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March 22, 2013
13:28 EDTSTJ, MDT, BSX, EWSenators express willingness to repeal medical device tax, Politico reports
The Senate overwhelmingly voted to support a nonbinding measure calling for the repeal of the medical device tax that was included in Obamacare, according to Politico. The vote was 79-20 in favor of the repeal, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who decides what measures the chamber will vote on, opposed the repeal, the website noted. Reference Link
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August 27, 2015
12:20 EDTSTJDeutsche Bank says would have mixed view of Abbott-St. Jude deal
Deutsche Bank analyst Kristen Stewart said she would have a "somewhat mixed" view if Abbott (ABT) were in fact to pursue a deal to buy St. Jude Medical (STJ), as was raised as a possibility by a Financial Times report this morning. Stewart said the addition of St. Jude would "significantly" improve Abbott's Device division, specifically its vascular franchise, but she adds that the $25B bid discussed in the report would be "full value" for St. Jude and wonders if such a deal would be the most efficient use of capital for a diversified company like Abbott. The analyst said her view on each stock is unchanged overall at this point and she keeps her Buy rating on Abbott and Hold rating on St. Jude.
12:07 EDTSTJAbbott bid for St. Jude doesn't seem likely, says Wells Fargo
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11:54 EDTSTJSt. Jude Medical fades from highs, levels to watch
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10:06 EDTSTJHigh option volume stocks
High option volume stocks: GLOG ACI NGD BEAT BAX TTPH STJ FNF SSTK
10:00 EDTBSXOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:26 EDTSTJOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:57 EDTSTJAbbott spokesman says company not making offer for St. Jude, Bloomberg reports
The spokesperson's statement to Bloomberg follows a report earlier this morning from Financial Times that claimed Abbott (ABT) is prepping a takeover offer for St. Jude Medical (STJ) that would value the latter at $25B.
07:51 EDTSTJThoratec volatility low into report Abbott prepping offer for St. Jude Medical
Thoratec (THOR) September call option implied volatility is at 10, October is at 6; compared to its 52-week range of 8 to 54 suggesting decreasing price movement into reports Abbott (ABT) is preparing a bid for St. Jude Medical (STJ). In July St. Jude Medical and Thoratec approved an agreement under which St. Jude Medical will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Thoratec for $63.50 per share in a cash. The deal is scheduled to close in Q4.
07:45 EDTSTJAbbott volatility up into report prepping takeover offer for St. Jude Medical
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07:39 EDTSTJSt. Jude Medical volatility up, Abbott prepping $25B takeover offer FT reports
St. Jude Medical (STJ) September call option implied volatility is at 29, October is at 27; compared to its 52-week range of 17 to 36; suggesting slightly larger near term price movement into Abbott (ABT) is prepping a takeover offer that would value the company at $25B, sources tell The Financial Times.
06:57 EDTSTJAbbott prepping $25B takeover offer for St. Jude Medical, FT reports
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06:56 EDTSTJAbbott prepping $25B takeover offer for St. Jude Medical, FT reports
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06:12 EDTBSXBoston Scientific upgraded to Buy on valuation at Goldman
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August 25, 2015
09:07 EDTMDTMedtronic to acquire Twelve for $458M
In support of the company's therapy innovation strategy, Medtronic announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Twelve, a medical device company focused on the development of a transcatheter mitral valve replacement, or TMVR device. Twelve is the twelfth company spun out from the premier medical device incubator The Foundry. Medtronic has agreed to pay up to $458M for Twelve including $408M at closing and $50M on achievement of CE Marking. The cash- and debt-free transaction remains subject to customary closing conditions, and is expected to close in October 2015.
07:54 EDTSTJSt. Jude Medical management to meet with Oppenheimer
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August 24, 2015
16:32 EDTBSXBoston Scientific announces CE Mark for MRI labeling for ICD, CRT-D systems
Boston Scientific has received CE Mark on magnetic resonance imaging conditional labeling for the current family of EL and MINI implantable cardioverter defibrillator and the X4 cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator systems. This revised labeling ensures that future patients and those already implanted with these systems are able to undergo MRI scans if indicated.
08:31 EDTSTJSt. Jude Medical receives CE Mark for MRI labeling for Prodigy MRI system
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08:29 EDTEWWilliam Blair to hold a field trip
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August 21, 2015
08:50 EDTSTJThoratec announces end of 'go shop' period in merger agreement with St. Jude
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August 19, 2015
16:48 EDTBSXBoston Scientific announces FDA approval of Innova Self-Expanding Stent System
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