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May 15, 2014
08:47 EDTACTActavis extends exclusive agreement to distribute authorized generic Concerta
Actavis has reached an agreement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals to continue supplying the authorized generic version of JPI's Concerta. Under the terms of the extended exclusive agreement originally due to expire on December 31, JPI will continue to manufacture and supply Actavis with all dosage strengths of the authorized generic product, and Actavis will continue to market and distribute the product in the U.S. JPI will receive 50% of the net sales from Actavis' product. The extended agreement runs until December 31, 2017. During the term of the agreement, Actavis may continue to pursue FDA approval of its abbreviated new drug application for a generic version of Concerta and may launch its own ANDA product at the conclusion of the exclusive supply agreement.
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February 25, 2015
08:19 EDTACTActavis price target raised to $350 from $315 at Bernstein
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07:59 EDTACTActavis 13.2M share Secondary priced at $288.00
The deal size was lowered to $3.8B from $4.2B and but the convertible preferred was up-sized to $4.6B from $4.2B. JPMorgan, Mizuho, Wells Fargo and Morgan Stanley acted as joint book running managers for the offering.
February 24, 2015
16:27 EDTACTActavis confirms generic Uceris patent challenge
Actavis (ACT) confirmed that it has filed an Abbreviated New Drug Application with the FDA seeking approval to market Budesonide Extended-release Tablets, 9 mg. Actavis' ANDA product is a generic version of Salix Pharmaceuticals' (SLXP) Uceris, which is a glucocorticosteroid indicated for the induction of remission in patients with active, mild to moderate ulcerative colitis.
February 23, 2015
12:53 EDTACTAnalysts debate potential for competing Salix takeover bid
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February 20, 2015
08:46 EDTACTActavis receives final approval for generic version of Subutex
Actavis announced that it has received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on its Abbreviated New Drug Application for a generic version of Reckitt Benckiser's Subutex. Actavis intends to begin shipping its product shortly. Subutex is indicated for the treatment of opioid dependence. For the 12 months ending December 31, 2014, Subutex had total U.S. sales of approximately $108M, according to IMS Health data.
08:07 EDTACTActavis price target raised to $340 from $310 at Argus
Argus increased its price target on Actavis as the firm believes that the company is generating strong growth. Argus is upbeat on the company's acquisition of Allergan and keeps a Buy rating on the shares.
February 19, 2015
09:33 EDTACTActavis should be bought on weakness, says Sterne Agee
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07:44 EDTACTActavis to sell 4.2B ordinary shares and $4.2B convertible preferred shares
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07:40 EDTACTActavis price target raised to $352 from $300 at Canaccord
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07:39 EDTACTActavis price target raised to $328 from $310 at Leerink
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07:28 EDTACTActavis files automatic mixed securities shelf
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February 18, 2015
16:46 EDTACTOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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12:31 EDTACTOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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09:48 EDTACTActavis Q4 'exceptional,' taking Allergan name 'wise,' says BMO Capital
BMO Capital says Actavis (ACT) is "firing on all cylinders" after reporting "exceptional" Q4 earnings on the strength of the company's North American Generics and International segment. BMO views the decision to adopt the Allergan (AGN) name as "wise" given the Botox maker's strong reputation. The firm keeps an Outperform rating on Actavis.
07:50 EDTACTActavis CEO says company gave appropriate guidance to analysts
Actavis (ACT) CEO Saunders said he believes that the company did provide appropriate guidance to analysts ahead of its earnings beat. Saunders sees the Allergan (AGN) deal closing by the end of this quarter or early next quarter. Saunders says tying R&D to a percentage of revenue "makes no sense to me," noting that Actavis will spend about $1.7B on R&D next year. Saunders says will do acquisition if opportunity arises, but not planning for M&A right now. Actavis CEO Brent Saunders is speaking on CNBC.
07:01 EDTACTActavis announces intention to adopt 'Allergan' corporate name
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06:48 EDTACTActavis reports 9 mid-to-late-stage compounds in development
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06:34 EDTACTActavis sees Allergan transaction completed in late Q1 or early Q2
06:33 EDTACTActavis sees FY15 standalone EPS $16.30-$17.30, consensus $16.63
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06:31 EDTACTActavis reports Q4 EPS $3.91, consensus $3.67
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