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June 20, 2014
16:20 EDTORCL, SHPG, ABBV, FLML, DRI, NGLS, ETE, TRGPOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street had a quiet open and remained that way throughout the session. The averages moved in a narrow range but drifted mostly in positive territory, allowing the Dow and S&P 500 to close the week at all-time highs. The Nasdaq also notched a gain, despite being weighed on by shares of Oracle (ORCL), which slid after reporting earnings below Wall Street estimates. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., no major economic data was reported. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of enterprise software provider Oracle sunk $1.69, or 3.98%, to $40.82 after the company’s fourth quarter results trailed analysts’ consensus estimates. Citigroup downgraded Oracle to Neutral from Buy citing weak license growth and "relatively aggressive" Q1 targets following the company's Q4 results... Shire (SHPG) shares trading in New York rose $31.18, or 16.26%, to $222.89 after the company confirmed it rejected a takeover offer from AbbVie (ABBV). Abbvie, which has tried unsuccessfully three times to strike a deal to buy the Ireland-based drugmaker, is considering raising its offer for Shire a fourth time, according to Bloomberg, citing two people with knowledge of the matter. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was car retailer CarMax (KMX), which surged $7.47, or 16.5%, to $52.75 after the company reported first quarter results that beat expectations. Also higher were shares of Flamel Technologies (FLML), which rose $2.40, or 18.79%, to $15.17 after the FDA changed its drug shortage website and now lists Flamel's Bloxiverz as the "first and only" approved neostigmine. Analysts at Summer Street believe the change could be a "hugely significant" milestone for Flamel and may mean that the FDA could be taking action to remove unapproved neostigmines offered by other companies. Among the noteworthy losers was Targa Resources Partners (NGLS), which fell $11.44, or 14.03%, to $70.11 after announcing last night that its takeover talks with Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) ended without a deal and the stock was downgraded at Wunderlich following the news. Shares of Targa Resources Partners and its parent, Targa Resources (TRGP), had spiked late in yesterday's session after Bloomberg reported that Energy Transfer was near a deal to buy them. Also lower was restaurant operator Darden (DRI), which dropped $1.94, or 3.92%, to $47.58 after stating that same-store sales at its Olive Garden restaurants had declined 3.5% last quarter and reporting earnings that disappointed. INDEXES: The Dow rose 25.62, or 0.15%, to 16,947.08, the Nasdaq advanced 8.71, or 0.2%, to 4,368.04, and the S&P 500 gained 3.39, or 0.17%, to 1,962.87.
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July 21, 2014
06:43 EDTABBVGrowing market for hepatitis-C treatment prompts legal scramble, WSJ says
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06:14 EDTSHPGStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; INTC SHPG
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06:10 EDTABBVStocks with implied volatility movement; ABBV JOY
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July 18, 2014
18:04 EDTABBV, SHPGAbbVie purchase of Shire worth the premium, Barron's reports
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16:47 EDTSHPG, ABBVMarket ends week higher as earnings, M&A offset geopolitical tensions
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13:46 EDTABBVAbbVie price target raised to $85 from $71 at Jefferies
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11:25 EDTSHPGOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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10:38 EDTSHPGShire downgraded to Fair Value from Buy at CRT Capital
Shire (SHPG) is being acquired by AbbVie (ABBV).
10:34 EDTSHPG, ABBVShire downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray
Shire (SHPG) is being acquired by AbbVie (ABBV).
10:30 EDTABBV, SHPGAbbVie says can't back out of Shire deal based on tax law change, Bloomberg says
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09:29 EDTABBV, SHPGAbbVie, Shire says merger should help in enhanced buyback and dividend programs
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06:23 EDTSHPGShire raises FY14 EPS to low-to-mid 30% growth from mid-to-high teens
Raises FY14 product sales guidance to growth in high teens from mid-to-high teens. Shire continues to expect royalties and other revenues to be 10%-15% lower than 2013.
06:19 EDTSHPGShire reports Q2 EPS $2.67, consensus $2.45
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05:17 EDTABBV, SHPGAbbVie, Shire agree on merger worth GBP32B pounds
The boards of AbbVie (ABBV) and Shire (SHPG) announced that they have reached agreement on the terms of a recommended combination of Shire with AbbVie. Under the terms of the Merger, Shire shareholders will be entitled to receive per share GBP 24.44 in cash and 0.8960 new AbbVie shares. Immediately following the transaction, Shire shareholders are expected to hold new AbbVie Shares representing approximately 25% of the issued share capital of new AbbVie. AbbVie expects the transaction to be accretive to adjusted earnings per share in the first year following completion, growing to above $1.00 per share by 2020, with "material ongoing financial and operating benefits." The AbbVie board also expects the transaction to reduce New AbbVie's effective tax rate to approximately 13% by 2016. The Shire board said it "considers the terms of the Transaction to be fair and reasonable." In order to undertake the transaction, AbbVie has formed a new company, New AbbVie, which is incorporated in Jersey, Shire's current place of incorporation. Following completion of the Transaction, New AbbVie will become the holding company of the Shire Group and the AbbVie Group. It is intended that the New AbbVie Shares will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
05:12 EDTSHPG, ABBVAbbVie to acquire Shire for 52.48 pounds per share in cash, stock
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July 17, 2014
13:34 EDTSHPGShire reports results from Vyvanse vs. Concerta studies in adolescents with ADHD
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12:56 EDTSHPG, ABBVAbbVie set to announce GBP 31B deal to buy Shire, FT says
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12:54 EDTSHPG, ABBVAbbVie set to announce GBP 31B deal to buy Shire, FT says
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11:12 EDTSHPGOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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05:53 EDTABBVStocks with implied volatility movement; HLF ABBV
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Herbalife (HLF) 52, AbbVie (ABBV) 30 according to iVolatility.
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