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December 12, 2012
10:00 EDTTEVA, MDLZ, RCL, ZIOP, STX, NOV, BXP, XEL, PTEN, IEX, VOLC, SF, NVSOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: IDEX Corp. (IEX) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Brean Capital... National Oilwell (NOV) downgraded to Outperform from Buy at CLSA... Novartis (NVS) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Patterson-UTI Energy (PTEN) downgraded to Outperform from Buy at CLSA... Seagate (STX) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Stifel Financial (SF) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Xcel Energy (XEL) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie... Ziopharm (ZIOP) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies... Boston Properties (BXP) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel Nicolaus... Volcano (VOLC) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... Teva (TEVA) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Leerink... Royal Caribbean (RCL) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Longbow... Mondelez (MDLZ) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus.
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February 20, 2015
07:08 EDTTEVA, NVSAmerican Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology to hold annual meeting
2015 Annual Meeting of AAAAI is being held in Houston, Texas on February 20-24.
February 19, 2015
17:03 EDTTEVATeva to initiate Phase 2b TV-45070 clinical trial
Xenon Pharmaceuticals (XENE) announced that its development and commercialization partner Teva Pharmaceutical (TEVA) will initiate a Phase 2b clinical trial of TV-45070 in patients with post-herpetic neuralgia, or PHN. The Phase 2b clinical trial in PHN will be a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled, multi-site study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of TV-45070 in patients with PHN. The study will include three treatment groups to receive doses of 4% or 8% of TV-45070 or placebo, dosed twice daily. Approximately 330 patients will be enrolled in the study. Patients will be stratified into treatment groups based on their R1150W status, a genetic pain biomarker believed to be related to pain susceptibility. The primary endpoint of this study is the change from baseline to week 4 in the numeric rating scale, or NRS, scores. Secondary endpoints include additional pain measurement scores at specified daily time points, the percentage of patients with greater than 30% and greater than 50% improvement in pain scores, quality of life measurements and adverse events measurements. The first patient is anticipated to be dosed in March, and the anticipated completion date for the Phase 2b clinical trial is mid-2016.
07:12 EDTNVSWharton Health Care Club to hold a conference
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February 18, 2015
14:56 EDTXELXcel Energy increases quarterly dividend 6.7%
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10:05 EDTNOV, PTENOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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08:19 EDTSTXMicron profitability can improve meaningfully, says Bernstein
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07:45 EDTTEVAEagle Pharmaceuticals price target raised to $37 from $30 at Cantor
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07:13 EDTTEVAEagle Pharmaceuticals target raised to $43 from $25 at William Blair
William Blair raised its price target for Eagle Pharmaceuticals (EGRX) to $43 saying the company's agreement with Teva (TEVA) removes a major overhang on the stock. William Blair says the deal is a significant positive for Eagle since it removes litigation risk and moves the company immediately into profitability. It keeps an Outperform rating on the stock.
06:56 EDTNOVNational Oilwell initiated with an Underperform at BMO Capital
Target $52.
06:56 EDTPTENPatterson-UTI initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital
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February 17, 2015
17:29 EDTNOVBerkshire Hathaway gives quarterly update on stakes, exits Exxon Mobil
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08:47 EDTTEVABioTime provides update on Cell Cure's product development, partnering
BioTime (BTX) and its subsidiary Cell Cure Neurosciences provided an update on Cell Cure’s product development and partnering activities. On February 16, Cell Cure opened the clinical trial of OpRegen titled “Phase I/IIa Dose Escalation Safety and Efficacy Study of Human Embryonic Stem Cell-Derived Retinal Pigment Epithelium Cells Transplanted Subretinally in Patients with Advanced Dry-Form Age-Related Macular Degeneration with Geographic Atrophy” at Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel. Patient enrollment is expected to begin shortly. OpRegen consists of animal product-free retinal pigment epithelial cells with high purity and potency. On October 31, 2014, the FDA cleared Cell Cure's Investigational New Drug application to initiate the clinical trial of OpRegen in patients with the severe form of age-related macular degeneration with geographic atrophy.The Phase I/IIa clinical trial, will evaluate three different dose regimens of OpRegen. Following transplantation, the patients will be followed for 12 months at specified intervals, to evaluate the safety and tolerability of the product. Following the initial 12 month period, patients will continue to be monitored at longer intervals for an additional period of time. A secondary objective of the clinical trial will be to examine the ability of transplanted OpRegen to engraft, survive, and moderate disease progression in the patients. In addition to thorough characterization of visual function, a battery of ophthalmic imaging modalities will be used to quantify structural changes and rate of GA expansion. Cell Cure also announced that the option granted to Teva (TEVA) under a Research and Exclusive Option Agreement of October 7, 2010 to license-in rights to its OpRegen product has expired without having been exercised by Teva. Cell Cure will therefore be continuing the clinical development of OpRegen on its own and pursuing discussions with other potential strategic partners, including those that have already indicated interest in participating in development and commercialization of the product. Cell Cure also announced that US patent No. 8,956,866 relating to a proprietary method of manufacturing RPE cells is expected to issue on February 17. This patent combined with other patents and patent applications in the BioTime family of companies provides significant patent protection for this novel therapeutic modality for AMD.
08:39 EDTTEVATeva deal small but important, says BMO Capital
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08:35 EDTTEVATeva announces launch of generic Lovenox and Zyvox in U.S.
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08:14 EDTMDLZMondelez backs FY15 adjusted EPS growth in double digits, consensus $1.75
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08:13 EDTMDLZMondelez says supply chain on track to deliver $3B in gross productivity savings
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08:12 EDTMDLZMondelez backs long-term target of double digit adjusted EPS growth
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07:15 EDTMDLZConsumer Analyst Group of New York (CAGNY) to hold a conference
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07:04 EDTTEVATeva, Eagle enter license agreement for EP-3102
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (TEVA) and Eagle Pharmaceuticals (EGRX) announce that the companies have entered into an exclusive license agreement for EP-3102, Eagle’s bendamustine hydrochloride rapid infusion product for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia and indolent B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Teva will be responsible for all U.S. commercial activities for the product including promotion and distribution. Eagle has responsibility for obtaining all regulatory approvals, conducting post-approval clinical studies, if required, and initially supplying drug product to Teva. As part of the agreement, Teva will waive its orphan drug exclusivities for NHL and CLL with respect to EP-3102, which should allow the product to come to market more quickly. Under the terms of the exclusive license agreement, Eagle will receive an upfront cash payment of $30M and is eligible to receive up to $90M in additional milestone payments. In addition, Eagle will receive double-digit royalties on net sales of the product, assuming FDA approval. The companies will also settle the pending patent infringement action between them.
February 16, 2015
12:19 EDTMDLZMondelez acquires Enjoy Life Foods, terms undisclosed
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