Leerink estimates Shire takeout value at least $110 per share Leerink says a takeover price for Shire (SHPG) would need to be at least $110 per share in order to get the company's board to consider a sale. The firm notes a Daily Mail report last night said Bristol-Myers (BMY) has engaged advisors to study an acquisition of Shire and that Shire's CEO has contacted bankers to consider anti-takeover measures. Leerink believes a Bristol-Myers takeover of Shire would make sense and keeps an Outperform rating on Shire.
Follow-up: Bristol-Myers upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Leerink Leerink upgraded Bristol-Myers citing the company's multi-billion dollar immuno-oncology prospects. The firm says there were additional responses reported in the press briefing with combination nivolumab and Yervoy. Leerink has a $51 price target for shares.