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June 28, 2013
09:26 EDTDNDN, GTIV, ABFS, ACI, ACN, LHCG, AMED, SNY, MCP, BBRY, AFAM, PFE, BIIBOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Dendreon (DNDN), up 9.8% after getting positive EU opinion for Provenge drug... Arkansas Best (ABFS), up 10% after ABF Freight System employees represented by Teamsters ratify five-year national labor agreement... Molycorp (MCP), up 7.8% after SEC completes investigation with no enforcement action recommended... Arch Coal (ACI), up 8.9% after announcing will sell non-core Utah operations to Bowie Resources for $435M... Biogen (BIIB), up 5.8% after the European Medicines Agency granted Sanofi's multiple sclerosis drug Aubagio "new active substance" status. Sanofi, which also received a positive CHMP opinion for Lemtrada, up 1.5%... Pfizer (PFE), up 1% after boosting share buyback program by $10B. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: BlackBerry (BBRY), down 23%... Accenture (ACN), down 9%... Nike (NKE), down 0.8%. ALSO LOWER: Home health agencies, including Amedisys (AMED), down 21%, Gentiva Health (GTIV), down 16%, Almost Family (AFAM), down 13%, and LHC Group (LHCG), down 12%, after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed 2014 reimbursement cuts.
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July 23, 2015
07:00 EDTBIIBBiogen July weekly volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
Biogen July weekly call option implied volatility is at 77, August is at 37, September is at 34; compared to its 52-week range of 23 to 46, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q2 results on July 24.
July 22, 2015
10:59 EDTBIIBBiogen drops after reporting data on Alzheimer's drug
The shares of Biogen (BIIB) are falling after the company released data on its Alzheimer's treatment candidate, aducanumab. Peer Eli Lilly (LLY) also reported data this morning on its own experimental Alzheimer's drug, solanezumab. BIOGEN: Biogen's data "does not inspire confidence," Piper analyst Joshua Schimmer wrote in a note to investors today. The 6 mg dose of the drug performed similarly to the 1mg dose, and was barely better than the placebo, the analyst stated. The cognitive and functional performance of the patients who took the 6 mg dose did not improve by a statistically significant amount, while the results of patients taking the other doses were "noisy,"Schimmer stated. Additionally, indications of excess fluid in the brain was observed in a significant number of patients, representing an additional problem for the treatment, the analyst believes. The data "is far from inspiring confidence" and makes the outlook for aducanumab "more speculative than ever," Schimmer contended. LILLY: Also this morning, Eli Lilly presented results from a pre-specified secondary analysis of several Phase 3 studies at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference. According to the company, the results suggest the treatment effect of solanezumab was preserved within a pre-specified amount in patients with mild Alzheimer's disease who received solanezumab earlier in the disease compared to patients who began treatment at a later point. Treatment differences in cognition and function between early-start and delayed-start groups at the end of the placebo-controlled period were preserved at the primary time point of 108 weeks within a pre-defined margin. Treatment differences in cognition and function between early-start and delayed-start groups at the end of the placebo-controlled period were also preserved at an additional time point of 132 weeks within a pre-defined margin.The differences at 108 weeks and at at 132 weeks remained statistically significant, the company said. PRICE ACTION: In morning trading, Biogen fell 3% to $397.43 while Eli Lilly shares rose 0.6% to $86.11.
10:01 EDTBIIBOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:28 EDTBIIBBiogen downgraded to Neutral at Piper Jaffray after Alzheimer's data
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09:22 EDTBIIBBiogen downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray
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09:07 EDTBIIBOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:32 EDTPFEPfizer expands lease agreement with MIT subsidiary
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08:01 EDTBBRYBlackBerry agrees to acquire AtHoc, terms not disclosed
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07:19 EDTBIIBBiogen drops 4.8% to $390 after reporting Alzheimer's drug data
06:50 EDTBIIBBiogen's Alzheimer's candidate shows reduction of clinical decline
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06:23 EDTACIPeabody downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
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July 21, 2015
17:50 EDTBBRYBlackBerry reports additional job cuts, CBC says
BlackBerry has disclosed an additional round of job cuts, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported earlier, citing company statements. The company did not reveal how many employees were laid off, but noted that some were shifted to other positions within BlackBerry. Reference Link
12:47 EDTSNYPiper confident in Regeneron approval by Friday
After Amgen's (AMGN) Repatha received marketing authorization in Europe, making it the first of the anti-PCSK9 antibody to be approved worldwide, Piper Jaffray analyst Edward Tenthoff expressed confidence that Regeneron (REGN) and Sanofi's (SNY) anti-PCSK9 antibody Praluent will be approved by Friday's FDA action date. Tenthoff believes Praluent will eventually be a blockbuster drug, but anticipates the launch to be slow. He keeps a Neutral rating on Regeneron with a $484 price target.
09:05 EDTACNAccenture to acquire EnergyQuote JHA, terms not disclosed
Accenture has entered into an agreement to acquire EnergyQuote JHA, a Pan-European energy management and procurement services provider. The acquisition will bolster Accenture’s energy procurement capabilities in Europe and further enhance its ability to deliver energy management as-a-service to clients. Terms of the deal were not disclosed and the acquisition is subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
08:04 EDTPFEPfizer launches Caltrate Bone & Joint Health supplement
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare announced the launch of Caltrate Bone & Joint Health, a 3-in-1, triple action product that delivers UC-II, an exclusive form of collagen, to support healthy cartilage and promote joint flexibility, calcium and vitamin D3, to nourish strong and healthy bones, and vitamin C and minerals to support collagen production for healthy bones and skin.
06:24 EDTBIIBPiper expects 'stronger, bolder' move from Biogen
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06:12 EDTBIIBBiogen implied volatility of 50 at upper end of index
July 20, 2015
08:32 EDTACIArch Coal announces one-for-ten reverse stock split
Arch Coal announced a one-for-ten reverse stock split of Arch's common stock. Arch's stockholders granted authority to the Arch Board of Directors to effect this reverse stock split at the company's annual meeting of stockholders on April 23. The reverse stock split is expected to take place after market close on July 27. It also is expected that Arch's common stock will begin trading on a split-adjusted basis on the New York Stock Exchange at the market open on July 28. As a result of the reverse stock split, the number of outstanding shares of Arch's common stock will be reduced from approximately 213M to approximately 21.3M.
08:16 EDTACNAccenture acquires full ownership stake in Solium from BBVA
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07:32 EDTBIIBAlzheimer's Association to hold a conference
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