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July 7, 2014
18:15 EDTAPP, BLUE, FSCOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
HIGHER: American Apparel (APP), up 5.08% after Standard General entered into a letter agreement with the company's founder Dov Charney... Fifth Street Finance (FSC), up 2.31% after increasing the company's monthly dividend by 10%. LOWER: bluebird bio (BLUE), down 3.19%.
News For APP;FSC;BLUE From The Last 14 Days
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January 29, 2015
16:18 EDTBLUEbluebird bio announces retirement of CSO Mitchell Finer
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January 23, 2015
09:10 EDTAPPAmerican Apparel rumored to prepare to accept $1.30 per share bid, FT blog says
American Apparel, which previously rejected a $1.40 per share takeover bid as too low, appears to have had a "rethink" and it "appears that $1.30 is just right now" and "a deal is just about done," according to posts in a Financial Times Alphaville Markets Live chat. The chat cautioned that the comments are "market chatter information that has not been formally tested through traditional journalistic channels." Reference Link
January 22, 2015
07:43 EDTBLUEbluebird bio reinstated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill
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07:32 EDTFSCFifth Street Finance promotes Todd Owens to CEO
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January 21, 2015
12:27 EDTBLUEbluebird bio price target raised to $146 from $94 at Wedbush
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January 20, 2015
13:21 EDTBLUECAR T-Cell therapy drug stocks down sharply following NY Times story
Shares of biotechnology companies that are developing chimeric antigen receptor T cells or CAR T therapy drugs are falling sharply after a New York Times story titled "Riding High, Biotech Firms Remain Wary." WHAT'S NEW: Over the weekend, the New York Times published the story that struck a cautionary tone on the CAR-T therapy drugs. In this form of cancer treatment the patients own immune system cells are genetically manipulated to battle tumors. The New York Times story noted that there were some notable outcomes in the treatment of leukemia and lymphoma with the CAR T treatments but highlighted that the "technique is still early in development and can cause severe side effects." WHAT'S NOTABLE. Early last week, Intrexon (XON) and its oncology partner, ZIOPHARM Oncology (ZIOP), announced an exclusive licensing agreement with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, including an exclusive sub-licensing agreement through MD Anderson for intellectual property developed at the University of Minnesota for the development of non-viral adoptive cellular cancer immunotherapies. Both companies' shares were up sharply following the announcement ZIOPHARM was up around 55% and Intrexon up over 30% the day following the announcement. PRICE ACTION: Shares of drug companies in the space are sharply lower in midday trading, with ZIOPHARM Oncology and Kite Pharma (KITE) each down over 9%, Intrexon down almost 12%, and Bellicum Pharmaceutical (BLCM) and bluebird bio (BLUE) each down almost 5%. Reference Link

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