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February 5, 2013
11:56 EDTAPKT, FIO, ISIS, AXLL, FTNTDecreasing implied volatility: AXLL FIO APKT FTNT ISIS
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March 2, 2015
07:04 EDTISISIsis Pharmaceuticals earns $15M from GlaxoSmithKline for advancing ISIS-TTR Rx
Isis Pharmaceuticals (ISIS) announced that it has earned a $15M milestone payment from GSK (GSK) related to advancing the Phase 2/3 study of ISIS-TTRRx in patients with familial amyloid polyneuropathy. ISIS-TTRRx is an antisense drug Isis is developing with GSK for the treatment of transthyretin amyloidosis, a severe and rare genetic disease characterized by progressive dysfunction of peripheral nerve and/or heart tissues. Including this milestone payment, Isis has generated $60 million in upfront and milestone payments for advancing ISIS-TTRRx. In addition, if GSK elects to exercise its option to exclusively license ISIS-TTRRx, Isis is eligible to receive a license fee, regulatory and sales milestone payments and double-digit royalties on sales of ISIS-TTRRx.
February 27, 2015
09:43 EDTISISIsis Pharmaceuticals sees reporting data on eight or more drugs in FY15
Sees initiating up to 13 studies, broadening pipeline with up to five new drugs in partnered, unpartnered programs.
09:38 EDTISISIsis Pharmaceuticals sees FY15 pro forma NOL in mid-$50M range
Sees ending FY15 with more than $630M in cash, representing net cash outflows of only $100M to move forward its pipeline.
09:34 EDTISISIsis Pharmaceuticals reports Q4 EPS 25c, consensus 2c
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February 26, 2015
15:30 EDTISISNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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09:22 EDTAXLLAxiall sells Specialty Phosgene Derivatives business assets to Altivia
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09:17 EDTAXLLAxiall signs agreement to sell La Porte facility to Altivia
Axiall signed a definitive agreement to sell its La Porte, Texas, chemical manufacturing facility to ALTIVIA Chemicals. Financial terms of the agreement, which is subject to customary closing processes, were not announced. The transaction is expected to close within 45 days. The Axiall facility at La Porte manufactures phosgene and its derivatives, which are used in the polymer, pharmaceutical and agricultural chemicals industries. ALTIVIA Specialty Chemicals, is a manufacturer and distributor of chemicals used primarily for municipal and industrial water treatment, oil field drilling and production operations, and pulp and paper production.
February 25, 2015
10:01 EDTAXLLOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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06:39 EDTAXLLAxiall upgraded to Sector Perform from Underperform at RBC Capital
February 24, 2015
10:48 EDTISISIsis says ISIS-PKKRx reduced prekallikrein levels in Phase 1 study
Isis Pharmaceuticals announced results from a Phase 1 study with ISIS-PKKRx. In this study, healthy volunteers treated with ISIS-PKKRx achieved dose-dependent reductions of up to 95% in prekallikrein, or PKK, Isis said. ISIS-PKKRx is a RNA-targeted antisense drug designed to inhibit the production of PKK for the prophylactic treatment of hereditary angioedema. ISIS-PKKRx was evaluated in single and multiple doses ranging from 50 mg per week up to 400 mg per week for the single dose and 100 mg up to 400 mg for the multiple doses. After three weeks of dosing, subjects in the 100, 200, 300 and 400 mg multiple-dose cohorts displayed a mean reduction of PKK of 33, 69, 87 and 92%, respectively, from baseline. In this study, ISIS-PKKRx was generally well tolerated.
10:28 EDTFTNTAnalyst sees 'massive' IT security upgrade cycle still in early innings
A number of trends are spurring businesses and the government to spend aggressively on cyber security offerings, benefiting companies in the IT security sector, wrote research firm FBR Capital in a note to investors today. In conjunction, the firm raised its price target on a number of stocks in the sector. WHAT'S NEW: After conducting checks, FBR Capital analyst Daniel Ives believes that spending on advanced cyber security products has increased this quarter. The ongoing series of well-publicized cyber attacks on large companies is causing businesses to become more concerned about protecting themselves from this threat, according to Ive, who believes that advanced IT security products have "massive," once in a multi-decade growth potential. Data points indicate that enterprises are looking to buy more advanced firewall/cloud security solutions, while the sizes of purchases by customers in the space have increased. Meanwhile, given the high priority that the Obama administration has placed on cyber security, the federal government's spending on IT security is likely to rise in the coming quarters and years, Ives wrote. Forecasting a 20% increase in overall cyber security spending this year, the analyst believes that the following companies should benefit disproportionately from the positive trends, since they have "the right products at the right time:" Palo Alto (PANW), FireEye (FEYE), Proofpoint (PFPT), Check Point (CHKP), and Fortinet (FTNT). The analyst raised his price target on Fortinet to $39 from $36, on Palo Alto to $160 from $121, on Proofpoint to $67 from $60, and on Check Point to $93 from $85. He kept Outperform ratings on all the stocks named. WHAT'S NOTABLE: In its own note to investors, RBC Capital said it expects Palo Alto to report stronger than expected Q2 results, driven by "impressive" revenue and margin improvements. The firm raised its price target on the shares to $150 from $145 and kept an Outperform rating on the stock. PRICE ACTION:In early trading, Palo Alto added 0.2% to $138.41, FireEye advanced 1.2% to $43.87, Proofpoint lost slipped fractionally to $56.55, Check Point rose 0.5% at $82.77, and Fortinet gained 1.3% to $33.76.
09:16 EDTFTNTFortinet price target raised to $43 from $37 at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill recommends focusing on Fortinet given 2015 revenue growth acceleration and margin improvement. The firm said Fortinet trades significantly below the peer group but is exhibiting accelerating billings and revenue growth and strong demand for new products. The firm reiterates its Buy rating and raised its price target to $43 and views downside as limited.
08:32 EDTFTNTFBR checks show strong cybersecurity deal momentum
FBR Capital raised its price targets in the next-generation cybersecurity space after its channel checks showed strong deal momentum so far in the March quarter. The firm believes the "massive upgrade cycle" for next-generation cybersecurity remains in the early days. It raised its price target for Fortinet (FTNT) to $39 from $36, for Palo Alto (PANW) to $160 from $121, for FireEye (FEYE) to $53 from $45, for Proofpoint (PFPT) to $67 from $60 and for Check Point (CHKP) to $93 from $85.
February 23, 2015
10:15 EDTFTNTCyberArk sinks after JPMorgan analyst cuts rating to sell
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07:22 EDTISISSunTrust to hold a conference
2015 Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical 1:1 Orphan Drug Day is being held in New York on February 23.
February 20, 2015
15:20 EDTISISIsis Pharmaceuticals management to meet with JPMorgan
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10:19 EDTAXLLAxiall price target raised to $55 from $48 at Goldman
Goldman raised Axiall's price target to $55 following the Q4 report and the disclosure it has filed a PLR with the IRS to create the first chlor-alkali MLP. The firm believes the MLP could unlock up to $10 per share in value and reiterates its Buy rating.
February 19, 2015
10:32 EDTAXLLHigh option volume stocks:
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10:26 EDTAXLLAxiall rises as MLP potential discussed during earnings call
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10:17 EDTAXLLAxiall jumps 6% to $49.43 during earnings conference call
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