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November 12, 2012
12:08 EDTJEF, ACHN, CLVS, GSK, SRPT, SHW, BZH, DHI, PCP, TIE, NLY, CXS, LUK, GILDOn 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, Greece’s 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, China’s 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 nation’s 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 doesn’t 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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September 15, 2014
10:52 EDTGILDGilead heading for a test of support, levels to watch
The shares are down 2% to $101.54 at time of writing, putting the shares on track for a retest of the 30-day moving average at $101.21. A breakdown below that level would indicate a pickup in negative price momentum, with next support at $96.57, the 50-day moving average. A bounce from the 30-day would meet resistance at $106.93, the 10-day moving average.
09:35 EDTGILDActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL TSLA RSH YHOO GILD TWTR AVNR NFLX BAC C
07:27 EDTGSKIBC Life Sciences to hold a conference
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06:34 EDTGILDMylan signs agreement with Gilead
Mylan (MYL) announced that its subsidiary Mylan Laboratories Limited has entered into an agreement with Gilead Sciences (GILD), under which Mylan has been licensed the non-exclusive rights to manufacture and distribute sofosbuvir and the investigational single tablet regimen of ledipasvir/sofosbuvir in 91 developing countries. Sofosbuvir is marketed by Gilead under the brand name Sovaldi. The countries within the agreement account for more than 100M people living with hepatitis C globally representing 54% of the total global infected population. Under the licensing agreement, Mylan will receive a technology transfer enabling the company to manufacture low-cost versions of the medicines for developing markets.
06:31 EDTGILDGilead announces licensing agreements with seven pharmaceutical companies
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September 12, 2014
14:56 EDTGILDGilead mentioned cautiously at ISI Group
11:03 EDTNLYOptions with increasing implied volatility
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06:00 EDTACHNStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; DISH ACHN
Stocks with implied volatility top IV index mean; DISH (DISH) 31, Achillion (ACHN) 128 according to iVolatility.
September 11, 2014
11:58 EDTGILDStocks with call strike movement; DDD GILD
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11:07 EDTNLYOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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10:20 EDTSRPTNebraska Medical Center not naming Ebola drug, The Street reports
Nebraska Medical Center is not releasing the name of the experimental Ebola drug being given to Dr. Rick Sacra, The Street's Adam Feuerstein reports, citing an emailed response from the hospital. Traders are speculating Tekmira (TKMR) is the manufacturer of the drug, Feuerstein points out. Sarepta (SRPT) disclosed that it is not involved in the treatment of Sacra, added Feuerstein. Shares of Tekmira are up 3% to $19.65 in morning trading. Reference Link
September 10, 2014
16:03 EDTCLVSClovis announces first patient enrolled in lucitanib Phase 2 study
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09:58 EDTGSKGlaxoSmithKline has a conference call hosted by JPMorgan
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05:58 EDTACHNStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; DISH ACHN
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September 9, 2014
10:25 EDTDHI, BZHGundlach sees homebuilder stocks continuing to disappoint
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10:10 EDTDHIOn the Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:34 EDTGILDGilead recently started cutting Sovaldi pricing by 8%, says Cleveland Research
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06:25 EDTGSKDocuments show DOJ probed GSK China unit in 2012, Reuters says
Internal documents revealed that a U.S. anti-bribery investigation into GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) touched on the firm's Chinese consumer healthcare division two years ago, which infers that the company's compliance issues in the country could be broader than initially discovered, according to Reuters, citing the documents. Reference Link
06:03 EDTACHNStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; DISH ACHN
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05:43 EDTDHID.R. Horton upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
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