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April 2, 2012
16:15 EDTGRPN, WG, THRX, GSK, YPF, KERX, AVPOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were higher after manufacturing reports in the U.S. and China indicated expansion. Stock futures traded below fair value for most of the pre-market trading session leading to a lower open for the broader market. The weakness was attributed to a high unemployment reading and a lackluster PMI report out of Europe. The market reversed its course and moved into positive territory following the slightly better than expected ISM manufacturing report here in the U.S. Once in positive territory the market moved quickly, but its advance stalled at a resistance level for the S&P. The move broadened out with the Nasdaq ending the day as the leading major index... ECONOMIC EVENTS: Domestically, the ISM manufacturing reading of 53.4 exceeded expectations for a 53.0 reading. Construction spending in February was down 1.1%, versus the expected increase of 0.6%. Internationally, an official reading of China's PMI rose to 53.1 while Markit's Eurozone manufacturing PMI fell to 47.7... MARKET NEWS: Avon Products (AVP) rejected the increased bid of $23.25 per share from fragrance-maker Coty. Avon shares rose $3.34, or 17.25%, to $22.70 following the announcement of the sweetened offer though Coty said it will not go hostile with its buyout plan... Groupon (GRPN) shares slid almost 17%, to $15.27, after the company announced weakness in its internal controls and revised its Q4 results lower... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers were Willbros Group (WG), up 69c, or 21.30%, to $3.93, after its Q4 revenues beat expectations, and Theravance (THRX), up $3.79, or 19.44%, to $23.29, after GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) moved to raise its stake in the company to 26.8% with the purchase of 10M shares. Noteworthy losers included YPF SA (YPF), down $4.40, or 15.49%, to $24.01, following a downgrade at Merrill Lynch and a report that Argentina's government will take control of the company, and Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (KERX), down $3.24, or 65.06%, to $1.74, after the company announced that a trial for its lead drug missed its primary endpoint... INDICES: The Dow gained 52.45, or 0.40%, to 13,264.49; the Nasdaq added 28.13, or 0.91%, to 3,119.70; and the S&P 500 rose 10.43, or 0.74%, to 1,418.90.
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September 1, 2014
11:13 EDTGSKCipla introduces generic version of GSK's Advair in Europe, Reuters says
India's Cipla has launched a generic version of GlaxoSmithKline's anti-asthma inhaler Advair in Germany and Sweden, says Reuters. Reference Link
August 31, 2014
14:04 EDTGSKWorldwide Business Research to hold a conference
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August 28, 2014
13:57 EDTKERXKeryx September volatility elevated
Keryx September call option implied volatility is at 107, October is at 79, December is at 71; compared to its 26-week average of 76 according to Track Data, suggesting large September price movement.
12:39 EDTYPFYPF executes shale deal with Petronas
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07:34 EDTGSKGSK could start testing Ebola vaccine on humans next week, Bloomberg reports
GlaxoSmithKline could begin tests of its experimental vaccine for Ebola on humans as early as next week in the U.S., Bloomberg reports. GSK is developing the vaccine with the Vaccine Research Center of the National Institutes of Health, and they have received FDA approval to begin the Phase 1 trial, Michael Kurilla, director of the Office of Biodefense, Research Resources and Translational Research, says. Reference Link
August 27, 2014
17:49 EDTGSKGSK, Shire rumored to be interested in Tekmira, Daily Mail says
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Shire (SHPG) are rumored to be interested in a bid for Tekmira (TKMR), reports Daily Mail. Tekmira could be a value to potential suitors, capitalized at approximately GBP 400M and the company could cost over GBP 1B in a takeover, Daily Mail adds. Reference Link
08:03 EDTGSKGlaxoSmithKline receives FDA approval for sNDA for Promacta/Revolade
Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (LGND) announced that its partner GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has received approval of a supplemental New Drug Application for the once-daily use of Promacta/Revolade in patients with severe aplastic anemia who have had an insufficient response to immunosuppressive therapy. SAA is a blood disorder where the bone marrow fails to make enough red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.2 Eltrombopag, an oral thrombopoietin receptor agonist, works by helping to induce proliferation and differentiation of bone marrow stem cells to increase production of blood cells.
August 26, 2014
14:42 EDTGSKGlaxoSmithKline receives FDA approval of additional Promacta indication
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08:47 EDTGSKGenetic Technologies says NC court denies GlaxoSmithKline motion to dismiss
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August 25, 2014
12:19 EDTGSKOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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10:40 EDTGSKBiotechs rise after InterMune acquired by Roche
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August 24, 2014
20:18 EDTYPFYPF discovers new gas and oil reserves in Santa Cruz, Buenos Aires Herald says
Argentina-based YPF has discovered new gas and oil reserves in the province of Santa Cruz, says the Buenos Aires Herald. The new reserves have the potential to produce more than 200,000 cubic metres of gas and 370 barrels of oil per day, added the Buenos Aires Herald. Reference Link
August 22, 2014
14:19 EDTGSKViiV Healthcare receives FDA approval for HIV-1 treatment Triumeq
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August 21, 2014
10:22 EDTYPFOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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August 20, 2014
15:35 EDTGSKGlaxoSmithKline receives FDA approval for Arnuity Ellipta in the U.S.
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11:44 EDTGSKMylan completes second bidding round for GSK prescription portfolio, WSJ says
Mylan (MYL), TPG Capital, Advent International, KKR (KKR), Warburg Pincus and a few Indian prescription manufacturers have completed the second round of bidding for GlaxoSmith Kline's (GSK) portfolio of mature medications, according to The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the sales process. GSK noted that it aims to sell a portfolio of drug brands in the U.S. and EU with yearly sales of approximately $1.66B. Reference Link
08:30 EDTGSKPernix closes acquisition of Treximet
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08:29 EDTGSKPernix Therapeutics to host conference call
Conference call to discuss acquisition of Treximet will be held on August 20 at 9 am. Webcast Link
08:04 EDTGSKPOZEN announces U.S. rights for Treximet acquired by Pernix Therapeutics
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August 19, 2014
10:42 EDTYPFOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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