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April 2, 2014
12:33 EDTMON, AGU, MNKD, XLRN, CELG, LQDT, APOLOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were slightly higher at midday after payroll provider ADP estimated that employers added 191K jobs in March. The jobs addition was slightly less than expected, but a figure near 200K still may add confidence that Friday's jobs report from the Department of Labor may be an encouraging one. ECONOMIC EVENTS: ADP estimated that private payrolls increased 191K in March, which fell just short of the 193K consensus estimate. Factory orders grew by 1.6% in February, versus expectations for an increase of 1.2% in the month. COMPANY NEWS: Agribusiness giant Monsanto (MON) rose 1.5% after reporting better than expected earnings and revenue for its just-completed second quarter and confirming its fiscal year profit guidance. Another agricultural products maker, fertilizer producer Agrium (AGU), slid over 2% after warning that the late spring season this year is expected to impact the timing of its wholesale, and to a lesser extent its retail, earnings. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was MannKind (MNKD), which surged more than 77% after an FDA advisory panel voted to recommend its Afrezza inhalation powder to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Also higher was Acceleron Pharma (XLRN), which rose 15% after its larger partner Celgene (CELG) reached a deal to raise its stake in Acceleron to 14.8% by acquiring 1.1M Acceleron shares from five current stockholders. Among the noteworthy losers was Liquidity Services (LQDT), which dropped 11% after RW Baird said the company's high bid for the Non-Rolling Stock portion of the Defense Logistics Agency’s surplus liquidation contract is "quite a bit" higher than it expected. Also lower was Apollo Education (APOL), which fell 8% near noon despite an upgrade of its shares at Wells Fargo after the company's Q2 revenue missed expectations and it also disclosed the receipt of a subpoena by its University of Phoenix unit from the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Education. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 19.39, or 0.12%, to 16,552.00, the Nasdaq was up 5.39, or 0.13%, to 4,273.43, and the S&P 500 was up 4.81, or 0.26%, to 1,890.33.
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October 24, 2014
06:07 EDTAGUValueAct reports 5.7% activist stake in Agrium
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October 23, 2014
12:20 EDTCELGOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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10:54 EDTXLRN, CELGAcceleron, Celgene to present sotatercept prelinical interim clinical data
Acceleron Pharma (XLRN) reported that its collaboration partner, Celgene (CELG), and investigators on the sotatercept program will present sotatercept preclinical and interim clinical data at the American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2014. The meeting will be held in Philadelphia on November 11-16. Preliminary data, including safety and effects on hemoglobin, bone density and vascular calcification from the ongoing phase 2a clinical trial of sotatercept will be presented on Thursday, November 13. Additionally, data from preclinical studies will be presented on Friday and Saturday, November 13 and 14.
07:33 EDTCELGCelgene raises FY14 adjusted EPS view to $3.65-$3.70 from $3.60-$3.65
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07:32 EDTCELGCelgene reports Q3 REVLIMID sales $1.3B
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07:32 EDTCELGCelgene reports Q3 adjusted EPS 97c, consensus 95c
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October 22, 2014
15:37 EDTCELGNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's market open, with earnings consensus, include Comcast (CMCSA), consensus 71c; Union Pacific (UNP), consensus $1.52; 3M (MMM), consensus $1.96; AbbVie (ABBV), consensus 77c; Celgene (CELG), consensus 95c; Eli Lilly (LLY), consensus 67c; Occidental Petroleum (OXY), consensus $1.57; Caterpillar (CAT), consensus $1.36; Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN), consensus $1.16; Precision Castparts (PCP), consensus $3.32; Raytheon (RTN), consensus $1.60; American Electric Power (AEP), consensus $1.02; Southwest Airlines (LUV), consensus 53c; Lorillard (LO), consensus 90c; T. Rowe Price (TROW), consensus $1.15; Mead Johnson (MJN), consensus 91c; Zimmer Holdings (ZMH), consensus $1.30; Nucor (NUE), consensus 73c; Nielsen (NLSN), consensus 65c; Prologis (PLD), consensus 46c; Sigma-Aldrich (SIAL), consensus $1.06; Under Armour (UA), consensus 40c; EQT (EQT), consensus 56c; Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS), consensus 88c; Cameron International (CAM), consensus $1.10; Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), consensus 89c; Quest Diagnostics (DGX), consensus $1.08; CMS Energy (CMS), consensus 41c; Airgas (ARG), consensus $1.29; PulteGroup (PHM), consensus 36c; Diamond Offshore (DO), consensus 79c; Bemis (BMS), consensus 67c.
11:55 EDTCELGStocks with call strike movement; YHOO CELG
Yahoo (YHOO) January 48 call option implied volatility decreased 6% to 32, Celgene (CELG) April 110 call option implied volatility increased 2% to 32 according to IVolatility.
11:38 EDTCELGBiogen retreats after Tecfidera sales miss, patient death reported
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11:01 EDTCELGBiogen trading lower on slower growth, PML case, says Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank attributes the pullback in shares of Biogen (BIIB) to slower sequential revenue growth and the one PML case with Tecfidera disclosed on today's earnings call. Deutsche believes investors are now favoring Celgene (CELG) over Biogen due to near term headline risks. The firm says it likes Celgene more as well due its pipeline, but keeps a Buy rating on Biogen.
05:58 EDTMNKDStocks with implied volatility movement; MNKD SHPG
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October 21, 2014
09:23 EDTCELGCelgene GED-0301 said to have 67% 12-week remission at high dose in trial
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07:34 EDTAPOLApollo Education sees 1Q15 revenue $720M-$730M, consensus $763.70M
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07:33 EDTAPOLApollo Education sees FY15 revenue $2.8B-$2.85B, consensus $2.80B
07:32 EDTAPOLApollo reports Q4 University of Phoenix New Degreed Enrollment down 5.9%
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07:31 EDTAPOLApollo Education reports Q4 EPS from cont. ops. ex-items 34c, consensus 27c
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October 20, 2014
13:26 EDTCELGCelgene I&I franchise boosted by Crohn’s trial data, says William Blair
William Blair said it views the preliminary Phase II efficacy and safety data from mongersen in Crohn’s disease reported by Celgene as encouraging. The firm noted that the 10 mg arm did not achieve significance, but the three data points collectively formed a robust dose-response that William Blair said lends support for the drug's proposed mechanism of action. William Blair believes mongersen complements Celgene’s Inflammation & Immunology portfolio and the firm maintains its Outperform rating on the stock, which is up 4% to $91.65 in afternoon trading.
13:21 EDTCELGCelgene reports Phase II data in Crohn’s Disease to be presented at UEG
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06:52 EDTMNKDMannKind initiated with a Neutral at Goldman
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October 17, 2014
13:18 EDTCELGLeerink's biotech analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
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