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January 17, 2014
10:17 EDTJNJEarnings Preview: J&J investors will focus on catalysts, operating leverage
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), a diversified, global healthcare conglomerate, is scheduled to report fourth quarter earnings before the open on Tuesday, January 21, with a conference call scheduled for 8:30 am ET. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for EPS of $1.20 on revenue of $17.95B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is $1.19-$1.22 on revenue of $17.82B-$18.09B. LAST QUARTER: Johnson & Johnson reported Q3 adjusted EPS of $1.36 against estimates for $1.32 on revenue of $17.6B against estimates for $17.46B. At the time of its Q3 earnings release, J&J also raised its FY13 EPS view to $5.44-$5.49 from $5.40-$5.47. STREET RESEARCH: In a note to investors on January 7, RBC Capital said it expects the company's pharmaceutical franchise to continue to deliver above industry average revenue growth, and it predicts that the company will continue to have operating leverage, enabling its EPS to surpass consensus levels over the next several years. The firm raised its price target on J&J to $104 from $88. On January 10, Barclays downgraded shares of J&J to Equal Weight from Overweight. Barclays downgraded Johnson & Johnson citing limited catalysts and valuation.The firm kept its price target remains $99. PRICE ACTION: Since its last earnings report, shares of J&J are up approximately 5%. Over the last year, shares are up over 30%.
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December 19, 2014
11:08 EDTJNJJohnson & Johnson receives positive CHMP opinion to extend Velcade indication
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December 17, 2014
09:04 EDTJNJHalozyme enters collaboration pact with Janssen for ENHANZE Technology
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09:02 EDTJNJHalozyme enters collaboration pact with Janssen for ENHANZE Technology
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08:06 EDTJNJInovio appoints Zane Yang as VP, Clinical Development, Oncology
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December 16, 2014
07:20 EDTJNJGeron announces early HSR clearance for collaboration with Janssen
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December 12, 2014
14:01 EDTJNJGenOn Energy to receive $3M milestone payment in Janssen collaboration
Genmab announced it has reached a milestone in its DuoBody technology platform collaboration with Janssen Biotech (JNJ), triggering a $3M payment. The milestone payment is for pre-clinical progress with a DuoBody product candidate targeting cancer. Today's news will not impact Genmab's 2014 financial guidance.
December 9, 2014
05:50 EDTJNJPharmacyclics data demonstrates safety, durability response
New, 27-month IMBRUVICA median follow-up data announced by Pharmacyclics (PCYC) support the use of IMBRUVICA over longer periods of time in patients with relapsed/refractory mantle cell lymphoma, or MCL, an aggressive type of lymphoma. More than 30% of IMBRUVICA patients remained progression-free after two years with no new or unexpected adverse events occurring during that time. Nearly half of the 111 patients treated were still living at the time of the data analysis. A second Phase II trial looked at IMBRUVICA's efficacy and safety as a single-agent treatment for MCL patients who previously had received rituximab combination therapy and at least two cycles of bortezomib. IMBRUVICA combination therapy resulted in an 88% overall response rate in MCL patients with a complete response rate of 40%. IMBRUVICA is jointly developed and commercialized by Pharmacyclics and Janssen Biotech, a unit of Johnson and Johnson (JNJ).
05:43 EDTJNJPharmacyclics reports IMBRUVICA data shows 84% PFS rate at one year
Pharmacyclics (PCYC) announced new, longer term data in IMBRUVICA patients with relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or CLL, including high-risk CLL patients with deletion 17p. Results from the Phase III RESONATE trial demonstrated an 84% progression-free survival, or PFS, rate in all patients with previously treated CLL or small lymphocytic lymphoma, or SLL, who received IMBRUVICA and a 94% PFS rate in patients who received only one prior therapy at 12 months. Separately, follow-up data was reported from Phase II RESONATE-17, or PCYC-1117, the largest prospective trial dedicated to studying CLL or SLL patients with del 17p. The data showed that IMBRUVICA was associated with an 83% overall response rate, or ORR, at a median follow up of 11.5 months. At 12 months, the estimated PFS was 79%. These results and additional data were presented here at the 56th American Society of Hematology, or ASH, Annual Meeting, highlighting IMBRUVICA's sustained efficacy in relapsed/refractory patients who have received at least one prior therapy. IMBRUVICA combination therapy resulted in an 88% overall response rate in MCL patients with a complete response rate of 40%. IMBRUVICA is jointly developed and commercialized by Pharmacyclics and Janssen Biotech, a unit of Johnson and Johnson (JNJ).
05:27 EDTJNJPharmacyclics IMBRUVICA Phase II combination data shows positive profile
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December 7, 2014
14:54 EDTJNJIMBRUVICA data suggests promise in multiple myeloma
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