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June 2, 2014
09:14 EDTCYTK, PCYC, PL, SHPG, MTZ, ARIA, VTR, Z, NPSP, PBYI, OMER, HCT, BRCMOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: NPS Pharmaceuticals (NPSP), up 21% after the Times of London reported that Shire (SHPG) secured a $5B credit facility led by Citigroup (C) for a takeover offer for the company... Broadcom (BRCM), up 15% after saying it will explore strategic alternatives for cellular baseband business, backing Q2 revenue expectations... Protective Life (PL) rises 17% after Dai-ichi Life Insurance reported to be in talks to buy the company... American Realty Capital (HCT) up 10% after Ventas (VTR) agreed to acquire the company for $2.6B in stock and cash. Ventas shares down 1.8% in pre-market trade following the deal announcement... Conn's (CONN), up 10% after reporting better than expected Q1 earnings results... ARIAD (ARIA), up 13.5% after FDA lifts partial clinical hold on Iclusig study. LOWER: MasTec (MTZ), down 13% after lowering its Q2 EPS view... Puma Biotechnology (PBYI), down 16% after presentation of PB272 Phase II data... Cytokinetics falls 8.8% after announcing further results from BENEFIT-ALS trial... Zillow (Z), down 4% after shares downgraded at Pacific Crest and at RBC Capital.
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December 9, 2014
16:05 EDTBRCMBroadcom increases dividend to 14c, authorizes $1B stock repurchase plan
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16:04 EDTBRCMBroadcom raises Q4 revenue view to $2.075B-$2.15B, consensus $2.09B
Broadcom maintained the guided range for Q4 product dross margin on both a GAAP and non-GAAP basis. Now sees Q4 R&D and SG&A expenses closer to down about $50M and down about $40M on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis, respectively.
12:22 EDTSHPGPiper Jaffray biopharm analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
Senior Research Analyst Schimmer, along with Biopharmaceuticals Analyst Breazzano, discuss gene therapy for hemophilia on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on December 11 at 10 am.
10:23 EDTSHPGOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:10 EDTARIAARIAD takeover rumors rekindled, Independent says
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07:37 EDTARIAARIAD announces safety, efficacy follow-up data on Iclusig
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07:36 EDTARIAARIAD says Iclusig shows anti-leukemic activity in long-term follow up data
ARIAD Pharmaceuticals announced long-term follow up data from the Phase 1 trial of Iclusig, its approved BCR-ABL inhibitor, in heavily pretreated patients with resistant or intolerant chronic myeloid leukemia or Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The study now shows that with a median follow-up of four years in chronic phase CML patients, Iclusig continues to demonstrate anti-leukemic activity in patients with limited treatment options and that responses have been maintained in CP-CML patients with 72 percent having a major cytogenetic response, 65 percent having a complete cytogenetic response and 56 percent having a major molecular response. Long-term safety data show that careful benefit-risk evaluations should guide decisions to use and maintain ponatinib therapy, particularly in patients who may be at increased risk for arterial thrombotic events. These data were featured in a poster presentation on December 8 at the 56th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology taking place in San Francisco.
05:50 EDTPCYCPharmacyclics 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 EDTPCYCPharmacyclics 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).
05:38 EDTSHPGShire downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
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05:27 EDTPCYCPharmacyclics IMBRUVICA Phase II combination data shows positive profile
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December 8, 2014
15:18 EDTBRCMBroadcom December volatility elevated into analyst day
Broadcom December weekly call option implied volatility is at 53, December is at 34, January is at 27; compared to its 26-week average of 26 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into a company sponsored analyst day on December 10.
13:45 EDTPCYCTG Therapeutics says TG-1101 well tolerated in Phase 2 study
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08:32 EDTPCYCTrout Group to hold events at ASH 2014
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07:36 EDTARIAARIAD: Iclusig demonstrates anti-leukemic activity in patents in Phase 2 trial
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December 7, 2014
14:54 EDTPCYCIMBRUVICA data suggests promise in multiple myeloma
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December 5, 2014
17:04 EDTVTRVentas files to sell 148,241 shares of common stock for holders
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13:41 EDTSHPGShire to host research and development day with a conference call hookup
Research and Development meeting to be held in New York on December 10 at 8 am. Webcast Link
10:56 EDTBRCMBroadcom recommended ahead of December 9 analyst meeting at BofA/Merrill
09:52 EDTBRCMBroadcom to host analyst day
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