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January 28, 2013
10:15 EDTLGCY, PRGO, WU, ACAD, DVA, FURX, YOKU, AKRXOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation SummaryWestern Union
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Akorn (AKRX) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital... DaVita (DVA) initiated with a Market Perform at Bernstein... Perrigo (PRGO) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Youku Tudou (YOKU) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank... ACADIA (ACAD) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen... Furiex (FURX) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... Legacy Reserves (LGCY) initiated with a Buy at Ladenburg... PBF Energy (WU) initiated with a Buy at Dahlman Rose.
News For AKRX;DVA;PRGO;YOKU;ACAD;LGCY;FURX;WU From The Last 14 Days
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February 3, 2016
06:13 EDTPRGOPfizer insists Allergan deal won't be thwarted by U.S. politicians, FT says
Pfizer (PFE) has insisted that its $160B acquisition of Allergan (AGN) will not be stifled by political opposition, amid criticism that the deal will cost the U.S. Treasury billions of dollars in future tax revenues, the Financial Times reports. Pfizer CEO Ian Read also reiterated his intention to postpone until 2018 a decision on whether to break of the combined entity into two or three smaller companies, but has said that he would be open to offers for its generics unit, the report says. Mylan (MYL) has been connected to a potential acquisition of Pfizer's generic drugs business after it failed in its attempt to buy Perrigo (PRGO) last year, the report says. Reference Link
February 2, 2016
08:59 EDTACADLeerink views doc checks as positive for ACADIA, Neurocrine
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January 29, 2016
16:07 EDTACADACADIA announces FDA advisory committee to review NUPLAZID
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January 27, 2016
16:48 EDTAKRXAkorn says audit investigation did not find fraud, intentional misconduct
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10:00 EDTLGCYOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: BG Group (BRGYY) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Citi... Bill Barrett (BBG) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Ladenburg... Brown & Brown (BRO) downgraded to Underweight at Morgan Stanley... Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BTIG... Canadian National (CNI) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James... DreamWorks (DWA) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Topeka... FirstMerit (FMER) downgraded at RBC Capital... Gentex (GNTX) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird... Haverty Furniture (HVT) downgraded to Sector Weight from Overweight at KeyBanc... Hercules Technology (HTGC) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Compass Point... Horizon Technology (HRZN) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James... Installed Building downgraded to Sector Weight from Overweight at KeyBanc... Jarden (JAH) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi... K+S (KPLUF) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Berenberg... La-Z-Boy (LZB) downgraded at BB&T... Legacy Reserves (LGCY) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at FBR Capital... Medivation (MDVN) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Canaccord... Merck (MRK) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill... Metaldyne Performance (MPG) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird... Pier 1 Imports (PIR) downgraded to Sector Weight from Overweight at KeyBanc... Priceline (PCLN) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Profire Energy (PFIE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Chardan... Regeneron (REGN) downgraded to Hold at Canaccord... Starwood (HOT) downgraded to Underperform from Outperform at CLSA... Swiss Re (SSREY) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley... TSYS (TSS) downgraded to Equal-Weight from Overweight at First Analysis... Talmer Bancorp (TLMR) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... TopBuild (BLD) downgraded to Sector Weight from Overweight at KeyBanc... TripAdvisor (TRIP) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... VMware (VMW) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Summit Research... W.R. Grace (GRA) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman... WEC Energy (WEC) downgraded to Neutral from Conviction Buy at Goldman... Welltower (HCN) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital... Yamana Gold (AUY) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan.
07:35 EDTLGCYLegacy Reserves downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at FBR Capital
FBR Capital analyst Chad Mabry downgraded Legacy Reserves to Market Perform and lowered his price target for the shares to $1 from $3. The analyst reduced his Q4 distribution forecast to $0 following the partnership's suspension of its distribution.
January 26, 2016
12:12 EDTPRGOEndo spike attributed to takeover speculation
The midday spike in shares of Endo International (ENDP) is being attributed to takeover speculation. Conjecture has Perrigo (PRGO) interested in a potential acquisition of Endo, trading sources tell The Fly. Shares of Endo are up $1.26 to $59.10 in midday trading. The Fly, in fulfilling its mission of explaining stock movement, often comes across the many unconfirmed rumors being passed through trading desks and social media platforms. On the occasion that rumors or speculation appear on The Fly's news feed, it should be viewed not as giving credence to the conjecture, rather as simply highlighting its impact on the stock prices of the companies involved.
January 25, 2016
09:01 EDTACADACADIA names James "Randy" Owen as Chief Medical Officer
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08:31 EDTPRGOPerrigo completes acquisition of generic Retin-A from Matawan
Perrigo announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of a portfolio of generic dosage forms and strengths of Retin-A from Matawan Pharmaceuticals. Perrigo was the authorized generic distributor of these products from 2005 to 2013 before the agreement was terminated. Generic and brand sales of Retin-A, which is indicated for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris, were approximately $290M for the 12 months ending November 2015.The transaction is expected to immediately exceed Perrigo's ROIC threshold and add more than 20c in adjusted EPS within the first 12 months post-close after the exclusion of estimates for intangible amortization, transaction costs and integration related expenses. Perrigo Chairman and CEO Joseph C. Papa commented, "We are excited to complete this transaction; bringing a high barrier-to-entry, margin-enhancing product and greater reach to the extended topicals portfolio. This acquisition further strengthens Perrigo's strategic position as we continue our mission of providing Quality Affordable Healthcare Products(R) to consumers around the world."

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