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January 29, 2013
11:55 EDTCELG, CELG, THLD, THLD, NLNK, NLNKCowen's biotech analyst research team holds an analyst/industry conference call
Biotech Analyst Research Team provides an update on pancreatic cancer with a focus on Celgene, Threshold Pharmaceuticals and NewLink Genetics on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on January 29 at 12 pm.
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February 4, 2016
10:31 EDTCELGRumor: Celgene strength attributed to takeover speculation
Shares of Celgene (CELG) are moving higher amid renewed speculation Bristol-Meyers (BMY) is interested in acquiring the company.
February 3, 2016
08:57 EDTCELGPullback in biotech makes M&A more attractive, says UBS
UBS analyst Andrew Peters noted the pullback in small and mid-cap biotechs and said a consequence of the lower valuations may be an increased appetite for M&A by the larger firms. Peters noted Gilead (GILD) commented on its earnings call that "there's no question" the pullback has made M&A more attractive. UBS said with valuations so far off their highs, the question remains whether management and boards will accept deals at such depressed levels.
February 2, 2016
14:52 EDTNLNKZika virus acquired through sexual transmission reported in Dallas
Dallas County Health and Human Services announced it has received confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the first Zika virus case acquired through sexual transmission in Dallas County in 2016. The patient was infected with the virus after having sexual contact with an ill individual who returned from a country where Zika virus is present, DCHHS reported. Publicly traded companies working on combating Zika include Inovio (INO), Cerus (CERS), NewLink (NLNK) and Intrexon (XON).
12:56 EDTNLNKMizuho downplays near-term Zika revenue potential for NewLink, Intrexon
The Zika virus and its link to microcephaly and fetal brain damage have exploded into public view and lead to several drugmakers announcing plans to fight the disease, but Mizuho analyst Eric Criscuolo downplayed the potential for Zika to truly move the needle for companies in the space in the near-term. PERIPHERAL OPPORTUNITIES: NewLink (NLNK) announced plans to develop treatment options for the Zika virus as the disease was declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization this week. While the company "could" secure funding and partnerships for the project, Criscuolo does not view NewLink's Zika plans as core to its investment story, encouraging investors to instead evaluate the company on the basis of its HyperAcute and IDO programs. Meanwhile, Intrexon's (XON) efforts in mosquito population control have also gained attention amid the rise of Zika, whose primary transmission vector is the mosquito. Though even a small slice of global mosquito spending would represent "significant" revenue for Intrexon, Criscuolo cautions that the company's program is still in early stages, with attempts at a wider rollout likely encountering political, biological, financial and public opinion hurdles. Separately, the analyst said he wouldn't be surprised to see OraSure (OSUR) also attempt to develop a Zika test given the company's response to Ebola last year, though as with NewLink, Criscuolo believes any such effort would be peripheral to OraSure's primary businesses. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other publicly traded companies involved in combating Zika include Inovio (INO) and Cerus (CERS). PRICE ACTION: Shares of NewLink are up roughly 5% to $25.63. Meanwhile, Intrexon has slipped 5.5% on Tuesday afternoon but is still up 15% over the last five trading days. Among others with links to Zika, OraSure is up fractionally, Inovio has fallen 7% and Cerus has dipped 1.4% this afternoon.
08:53 EDTCELGPiper Jaffray biopharma analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
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07:14 EDTNLNKNewLink Genetics announces project to develop treatment options for Zika virus
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January 29, 2016
08:17 EDTCELGCelgene fundamentals, valuation compelling, says Cantor
Cantor says that Celgene's sell-off was not caused by its results, but by other factors such as currency fluctuations. The firm says that the company's EPs growth remains strong, while its pipeline can enable the company to keep growing over the longer term. The firm continues to expect the company to generate strong cash flow, and it reiterates a $163 price target and Buy rating on the shares.
