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July 16, 2014
08:16 EDTVRX, ABT, AGN, MYLLew's letter could bring 'chilly' tax inversion environment, says BMO Capital
BMO Capital says the environment for tax inversion deals may have just gone from "red hot to quite chilly" after Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told Congress in a letter to "shut down this abuse of our tax system." BMO advises caution around pending and recently announced mergers, such as Mylan's (MYL) planned acquisition of Abbott's (ABT) established products business announced on Monday. The firm also believes Lew's letter will be another negative for those pulling for a deal between Allergan (AGN) and Valeant (VRX).
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May 28, 2015
09:24 EDTVRX, MYLJefferies sees Pharma M&A continuing, lists 22 possible targets
Jefferies analyst David Steinberg believes the M&A wave in the Pharmaceuticals space that began in 2005 can continue as the key drivers remain largely intact. In a note titled "Who is Next? The Feeding Frenzy in Specialty Pharmaceuticals," Steinberg sees deals continuing amid cheap debt, the push for lower corporate taxes and investors rewarding many acquirers for their transactions. He points out there are now around 100 publicly traded Specialty Pharmaceutical companies following the recent life sciences IPO boom. Potential takeover targets, according to Steinberg, include Valeant (VRX), Shire (SHPG), Perrigo (PRGO), Zoetis (ZTS), Mallinckrodt (MNK), Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ), United Therapeutics (UTHR), Pacira (PCRX), Indivior, Insys Therapeutics (INSY), The Medicines Co. (MDCO), Depomed (DEPO), Spectrum (SPPI), KYTHERA (KYTH), Revance (RVNC), XenoPort (XNPT), Mylan (MYL), Akorn (AKRX), Impax (IPXL), Amphastar Pharmaceuticals (AMPH), Anacor (ANAC) and BioDelivery Sciences (BDSI).
07:09 EDTVRXBioDelivery Sciences makes management changes to support Bunavail launch
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06:11 EDTMYLTeva takes 1.35% stake in Mylan, says 'ready to meet' on deal
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May 27, 2015
19:14 EDTVRXOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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18:27 EDTVRXSalix receives FDA Approval of Xifaxan for treatment of IBS-D
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16:59 EDTVRXFDA approves Salix-marketed Xifaxan
The FDA approved Viberzi and Xifaxan, two new treatments, manufactured by two different companies, for irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea, or IBS-D, in adult men and women. Xifaxan is marketed by Salix Pharmaceuticals, which was acquired by Valeant Pharmaceuticals. Reference Link
12:10 EDTMYLTeva to sweeten offer for Mylan before July shareholder vote, NY Post says
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10:01 EDTABTOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Abbott (ABT) initiated with a Buy at Evercore ISI... Aldeyra (ALDX) initiated with a Buy at Janney Capital... Black Stone Minerals (BSM) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse... Boston Scientific (BSX) initiated with a Buy at Evercore ISI... Cidara Therapeutics (CDTX) initiated with a Buy at BTIG... Coach (COH) initiated with an Underweight at BB&T... Diplomat Pharmacy (DPLO) initiated with an Outperform at Raymond James... EPIRUS (EPRS) initiated with a Buy at BTIG... Enviva (EVA) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup... General Finance Corp (GFN) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... Hortonworks (HDP) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... Jarden (JAH) initiated with a Buy at UBS... Kate Spade (KATE) initiated with a Buy at BB&T... Medtronic (MDT) initiated with a Hold at Evercore ISI... MoneyGram (MGI) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman... Opexa Therapeutics (OPXA) initiated with a Buy at Maxim... Paratek Pharmaceuticals (PRTK) initiated with a Buy at BTIG... Progenics (PGNX) initiated with a Buy at BTIG... Rite Aid (RAD) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... St. Jude Medical (STJ) initiated with a Buy at Evercore ISI... Starwood Waypoint (SWAY) initiated with an Outperform at Wells Fargo... Talen Energy (TLN) initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank... Ulta Salon (ULTA) initiated with a Buy at Buckingham... Vipshop (VIPS) initiated with a Buy at Stifel... Virtu Financial (VIRT) initiated with a Neutral at Citigroup... Vista Outdoor (VSTO) initiated with a Buy at Wunderlich... ZELTIQ (ZLTQ) initiated with a Buy at Northcoast... eBay (EBAY) initiated with a Buy at Topeka.
07:42 EDTABTAbbott initiated with a Buy at Evercore ISI
Target $54.
May 26, 2015
06:16 EDTABTAbbott to start selling G.M.O-free Similac Advance formula, NY Times reports
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May 25, 2015
13:56 EDTMYLMylan responds to claims of EPS forecasting by Perrigo
Mylan (MYL) announced that it was asked by the Irish Takeover Panel to issue the following clarification and retraction in accordance with the Irish takeover rules, relating to its firm intention to make an offer to acquire Perrigo (PRGO). The clarification and retraction relates to certain forward-looking statements made by Mylan specifically during the "pendency of the offer" period concerning its long-stated target since 2012 of at least $6.00 in adjusted EPS by 2018. Subsequent to Mylan's May 5 earnings release, Perrigo submitted a complaint to the Irish Takeover Panel alleging that the reference to Mylan's $6.00 long-term target should be treated as a forward-looking profit forecast statement. Although Mylan's adjusted EPS goal has been a stated long-term target, and not a forecast of Mylan, at least during the offer period as it pertains to the Perrigo transaction, Mylan will no longer refer to that 2018 target or any other forward looking statements beyond 2015 that could constitute profit forecasts.
May 21, 2015
19:54 EDTVRXValeant to expand Canadian presence in coming years, Globe and Mail says
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07:37 EDTABTPfizer replaces AbbVie as top global pharma pick at Jefferies
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May 20, 2015
06:37 EDTVRXSources: Valeant in talks to buy Amoun Pharmaceutical, Bloomberg reports
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06:32 EDTVRXValeant CEO sees quintupling in Asia sales by 2020, Reuters reports
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May 19, 2015
08:02 EDTABTAbbott announces CE Mark for new advancement of Absorb stent system
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06:08 EDTMYLPerrigo CEO says would talk with Mylan, but at a higher price, Globes reports
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May 18, 2015
12:07 EDTMYLPerrigo: there is price point where would engage with Mylan, Bloomberg reports
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11:23 EDTABTFitch downgrades Abbott's L-T IDR to A; outlook revised to stable
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07:22 EDTMYLUBS 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

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