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October 15, 2012
10:06 EDTCF, BMC, WFC, PGR, CELG, CBS, HAS, BAM, KO, TZOO, HRSOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: BMC Software (BMC) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James... Brookfield (BAM) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Canaccord... Celgene (CELG) downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer... Harris (HRS) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Lazard Capital... Hasbro (HAS) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Progressive (PGR) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Citigroup... Travelzoo (TZOO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Ascendiant Capital... CBS (CBS) downgraded o Neutral from Overweight at Atlantic Equities... Wells Fargo (WFC) downgraded to Neutral from Market Perform at Leerink... Coca-Cola (KO) downgraded to Underperform from Outperform at CLSA... CF Industries (CF) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Dahlman Rose.
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July 15, 2015
17:41 EDTCELGCelgene-Receptos deal includes $230M, $400M termination fees
In a regulatory filing, Celgene (CELG) reported that its merger agreement with Receptos (RCPT) contains certain termination rights. Upon termination of the agreement by Receptos or Celgene upon specified conditions, a termination fee of $230M may be payable by Receptos to Celgene. The agreement also provides that Celgene will be required to pay Receptos a reverse termination fee of $400M and extend Receptos a loan in the amount of $350M in the event that HSR approval is not obtained under certain circumstances.
16:28 EDTCELGOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Wednesday
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14:49 EDTTZOOTravelzoo technical note before earnings, a potential bullish pattern
The key feature on the 1-year chart is an irregular potential bullish inverted head and shoulders pattern. The neckline for the pattern, the level at which it would become active, is at $14.25. If the news is a bullish surprise and there is a breakout above this level, the long-term upside price objective would be to the $19 area over time. Over 6.8% of the float is short, which could add buy-to-cover demand on a bullish surprise. If the news is bearish the first important support would be at $10.44, a recent pivot low. Support thereafter would be at $9.86 and $9.49.
12:27 EDTKOFiesta Restaurant extends multi-year marketing agreement with Coca-Cola
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12:18 EDTCELGOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
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11:00 EDTWFCWells Fargo to host investor meeting
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09:32 EDTCELGActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open: AAPL FB BAC RCPT MU YUM NFLX CELG
09:23 EDTCELGOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Bank of America (BAC), up 2.9%... CSX (CSX), up 2.6%. ALSO HIGHER: Hertz (HTZ), up 3.9% after being upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank. NOTABLE: Receptos (RCPT), up 10.5% following deal to be acquired by Celgene (CELG)... Celgene is up 7.9% after announcing acquisition of Receptos... UP AFTER RECEPTOS/CELGENE DEAL: ZIOPHARM Oncology (ZIOP), up 1.7%... Arena Pharmaceuticals (ARNA), up 6.5%. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Delta Air Lines (DAL), down 2.4%. ALSO LOWER: Mead Johnson (MJN), down 4.8% after reducing fiscal 2015 EPS guidance... Columbia Pipeline Partners (CPPL), down 5.6% after 4.64M share Block Trade priced at $24.15... SINA (SINA), down 2.7% after being downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... MacroGenics (MGNX), down 2.8% after 3.25M share Secondary priced at $37.00.
