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July 9, 2014
11:57 EDTCELGCelgene shares higher despite missing primary endpoint in Otezla trial
Celgene Corporation (CELG) this morning said one of its drug, Otezla, did not achieve the primary endpoint in a Phase III trial. WHAT'S NEW: The biopharmaceutical company said Otezla, an oral treatment for adults with active psoriatic arthritis, did not achieve a statistically significant improvement when compared to placebo in its Phase III POSTURE study in patients with ankylosing spondylitis, a inflammatory spinal joint disorder. Despite missing the study's primary endpoint, Celgene said the drug did show "meaningful efficacy" in patients with early stages of the disease who took Otezla for a longer period. The company said evaluation of these efficacy results is ongoing. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Despite missing the primary endpoint, Celgene said that based on an assessment of the safety and efficacy data at week 24, an independent data monitoring committee recommended that the study proceed unchanged. Scott Smith, Global Head of Inflammation & Immunology at Celgene, says that the company is "encouraged" by its preliminary results, especially in patients with shorter disease duration. Smith said the company is planning to start another Phase III trial after it does more analysis. Celgene noted that Otezla is not approved to treat ankylosing spondylitis in any country. PRICE ACTION: Celgene shares were down as much as 1.5% earlier this morning, but are now up $1.12, or 1.31%, to $86.84 in late-morning trading. Year-to-date, shares are up nearly 3%.
News For CELG From The Last 14 Days
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February 11, 2016
07:36 EDTCELGCelgene names Alles, Fouse to board of directors
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February 10, 2016
06:33 EDTCELGCelgene expands use of Medidata's cloud platform
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February 7, 2016
20:36 EDTCELGOn The Fly: Top five weekend stock stories
Catch up on the weekend's top five stories with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Ford (F) plans to build a new assembly plant in Mexico and expand its existing factory near Mexico City, sharply increasing production capacity in the country as it looks to focus its U.S. efforts on trucks and SUVs, the Wall Street Journal reported. 2. GoPro (GPRO) and Microsoft (MSFT) signed a patent licensing agreement late Friday, lifting shares of the action camera maker in after-hours trading. 3. Media reports indicate Twitter (TWTR) could be rethinking its news feed, potentially ordering posts based on popularity rather than chronological date. 4. Apollo Education (APOL) received a second investigative subpoena from California's attorney general related to the marketing, recruiting, accreditation, and other aspects of its for-profit schools. 5. Celgene (CELG), Gilead (GILD), Thermo Fisher (TMO) and Vantiv (VNTV) were mentioned positively by Barron's this weekend, while Church & Dwight (CHD) was called overvalued and GoPro was identified as a possible takeover target by Under Armour (UA) or Sony (SNE).
12:38 EDTCELGCelgene, Gilead too cheap to ignore, could rise 30% in next year, Barron's says
Shares of Celgene (CELG) and Gilead (GILD) could advance 30% over the next year, Barron's contends in a feature article. Concerns over the two firms having too much revenue concentrated in just a few key products are legitimate but "solvable," and their shares now look "too cheap to ignore" amid the general rout in biotech names, the publication says. Reference Link
February 5, 2016
09:26 EDTCELGLeerink biotech analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
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06:04 EDTCELGCelgene resumed with a Market Perform at Leerink
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February 4, 2016
16:37 EDTCELGCelgene reinitiated with a Market Perform at Leerink
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10:36 EDTCELGCelgene February weekly calls activity attributed to takeover speculation
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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
08:53 EDTCELGPiper Jaffray biopharma analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
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