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June 2, 2014
09:14 EDTOMER, HCT, BRCM, CYTK, PCYC, PL, SHPG, MTZ, ARIA, VTR, Z, NPSP, PBYIOn 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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August 25, 2015
16:43 EDTSHPGOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Tuesday
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09:59 EDTMTZOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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09:03 EDTSHPGAcorda has major overhang removed by IPR denials, says Leerink
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07:06 EDTSHPGShire reaches CINRYZE agreement with Sanquin Blood Supply
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August 24, 2015
18:55 EDTSHPGOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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18:52 EDTSHPGJazz, Celgene, Shire up after USPTO rejects Acorda patent challenge
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16:11 EDTMTZMasTec initiated with a Neutral at Baird
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06:22 EDTBRCMTSMC pursuing 16nm chip orders, DigiTimes reports
According to market sources, DigiTimes reports that TSMC (TSM) has been "actively" seeking 16nm FinFET chip orders. In addition to securing a portion of Apple's (AAPL) A9 chip orders, TSMC has also received orders from AMD (AMD), Broadcom (BRCM), LG, Nvidia (NVDA) and Avago (AVGO), the sources say, noting that TSMC failed to maintain orders for Qualcomm's (QCOM) flagship mobile chips, as it has placed orders for the Snapdragon 820 series with Samsung (SSNLF). Reference Link
August 21, 2015
09:38 EDTSHPGUBS global healthcare analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
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August 20, 2015
10:00 EDTBRCMOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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08:39 EDTBRCMBroadcom downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus
Argus downgraded Broadcom (BRCM) to Hold following the announcement that the waiting perorid under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Act had expired. The firm now expects the acquisition by Avago (AVGO) to go through.
August 18, 2015
16:49 EDTVTR, OMEROn The Fly: Top stock stories for Tuesday
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13:33 EDTOMEROn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
Repeating yesterday's start, the market began the session in negative territory before recapturing those losses. Early weakness was attributed to a dip in Wal-Mart (WMT) shares after the company's earnings report as well as a selloff in the Chinese market overnight. Heading into the afternoon, the market has drifted back across the flat line, with all three indices negative despite July's housing starts showing the strongest reading in eight years. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., housing starts edged up 0.2% in July to 1.206M, outpacing consensus estimates for 1.180M in the best reading since October 2007. Building permits fell 16.3% to 1.119M against expectations for 1.230M from a revised 1.337M in June, while single family starts rose 12.8% and multifamily numbers fell 17.0%. In Europe, Eurozone parliaments are set to vote on Greece's prospective bailout deal this week, with Reuters reporting earlier today that the Austrian parliament has approved the EUR86B agreement. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of National Penn (NPBC) rose nearly 17% to $12.77 after BB&T (BBT) agreed to acquire the company in a $1.8B cash and stock deal. On a conference call discussing the acquisition, BB&T CEO Kelly King called the "very, very synergistic" deal a "compelling use of capital," adding that the company expects to consolidate about 25 branches to help drive annual cost savings of $65M... Wal-Mart (WMT) fell roughly 3.2% to near $69.50 after cutting its full year earnings outlook this morning, with CFO Charles Holley noting that operating profit will see continued pressure. Meanwhile, Home Depot (HD) and Dicks Sporting Goods (DKS) saw respective gains of about 2.3% and 1.8% after their pre-market earnings reports. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Omeros (OMER), surging more than 69% to $24.58 after releasing positive preliminary data on its Phase 2 trial of OMS721 for the treatment of organ blood clots. Also higher was Inteliquent (IQNT), rising about 19% to $21.24 after announcing a three-year agreement with T-Mobile (TMUS) to provide IP voice services for the carrier. Separately, Lumber Liquidators (LL) has gained almost 5.7% to nearly $15 in afternoon trading after announcing the appointment of Jill Witter as Chief Compliance and Legal Officer. Among the noteworthy losers was Esperion (ESPR), falling over 11% despite rising 5% in pre-market trading after reporting that the ETC-1002 Phase 3 program is on track, adding that the FDA will not require a cardiovascular outcomes trial prior to the drug's potential approval. Also lower was American Apparel (APP), slipping about 1.9% after disclosing "substantial doubt" about its ability to sustain operations during the coming year. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was down 40.37, or 0.23%, to 17,504.81, the Nasdaq lost 26.86, or 0.53%, to 5,064.96, and the S&P 500 was lower by 6.02, or 0.29%, to 2,096.41.
13:16 EDTOMEROmeros price target raised to $70 on OMS721 data at Wedbush
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11:07 EDTOMEROmeros price target raised to $75 from $60 at WBB Securities
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09:23 EDTOMEROn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:11 EDTVTRCare Capital Properties begins operation as public company
Care Capital Properties (CCP) announced that it has begun operating as a standalone public company following the completion of its spin-off from Ventas, Inc. (VTR). Starting today, CCP will begin "regular-way" trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "CCP." CCP will ring the Closing Bell at the NYSE today to celebrate its first day of trading.
07:10 EDTVTRVentas completes CCP spin-off
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07:08 EDTOMEROmeros currently completing third and final cohort trial for OMS721
Omeros announced additional positive data in the company's Phase 2 clinical trial of OMS721 for the treatment of thrombotic microangiopathies, or TMAs. TMAs are a family of rare, debilitating and life-threatening disorders characterized by excessive thrombi in the microcirculation of the body's organs. The Phase 2 trial is designed to enroll primarily aHUS patients but can also enroll patients with thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, or TTP and hematopoietic stem cell transplant, or HSCT-related TMA. The trial has fully enrolled the first and second cohorts and is currently completing the third and final planned cohort of its dose-ranging stage. In each three-patient cohort, OMS721 is dosed for four weeks. Today the company is releasing data from its second cohort and data to date from its third cohort. Three patients were treated in the second or mid-dose cohort, two of whom have aHUS and one with TTP. Both patients with aHUS were on renal dialysis prior to and at the time of study enrollment. Based on the positive data from the mid-dose cohort, the high-dose cohort was initiated and an aHUS patient has already completed the study treatment period. No patient with HSCT-related TMA has yet completed dosing with OMS721. The data referenced for all patients include measures to one week following the last dose.
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