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November 12, 2012
12:08 EDTACHN, SRPT, DHI, NLY, JEF, CLVS, SHW, PCP, CXS, GILD, GSK, BZH, TIE, LUKOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
The averages were lower but not far from their starting point at midday amid light holiday trading volume. The market began the session slightly higher but was unable to gain upside momentum. The averages ultimately crossed into negative territory but have managed to stay in a narrow trading range and remain within striking distance of the flat line... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., bond markets and banks are closed in observance of Veterans Day and no economic data was released. Over the weekend in Europe, Greeceís 2013 budget was approved but euro area finance ministers are unlikely to approve the next batch of loans to Greece at their meeting today, according to media reports. In Asia, Chinaís exports rose 11.6% in October, which was their fastest growth rate since May and exceeded forecasts. Elsewhere in the region, Japan's gross domestic product fell an annualized 3.5% in the three months through September and economists predict the nationís economy will shrink again in the next quarter, leading to its third technical recession since 2008... COMPANY NEWS: Mergers dominated the domestic headlines, as Leucadia National (LUK) agreed to acquire the remaining 71.4% of Jefferies (JEF) it doesnít own for about $3.7B, or $17.66 per share, in an all stock transaction. Annaly Capital Management (NLY) struck a deal to pay $12.50 per share for the remaining shares of CreXus (CXS). Also, after Friday's closing bell, Precision Castparts (PCP) announced a deal to buy Titanium Metals (TIE) for $16.50 per share, or $2.9B, a 43% premium to its closing price that day... Two homebuilders, D.R. Horton (DHI) and Beazer Homes (BZH), both declined following their quarterly reports. D.R. Horton's earnings beat consensus and its net sales orders climbed 24% but shares slid 3%. Beazer reported stronger than expected revenue but a wider than expected loss and its shares plunged 15%... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Sherwin-Williams (SHW), which rose 6% following its agreement to buy privately held Comex for $2.34B to gain a bigger presence in Mexico. Also higher were shares of Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT), which climbed over 13% after a JMP Securities analyst said a Duchenne muscular dystrophy treatment developed by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) that will compete with Sarepta's eteplirsen is unlikely be approved until 2014 or 2015. Among the noteworthy losers were Clovis Oncology (CLVS), down more than 35% after a trial of one of its drugs failed to meet its primary or secondary endpoints, and Achillion Pharmaceuticals (ACHN), down almost 12% after its competitor Gilead (GILD) reported positive hepatitis C virus data... INDICES: Near noon, the Dow was down 22.64, or 0.18%, to 12,792.75; the Nasdaq was down 5.78, or 0.20%, to 2,899.09; and the S&P 500 was down 1.97, or 0.14%, to 1,377.88.
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July 2, 2015
09:35 EDTGILDActive equity options trading on open
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July 1, 2015
16:33 EDTGILDGilead submits NDA to FDA for single tablet regimen for HIV containing R/F/TAF
Gilead Sciences (GILD) announced that it has submitted a New Drug Application, or NDA, to the FDA for an investigational, once-daily single tablet regimen that combines Gileadís emtricitabine 200 mg and tenofovir alafenamide, or TAF, 25 mg with rilpivirine 25 mg, or R/F/TAF, from Janssen Sciences Ireland UC, one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adult and pediatric patients 12 years of age and older. The data submitted in the NDA support the use of R/F/TAF among patients who are HIV treatment-naÔve or who are virologically suppressed and want to replace their current antiretroviral treatment regimen. A Priority Review voucher acquired from Knight Therapeutics in November 2014 was submitted to the FDA along with the R/F/TAF NDA. Under the Prescription Drug User Fee Act, or PDUFA, the anticipated target action date for the R/F/TAF NDA is six months after the FDAís acceptance of the filing. TAF is a novel, investigational nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor, or NRTI, that has demonstrated high antiviral efficacy at a dose less than one-tenth that of Gileadís Viread, as well as improved renal and bone laboratory parameters as compared to TDF in clinical trials in combination with other antiretroviral agents. In addition to R/F/TAF, two other TAF-based HIV treatments are also under FDA review.
16:07 EDTCLVSClovis initiates rolling NDA submission to FDA for Rociletinib
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June 30, 2015
11:58 EDTGILDStocks with call strike movement; GILD YHOO
Gilead (GILD) November 130 call option implied volatility increased 2% to 28, Yahoo (YHOO) October 46 call option implied volatility decreased 2% to 29 according to IVolatility.
10:26 EDTSRPTOptions with increasing implied volatility
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09:35 EDTGILDActive equity options trading on open
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07:32 EDTGILDJuno pact leaves Celgene set for growth past Revlimid, says Deutsche Bank
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June 29, 2015
16:30 EDTGILDFDA sued by advocacy groups for Gilead Hep-C drug trial data, Reuters says
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12:53 EDTSRPTSarepta NDA submission for eteplirsen done ahead of schedule, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray noted that Sarepta (SRPT) completed its rolling NDA submission for eteplirsen ahead of schedule and the firm believes that concurrent advisory committee meetings for its DMD drug and BioMarin's (BMRN) drisapersen could take place this fall. The firm has a Neutral rating and $20 price target on Sarepta and Overweight rating and $147 target on BioMarin.
07:05 EDTSRPTSarepta completes NDA submission to FDA for eteplirsen
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07:03 EDTSRPTSarepta secures $40M in debt financing
Sarepta Therapeutics announced that it entered into a credit and security agreement with Midcap Financial, a middle market-focused, specialty finance firm, that establishes a senior secured term loan facility that allows Sarepta to borrow up to $40M at an annual rate of 7.75%, with a maturity of June 2018, subject to certain conditions and other applicable fees. Sarepta has drawn down $20M under the facility and has the right to repay all borrowed funds and terminate the facility at any time.
June 26, 2015
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10:38 EDTGSKCourt revives lawsuit over GlaxoSmithKline Lamictal drug, Bloomberg reports
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June 25, 2015
14:01 EDTGSKGlaxoSmithKline initiated with a Buy at HSBC
Price target GBP 17.
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09:34 EDTGILDActive equity options trading on open
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June 24, 2015
13:37 EDTGSKGSK says CDC committee votedfor meningococcal group B vaccines
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) announced that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted for a Category B recommendation for meningococcal group B vaccination, including Bexsero, in individuals aged 16 to 23. Bexsero was approved by the FDA in January for use in individuals aged 10 through 25 years and acquired by GSK in March following the closure of the three-part transaction with Novartis (NVS).
June 23, 2015
14:10 EDTGILDGilead price target raised to $150 from $130 at Argus
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07:36 EDTACHNJMP Securities to hold a conference
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07:25 EDTGSKPiper Jaffray to hold a summit
2015 Piper Jaffray Heartland Summit is being held in Minneapolis on June 23-24.
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