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March 19, 2013
05:55 EDTARTC, ARTC, ARTC, ARTC, ARTC, MDT, MDT, MDT, MDT, MDT, MGLN, MGLN, MGLN, MGLN, MGLN, MAKO, MAKO, MAKO, MAKO, MAKO, KYO, KYO, KYO, KYO, KYO, ECL, ECL, ECL, ECL, ECL, COV, COV, COV, COV, COV, CYH, CYH, CYH, CYH, CYH, CFN, CFN, CFN, CFN, CFN, BMTI, BMTI, BMTI, BMTI, BMTI, BAX, BAX, BAX, BAX, BAX, AXGN, AXGN, AXGN, AXGN, AXGN, AUXL, AUXL, AUXL, AUXL, AUXL, OSIR, OSIR, OSIR, OSIR, OSIRAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons to host annual meeting
AAOS 2013 Annual Meeting is being held in Chicago on March 19-23.
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October 22, 2014
10:09 EDTCFNOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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07:21 EDTMDTU.S. DHS investigates medical gear for potential cyber defects, Reuters says
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05:59 EDTCFNCareFusion downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James
Raymond James downgraded CareFusion (CFN) to Market Perform citing the acquisition by Becton Dickinson (BDX) and said it does not expect a competing bid.
October 21, 2014
12:37 EDTCOVOptions with increasing implied volatility
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09:52 EDTMDT, COVCovidien rises after Medtronic maintains merger date language
Shares of Covidien (COV) are rising in early trading after Medtronic (MDT), in its latest regulatory filing answering questions for shareholders regarding its proposed takeover of the Irish drugmaker, left its language regarding the expected closing date unchanged. WHAT'S NEW: In its most recent filing, Medtronic again stated, "As of the date of this joint proxy statement/prospectus, the transaction is expected to be completed late in the fourth calendar quarter of 2014 or early 2015. However, no assurance can be provided as to when or if the transaction will be completed. The required vote of Medtronic and Covidien shareholders to adopt the required shareholder proposals at their respective special meetings, as well as the necessary regulatory consents and approvals, must first be obtained and other conditions specified in the conditions appendix must be satisfied or, to the extent applicable, waived." ANALYST REACTION: Research firm BTIG says Medtronic's amended regulatory filing on the Covidien transaction increases the firm's confidence of the deal closing by early 2015. The firm adds it would be "stunned" to see Medtronic walk away from the merger after the company again showed commitment to the acquisition. WHAT'S NOTABLE: AbbVie (ABBV) last night confirmed that the company and Shire (SHPG), another Irish domiciled drugmaker, agreed to terminate their proposed merger. AbbVie said its decision was based upon its assessment of the September 22 notice issued by the U.S. Department of Treasury, which re-interpreted longstanding tax principles in a "uniquely selective manner designed specifically to destroy the financial benefits of these types of transactions." AbbVie continued that the Treasury notice "introduced an unacceptable level of risk and uncertainty given the magnitude of the proposed changes" and the stated intention of the department to continue to revise tax principles to further impact such "tax inversion" transactions. AbbVie noted that it has agreed to pay Shire a break fee of approximately $1.64B due to the deal falling through. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, shares of Covidien trading in New York rose 4% to $88.86, Medtronic advanced 1% to $64.57, Shires gained 0.7% to $185.82 and AbbVie added 1.4% to $55.16.
09:43 EDTMDT, COVAmended filing increases confidence in Covidien deal at BTIG
BTIG says Medtronic's (MDT) amended regulatory filing on the Covidien (COV) transaction increases its confidence of the deal closing by early 2015. The firm adds it would be "stunned" to see Medtronic walk away from the merger after the company again showed commitment to the acquisition. Shares of Covidien are up 3% to $88.11 in early trading.
09:11 EDTCOV, MDTMedtronic keeps language unchanged on merger closing date
Medtronic in its latest regulatory filing answering questions for shareholders regarding its proposed takeover of Covidien (COV) left the language unchanged around the expected closing date. The company again stated, "As of the date of this joint proxy statement/prospectus, the transaction is expected to be completed late in the fourth calendar quarter of 2014 or early 2015. However, no assurance can be provided as to when or if the transaction will be completed. The required vote of Medtronic and Covidien shareholders to adopt the required shareholder proposals at their respective special meetings, as well as the necessary regulatory consents and approvals, must first be obtained and other conditions specified in the conditions appendix must be satisfied or, to the extent applicable, waived."
09:03 EDTMGLNMagellan Health selects HMS unit for cost containment solutions
HMS, a wholly owned subsidiary of HMS Holdings (HMSY), announced that Magellan Health (MGLN) has selected HMS for cost containment solutions, including fraud, waste, and abuse detection and prevention across the company, as well as for insurance verification and subrogation services for Magellan Complete Care of Florida.
08:13 EDTAUXLBioSpecifics announces FDA approval of sBLA for XIAFLEX
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06:29 EDTBAXBaxter management to meet with Leerink
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October 20, 2014
17:33 EDTAUXLAuxilium announces XIAFLEX approved for treatment of up to two DC joints
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13:40 EDTCOVOptions with increasing implied volatility
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09:04 EDTBAXBaxter, Halozyme launch HYQVIA in U.S.
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07:20 EDTMDTInternational Continence Society to hold annual meeting
ICS Annual Meeting 2014 is being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 20-24.
07:12 EDTMDT, COVCongress of Neurological Surgeons to hold annual meeting
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05:55 EDTCFNCareFusion downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel
October 17, 2014
12:35 EDTCOVCovidien puts active on wide price movement
Covidien October 82, December 70 and January 75 puts are active on total put volume of 8K contracts (1K calls). November put option implied volatility is at 60, January is at 40, April is at 42; compared to its 26-week average of 25 according to Track Data. Active put volume suggests traders taking positions for large price movement.
10:51 EDTCOVOptions with increasing implied volatility
Options with increasing implied volatility: COV DISH HLT QEP GREK BKW BYI LLY DTV TIBX
08:05 EDTOSIROsiris, Arthrex announce exclusive commercial and development partnership
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08:02 EDTCOVCovidien granted preliminary injunction against Ethicon's Harmonic ACE+7
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