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July 16, 2014
10:36 EDTPFE, AGN, MYL, COV, VRX, AZN, MDT, ABTTreasury calls on Congress to halt inversion deals
Congress should "shut down" tax inversion deals, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew wrote in a letter to key members of Congress. Tax inversion deals have been embraced in recent months by a number of drug companies looking to lower their tax bills. WHAT'S NEW: In a letter to leaders of Congressional committees that deal with tax legislation, Lew said legislation to shut down tax inversion deal should be enacted immediately and made retroactive to May 2014. The Obama administration seeks to take comprehensive action to reform and simplify the U.S. tax system, but as it works to do that Congress should crack down on this loophole, Lew said. BACKGROUND: Tax inversions refer to an acquisition of one company, usually officially based in a country in Europe or elsewhere, by a U.S. company, following which the acquiring company becomes domiciled in the same country as the company that it bought. The switch has the potential to significantly lower the acquiring company's tax rate. ANALYST REACTION: In a note to investors earlier today, BMO Capital analyst David Maris wrote that anti-inversion rhetoric from the Obama administration may cause the environment for inversion deals to become "quite chilly." Although Congress is unlikely to act on this issue soon, the risk of legislation could make some companies think twice about paying high premiums for competitors they are acquiring in inversion deals, the analyst warned. Investors should be especially cautious about deals that are pending or have been recently announced, such as Mylan's (MYL) acquisition of Abbott’s (ABT) established products business announced on Monday, Maris wrote. Lew's letter will also hinder Valeant's (VRX) efforts to acquire Allergan (AGN), as the Treasury Secretary's statement will bolster Allergan's argument that Valeant's tax assumptions could be overly positive, according to the analyst. Maris has Outperform ratings on all the stocks mentioned except for Mylan, on which he has an Underperform rating. Another high-profile proposed deal in the pharmaceutical space that involved a potential inversion was Pfizer's (PFE) failed attempt to acquire AstraZeneca (AZN). Additionally, Medtronic (MDT) recently agreed to acquire Ireland's Covidien (COV). PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Mylan was little changed at $52.20, Abbott was fractionally higher to $41.25, Valeant was little changed at $120, Allergan traded fractionally lower at $164.30, Medtronic fell 1.7% to $62.48 and Covidien dropped 2% to $88.67.
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January 13, 2015
12:49 EDTVRXValeant CEO says 'unlikely' to work with Bill Ackman again
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12:48 EDTVRXValeant CEO says will have a 'number of clean quarters in a row'
Valeant CEO Michael Pearson said on CNBC that his company will have a "number of clean quarters in a row" in an effort to dispute attacks on its business model.
10:56 EDTVRXValeant sees continuation of Q3 trends in Q4
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10:46 EDTVRXValeant doesn't see need to 'push a large deal for sake of doing large deal'
Sees double digit organic growth in 2014, 2015 and beyond. Says business development a priority for cash flow. Sees pursuing small and medium sized deals. Says doesn't see a need to "push a large deal for the sake of doing a large deal." Comments made at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference. Valeant shares are up 2.1% to $158.76 in morning trading.
10:39 EDTVRXValeant repeats FY15 EPS view $10.10-$10.40, revenue $9.2B-$9.3B
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10:38 EDTVRXValeant repeats Q4 cash EPS view $2.55+ vs. previous view $2.45-$2.55
Repeats Q4 revenue view $2.1B-$2.3B. Sees Q4 adjusted cash flow from operations about $600M. Says absorbed additional negative Fx impact of ~$40M to revenue, ~10c to cash EPS. Says FDA submission for Vesneo on track for Q2. Sees submission for sub-micron loteprednol gel 0.38% in late Q3, early Q4, and expects to launch product in 3Q16. Sees filing NDA for Arestin LCM in 2H15. Sees >12% same store organic growth for total company in Q4, >10% for FY. Sees Bausch + Lomb organic growth >10% for FY. Sees continued strong performance from Jublia, other recent product launches. Strategic initiates for 2015 include 10%-12% organic growth, cash conversion rate of >90%, achieve $500M+ revenues for key launch programs, including Jublia, Ultra, Luzu, Retin-A Micro 0.08%, Onexton. Comments from slides being presented at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference.
10:00 EDTABTOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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07:42 EDTVRXJPMorgan to hold a conference
33rd Annual Healthcare Conference is being held in San Francisco on January 12-15 with webcasted company presentations to begin on January 13 at 10:30 am; not all company presentations may be webcasted. Webcast Link
07:39 EDTVRX, AGNAmerican Academy of Cosmetic Surgery to hold a meeting
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05:57 EDTABTAbbott downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
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January 12, 2015
13:02 EDTMDT, COVMedtronic sees Coviden deal closing in last week of January, early February
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12:45 EDTPFEActavis CEO says 'can't speculate on what Pfizer is going to do'
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11:08 EDTCOVEMC says Elliott agrees to certain limited standstill provisions through Sept.
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09:37 EDTAGNSupreme Court rejects Allergan appeal on generic Latisse, Bloomberg reports
09:22 EDTPFE23andMe announces collaboration with Pfizer
Google (GOOG)-backed 23andMe announced an agreement with Pfizer (PFE) that will provide Pfizer with access to 23andMe’s research platform, including services and Research Portal analysis of 23andMe’s genotyped population of over 800,000 individuals, of which more than 80 percent have consented to participate in research. 23andMe’s Research Portal enables qualified and approved scientists outside of 23andMe the opportunity to leverage the company’s unique research model while still protecting the privacy and security of 23andMe’s customers. As a part of the agreement, the companies will collaborate on certain genome-wide association studies, surveys, and clinical trial recruitment. One of these collaborations will be a longitudinal study to better understand the genetics of lupus. This study will entail enrollment and genotyping of 5,000 people into a new lupus research community, and include the integration of medical records, targeted bio-sampling along with genetic information for all participants. This announcement follows a collaboration between 23andMe and Pfizer to enroll 10,000 people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease in a research initiative designed to explore the genetic factors associated with the onset, progression, severity and response to treatments for IBD. Nearly 4,000 patients have been enrolled in the community since August 2014.
08:37 EDTPFE, AZNShire deal suggests most biotech companies in play, says JMP Securities
After Shire (SHPG) agreed to buy NPS Pharmaceuticals (NPSP), JMP Securities says the deal indicates that most biotech companies are in play, particularly those with worldwide rights to their products for well-defined patient populations. The firm expects investors to speculate all week about potential new targets in the space. Publicly traded companies in the space include AstraZeneca (AZN), Bristol-Myers (BMY), Eli Lilly (LLY), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Merck (MRK), Novartis (NVS), Pfizer (PFE), Roche (RHHBY) and Sanofi (SNY).
08:09 EDTAGNActavis and Allergan announce early termination of HSR waiting period
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08:07 EDTAGNActavis, Allergan announce early termination of Hart Scott Rodino waiting period
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07:17 EDTMYLJPMorgan to hold a conference
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05:36 EDTAZNQIAGEN announces regulatory registration of lung cancer companion diagnostic
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