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March 24, 2014
10:31 EDTINCY, GILD, NPSP, CLDXOppenheimer sees opportunities following biotech decline
After biotech stocks declined on Friday, Oppenheimer believes that the weakness in the sector has created a buying opportunity. The firm identifies Celldex (CLDX), Incyte (INCY) and NPS Pharmaceuticals (NPSP) as interesting biotech names. WHAT'S NEW: On Friday, biotech investors were concerned by a letter sent by several members of Congress to Gilead (GILD) regarding the price of its Hepatits C drug, Sovaldi, Oppenheimer analyst Dr. Boris Peaker wrote in a note to investors. However, the biotech sector's strong pricing power is unlikely to be curtailed In the near-term, Peaker believes. Since competing drugs are priced at similar levels as Sovaldi, Congress would have to lower the drugs' prices through legislation, which is unlikely to occur, Peaker forecast. Celldex's stock is attractive since its top drugs are very innovative, face no direct competition, are wholly owned by the company, and are unlikely to have biosimilars, Peaker wrote. Meanwhile, Incyte's Jakafi, a treatment for Myelofibrosis, could be used as a treatment for solid tumors following additional studies, the analyst forecast. Additionally, Jakafi is "highly innovative," and has not experienced any pricing pressures, the analyst stated. NPS' two major products, Gattex and Natpara, are both orphan drugs that provide significant benefits to patients and do not have any looming competition, Peaker said, adding that Gattex's U.S. sales should continue to be strong. Gattex is used to treat short bowel syndrome, while Natpara is supposed to treat hypoparathyroidism. Oppenheimer has Outperform ratings on all the stocks named. PRICE ACTION: In mid-morning trading, Gilead fell 2.3% to $70.40, Celldex gave back 6.6% to $20.10, Incyte tumbled 5.8% to $56, and NPS sank 5.8% to $28.35.
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April 23, 2015
05:16 EDTGILDGilead data supports ongoing trials evaluating shortened course of therapy
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April 22, 2015
07:07 EDTGILDEuropean Association for the Study of the Liver to hold annual meeting
50th Annual Meeting of EASL will be held in Vienna, Austria on April 22-26.
April 21, 2015
16:00 EDTGILDOptions Update; April 21, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 1c to 21.53 Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA TWTR GILD FB PBR AMZN C KMI KO VZ MCD according to Track Data.
13:34 EDTGILDGilead paying premium to buy Vertex not warranted right now, says Maxim
After Bernstein suggested in a note to investors earlier that Gilead (GILD) should buy Vertex (VRTX), Maxim responded in its own note that it does not believe paying a premium to buy Vertex makes sense before the company has data showing efficacy for Kalydeco in heterozygotes. Maxim keeps a Hold rating and $121 price target on Vertex shares.
12:33 EDTGILDOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
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12:21 EDTGILDVertex rises after Bernstein suggests Gilead should pursue takeover
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10:00 EDTGILDGilead spikes higher, levels to watch
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09:37 EDTGILDActive equity options trading on open
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08:14 EDTGILDGilead should buy Vertex, says Bernstein
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06:58 EDTGILDGilead May weekly volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
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05:57 EDTINCYIncyte price target raised to $121 from $80 at Piper Jaffray
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April 20, 2015
09:36 EDTGILDActive equity options trading on open
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08:47 EDTINCYIncyte price target raised to $120 from $93 at SunTrust
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08:17 EDTCLDXCelldex says varlilumab demonstrated synergistic anti-tumor activity with PD-1
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07:20 EDTGILDAmerican Association for Cancer Research to hold annual meeting
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April 17, 2015
07:33 EDTINCYIncyte no longer expects to initiate INCB39110 trial in pancreatic cancer in '15
Incyte Corporation announced that eleven abstracts detailing its emerging development pipeline will be presented at the 2015 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA. These abstracts include characterizations of Incyte’s FGFR, BRD and PIM inhibitors as potential targeted therapies for cancer, as well as data supporting the potential immuno-therapeutic activity of the company’s portfolio of JAK and PI3Kδ inhibitors alone and in combination, including with epacadostat, Incyte’s leading IDO1 inhibitor. The company also provided an updated presentation of its clinical portfolio, which now includes INCB54828, a potent and selective FGFR inhibitor and INCB50465, a PI3Kδ inhibitor, which entered clinical trials in Q1 2015 for solid tumors and B-lymphoid malignancies. INCB54329, a bromodomain inhibitor, is expected to enter clinical trials in Q2 2015 in hematology oncology. Additional first-line pancreatic cancer patients are being recruited into the expansion cohort of JAK1-selective inhibitor INCB39110 in combination with gemcitabine and nab-paclitaxel to continue the dose optimization phase of this proof-of-concept trial. Incyte therefore no longer expects to initiate a pivotal trial of INCB39110 in first-line pancreatic cancer during 2015.
April 15, 2015
16:01 EDTGILDOptions Update; April 15, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 49c to 21.90. Option volume leaders: AAPL NFLX C PBR KMI RIG MCP TWTR GILD BAC according to Track Data.
April 14, 2015
07:31 EDTINCYIncyte to establish European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland
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April 13, 2015
16:01 EDTGILDOptions Update; April 13, 2015
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09:34 EDTGILDActive equity options trading on open
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