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January 18, 2013
10:58 EDTJNJEarnings Preview: Johnson & Johnson at five-year high ahead of Q4 report
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is scheduled to report Q4 results before the open on Tuesday January 22, with a conference call scheduled for 8:30 am ET. Johnson & Johnson engages in the research and development, manufacture, and sale of various products in the health care field worldwide... EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for EPS of $1.17 on revenue of $17.67B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is $1.13-$1.23 on revenue of $17.46B-$17.98B... LAST QUARTER: J&J reported Q3 EPS $1.25 against estimates of $1.21 on revenue of $17.1B against estimates of $16.95B. In its Q3 report, the company gave FY12 EPS guidance of $5.05-$5.10 compared to estimates of $5.06. J&J cited by Remicade, Prezista, Velcade as Q3 growth drivers but noted that Q3 sales were hurt by manufacturing suspension at Doxil/Caelyx supplier. During the Q3 earnings conference call CFO Dominic Caruso said U.S. healthcare utilization rates show early signs of stabilization and U.S. joint reconstruction volumes appear to have improved in the latest data but cautioned that although some positive signs can be seen, it is "still too early to signal any meaningful recovery"... STREET RESEARCH: In the last two months, analysts have been generally positive on J&J. On January 4, Deutsche Bank upgraded Johnson & Johnson to Buy from Hold, citing the company's diversification and expectations the company will see improving trends in 2013. The firm raised its price target for shares to $82 from $75. On December 10, Davenport upgraded the shares to Buy from Neutral with an $80 price target... PRICE ACTION: Shares of Johnson and Johnson are trading near a five-year high of ~$73. The shares rose from around $69 per share to $72.74 on Q3 earnings in October, and have since rallied approximately 5% to $72.94.
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16:33 EDTJNJGilead 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.

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