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December 27, 2012
16:21 EDTAMGN, ABCAmgen gets court approval in previously announced $762M settlement with FDA
U.S. District Judge Sterling Johnson, Jr. accepted a guilty plea by Amgen (AMGN) for illegally introducing a misbranded drug into interstate commerce, and approved Amgen’s global settlement with the United States in which Amgen agreed to pay $762M to resolve criminal and civil liability arising from its sale and promotion of certain drugs. Under the terms of the criminal plea agreement, Amgen will pay a criminal fine of $136M and criminal forfeiture in the amount of $14M. As part of the civil settlement, Amgen has agreed to pay $612M, of which $587.2M is to the United States and $24.8M to the states, to resolve claims that it caused false claims to be submitted to Medicare, Medicaid and other government insurance programs. In a separate civil settlement, International Nephrology Network, renamed Integrated Nephrology Network, a subsidiary of AmerisourceBergen Corporation (ABC), has also agreed to pay $15M to resolve civil liability arising from its role in the marketing of Aranesp. Reference Link
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July 25, 2014
10:55 EDTABCHigh option volume stocks
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09:28 EDTABCCardinal Health has good read through from AmerisourceBergen, says Sterne Agee
Sterne Agee believes that AmericansourceBergen's (ABC) beat and raise results bode well for Cardinal Health (CAH). The firm keeps a Buy rating on Cardinal.
09:19 EDTAMGNAmgen weekly volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
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07:36 EDTAMGNEMA adopts positive opinion on new indication for Xgeva
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05:35 EDTAMGNBayer, Onyx reports NEXAVAR Phase 3 trial did not meet primary endpoint
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July 24, 2014
07:03 EDTABCAmerisourceBergen now sees FY14 adjusted continuing ops EPS $3.89-$3.94
Consensus is $3.73. Sees FY14 revenue growth in the 35% range, consensus $116.72B. The company says "Adjusted operating margin is expected to decline in the high-teens basis points range due to the onboarding of significant new lower margin business and growth in brand pharmaceutical business with our large customers. We expect free cash flow to be in the high end of the range of $500 to $700 million, with capital expenditures in the $275 million range, and to spend approximately $500 million in share repurchases, subject to market conditions."
07:02 EDTABCAmerisourceBergen reports Q3 continuing ops EPS $1.01, consensus 92c
Reports Q3 revenue $30.35B, consensus $29.25B.
July 17, 2014
16:10 EDTAMGNAmgen announces positive Phase 3 results for AMG 416
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July 15, 2014
10:56 EDTAMGNFed calls small cap social media, biotech valuations 'stretched'
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve in its Monetary Policy Report dated today said valuation metrics in "some sectors" appear substantially stretched, "particularly those for smaller firms in the social media and biotechnology industries, despite a notable downturn in equity prices for such firms early in the year." A later part in the document reads, "Equity valuations of smaller firms as well as social media and biotechnology firms appear to be stretched, with ratios of prices to forward earnings remaining high relative to historical norms." The specific targeting of sectors by the Fed seems to be having an impact on stocks in the social media and biotech spaces. Shares of Yelp (YELP) are down over 5% to $67.51, while Twitter (TWTR) and Facebook (FB) are each down 2%. Celgene (CELG) and Amgen (AMGN) are leading the biotech space lower with pullbacks of greater than 1%.
10:33 EDTAMGNFacebook, Twitter slip following cautious valuation comments from Fed
Shares of a number of companies in the social media and biotech industries moved lower following the circulation of cautious comments about their stock valuations that were included in the Federal Reserve's latest Monetary Policy Report. WHAT'S NEW: In the report, presented by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and signed on behalf of the governors by Chair Janet Yellen, the central bank wrote that some broad equity price indexes have increased to all-time highs in nominal terms since the end of 2013, but that valuation measures for the overall market in early July were "generally at levels not far above their historical averages." However, the Fed's report also cautioned that valuation metrics in some sectors do appear substantially "stretched," particularly those for smaller firms in the social media and biotechnology industries, despite a notable downturn in equity prices for such firms early in the year. As support for its assessment, the Fed noted that ratios of prices to forward earnings for "smaller firms as well as social media and biotechnology firms" remain "high relative to historical norms." PRICE ACTION: Following the circulation of the comments in the Fed report, shares of Facebook (FB) are down 88c, or 1.3%, to $67.02, Twitter (TWTR) is down 24c, or 0.6%, to $38.07 and LinkedIn (LNKD), is down 21c, or 0.1%, to $159.57. Shares of some biotechnology companies including Celgene (CELG) and Amgen (AMGN) also ticked lower following the circulation of the comments from the Fed's report.

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