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February 1, 2013
09:25 EDTLTM, NFLX, CTRP, ADNC, ELN, MAT, VVUS, TSN, DELL, ALKS, MCK, GDOT, MRKOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS/GUIDANCE: Audience (ADNC), up 30%... Tyson Foods (TSN), up 3.3%... (CTRP), up 8.5%... Green Dot (GDOT), up 6.5%... ALSO HIGHER: Dell (DELL), up 6% after Reuters says 'go private' deal may happen Monday... VIVUS (VVUS), up 5.7% after study published on weight loss drug improving cardiovascular disease risk factors... Netflix (NFLX), up 3.3% after Morgan Stanley raises price target on shares to $200... DOWN AFTER EARNINGS/GUIDANCE: Merck (MRK), down 2.9%... McKesson (MCK), down 2.1%... Mattel (MAT), down 1.7%... Life Time Fitness (LTM), down 16.4%... ALSO LOWER: Alkermes (ALKS), down 5.9% after Elan (ELN) to sell remaining stake, shares downgraded to Neutral at BofA Merrill Lynch.
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November 18, 2015
07:01 EDTMRKThreshold enters into definitive co-promotion agreement with Merck
Threshold Pharmaceuticals (THLD) announced that it finalized a definitive Co-Promotion Agreement for evofosfamide with Merck (MRK) pursuant to the companies' License and Co-Development Agreement entered into on February 2, 2012. Under the terms of the License and Co-Development Agreement, Threshold may co-promote evofosfamide in the U.S. subject to FDA approval of evofosfamide. Evofosfamide is Threshold's investigational hypoxia-activated prodrug, which is currently the subject of two fully enrolled Phase 3 clinical trials in advanced soft tissue sarcoma and advanced pancreatic cancer for which Threshold expects to announce top-line data around the end of 2015. Under the commercial leadership of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, the terms of the License and Co-Development Agreement give Threshold the right, at its own cost, to field and be responsible for its own sales force in collaboration with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany's sales force in the U.S. pursuant to the terms of the new Co-promotion Agreement. Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany remains responsible for all other commercial and medical affairs functions associated with the launch and promotion of evofosfamide. The development milestone payment and royalty payment portions of the License and Co-Commercialization Agreement remain the same. To date Threshold has received upfront and milestone payments of $110 million and can earn additional potential milestone payments of up to $440M.
November 17, 2015
16:01 EDTNFLXOptions Update; November 17, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 1.32 to 21.07. Option volume leaders: GE BAC AAPL FB NFLX SYF WMT CSCO MU SUNE VRX BABA AMZN HD FCX
12:56 EDTTSNTyson Foods issues voluntary recall of chicken wings
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12:02 volatility increases into Q3 and outlook
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10:56 EDTNFLXStocks with call strike movement; BABA NFLX
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10:55 EDTNFLXNetflix management to meet with Sterne Agee CRT
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08:04 EDTMRKMerck to present new KEYTRUDA findings at upcoming congresses
Merck announced that data investigating the use of KEYTRUDA, the company's anti-PD-1 therapy, in advanced non-small cell lung cancer, melanoma, classical Hodgkin lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and ER-positive/HER2-negative breast cancer will be presented at four medical congresses through the end of this year. In total, data from more than 30 abstracts will be presented at the Society for Melanoma Research 2015 Congress in San Francisco, Nov. 18 - 21; the 57th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, Dec. 5 - 8; the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, Dec. 8 - 12; and the European Society for Medical Oncology Asia 2015 Congress in Singapore, Dec. 18 - 21. By the end of 2015, data on the anti-tumor activity of KEYTRUDA will have been presented across more than 20 tumor types. "The field of immuno-oncology holds great potential across a broad spectrum of cancers," said Dr. Roy Baynes, senior vice president and head of global clinical development, Merck Research Laboratories. "Data for KEYTRUDA being presented at these scientific meetings include a first-time comparison to chemotherapy in advanced non-small cell lung cancer, novel combination data in advanced melanoma as well as first-time data in two additional tumor types, namely multiple myeloma and hormone receptor positive breast cancer, further demonstrating our deep commitment to advancing cancer treatment."
November 16, 2015
17:02 EDTNFLXPoint72 added to lululemon position, subtracted from Netflix position
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16:00 EDTNFLXOptions Update; November 16, 2015
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15:53 EDTMATJANA Partners reduces stakes in Rackspace, Qualcomm
JANA Partners gave a quarterly update on its stakes in a filing this afternoon. NEW STAKES: Mattel (MAT), Zoetis (ZTS), and Aramark (ARMK). INCREASED STAKES: ConAgra Foods (CAG). DECREASED STAKES: Rackspace (RAX), Qualcomm (QCOM), Time Warner (TWX), Starz (STRZA), and Lions Gate (LGF). LIQUIDATED STAKES: Johnson Controls (JCI), Precision Castparts (PCP), AerCap Holdings (AER), United Rentals (URI), and HD Supply Holdings (HDS).
13:29 volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
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09:59 EDTMCKOmega bought Valeant in Q3, sold some SuneEdison
Leon Cooperman's Omega Advisors gave a quarterly update on its stakes in a filing this morning, disclosing its positions as of September 30. NEW STAKES: Pfizer (PFE), Valeant (VRX) Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), TerraForm Global (GLBL), Cigna (CI). INCREASED STAKES: Google Class A (GOOGL), Facebook (FB), Delta Air Lines (DAL). DECREASED STAKES: SunEdison (SUNE), Shire (SHPG), Citi (C), KAR Auction (KAR), LyondellBasell (LYB). LIQUIDATED STAKES: McKesson (MCK), 21st Century Fox (FOXA), General Motors (GM), QEP Resources (QEP), eBay (EBAY).
09:37 EDTNFLXActive equity options trading on open
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08:35 EDTMRKMerck to present Phase 2 hep C therapy data at The Liver Meeting
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08:12 EDTALKSLeerink reiterates Outperform rating, $84 target on Alkermes
After hosting a conference call with CEO Richard Pops and CFO Jim Frates, Leerink analyst Paul Matteis reiterates an Outperform rating on Alkermes with an $84 price target. The analyst continues to believe the '5461 FORWARD Phase 3 program for depression is "employing a robust, proven study design." The drug likely only needs to hit on two of three pivotal efficacy studies for FDA approval, Matteis reiterates to investors in a research note.
07:57 EDTALKSLeerink biotech analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
Biotech Analyst Matteis, along with MEDACorp specialists Anthony Rothschild, M.D., Director of the University of Massachusetts Depression Center and Darin Dougherty, M.D., Harvard Medical School, discuss their views on Alkermes' ALKS-5461's probability-of-success in Phase III and the commercial potential of ALKS-5461 on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on November 16 at 2 pm.
07:24 EDTMRKSalomon to hold a conference
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06:19 EDTNFLXTV programmers negotiate promotional deals with Netflix, WSJ says
Television programmers are negotiating with Netflix (NFLX) over promotional content and branding opportunities, the Wall Street Journal reports. For example, Disney's (DIS) ABC negotiated a deal where Netflix subscribers watching the ABC program "How to Get Away with Murder" will first watch a four second shot of star Viola Davis alongside an ABC logo right before watching the show, the report says. Reference Link
November 15, 2015
15:19 EDTMRKMerck reports integrated analysis of six trials of elbasvir/grazoprevir
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15:15 EDTMRKMerck reports Phase 3 data on elbasvir/grazoprevir in patients injecting drugs
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