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February 3, 2014
12:25 EDTARTC, SNN, GMED, NUVA, WMGI, JNJ, SYK, COV, ZMHAnother bidder may emerge for ArthroCare, says William Blair
William Blair says it would not be surprised to see another bidder emerge for ArthroCare (ARTC). The firm lists Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and Stryker (SYK)) as the most likely to submit a competing bid to Smith & Nephew's (SNN), and notes Biomet, Zimmer (ZMH) and Covidien (COV) could also have interest in the company. Should the deal for ArthroCare close as currently contemplated, William Blair thinks peers Globus Medical (GMED), NuVasive (NUVA) and Wright Medical (WMGI) could be takeover targets.
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April 15, 2014
08:56 EDTJNJJohnson & Johnson sees FY net interest expense $400M-$500M
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08:19 EDTJNJJohnson & Johnson sees deal to sell K-Y brand to Reckitt closing mid-year
Sees sees deal to sell K-Y brand to Reckitt Benckiser (RBGPF) closing mid-year. Says offer from Carlyle Group (CG) to acquire Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics expected to close mid-year. Comments from slides that will be presented on the Q1 earnings conference call.
07:49 EDTJNJJohnson & Johnson reports Q1 Domestic sales up 2.2%; Intl sales up 4.5%
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07:47 EDTJNJJohnson & Johnson raises FY14 EPS to $5.80-$5.90, consensus $5.83
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07:46 EDTJNJJohnson & Johnson reports Q1 adjusted EPS $1.54, consensus $1.48
Reports Q1 revenue $18.1B, consensus $18.0B
07:09 EDTSYKStryker completes acquisition of Berchtold Holding AG
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06:32 EDTJNJPatients paying much more for specialty drugs, NY Times says
The amount that patients with certain diseases must pay for specialty drugs has increased significantly, a research firm reported, according to The New York Times. Meanwhile, consumers' use of health care increased in 2013 for the firm time in three years, the newspaper quoted the firm, the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, as saying. Publicly traded drug makers include AstraZeneca (AZN), Bristol-Myers (BMY), Eli Lilly (LLY), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Merck (MRK), Novartis (NVS), Pfizer (PFE), Roche (RHHBY) and Sanofi (SNY). Publicly traded health insurers include AMERIGROUP (AGP), Aetna (AET), Centene (CNC), Cigna (CI), Health Net (HNT), Healthspring (HS), Humana (HUM), Molina Healthcare (MOH), UnitedHealth (UNH), WellCare (WCG) and WellPoint (WLP).Reference Link
April 14, 2014
15:17 EDTJNJNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's market open, with earnings consensus, include Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), consensus $1.48; Coca-Cola (KO), consensus 44c; Charles Schwab (SCHW), consensus 22c; Northern Trust (NTRS), consensus 78c; Comerica (CMA), consensus 72c; Westamerica (WABC), consensus 58c; Comverse (CNSI), consensus 49c; Pep Boys (PBY), consensus 5c.
13:25 EDTJNJEarnings Preview: J&J looking for another strong performance in pharmaceuticals
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10:02 EDTJNJOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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10:02 EDTSYK, ZMHOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Acorda Therapeutics (ACOR) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital... Allegheny Technologies (ATI) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Sterne Agee... BP (BP) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord... Bloomin' Brands (BLMN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Boardwalk Pipeline (BWP) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Boston Scientific (BSX) upgraded at BofA/Merrill... Charles Schwab (SCHW) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Citigroup (C) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Rafferty Capital... Community Health (CYH) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... Eaton Vance (EV) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Citigroup... Eli Lilly (LLY) upgraded to Hold from Underperform at Jefferies... F5 Networks (FFIV) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... HeartWare (HTWR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BTIG... Heartland Payment (HPY) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Stifel... Hyatt Hotels (H) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital... MasterCard (MA) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird... McDermott (MDR) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at HSBC... Palo Alto (PANW) upgraded to Overweight at Stephens... PetroChina (PTR) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Seagate (STX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus... Sensata (ST) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Stryker (SYK) upgraded to Neutral from Reduce at SunTrust... TD Ameritrade (AMTD) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... TTM Technologies (TTMI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... Transocean (RIG) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank... VMware (VMW) upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at CLSA... Visa (V) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird... Yahoo (YHOO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at SunTrust... Zimmer (ZMH) upgraded to Neutral from Reduce at SunTrust... bebe stores (BEBE) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Janney Capital.
08:05 EDTCOVCovidien announces FDA 510(k) clearance for Kangaroo feeding tube
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07:29 EDTZMHZimmer upgraded to Neutral from Reduce at SunTrust
SunTrust upgraded Zimmer to Neutral after its survey indicated ortho recon volumes remain strong. The firm raised its price target for shares to $93 from $83.
07:28 EDTSYKStryker upgraded to Neutral from Reduce at SunTrust
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05:56 EDTJNJJohnson & Johnson downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
Jefferies downgraded its rating on Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) to Hold citing the recent outperformance of shares. The firm keeps a $105 price target for the stock.
April 11, 2014
18:44 EDTJNJJ&J halting development of Botox competitor, WSJ says
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11:42 EDTCOVCovidien liability from recall appears limited, says Brean Capital
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08:10 EDTCOVCovidien implements voluntary recall of devices
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April 10, 2014
08:18 EDTWMGIWright Medical upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird
As previously reported, Baird upgraded Wright Medical to Outperform from Neutral. The firm upgraded shares due to valuation, an improved position in both hammer toe and ankle replacement and expectations for accelerating organic growht. Price target is $$36.
06:04 EDTWMGIWright Medical upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird
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