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June 12, 2013
10:14 EDTMPLX, KS, BIIB, USB, ORIG, LM, FIATY, WFC, SNX, MERC, KGC, DF, WAB, PRUOn the Fly: Downgrade Summary
Biogen (BIIB) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup… Dean Foods (DF) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Bernstein… Fiat (FIATY) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS… KapStone (KS) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank… Kinross Gold (KGC) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen… Legg Mason (LM) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman… MPLX (MPLX) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill… Mercer (MERC) downgraded to Sector Underperformer from Sector Performer at CIBC… Ocean Rig UDW (ORIG) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse… Prudential (PRU) downgraded to Outperform from Top Pick at RBC Capital… SYNNEX (SNX) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James… U.S. Bancorp (USB) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities… Wabtec (WAB) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James… Wells Fargo (WFC) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities.
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July 23, 2015
08:07 EDTWABWabtec reports Q2 EPS $1.04, consensus $1.02
Reports Q2 revenue $847.03M, consensus $813.83M.
08:03 EDTBIIBBiogen update 'promising,' says RBC Capital
RBC Capital says that there were negative aspects to yesterday's update on the trial results of Biogen's Alzheimer's treatment. Specifically, the 6 mg version of the drug only slightly improved patients' performance on one cognition test compared with the most recently chosen group of ten patients taking placebos, and did not improve their performance at all on another cognition test. However, RBC says that the drug did improve patients' performance on both tests versus the 20+ patients who were in a previous placebo group. Additionally, the firm reports that the cognition test on which the patients taking the drug outperformed versus the newer placebo group is more widely accepted than the other cognition test. RBC sees a 50%-60% chance that the drug will succeed.
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
11:30 EDTSNXNew Age Electronics announces distribution agreement with KEF
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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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09:01 EDTWFCWells Fargo names Pelos to oversee commercial, corporate, treasury mangement
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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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July 21, 2015
09:00 EDTMPLXMPLX raises quarterly distribution by 7.3% to 44c per unit
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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
13:03 EDTWFCFed proposes final rule on capital surcharges for largest U.S. banks
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07:36 EDTMERCMercer announces CEO transition
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07:32 EDTBIIBAlzheimer's Association to hold a conference
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07:11 EDTMPLXMPLX, MarkWest Energy provide supplimental information about merger
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July 19, 2015
19:12 EDTWFC, USBFederal Reserve proposes changes to 'stress test' regulations
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