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July 28, 2014
12:42 EDTHSP, DANOYHospira, Danone rise following report of deal talks
Hospira (HSP) and Danone (DANOY) are both climbing after The Financial Times reported that Hospira is in talks about acquiring Danone's medical nutrition business. Meanwhile, Wells Fargo estimated that the deal could be 20%-22% accretive to Hospira's EPS. WHAT'S NEW: French consumer products company Danone is in talks about selling its medical nutrition business to injectable drug maker Hospira, The Financial Times reported yesterday, citing multiple unnamed sources. In the wake of the deal, Hospira could move its tax base to Europe and potentially reduce its tax bill, the newspaper reported. ANALYST REACTION: In a note to investors today, Wells Fargo indicated that it "wouldn't be surprised" if Hospira made the deal. The transaction could raise Hospira's earnings per share by 9%-12% in 2015-2017, excluding operational synergies, if the transaction is carried out in all stock, the firm estimated. If the deal is done in 50% stock and 50% cash, Hospira's EPS could get a 20%-22% boost, excluding operational synergies, the firm estimated. Wells calculated that Hospira's tax bill would be cut to 21% in 2015 and 19% afterwards, from the firm's current forecast of tax rates ranging from 24%-26% from 2015-2017. However, Wells Fargo indicated that it did not see a clear strategic rationale for the deal from Hospira's perspective. It kept a Market Perform rating on the stock. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, Hospira rose 1.7% to $52.62 and Danone shares trading in New York added nearly 1% to $15.
News For HSP;DANOY From The Last 14 Days
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October 20, 2014
16:20 EDTDANOYOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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12:37 EDTDANOYOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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10:14 EDTDANOYMead Johnson volatility elevated, Danone not carrying out a review for takeover
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09:22 EDTDANOYOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:04 EDTHSPGerman fund pressured to sell Mylan stake over drug used in executions, FT says
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06:00 EDTDANOYDanone acquisition of Mead would not be well received, says Bernstein
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October 19, 2014
14:18 EDTDANOY, HSPFresenius, others explore bid for Danone medical nutrition unit, Reuters says
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13:21 EDTDANOYDanone says not carrying out review on Mead Johnson takeover, Reuters says
In response to reports on Friday that French food company Danone (DANOY) was pursuing a takeover of pediatric nutrition company Mead Johnson (MJN), Danone made a statement on Sunday saying that it was not carrying out a review of a Mead Johnson takeover, says Reuters. Reference Link
October 17, 2014
16:17 EDTDANOYOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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12:57 EDTDANOYDanone to pursue takeover of Mead Johnson, sources say, Reuters reports
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12:36 EDTDANOYDanone will pursue Mead Johnson takeover, sources say, Reuters reports
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October 15, 2014
08:28 EDTDANOYDanone reports Q3 like-for-like sales up 6.9% to EU 5.42B
Danone confirmed its 2014 targets of sale growth between 4.5%-5.5%, trading operating margin stable within a range of down 20bps and up 20bps and free cash-flow of around EU 1.5B excluding exceptional items.
October 14, 2014
11:23 EDTHSPBIND Therapeutics and The Conference Forum hold a conference
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October 8, 2014
13:00 EDTHSPHospira recalling one lot of Vancomycin Hydrochloride
The FDA announced that Hospira is initiating a voluntary nationwide user-level recall of one lot of Vancomycin Hydrochloride. The action is because the product may have experienced temperature excursions during shipment to a customer and then was further distributed by the customer, the agency said. It added that there have been no adverse events or complaints reported for the affected lot. Hospira is "undertaking the recall out of an abundance of caution," the FDA said.
October 7, 2014
07:06 EDTHSPOmeros, Hospira enter into commercial suply agreement for Omidria
Omeros Corporation (OMER) said in a filing that on October 3, it, Hospira S.p.A. and Hospira Worldwide, Inc. (HSP) entered into a Commercial Supply Agreement, pursuant to which Hospira will act as a non-exclusive supplier of Omerosí product Omidria for commercial sale in the United States and the European Union. Pursuant to the Supply Agreement, Hospira has agreed to manufacture and supply, and Omeros has agreed to purchase, a minimum percentage of Omerosí requirements of Omidria for commercial sales and clinical supplies for the development of additional therapeutic indications in the United States. In addition, upon receipt of marketing approval in the EU, Hospira has agreed to manufacture and supply a portion of Omerosí requirements of Omidria in the EU in an amount to be mutually agreed by the parties within four months of marketing approval in Europe, with there being no minimum purchase and supply requirement in the EU if the parties do not reach agreement during such time period and the agreement is not amended thereafter. The Supply Agreement obligates Omeros to provide to Hospira a rolling, non-binding long-term forecast of Omerosí estimated required quantities of Omidria. The Supply Agreement has an initial term of five years from the date of first commercial sale of Omidria in any country in the Territory. Upon termination of the Supply Agreement, except in the case of termination for an uncured breach by Hospira, Omeros will be required to purchase all of Hospiraís inventory of Omidria and, if applicable, work in progress and reimburse Hospira for all supplies purchased or ordered based on firm purchase orders or Omerosí estimates of its requirements of Omidria.

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