses can offer a "much higher level of visibility on robust long-term earnings growth" than what Mylan can offer Teva, Piper tells investors today. The firm reiterates a Neutral rating on shares of Teva.
07:14 EDTTEVATeva Mylan deal more likely to get done than Mylan Perrigo deal,says Wells Fargo
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06:31 EDTTEVAMylan likely to improve offer for Perrigo, says Citigroup
Citigroup believes Mylan's (MYL) board will likely reject Teva's (TEVA) initial takeover offer of $82 per share and present an improved proposal to acquire Perrigo (PRGO). Citi continues see a potential Teva-Mylan combination as more value accretive for Mylan shareholders than a potential Mylan-Perrigo combination. It keeps a Neutral rating on Mylan.
06:30 EDTTEVAMylan shareholders urge board to consider Teva offer, Reuters reports
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April 21, 2015
16:26 EDTTEVAOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Tuesday
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15:28 EDTABTNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's open, with earnings consensus, include Coca-Cola (KO), consensus 42c... Boeing (BA), consensus $1.81... McDonald's (MCD), consensus $1.06... EMC (EMC), consensus 36c... Abbott Laboratories (ABT), consensus 42c... Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO), consensus $1.61... Bank of New York Mellon (BK), consensus 59c... TE Connectivity (TEL), consensus $1.01... T. Rowe Price Group (TROW), consensus $1.14... St. Jude Medical (STJ), consensus 91c... Amphenol (APH), consensus 56c... Nielsen (NLSN), consensus 47c... Citizens Financial Group (CFG), consensus 34c... Autoliv (ALV), consensus $1.31... D.R. Horton (DHI), consensus 38c... Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies (WAB), consensus 95c... Huntington Bancshares (HBAN), consensus 19c... SEI Investments (SEIC), consensus 49c... AutoNation (AN), consensus 89c... Gentex (GNTX), consensus 25c... Ryder System (R), consensus $1.00... Owens Corning (OC), consensus 13c... NuStar Energy (NS), consensus 58c... Six Flags (SIX), consensus (67c)... Tupperware Brands (TUP), consensus 98c... MarketAxess Holdings (MKTX), consensus 64c... Lithia Motors (LAD), consensus $1.22... Knight Transportation (KNX), consensus 31c... Evercore Partners (EVR), consensus 58c... Potlatch (PCH), consensus 19c... Natus Medical (BABY), consensus 29c... AZZ (AZZ), consensus 59c... United Community Banks (UCBI), consensus 29c... Sonus Networks (SONS), consensus (31c)... Angie's List (ANGI), consensus 0c... Pacific Premier Bancorp (PPBI), consensus 27c.
14:57 EDTTEVAPerrigo puts active on Teva proposal to acquire Mylan
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14:43 EDTTEVAPerrigo set to reject Mylan bid as soon as this week, Reuters says
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13:51 EDTTEVAEarnings Watch: Amgen's Enbrel, Neulasta sales key for Q1 results
Amgen (AMGN) is scheduled to report first quarter earnings after the market close on Tuesday, April 21 with a conference call scheduled for 5:00 pm ET. Amgen, a biotechnology medicines company, engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and marketing of human therapeutic products in the areas of supportive cancer care, inflammation, nephrology, and bone diseases. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for earnings per share of $2.10 on revenue of $4.91B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is $1.91-$2.25 on revenue of $4.62B-$5.13B. LAST QUARTER: Amgen reported fourth quarter EPS of $2.16 against estimates of $2.05 on revenue of $5.33B against estimates of $5.2B. With its Q4 report, Amgen also reiterated its fiscal year EPS view of 9.05-$9.40, on revenue of of $20.8B-$21.3B. Total product sales increased 8% for Q4 versus Q4 of 2013. The increase was driven primarily by Enbrel, Neulasta, Prolia, XGEVA and Vectibix .Growth for the quarter was due primarily to higher unit demand, and to a lesser extent, price. Product sales increased 6% for the full year driven by strong performance across the portfolio. STREET RESEARCH: On March 23, Piper Jaffray said the "positive" trial data Teva (TEVA) reported for its anti-CGRP antibody in migraines is another important validation for the class of drugs that is also being worked on by Amgen, Eli Lilly (LLY), and Alder Biopharmaceuticals (ALDR). The firm said it thinks Amgen is one of the leaders in CGRP antibody space and reiterated its Overweight rating and $187 price target on Amgen shares. On March 16, RBC Capital said it believes that data presented by Amgen on its evolocumab drug for hyperlipidemia.was "very positive." The firm expects the drug to be approved in late summer. It predicts that revenue from the drug will ramp modestly and steadily, and then accelerate after positive studies of the drug's effects are released in 2017. RBC Capital estimates that worldwide revenue from the drug will peak at $2.5B+. It keeps an Outperform rating on Amgen. PRICE ACTION: Amgen shares are higher by around 6% since its last earnings report on January 27, and are up 1.25% to to $168.06 in afternoon trading ahead of Tuesday's earnings report.
