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March 18, 2014
07:39 EDTAGN, ACT, AUXL, ENDPAuxilium would be "ideal" takeover target, says Stifel
Stifel sees Auxilium as an "ideal" target, due to its menís health/urology platform. The firm thinks that the most likely suitors would be Allergan (AGN), Endo Health (ENDP), and Actavis (ACT). It believes that Allergan would be the best match, and predicts that Auxilium could be bought for a 15%-30% premium. The firm stipulates that it does not know of any M&A talks involving Auxilium. It keeps a Buy rating on Auxlium.
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December 16, 2014
09:52 EDTACTFDA ruling on generic Celebrex reversed by appeals court
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09:28 EDTAGNAllergan to host special shareholder meeting
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08:58 EDTENDP, AUXLEndo a top pick for 2015, says Sterne Agee
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08:53 EDTAGN, ACTActavis accretion targets look more achievable, says Sterne Agee
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07:40 EDTACT, AGNActavis reports Saunders to lead combined company as CEO
Actavis (ACT) announced the planned senior management team that will lead the global pharmaceutical company following the successful close of the acquisition of Allergan (AGN), anticipated in the second quarter of 2015. Brent Saunders will continue to lead Actavis as CEO and President and a member of the Board of Directors. Paul Bisaro will remain Executive Chairman of the board of directors. The company noted that it anticipates continuing to define the subsequent management levels within the global organization as rapidly as possible between now and the close of the acquisition. Actavis announced that, following the close of the acquisition, its global brand sales and marketing will be structured into three organizations: International Brands, Branded Pharma and Allergan Medical. "Although we are acting rapidly in announcing these appointments, we are making them following extensive discussions with David Pyott, Chairman and CEO of Allergan, and his executive leadership team. We believe that by announcing the proposed structure of the combined organization our shareholders, customers and employee teams will better appreciate our commitment to create the most dynamic company in Growth Pharma and will share our confidence in seamless execution of this combination beginning on Day 1," Saunders said.
December 15, 2014
15:14 EDTACTActavis to appeal injunction requiring Namenda IR distribution
Actavis confirmed that it is filing an emergency appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit seeking to immediately overturn a lower court ruling requiring the company to continue distribution of NAMENDA immediate-release tablets after Judge Robert Sweet of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a preliminary injunction requiring Actavis to continue distribution of NAMENDA immediate-release tablets on Monday, December 15. Actavis reiterated that the ruling will have no impact on its ability to continue focusing its resources on transitioning patients to the convenient and innovative once-daily NAMENDA XR, and that the company is prepared to manage its business in a way that provides the least disruption in its ability to support the marketplace and minimize any financial impact. Further, the company noted that it will work to manage sales and R&D expenses to ensure that, if the District Court decision stands, it will have minimal to no impact on Actavis' 2015 NAMENDA franchise contribution to earnings and longer term company earnings aspirations.
10:00 EDTAGNOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: UPS (UPS) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... CGG SA (CGG) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Ford (F) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Cenovus Energy (CVE) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital... Cobalt (CIE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Gastar Exploration (GST) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust... Itau Unitbanco (ITUB) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Methanex (MEOH) downgraded to Outperform from Strong Buy at Raymond James... OGE Energy (OGE) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies... SandRidge Energy (SD) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust... Sempra Energy (SRE) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... HollyFrontier (HFC) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill... CNA Financial (CNA) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair... Allergan (AGN) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel... RF Micro Devices (RFMD) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at DA Davidson.
07:58 EDTAGN, ACTAllergan downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel
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December 11, 2014
19:06 EDTACTActavis confirms court ruling to require continued distribution of Namenda IR
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17:04 EDTAUXL, ENDPEndo registration statement relating to Auxilium declared effective by SEC
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December 10, 2014
11:40 EDTACTActavis management to meet with Sterne Agee
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09:33 EDTACTActavis launches generic version of Celebrex
Actavis (ACT) announced that it has launched a generic version of Celebrex 50 mg, 100 mg, 200 mg and 400 mg capsules, as part of a settlement agreement with Pfizer (PFE). Celebrex is indicated for the relief of the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis, and for the management of acute pain in adults. For the 12-month period ending June 30, 2014, Celebrex had U.S. sales of approximately $2.4 billion, according to IMS Health data.
December 9, 2014
09:31 EDTACT, AGNZoetis drops after report of Valeant abandoning growth by acquisitions strategy
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07:08 EDTENDPEndo completes acquisition of rights to Natesto from Trimel BioPharma
Endo International announced the completion of the acquisition of rights to Natesto, a testosterone nasal gel, the first and only testosterone nasal gel for replacement therapy in adult males diagnosed with hypogonadism, from Trimel BioPharma, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Trimel Pharmaceuticals for $25M including additional payments upon the achievement of certain regulatory and sales milestones. Endo will collaborate with Trimel on all regulatory and clinical development activities regarding Natesto. Endo intends to launch the product, through its Endo Pharmaceuticals subsidiary, in the Q1 of 2015.
06:14 EDTACT, AGNAllergan price target raised to $245 from $210 at Citigroup
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December 8, 2014
12:25 EDTACTAntibiotic makers rise after Merck agrees to buy Cubist
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11:30 EDTACTLeerink generics pharmaceutical analyst holds analyst/industry conference call
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09:32 EDTENDPSyneron Medical signs agreement with AMS to supply holmium laser for urology
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07:29 EDTAGNUBS to hold investor trip
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07:18 EDTAGNUBS to hold investor trip
2014 Annual West Coast Investor Trip travels on the West Coast on December 8-10.
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