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June 2, 2014
10:37 EDTBMYBristol-Myers nearing important test of support, levels to watch
On a multi-year chart, the $48 level stands out as one to watch. That level was a pivot high nearly a year ago to date before a corrective phase began which then lead to a stronger rally. Following that rally the $48 area has been tested numerous times as support. What may be different this time is that any test of $48 is coming after the long-term uptrend has been called into doubt by the price action of the last several months. A breakdown below $48 could mark a major top with subsequent bearish price action. In that event next support below would be at $46.54. Equally a strong bounce off $48 might signal a bullish turn for the shares, but a move to well above $50 would be required to fill the most recent bearish gap on the chart.
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February 12, 2016
13:55 EDTBMYRBC thinks Intercept values itself more than any bidder can pay
RBC Capital analyst Michael Yee believes Intercept Pharmaceuticals (ICPT) thinks it is worth more than a bidder would be willing to pay at this time. Suitor interest is not surprising given Intercept's pending approval in the summer, but a near-term takeover is unlikely since the FDA hasn't even held a panel meeting for the company's lead drug OCA, Yee tell investors in a research note after Reuters reported that the company received interest and is exploring a possible sale. The analyst thinks Intercept could be synergistic for companies like Gilead (GILD), Merck (MRK), Bristol-Myers (BMY), Sanofi (SNY) and AstraZeneca (AZN). Yee has an Outperform rating on stock with a $300 price target. Intercept is rallying 25%, or $24.07, to $118.36 in afternoon trading.
12:51 EDTBMYIntercept said to explore sale after suitors reportedly come calling
Shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals (ICPT), which has often been rumored in the past to be a potential takeover target, are surging in afternoon trading after Reuters reported that the company is exploring a potential sale. WHAT'S NEW: Reuters, citing people familiar with the matter, said the company, which focuses on treatments for liver disease, has been working with investment banker advisors to explore a sale after receiving interest from other companies. PRIOR CHATTER: Earlier this week, United Kingdom blog Proactive Investors discussed "reheated rumors" of a takeover of Intercept, which claimed the company was teaming up with CenterView Partners to advise on a sale. It mentioned AstraZeneca (AZN) as a possible suitor now that Shire (SHPG) has reached an agreement to acquire Baxalta (BXLT). On February 2, the U.K.'s Daily Mail said rumors that several big-name pharmaceutical companies were interested in Intercept had been "doing the rounds again," noting that trader chatter pointed to purported interest from Shire, Gilead (GILD), Bristol-Myers (BMY) and Pfizer (PFE). WHAT'S NOTABLE: Yesterday, the FDA issued a notice to announce a forthcoming meeting of the Gastrointestinal Drugs Advisory Committee to discuss the new drug application for obeticholic acid oral tablets submitted by Intercept Pharmaceuticals, proposed for the treatment of primary biliary cirrhosis in combination with ursodeoxycholic acid in adults with an inadequate response to UDCA or as monotherapy in adults unable to tolerate UDCA. PRICE ACTION: In afternoon trading, Intercept jumped 35% to $127.85 per share. Reference Link
February 8, 2016
07:25 EDTBMYBiotech Industry Organization to hold a conference
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06:28 EDTBMYPharma trade group rolls out ad campaign aimed at lawmakers, WSJ says
The pharmaceutical industry is launching a new ad campaign with the intention of improving its reputation with lawmakers in an effort to lobby against drug price restrictions, the Wall Street Journal reports. The industry's biggest trade group the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, or PhRMA, says it plans to spend several million dollars this year, and 10% more than it spent last year, on digital, radio, and print advertisements that highlight the sector's role in developing new drugs and advancing medical science, the report says. Publicly traded companies in the space include AstraZeneca (AZN), Bristol-Myers (BMY), Eli Lilly (LLY), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Merck (MRK), Novartis (NVS), Pfizer (PFE), Roche (RHHBY) and Sanofi (SNY). Reference Link
February 5, 2016
12:48 EDTBMYBristol-Myers announces expanded use of Daklinza approved by FDA
Bristol-Myers Squibb announced today that Daklinza, an NS5A replication complex inhibitor, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in combination with sofosbuvir (with or without ribavirin) in genotypes 1 and 3. The expanded label includes data in three additional challenging-to-treat patient populations: chronic hepatitis C virus patients with HIV-1 coinfection, advanced cirrhosis, or post-liver transplant recurrence of HCV. The Daklinza plus sofosbuvir regimen is already available for the treatment of chronic HCV genotype 3, and is currently the only 12-week, once-daily all-oral treatment option for these patients. Sustained virologic response rates are reduced in genotype 3 patients with cirrhosis receiving Daklinza and sofosbuvir for 12 weeks without ribavirin. The recommended dosage of Daklinza is 60 mg in combination with sofosbuvir with or without ribavirin for 12 weeks.
07:37 EDTBMYBristol-Myers pullback brings buying opportunity, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Chris Schott sees an attractive opportunity for shares of Bristol-Myers following the recent pullback. He reiterates an Overweight rating on the name with an $80 price target. The analyst sees a number of Immuno-Oncology catalysts for shares of Bristol over the next 12-18 months.
February 2, 2016
13:35 EDTBMYEarnings Watch: Merck down over 5% since last earnings report
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09:46 EDTBMYIntercept rumored to draw interest from many suitors, Daily Mail says
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08:53 EDTBMYPiper Jaffray biopharma analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
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February 1, 2016
06:58 EDTBMYPortola Pharma licensed right to andexanet alfa to Bristol-Myers and Pfizer
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06:57 EDTBMYBristol-Myers and Pfizer sign collaboration with Portola Pharmaceuticals
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