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March 7, 2014
12:25 EDTBIIB, BIIB, BAX, BAX, ALNY, ALNY, NKTR, NKTR, SGMO, SGMO, SHPG, SHPG, CSL, CSL, PFE, PFE, NVO, NVOPiper Jaffray's healthcare analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
Analysts, along with Dr. Powell, Director of the Hemophilia Treatment Center at UC Davis Health System, review the current treatment paradigm for Hemophilia A and Hemophilia B on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on March 7 at 1 pm.
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October 13, 2014
16:28 EDTALNYOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street spent most of today's quiet session see-sawing across the flat-line before dropping sharply in the final hour of trading and closing at their lows. The market opened in negative territory but soon made a move to the upside and appeared ready to break the recent market slide that has seen the S&P lose about 5% of its value. Before the averages gained significant steam, they reversed again and moved back into negative ground. The averages moved in a fairly narrow range for most of the afternoon, before accelerating to the downside with conviction in the final hour of trading. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., no economic data of note was reported and banks and bond markets were closed in observance of the Columbus Day holiday. In China, the nation's customs administration reported a trade surplus of about $31B for September. Exports in the month increased 15.3% from a year earlier, beating expectations and making for the biggest monthly increase since February 2013. Imports rose 7%, significantly outpacing the consensus projection for a 2% decline. COMPANY NEWS: The Wall Street Journal reported that CSX (CSX) was approached by a larger rival, Canadian Pacific (CP), about a possible merger. However, Credit Suisse analyst Allison Landry wrote in a note to investors that a merger between the two would not be able to occur, due to high regulatory hurdles. Still, CSX rose $1.76, or 5.88%, to $31.70 following the Journal's report, while Canadian Pacific fell $4.40, or 2.32%, to $184.97... Shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) made their debut on the New York Stock Exchange and opened at $9 per share. The stock of the newly merged company closed trading down about 1% at $8.92... J.C. Penney (JCP) selected Marvin Ellison, who is currently executive vice president of stores at Home Depot (HD), to become its next CEO. The stock, which was also downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS this morning, spent much of the trading day in positive ground but moved lower late in the session and closed down 3c, or 0.42%, at $7.09. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Alnylam (ALNY), which advanced $13.83, or 18.98%, to $86.68 after the company announced data from study of its treatment for patients with familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy and Piper Jaffray raised its price target on the stock to $133 from $101 citing the trial results. Among the noteworthy losers was AutoNation (AN), which fell $4.11, or 8.01%, to $47.21 after another company in the same sector, Lithia Motors (LAD), lowered its profit outlook for the third and fourth quarter and issued a lower than expected earnings forecast for fiscal 2015. Shares of Lithia, meanwhile, plunged $16.85, or 20.84%, to $64.01. Also lower were shares of GoPro (GPRO), which fell $8.38, or 9.85%, to $76.67 after a French journalist reported that the son of racing legend Michael Schumacher attributed the severity of his father's brain injury following a skiing accident on the GoPro camera mounted to his helmet. INDEXES: The Dow fell 223.03, or 1.35%, to 16,321.07, the Nasdaq dropped 62.58, or 1.46%, to 4,213.66, and the S&P 500 declined 31.39, or 1.65%, to 1,874.74.
09:44 EDTALNYAlnylam price target raised to $133 on positive Ph. 2 results at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray raised Alnylam's price target to $133 from $101 following positive Phase 2 open-label extension study with patisiran in patients with familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy.
08:01 EDTPFEPfizer announces FDA acceptance of Palbociclib NDA with priority review
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07:37 EDTBAXAmerican Society of Anesthesiologists to hold annual meeting
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07:33 EDTALNYAmerican Neurological Association to hold annual meeting
ANA 2014: 139th Annual Meeting is being held in Baltimore on October 12-14.
07:25 EDTBAXEuropean Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery to hold annual meeting
28th EACTS Annual Meeting is being held in Milan, Italy on October 11-15.
07:12 EDTALNYOligonucleotide Therapeutics Society to hold annual meeting
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06:44 EDTALNYAlnylam to host conference call
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06:04 EDTALNYAlnylam's patisiran for polyneuropathy shows positive Phase 2 results
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October 10, 2014
09:54 EDTBAXJPMorgan medical supplies analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
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08:06 EDTPFEPfizer presents Staphylococcus aureus vaccine Phase 1, Phase 2 study data
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October 9, 2014
09:06 EDTCSLCarlisle recent pullback a buying opportunity, says FBR Capital
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05:22 EDTSHPGShire provides regulatory update on SHP 465
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October 8, 2014
10:55 EDTPFELeerink pharmaceuticals analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
Analysts discuss prospects for drugs that raise HDL cholesterol, effects of CETP mechanism, expectations for REVEAL data and the potential place for CETP inhibitors in a crowded hypersholesterolemia landscape on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on October 9 at 11 am.
08:09 EDTPFEPfizer presents LP2086 Phase 2 study data
Pfizer announced it will present the results of a Phase 2, randomized study to evaluate co-administration of the company’s investigational meningococcal group B vaccine, bivalent recombinant LP2086, or rLP2086, with a licensed quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine at IDWeek 2014. Data demonstrated immune responses to both vaccines were generated after concomitant administration of bivalent rLP2086 and HPV4. Prespecified noninferiority criteria were met for the bivalent rLP2086 antigens studied and three of the four antigens for HPV4. Primary immunogenicity endpoints, measured after the third dose, included geometric mean titers against HPV antigens in Groups 1 and 3 and human complement serum bactericidal assay GMTs against meningococcal group B disease test strains in Groups 1 and 2. Secondary immunogenicity endpoints included the rate of seroconversion to HPV antigens. Safety of bivalent rLP2086 was assessed after concomitant administration with HPV4 or saline. The prespecified noninferiority criteria were met for three of four HPV antigens and both meningococcal group B disease test strains. Seroconversion for all four HPV antigens was achieved by 99% or more of the subjects for the groups that received HPV4 concomitantly with bivalent rLP2086 or with saline. More local reactions occurred following administration of bivalent rLP2086 compared with saline but the incidence of these reactions did not increase with subsequent vaccine administration. The rates of local and systemic reactions were comparable when bivalent rLP2086 was given with HPV4 to bivalent rLP2086 given alone.
08:09 EDTCSLCarlisle to host conference call
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08:06 EDTCSLGraco to sell liquid finishing business assets for $590M to Carlisle
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08:02 EDTCSLCarlisle acquires Graco Finishing Brands assets
Carlisle (CSL) announced the signing of a definitive agreement to purchase from Graco (GGG) and its subsidiary Finishing Brands their held separate liquid finishing business assets a $590M cash transaction. The Liquid Finishing Brands business is currently being held separate from Graco’s other businesses pursuant to an order of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Graco is required to sell the business within 180 days after entry of the FTC’s final divestiture order, which occurred on October 6. The transaction is expected to be accretive to Carlisle in the first year. Carlisle will include Liquid Finishing Brands in a new industry segment named Carlisle Fluid Technologies. The acquisition is subject to FTC and other regulatory approvals and certain other closing conditions.
07:19 EDTPFECBI to hold a conference
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07:18 EDTPFEInfectious Diseases Society of America to hold a conference
ID Week 2014 is being held in Philadelphia on October 8-12.
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