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December 24, 2012
10:12 EDTMDVNMedivation falls after losing court decision over compound rights
Medivation (MDVN) is retreating after a California Superior Court rejected Medivation's contention that the University of California had violated its agreements with the company by licensing certain compounds to another drug company, Aragon. The court found that the licensing deal struck between Medivation and the University did not prohibit the school from granting rights to Aragon for compounds that were discovered prior to those licensed to Medivation. Aragon is using the compounds to develop a drug which could compete with Medivation's Xtandi, a prostate cancer treatment that has already been approved by the FDA. In a note to investors earlier today, however, research firm Jefferies wrote that Medivation would not be significantly hurt by the decision over the long term. Aragon's drug, ARN-509, isn't significantly different from Medivation's treatment and ARN-509 isn't likely to be approved for more than three years, the firm believes. Moreover, regulators may require Aragon to conduct a trial to determine if ARN-509 is more effective than Medivation's Xtandi, Jefferies wrote. Such a requirement would create another hurdle for Aragon, Jefferies believes. Medivation may appeal the court's decision, the firm added. The firm maintained a $62 price target and Buy rating on Medivation shares. In early trading, Medivation fell $1.46, or 2.81%, to $50.38.
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January 29, 2015
07:58 EDTMDVNMedivation price target raised to $128 from $112 at Stifel
After surveying 25 urologists, Stifel believes that MEdivation's (MDVN) Xtandi drug has surpassed its main competitor, Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ) Zytiga, as a treatment of prostate cancer prior to chemotherapy. Stifel keeps a Buy rating on Medivation.
January 23, 2015
10:02 EDTMDVNOn the Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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09:02 EDTMDVNMedivation recent weakness a buying opportunity, says UBS
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January 22, 2015
16:15 EDTMDVNMedivation initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital
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09:16 EDTMDVNOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:13 EDTMDVNMedivation up 1.2% after Phase 2 TERRAIN trial achieved primary endpoint
07:12 EDTMDVNMedivation phase 2 TERRAIN trial achieved primary endpoint
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