08:06 EDTCELGUBS said no change to bullish stance on Celgene
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January 28, 2016
12:20 EDTCELGOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
Stocks on Wall Street have moved all over the place in a wild morning of trading. The averages opened sharply higher as oil prices rose above $34 a barrel. The Dow opened with triple digit gains but following reports from Iraq that it would increase oil production, and refutations of rumors that OPEC might cut production, the commodity began to weaken, taking equities with it. The averages turned negative and it looked like another rout might be in the making. Before the market fell too far, it gathered itself and moved back into positive ground and the major averages are now in the green, but not far from where they ended yesterday's session. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., initial jobless claims fell to 278,000 last week, versus the expected 281,000 first-time claims. Durable goods orders dropped 5.1% in December, versus expectations for a decrease of 0.7%. The core reading, which removes transportation items, was down 1.2%, versus expectations for a decline of 0.1%. The National Association of Realtors' pending home sales index for December rose 0.1%, versus expectations for it to be up 0.9%. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Facebook (FB) surged 14.5% after the social media giant's fourth quarter earnings and revenue beat expectations. Wall Street analysts were nearly unanimous in their praise following the report, with a number increasing their price targets for its shares... Caterpillar (CAT) reported better than expected quarterly earnings, excluding certain items, but its revenue came in below the consensus forecast and the heavy equipment maker warned that it does not anticipate an improvement in the world economy or commodity prices in 2016. The stock, which had declined almost 20% in the last three months prior to this morning's report, rebounded about 2% this morning after the company jumped over its lowered profit hurdle... Shares of eBay (EBAY) and PayPal (PYPL) diverged after the recently-split companies reported their respective fourth quarter results and gave guidance, with eBay falling 13% and PayPal rising 7% near midday... The Dow Jones US Healthcare ETF (IYH) fell over 2% at midday after a number of big-names in the space gave disappointing guidance. Celgene (CELG) fell 5% following its Q4 report and fiscal year outlook, while Abbott (ABT) dropped 8% in the wake of its own results and guidance. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Kinder Morgan (KMI), which rallied 8.5% after it was upgraded at Credit Suisse and Stifel. Also higher were Under Armour (UA), Dolby (DLB) and Deluxe (DLX), which gained 18%, 11% and 9%, respectively, after reporting quarterly earnings. Among the noteworthy losers was OSI Systems (OSIS), which fell 35% and was downgraded to Hold at BB&T following downbeat quarterly earnings. Also lower were Qualcomm (QCOM) and Discover (DFS), which each dropped about 7% after their quarterly earnings reports. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 1.37, or 0.01%, to 15,945.83, the Nasdaq was up 21.12, or 0.47%, to 4,489.28, and the S&P 500 was up 3.36, or 0.18%, to 1,886.31.
10:42 EDTCELGCelgene 2016 guidance looks beatable, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Joshua Schimmer said Celgene reported strong Q4 growth and he believes its guidance for 2016 product sales growth and EPS both appear "achievable and surpassable", he tells investors in a post-earnings research note. The analyst, who thinks the company still has one of the highest and most sustainable 5+ year growth outlooks as well as an attractive valuation, keeps an Overweight rating and $163 price target on the stock, which is down 4% to $98 in morning trading.
08:09 EDTCELGAlliqua announces partnership with Human Longevity
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07:36 EDTCELGCelgene sees Q1 adjusted EPS $1.27-$1.30, consensus $1.30
07:36 EDTCELGCelgene sees FY16 adjusted EPS $5.50-$5.70, consensus $5.69
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07:31 EDTCELGCelgene reports Q4 adjusted EPS $1.18, consensus $1.22
Reports Q4 revenue $2.56B, consensus $2.54B.
January 27, 2016
14:34 EDTCELGNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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14:29 EDTCELGCelgene technical remarks ahead of earnings news
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12:19 EDTCELGPiper Jaffray biopharma analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
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January 25, 2016
11:05 EDTCELGOncoMed price target lowered to $29 from $43 at Piper Jaffray
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10:57 EDTCELGCelgene management to meet with Evercore ISI
Meeting to be held in Canada on February 1 hosted by Evercore ISI.
05:36 EDTCELGStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; CELG INTC
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