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November 8, 2013
06:16 EDTINCY, SNY, GERNIncyte still well positioned in myelofibrosis, says Jefferies
Jefferies believes Incyte (INCY) remains well positioned in myelofibrosis following data abstracts on two competitors. The firm says Geron's (GERN) data for imetelstat looks promising but comes with caveats, while Incyte's Jakafi is a strong competitor to Sanofi's (SNY) fedratinib. Jefferies keeps a Buy rating on shares of Incyte.
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February 2, 2016
11:09 EDTSNYSanofi plans to cut 600 jobs in France over three years, Bloomberg reports
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07:24 EDTSNYSanofi, Merck mulling exiting vaccine JV, Bloomberg reports
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05:19 EDTSNYSanofi Pasteur launches R&D project targeting prevention of Zika virus infection
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January 29, 2016
13:38 EDTSNYAmgen wins right to allege willful infringement in Praluent suit, Markman says
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January 28, 2016
11:33 EDTINCYOptions with increasing call volume
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08:14 EDTINCYIncyte selloff brings long-term buying opportunity, says Jefferies
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08:08 EDTINCYIncyte selloff a buying opportunity, says Leerink
Leerink analyst Michael Schmidt recommends using today's pullback in shares of Incyte after the company announced its decision to stop one arm of its ongoing Phase II trial of ruxolitinib in metastatic colorectal cancer due to futility as a buying opportunity. The study is one of several ongoing trials to evaluate ruxolitinib in various solid tumor indications, the analyst points out. He says that while the news is disappointing, the stock's current valuation reflects very little if any value for ruxolitinib in solid tumor indications. Schmidt lowered his price target for Incyte shares to $118 from $135 and reiterates an Outperform rating on the name. The stock is down 13%, or $9.98, to $65.01 in pre-market trading.
07:43 EDTINCYIncyte weakness creates buying opportunity, says Oppenheimer
After Incyte announced that it would stop a Phase-2 study of Ruxolitinib plus regorafenib for R/R metastatic colorectal cancer and high-CRP patients due to insufficient efficacy, Oppenheimer says the data makes the drug's anti-inflammatory properties in solid tumors questionable. However, the firm did not previously include revenue from the drug outside of pancreatic cancer in its estimates. The firm keeps a $129 price target and Outperform rating on the shares.
January 27, 2016
19:30 EDTINCYOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Facebook (FB), up 11.4%... Mellanox (MLNX), up 6.4%... Paypal (PYPL), up 5%... Crown Castle (CCI), up 2.2%... Citrix (CTXS), up 2.4%... Las Vegas Sands (LVS), up 1%... SanDisk (SNDK), up 1%. ALSO HIGHER: Radius Health (RDUS), up 1.2% after announcing a clinical collaboration with Novartis (NVS)... LinkedIn (LNKD) is up 2.4%, Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL) is up 2.2% and 2.6%, respectively, Netflix (NFLX) is up 1%, Amazon.com (AMZN) is up 2%, and Twitter (TWTR) is up marginally after Facebook reported quarterly results... MGM Resorts (MGM) is up 2.2% and Wynn Resorts (WYNN) is up 2.2%. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: ServiceNow (NOW), down 16.5%... eBay (EBAY), down 12.8%... United Rentals (URI), down 9.7%... Juniper Networks (JNPR), down 9.6%... Silicon Graphics (SGI), down 9.1%... Discover Financial (DFS), down 7.4%... InvenSense (INVN), down 6.1%... Core Laboratories (CLB), down 4.3%... Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX), down 1.1%. ALSO LOWER: Incyte (INCY), down 12.8% after announcing that it will halt the Phase 2 sub-study of ruxolitinib or placebo in combination with regorafenib after a planned interim analysis of the high CRP subgroup demonstrated that ruxolitinib plus regorafenib did not show a sufficient level of efficacy to warrant continuation.
16:45 EDTINCYIncyte to stop Phase 2 sub-study of ruxolitinib plus regorafenib
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January 26, 2016
15:31 EDTSNYMannKind exploring potential sale, Reuters reports
MannKind (MNKD), whose shares have plunged 40% since Sanofi (SNY) terminated an agreement for the development and commercialization of inhaled insulin drug Afrezza, is now exploring its strategic options, including a potential sale, reported Reuters, citing people familiar with the matter. MannKind shares are up about 20% to 90c in afternoon trading following the report. Reference Link
January 25, 2016
10:55 EDTSNYRegeneron slips after analyst says sell to avoid risk from Amgen patent suit
Shares of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN) fell in morning trading after an analyst at Chardan downgraded the stock to Sell, citing risk from a patent lawsuit in which the biopharmaceutical company is involved. CHARDAN SAYS SELL: Chardan Capital Markets analyst Gbola Amusa downgraded Regeneron to Sell from Neutral this morning, while reducing his price target on shares to $400 from $525. In a note to clients, Amusa said he believes that Regeneron is likely to face significant risks from the upcoming patent infringement case for Praluent. The suit could be a key driver of the company's share price performance in the near future, the analyst said. Regeneron, along with its partner Sanofi (SNY), launched Praluent in the U.S. last year, after the October 2014 filing of a patent infringement suit by Amgen (AMGN) relating to patents for "monoclonal antibodies that bind PCSK9," Amusa noted. The analyst believes that since Regeneron and Sanofi "likely" infringe Amgen's patents for Repatha, the Regeneron-Sanofi partnership could seek to settle the ahead of the trial by agreeing to pay 10%-20% or more of royalties to Amgen for U.S. Praluent sales. Amusa said that "such an outcome we estimate could transfer roughly $750M of operating income per year to Amgen." Further, Amusa said that catalysts surrounding the patent infringement trial are "likely to play out from late February to late March," and concedes that "both sides have good reasons to settle this case for a reasonable royalty." INCREASING COMPETITION: Amusa also noted that he sees increasing competitive risks in 2016 to Regeneron's Eylea from Novartis (NVS) and its partner Ophthotech (OPHT), which continue to progress Fovista into Phase III trials in wet AMD. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Roth Capital upgraded Regeneron to Buy from Neutral on January 19, based on valuation, as the firm said shares do not reflect the value of the company's upcoming catalysts. The firm also raised its price target to $555 from $543. The same day, Credit Suisse initiated Regeneron with a Neutral rating and $552 target. PRICE TARGET: Regeneron slipped 1.4% to $476.02 in morning trading.

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