13:41 EDTTEVATeva shares should be accumulated at current levels, says Cowen
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12:33 EDTTEVAOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
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12:22 EDTTEVAMylan upgraded to Market Perform after Teva bid at BMO Capital
BMO Capital upgraded Mylan (MYL) to Market Perform from Underperform saying the stock is unlikely to underperform in the short term following Teva's (TEVA) hostile takeover bid of $82 per share. BMO expects Mylan shareholders will either extract a higher big from Teva, or the company will successfully defend against the takeover "with an even more compelling future." The firm raised its price target for Mylan shares to $75 from $41. It coupled the upgrade with a downgrade of Teva to Market Perform.
12:17 EDTTEVABMO Capital downgrades Teva, says Mylan deal 'neither bold nor compelling'
BMO Capital downgraded Teva (TEVA) to Market Perform from Outperform after the company bid $82, to be paid equally in cash and stock, for Mylan (MYL), as the firm views the proposed deal as "neither bold nor compelling" The firm thinks the deal is largely driven by a goal to be the largest, rather than the best, generics drugmaker and BMO believe the integration process would be hard for the companies. The firm also thinks the final outcome and price to be paid after a merger negotiation is uncertain and depends on how hard Mylan will fight. BMO simultaneously upgraded Mylan to Market Perform from Underperform after Teva came forward with its bid.
12:05 EDTTEVATeva downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital
11:57 EDTTEVAAkorn rises, Perrigo slips after Teva makes long-rumored Mylan bid
The shares of drugmaker Akorn (AKRX) are rising after Israeli pharmaceutical company Teva (TEVA) earlier today made a takeover bid for another company in the space, generic drugmaker Mylan (MYL). WHAT'S NEW: Teva announced an $82 per share takeover bid for generic drug maker Mylan earlier today. The latter company said that Teva's takeover offer is a more attractive option for it than acquiring another generic drug maker, Perrigo (PRGO). On April 8, Mylan made a $205 per share takeover offer for Perrigo. Teva's bid comes less than a week after Mylan Chairman Robert Coury said that rumors of potential interest from Teva had been "circulating for some time," but that such a combination was "without sound industrial logic or cultural fit" and would be unlikely to receive antitrust regulatory clearances. ANALYST OPINION: In a note to investors on April 15, RBC Capital analyst Randall Stanicky wrote that Perrigo may have been engaging other companies in talks after Mylan came public with its takeover offer. Stanicky said he saw no clear competing bidder for Perrigo, however, and used a $230 per share takeover while analyzing possible deals. The analyst added that Acorn is well-positioned as a derivative takeover target following Mylan's offer for Perrigo, noting Acorn's strong growth and high tax rate. In a note to investors yesterday, Citigroup said it believed a potential takeover of Mylan by Teva would have to be friendly after its legal due diligence indicated Mylan's poison pill "presents a legitimate roadblock" to a potential hostile takeover. Citi estimated an $80 per share bid for Mylan would be 25%-35% accretive from 2016 onward for Teva while a $90 per share bid would be 20%-30% accretive. The firm added that it believes it is likely that Mylan received resistance from shareholders since the announcement of its proposed acquisition of Perrigo. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Akorn rose 2.2% to $55.85, Perrigo dropped 2.4% to $193.24, Mylan jumped 9.3% to $74.39, and Teva rose 2.1% to $64.64.
09:22 EDTTEVAOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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