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January 17, 2013
14:50 EDTAKRXAkorn shares dip, then recover after issuing FY13 view
Shares of pharmaceutical maker Akorn (AKRX) dipped sharply then quickly recovered after the company issued its financial guidance for 2013 in a mid-afternoon announcement. The company reaffirmed its previously issued FY12 outlook, but guided to FY13 adjusted EPS of 57c-61c, below consensus of 66c. The company's expected revenue range of $325M-$335M came close to consensus of $330.73M at the mid-point. The company added its guidance excludes the impact from any products for which it has not yet received FDA approval and that it sees its overall gross margins for 2013 in the 54%-56% range. The company also said it expects improvement in the margins on its more competitive products following U.S. FDA approval of its Indian manufacturing site, adding that it sees FDA inspections of some facilities by late 2013 or early 2014. In a note to investors this morning, research firm Piper Jaffray said Akorn's 2013 guidance was likely to be conservative, given that management does not factor new approvals. In that pre-open note the firm reiterated an Overweight rating and $21 price target on the stock. In late afternoon trading following the guidance, Akorn shares are down 1c to $13.99.
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December 9, 2014
10:23 EDTAKRXOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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07:11 EDTAKRXAkorn initiated with Outperform, $50 target at William Blair
William Blair started shares of Akorn with an Outperform rating and $50 price target. The firm says the maker of ophthalmic and hospital-based injectable therapies is one of the fastest-growing companies in the specialty pharmaceuticals sector. William Blair thinks consolidation will likely continue within the specialty/generics market and feels Akorn represents an attractive asset. The stock closed yesterday up 38c to $39.75.
December 8, 2014
11:30 EDTAKRXLeerink generics pharmaceutical analyst holds analyst/industry conference call
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