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January 10, 2014
10:20 EDTSHPG, CHTPChelsea falls after FDA staff call droxidopa approval decision 'complex'
Shares of Chelsea Therapeutics (CHTP) are sharply lower in early trading after the FDA posted briefing documents related to a review of a resubmission for the company's droxidopa drug. The documents are related to a cardiovascular and renal drug advisory committee meeting scheduled for January 14. WHAT'S NEW: Chelsea Therapeutics is seeking approval of droxidopa for “the treatment of symptomatic neurogenic orthostatic hypotension in patients with primary autonomic failure, which includes Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple System Atrophy and Pure Autonomic Failure, as well as to treat two other conditions. In the document, FDA staff wrote that the decision whether or not to approve droxidopa is "complex," noting that strong evidence from one clinical trial indicates that droxidopa confers "at least one week of symptomatic benefit," but also that there has been no durable effect, i.e., more than 1 week, demonstrated for droxidopa. The document also notes that Shire (SHPG), the sponsor of midodrine, an approved drug for symptomatic orthostatic hypotension, is currently being tasked with completing 2 adequate and well controlled trials to demonstrate that drug’s symptomatic benefit. The document also states that there were "numerous concerning safety findings" related to droxidopa. PRICE ACTION: In morning trading, shares of Chelsea Therapeutics are down over 29% to $2.50. Reference Link
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April 24, 2014
06:39 EDTSHPGValeant deal better for Allergan than Shire merger, says Leerink
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April 23, 2014
07:00 EDTSHPGTerrapinn to hold a conference
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April 22, 2014
12:39 EDTSHPGOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were higher at midday amid a number of big deals and a much talked about proposed deal in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as another wave of earnings reports. The market opened quietly but on the positive side of the ledger as investors pored over the multitude of quarterly reports issued after the close last night and earlier today. Near noon the market stood near its session highs and is pointing toward its sixth consecutive positive close. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., existing home sales slipped 0.2% to a 4.59M rate in March, versus expectation for them to have fallen 1% to a 4.56M rate. The Richmond Fed manufacturing survey for April had a reading of 7, beating the consensus forecast for a reading of 2. COMPANY NEWS: Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) teamed with Bill Ackman's hedge fund Pershing Square to make a hostile takeover offer for Allergan (AGN), sending shares of both companies higher. Allergan confirmed it received the offer of $48.30 in cash and 0.83 shares of Valeant stock for each of its own shares, which it said it will evaluate with the help of its advisers. Analysts' opinion on the fallout varied, with one firm suggesting Allergan could pursue its own takeover of Shire (SHPG) or Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ) as a defense, and another saying a rival big pharma company, such as Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) or Merck (MRK), could launch a competing bid for Allergan. Shares of Allergan led all gainers on the S&P 500, rising 16%, while Valeant shares gained more than 6%... A number of other big drug makers made news with a string of deals, as Novartis (NVS) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) both reshaped their companies via a trio of agreements. Novartis will acquire GSK's oncology products for a $14.5B payment and up to $1.5B contingent future payments, Novartis will sells its Vaccines business, excluding flu, to GSK for $7.1B plus royalties, and the two agreed to tie-up their consumer healthcare businesses through a joint venture. In a separate transaction, Novartis agreed to divest its Animal Health Division to Eli Lilly (LLY) for about $5.4B. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers following their earnings reports were streaming video service Netflix (NFLX), which advanced almost 6%, and motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson (HOG), which rose 8%. Companies that slid following their earnings reports included printer maker Lexmark (LXK), which fell over 11%, and Pentair (PNR), which dropped almost 6%. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 106.77, or 0.65%, to 16,556.02, the Nasdaq was up 45.95, or 1.11%, to 4,167.50, and the S&P 500 was up 11.59, or 0.62%, to 1,883.48.
11:22 EDTSHPGAnalysts think Valeant bid for Allergan could spur higher offer, rival deal
After Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) teamed with hedge fund Pershing Square to make a hostile takeover offer for Allergan (AGN), analysts' opinion on the fallout varied, with one firm suggesting Allergan could pursue its own takeover as a defense and another believing Valeant will be pushed to raise its offer. WHAT'S NEW: Valeant, in partnership with Bill Ackman's Pershing Square, offered to combine with Allergan for $48.30 in cash and 0.83 shares of Valeant stock for each share of Allergan. Allergan has confirmed it received the offer and said that it would evaluate the proposal. ANALYST OPINION: In a note to investors, Wells Fargo stated that it believes that Valeant's low tax rate will enable it to raise its bid. Moreover, one or more big pharmaceutical companies, such as Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) or Merck (MRK), could launch a competing bid for Allergan, added Wells. The firm believes that Allergan could ultimately be purchased for $165 per share. Research firm Jefferies said it expects Allergan's board to oppose Valeant's takeover attempt. The firm suggested that Allergan could seek to fend off Valeant's takeover attempt by acquiring Shire (SHPG) or Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ). Jefferies kept a Hold rating on Allergan. BMO Capital similarly believes that Valeant will have to overcome significant hurdles in order to complete the deal. The management teams of the two companies have different views and Allergan's business could be damaged by significant cost cutting following the deal, according to the firm. Nonetheless, it kept an Outperform rating on the Botox maker. PRICE ACTION: In mid-morning trading, Allergan rallied 15.5% to $164, Valeant gained 4.4% to $133, Jazz shares rose 6.4% to $147.18 and Shire added 4.8% to $158.62.
10:00 EDTSHPGOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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07:51 EDTSHPGAllergan could fend off Valeant with acquisition, says Jefferies
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07:43 EDTSHPGShire initiated with a Buy at Jefferies
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April 15, 2014
07:22 EDTSHPGNovartis to Shire said to mull offers for ThromboGenics, Bloomberg says
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