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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.
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September 16, 2014
07:49 EDTDANOYBofA/Merrill to hold a conference
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September 9, 2014
12:15 EDTHSPHospira expects 2015 to be a turnaround year for pump business
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11:57 EDTHSPHospira says it has appealed court's adverse decision relating to Precedex
The argument for appeal has been set for October 27. Comments taken from Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference.
September 8, 2014
12:40 EDTHSPPar Pharmaceutical resumes shipment of generic Precedex Injection
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08:33 EDTHSPHospira confirms FY14 EPS view $2.30-$2.50, consensus $2.41
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