New User:

-or-
Username:
Password:
Forgot your password?

Stock Market & Financial Investment News

News Breaks
August 6, 2014
12:59 EDTCOV, MDT, SHPG, ABBVCovidien drops as Treasury explores ways to stymie inversions
Shares of medical device and drug maker Covidien (COV) are falling after multiple media outlets reported that the Treasury Department is looking into ways of curtailing tax inversion deals. Covidien has agreed to be acquired by Medtronic (MDT) in a tax inversion deal. BACKGROUND: Tax inversions refer to an acquisition of one company, usually officially based in a country in Europe or elsewhere, by a U.S. company, following which the acquiring company becomes domiciled in the same country as the company that it bought. The switch has the potential to significantly lower the acquiring company's tax rate. WHAT'S NEW: The Treasury Department is looking at options that would enable the Obama administration to curtail inversion deals without authorization from Congress, multiple media outlets reported last night and today. ANALYST REACTION: In a note to investors today, Wells Fargo analyst Larry Biegelsen wrote that he believes that Medtronic would buy Covidien even if the transaction cannot be done as an inversion. At a conference in June, Medtronic CFO Gary Ellis said that his company would "do the deal whether it's an inversion or not inversion," Biegelsen stated. If no inversion is possible, Medtronic would respond by using less of its stock and more debt to fund the transaction, the analyst believes. Such a change would actually cause Medtronic's cash earnings per share to be higher in the first and second year after the deal than under the current structure, the analyst indicated. He kept an Outperform rating on Medtronic. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, Covidien dropped 2% to $84.50 and Medtronic fell 1% to $61.50. Meanwhile, drug maker Shire (SHPG), which has agreed to merge with its peer AbbVie (ABBV) in a tax inversion deal, is falling 4% to $236.
News For COV;MDT;SHPG;ABBV From The Last 14 Days
Sign up for a free trial to see the rest of the stories you've been missing.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | all recent news | >>
October 20, 2014
09:22 EDTSHPGOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
Subscribe for More Information
07:47 EDTABBV, SHPGPfizer less likely to renew Astra pursuit after Shire deal breakdown, FT says
Subscribe for More Information
07:33 EDTSHPGShire upgraded to Buy from Neutral at SunTrust
Subscribe for More Information
07:20 EDTMDTInternational Continence Society to hold annual meeting
ICS Annual Meeting 2014 is being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 20-24.
07:19 EDTSHPGIBC Life Sciences to hold a conference
Subscribe for More Information
07:16 EDTSHPGAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology to hold annual meeting
AAO Annual Meeting 2014 is being held in Chicago on October 18-21.
07:15 EDTSHPGAmerican Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry to hold annual meeting
Subscribe for More Information
07:12 EDTMDT, COVCongress of Neurological Surgeons to hold annual meeting
Subscribe for More Information
07:11 EDTABBVAmerican Society for Reproductive Medicine to hold annual meeting
2014 Annual Meeting of ASRM is being held in Honolulu on October 18-22.
07:10 EDTSHPGAmerican Society of Human Genetics to hold annual meeting
Subscribe for More Information
06:56 EDTSHPG, ABBVShire reopens acquistion talks with NPS Pharmaceuticals, Cubist, Telegraph says
Subscribe for More Information
05:29 EDTSHPGShire Interim CFO James Bowling to step down
Shire plc announces that James Bowling, Interim CFO, has notified the board of his decision to step down from his current role to pursue a new career opportunity as CFO of Severn Trent plc. James will leave Shire at the end of 1Q15 and the company will commence a search for a new CFO immediately.
October 17, 2014
16:55 EDTABBV, SHPGStocks end volatile week lower amid oil price plunge
Subscribe for More Information
12:35 EDTCOVCovidien puts active on wide price movement
Covidien October 82, December 70 and January 75 puts are active on total put volume of 8K contracts (1K calls). November put option implied volatility is at 60, January is at 40, April is at 42; compared to its 26-week average of 25 according to Track Data. Active put volume suggests traders taking positions for large price movement.
10:51 EDTCOVOptions with increasing implied volatility
Options with increasing implied volatility: COV DISH HLT QEP GREK BKW BYI LLY DTV TIBX
10:00 EDTABBVOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Subscribe for More Information
08:47 EDTABBVAbbVie initiated with a Buy at ISI Group
Subscribe for More Information
08:02 EDTCOVCovidien granted preliminary injunction against Ethicon's Harmonic ACE+7
Subscribe for More Information
07:07 EDTSHPG, ABBVShire may be buyer instead of target if AbbVie deal breaks, WSJ says
Assuming AbbVie's (ABBV) deal to buy Shire (SHPG) gets cancelled, which appears likely at this point, many analysts and investors believe Shire will become a buyer and Leerink Partners estimates the company could have $10B to use for a takeover deal, reported The Wall Street Journal. AbbVie will also be likely to look for other deals and could be forced to pay up for them, as its top seller, Humira, moves closer to losing patent exclusivity, the Journal said, citing analysts. Reference Link
05:55 EDTABBVStocks with implied volatility movement; ABBV CSX
Subscribe for More Information
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | all recent news | >>

Sign up for a free trial to see the rest of the stories you've been missing.

I agree to the theflyonthewall.com disclaimer & terms of use