08:46 EDTCELGCelgene price target raised to $191 from $163 at BMO Capital
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08:40 EDTCELGCelgene acquisition positive, says JMP Securities
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07:58 EDTCELGAnalysts break down impact of $7.2B Receptos buyout
After Celgene (CELG) announced last night that the company has agreed to acquire Receptos (RCPT) for $232 per share in cash, or a total of about $7.2B net of cash acquired, research firms have chimed in with their opinions on how the proposed deal may impact others in the biotech space. Receptos key asset is Ozanimod, which is being studied in Phase III trials for relapsing multiple sclerosis and ulcerative colitis. DERIVATIVE CALLS: Piper Jaffray analyst Edward Tenthoff told investors that he views Celgene's deal for Receptos as good for Arena Pharmaceuticals (ARNA). The analyst notes that Arena's APD334 is already showing dose-dependent decreases in circulating lymphocyte counts and that the company will initiate Phase II studies in ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease this year. Tenthoff reiterates an Overweight rating and $7.50 price target on Arena, which has a market capitalization around $1B and closed yesterday up 8c to $4.47. In its own note to investors this morning, Nomura said Celgene's deal could put downward pressure on Biogen's (BIIB) long-term multiple sclerosis estimates. Nomura's M. Ian Somaiya contended that one-year Phase II efficacy data for Ozanimod looked as good as Novartis’s (NVS) Gilenya and Biogen's Tecfidera’s Phase III at year 2. Somaiya also wondered if rival Gilead (GILD) could be "looking for something bigger" than Receptos for its own deal, telling investors that the firm views Incyte (INCY) as Gilead's most likely takeout target. Incyte's shares closed up $4.46 at $117.46 yesterday, giving the company a market cap of about $20B. RIVAL BID?: Wedbush analyst Liana Moussatos believes another bidder may seek to acquire Receptos, noting that she previously estimated Receptos could be valued at $348 per share, or about $10.9B, in a buyout. Moussatos noted that Celgene said it expects annual peak sales for Ozanimod to reach about $4B-$6B for RMS and UC, making its acquisition price of $7.2BN only a bit more than about 1X peak sales without accounting for other possible indications or the rest of its pipeline. Moussatos told investors she sees "plenty" of potential upside to justify a rival bidder stepping in and reiterated the firm's Outperform rating on Receptos shares. PRICE ACTION: In pre-market trading, Receptos rose 10% to $228.61 while Gilead gained 1.4% to about $119 per share.
07:57 EDTCELGCelgene price target raised to $150 from $135 at RBC Capital
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07:55 EDTCELGReceptos acquisition a 'great deal' for Celgene, says UBS
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07:46 EDTCELGCelgene acquisition of Receptos will be viewed favorably, says Baird
Baird believes Celgene's (CELG) acquisition of Receptos (RCPT) will be viewed favorably by the Street, as the firm sees the price as attractive enough to move the needle for Celgene in the long term. Baird reiterated its Outperform rating and raised its price target to $162 from $139 on Celgene shares.
07:43 EDTCELGReceptos volatility flat into Celgene acquiring for $7.2B
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07:09 EDTCELGCelgene may face rival bidder for Receptos, says Wedbush
Wedbush analyst Liana Moussatos believes another bidder may seek to acquire Receptos (RCPT), which has agreed to a $232 per share takeover deal with Celgene (CELG), noting that she previously estimated Receptos could be valued at $348 per share, or about $10.9B, in a buyout. Moussatos noted that Celgene said it expects annual peak sales for Receptos' Ozanimod to reach about $4B-$6B for RMS and UC, making its acquisition price of $7.2BN only a bit more than about 1X peak sales without accounting for other possible indications or the rest of its pipeline. Moussatos, who told investors she sees "plenty" of potential upside to justify a rival bidder stepping in, reiterated the firm's Outperform rating and $348 acquisition value on Receptos shares.
07:04 EDTCELGCelgene volatility low into acquiring Receptos for about $7.2B
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06:28 EDTCELGCelgene price target raised to $175 from $160 at Deutsche Bank
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05:59 EDTCELGPiper views Receptos buyout as good for Arena
Piper Jaffray analyst Edward Tenthoff views Celgene's (CELG) acquisition of Receptos (RCPT) as good for Arena Pharmaceuticals (ARNA). Tenthoff views Arena as a "derivative call" on the deal with the company's APD334 already showing dose-dependent decreases in circulating lymphocyte counts. Arena will also initiate Phase II studies in ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease this year, the analyst points out. Receptos' ozanimod is being studied in Phase III trials for relapsing multiple sclerosis and ulcerative colitis. Tenthoff reiterates an Overweight rating on Arena with a $7.50 price target. The company has a market capitalization around $1B and closed yesterday up 8c to $4.47
05:52 EDTCELGReceptos deal 'another good move' for Celgene, says Piper Jaffray
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