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February 11, 2013
06:38 EDTVRX, TEVA, WCRX, ENDP, COVFidelity Investments wants an Endo Health Solution's sale, Bloomberg reports
Fidelity Investments, Endo Health Solutions's (ENDP) largest shareholder, wants a sale, sources say, reports Bloomberg. It may be the company's best hope at regaining investor confidence after losing more than $1B in market value, or to undo the acquisitions that built the company. Endo has the lowest valuation in the U.S. specialty pharmaceuticals industry, according to Bloomberg data. On average, analysts see Endo getting at least a 26% premium in a deal. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (TEVA) or Covidien Plc (COV) could go after parts or all of Endo, according to Stifel Financial Corp. Gabelli & Co. said Endo could break up or sell its pain drugs to Warner Chilcott Plc (WCRX) or Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX). Reference Link
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November 19, 2014
07:33 EDTENDPEndo, Auxilium receive early termination of HSR waiting period for deal
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06:54 EDTCOVMedtronic reiterated as a top pick at JPMorgan
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November 18, 2014
13:34 EDTVRXActavis rallies after analysts push targets north of $300
Shares of drug maker Actavis (ACT) are climbing after a number of analysts cheered the company's acquisition of Allergan (AGN), and activist investor Bill Ackman said he supported the transaction, according to CNBC. WHAT'S NEW: Piper Jaffray analyst David Amsellem responded to Actavis' acquisition of Allergan by hiking his price target on the name to $338 from $280. The combined company has durable assets, a cost-efficient infrastructure, and the willingness to maintain a strong R&D infrastructure, contended Amsellem. Actavis' price-to-earnings ratio is likely to increase, since it has durable assets, while it his very likely to sustain growth of at least 10%, the analyst added. He kept an Overweight rating on the shares. Also extremely upbeat on Actavis following the deal was UBS analyst Marc Goodman. Actavis provides "the best value in the sector" following the deal, as the transaction should accelerate the company's revenue and profit growth, Goodman believes. That growth, in turn, should propel Actavis' price-to-earnings multiple higher, the analyst predicted. He hiked his price target on Actavis to $333 from $278 and kept a Buy rating on the stock. Meanwhile, Pershing Square's Bill Ackman said that he supported Actavis' takeover of Allergan, CNBC reported this morning. The owner of a large stake in Allergan, Ackman had been trying to get the drug maker to sell itself to Valeant (VRX). The activist investor said today that he would no longer push Allergan to hold a special meeting on December 18, CNBC noted. PRICE ACTION: In mid-afternoon trading, Actavis surged 7.5% to $266.50, while Allergan gained 2% to $214.
12:08 EDTCOVOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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11:22 EDTTEVATeva patent victory over Warner Chilcott, Roche affirmed
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that a district court was correct to grant summary judgment to Teva (TEVA) in a patent dispute with Warner Chilcott and Roche (RHHBY) over patents related to osteoporosis drug risedronate.
10:08 EDTTEVATeva calls active on renewed takeover chatter
Teva November 57 and 58 calls are active on total call volume of 21K contracts (2K puts) following renewed takeover chatter. November call option implied volatility is at 18, December is at 19; compared to its 26-week average of 24 according to Track Data. Active call volume suggests traders taking positions for upside price movement.
09:47 EDTTEVARumor: Teva moves up on renewed takeover chatter
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09:08 EDTCOVMedtronic says regulatory processes for Covidien deal 'all on track'
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08:02 EDTVRXValeant announces FDA, Health Canada approval to market Ideal Implant
Valeant Pharmaceuticals and Ideal Implant Incorporated announced the receipt of approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Health Canada to market the IDEAL IMPLANT Saline-filled Breast Implant for use in primary breast augmentation or replacement of existing augmentation implants. The FDA approval of the IDEAL IMPLANT was based on an extensive review of various studies and data including a U.S. clinical trial that began in 2009 with 45 plastic surgeons and 502 women, who underwent breast augmentation or replacement of augmentation implants. The clinical trial is on-going and will continue to provide follow-up data through 2020.
08:00 EDTTEVATeva launches liquid formulation of TREANDA injection in the U.S.
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07:48 EDTVRXValeant not likely to raise bid for Allergan, says Canaccord
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07:20 EDTCOVMedtronic confirms commitment to Covidien transaction
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06:49 EDTVRXValeant likely to pursue more moderate-sized deals, says Piper Jaffray
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November 17, 2014
09:32 EDTVRXValeant says cannot justify paying $219 per share for Allergan
Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) commented on the announcement that Allergan (AGN) and Actavis (ACT) have entered into a definitive agreement under which Actavis will acquire all outstanding shares of Allergan stock: "We have seen the announcement that Allergan and Actavis have made, and while we will review any such agreement in determining our course of action, Valeant cannot justify to its own shareholders paying a price of $219 or more per share for Allergan. Our business is performing extremely well as evidenced by our third quarter results, our expected strong fourth quarter, and our robust outlook for 2015, and I am confident in our continued ability to generate exceptional shareholder value. We will remain focused on delivering strong organic results and evaluating acquisition opportunities as we always have: prudently, in a disciplined manner, and in the best interests of our shareholders."
06:05 EDTVRXActavis close to buying Allergan for over $64B, Bloomberg reports
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November 16, 2014
14:02 EDTVRXAllergan, Actavis move closer to deal, WSJ reports
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November 14, 2014
17:27 EDTCOVPaulson & Co. gives quarterly update on stakes
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12:43 EDTCOVMedtronic readying $10B bond sale for Covidien deal, WSJ reports
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11:50 EDTCOVMedtronic readying $10B bond sale for Covidien deal, Dow reports
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09:38 EDTVRX, ENDPJANA Partners gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: AMD (AMD), AECOM Technology (ACM), Alibaba (BABA), McDonald's (MCD), Amgen (AMGN), Gaming and Leisure Properties (GLPI), Iron Mountain (IRM), iRobot (IRBT), Seadrill Partners (SDLP), Valeant (VRX). INCREASED STAKES: eBay (EBAY), Charter (CHTR), Groupon (GRPN), HD Supply (HDS), Hertz (HTZ). DECREASED STAKES: Apache (APA). LIQUIDATED STAKES: CBS (CBS), Endo (ENDP), FMC Corporation (FMC), SeaWorld (SEAS), SunEdison (SUNE).
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