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August 25, 2014
09:11 EDTBKW, QIHU, INSY, ITMN, MRK, X, RGDO, THI, ADXS, TRP, RHHBYOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Burger King (BKW), up 13% after confirming talks regarding a potential strategic transaction with Tim Hortons (THI). Shares of the Canadian donut shop operator trading in New York are also up 17%... InterMune (ITMN), up 36% after Roche (RHHBY) agreed to acquire the company for $74.00 per share... Advaxis (ADXS), up 4% after entering clinical trial collaboration agreement with Merck (MRK)... Insys Therapeutics (INSY), up 5.5% after receiving FDA orphan drug designation for CBD... TransCanada (TRP), up 2.2% after Barron's says the company could climb 35%... U.S. Steel (X), up 3.7% after upgraded at Credit Suisse. LOWER: Regado (RGDO), down 52% after the company terminated enrollment in its REGULATE-PCI Phase 3 trial... Qihoo 360 (QIHU), down 5% after reporting Q2 earnings, Q3 outlook.
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December 8, 2014
16:24 EDTMRKOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were lower amid another drop in crude oil prices, which tumbled to five-year lows. The market opened slightly lower following weaker than expected data from China and Japan, with nothing of note on the domestic calendar to get buyers involved in the day’s activity. Near noon, the averages gained downside momentum and though the market pared its losses several times, it was never able to gain any steam to pull the indexes back into the green. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., no major economic data was released. In Asia, Chinese exports rose 4.7% from a year earlier in November, which missed the consensus estimate for an 8% increase. Chinese imports fell 6.7% from the prior year last month, compared with projections for a 3.8% increase. Additionally, Japan's revised third quarter gross domestic product estimate showed the economy shrank more than initially thought, with growth contracting an annualized 1.9%. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Cubist Pharmaceuticals (CBST) surged $26.24, or 35.29%, to $100.60 after Merck (MRK) agreed to acquire the maker of next-generation antibiotics for $102 per share in cash, or $8.4B and the assumption of $1.1B in debt. A number of other antibiotic makers also climbed, including Tetraphase (TTPH), which rose $2.45, or 8.82%, to $30.24, and Cempra (CEMP), which advanced $1.64, or 11.37%, to $16.06, while shares of Merck finished fractionally higher, adding 39c, or 0.63%, to $61.88 following the deal announcement. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers following their presentations at the American Society of Hematology, or ASH, annual meeting were Calithera Biosciences (CALA), which gained $2.38, or 22.52%, to $12.95, and Acceleron Pharma (XLRN), which jumped $5.11, or 13.6%, to $42.67. Among the noteworthy losers was McDonald's (MCD), which fell $3.70, or 3.84%, to $92.61 after the Dow member reported a 2.2% decline in global same-restaurant sales in November. Additionally, the fast-food giant warned that its fourth quarter results would be hurt by its sales pressures, supplier issues in China and a stronger U.S. dollar. Also lower were shares of Liquidity Services (LQDT), which plunged $2.77, or 27.0%, to $7.49 after the company disclosed that Wal-Mart (WMT) had terminated a deal to provide it with surplus merchandise. INDEXES: The Dow fell 106.31, or 0.59%, to 17,852.48, the Nasdaq dropped 40.06, or 0.84%, to 4,740.69, and the S&P 500 slipped 15.06, or 0.73%, to 2,060.31.
16:24 EDTMRKAmgen initiates new combination trial for talimogene laherparepvec with KEYTRUDA
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13:12 EDTMRKMerck paid full price but made good deal for Cubist, says UBS
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12:40 EDTMRKOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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12:25 EDTMRKAntibiotic makers rise after Merck agrees to buy Cubist
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10:35 EDTINSYInsys Therapeutics management to meet with Piper Jaffray
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10:00 EDTINSYOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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09:20 EDTADXSOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:30 EDTMRKMerck says deals with Cubist includes $250M break-up fee clause
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08:21 EDTMRKMerck says looked at all risks, including patent litgation, before Cubist deal
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08:18 EDTINSYInsys Therapeutics initiated with a Buy at Jefferies
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08:11 EDTMRKCubist volatility elevated into Merck acquiring for $8.4B in cash
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08:08 EDTMRKMerck says about $9.5B of debt to be issued related to Cubist deal
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07:35 EDTADXS, MRKAdvaxis reports FDA acceptance of IND application for ADXS-PSA combination trial
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07:13 EDTMRKMerck to host conference call
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07:01 EDTMRKMerck to acquire Cubist for $102 per share in cash, or $9.5B
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07:00 EDTMRKMerck to acquire Cubist for $102 per share in cash
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06:47 EDTBKWBurger King coverage resumed with a Buy at Goldman
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December 7, 2014
16:29 EDTMRKMerck in discussions to buy Cubist for $7B, Bloomberg reports
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12:58 EDTMRKMerck presents KEYTRUDA data at ASH
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