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January 21, 2014
07:06 EDTPATH, TEVA, ENDPNuPathe terminates agreement with Endo, to be acquired by Teva
NuPathe (PATH) announced that it has terminated its agreement and plan of merger with Endo Health Solutions (ENDP) and its board has withdrawn its recommendation that stockholders accept Endo's offer to acquire all outstanding shares of NuPathe common stock. NuPathe has also entered into an agreement and plan of merger with Teva Pharmaceutical (TEVA) under which Teva will acquire NuPathe for $3.65 per share in cash. In addition to the upfront cash payment, NuPathe stockholders will receive rights to receive additional cash payments of up to $3.15 per share if specified net sales of NuPathe's migraine treatment, Zecuity, are achieved over time. Under the terms of the agreement, an affiliate of Teva will promptly commence a tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of NuPathe's common stock for $3.65 per share in cash and the right to receive contingent cash consideration payments of up to $3.15 per share if specified net sales thresholds for NuPathe's Zecuity are achieved. The contingent cash consideration payments, which will not be publicly traded, are as follows: $2.15 per share in cash payable upon net sales of Zecuity of at least $100M in any four consecutive calendar quarters, on or prior to the 60th day following the ninth anniversary of the date of the first commercial sale of Zecuity; and $1.00 per share in cash payable upon net sales of ZECUITY of at least $300 million in any four consecutive calendar quarters, on or prior to the 60th day following the ninth anniversary of the date of the first commercial sale of Zecuity. The transaction is expected to be completed in February.
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January 29, 2015
16:35 EDTENDPEndo sees Auxilium transaction immediately accretive
Endo International plc (ENDP)announced it has completed the acquisition of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals (AUXL) in a transaction valued at $2.6B when announced on October 9, 2014. The closing of the transaction follows the approval of the acquisition by Auxilium's shareholders on January 27 and the receipt of all required regulatory approvals. Rajiv De Silva, president and CEO of Endo, stated, This strategic transaction enhances the organic growth of our branded pharmaceuticals business by adding a broad range of high quality products to our already robust portfolio and expanding our development pipeline. We are excited to deliver on the promise of this combination by leveraging our resources to enhance the performance of XIAFLEX and optimize TESTOPEL and STENDRA. We continue to expect the transaction to be immediately accretive for shareholders and meaningfully accretive each year moving forward. We believe that Endo is now even better positioned to drive growth across our product portfolio and to capitalize on additional future strategic M&A opportunities to create value for shareholders, customers and employees." Auxilium common stock will cease to be traded on the NASDAQ Global Market following the close of trading on January 29.
January 27, 2015
09:35 EDTENDPAuxilium shareholders approve merger with Endo
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09:10 EDTTEVAGevo announces Supreme Court rules in favor of Gevo
Gevo (GEVO) announced that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Gevo's favor and overturned an earlier Federal Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on the interpretation of key patent claims. The result is that Gevo's victory in the Delaware District Court is reinstated, and that the case has been remanded back to the Appeals Court for consideration in light of the new standard of appellate review that was decided in the Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., v. Sandoz, Inc. case last week. In Teva (TEVA), the Supreme Court ruled that the Appeals Court must apply a more stringent "clear error" standard of review, rather than a "de novo" standard of review. In Gevo's case, the Appeals Court must now apply the "clear error" standard of review and cannot set aside the Delaware District Court's findings of fact in Gevo's favor unless they were clearly erroneous. The Supreme Court's decision effectively reinstates Gevo's victory at the District Court where a final judgment of non-infringement was entered in Gevo's favor following the acknowledgment by Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC that Gevo does not infringe Butamax's Patent Nos. 7,851,188 and 7,993,889.
January 26, 2015
15:24 EDTTEVATeva confirms U.S. approval of AstraZeneca's Nexium generic
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14:15 EDTTEVATeva unit wins FDA approval for Nexium generic
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January 23, 2015
16:08 EDTTEVATeva volatility elevated, Pfizer approached late last year, Bloomberg says
Teva (TEVA) overall option implied volatility of 25 compares to its 26-week average of 23 according to Track Data, suggesting large price movement into Pfizer (PFE) approach late last year, Bloomberg says.
16:04 EDTTEVATeva rebuffed Pfizer approach late last year, Bloomberg says
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January 22, 2015
14:03 EDTENDPAuxilium to host special shareholder meeting
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January 21, 2015
18:27 EDTENDPOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: eBay (EBAY), up 2.9%... United Rentals (URI), up 1.5%. ALSO HIGHER: Minerva (NERV), up 16.1% after reporting positive Phase 1 data with MIN-202... Endo (ENDP), up 3.1% after it was announced that Endo will replace Covidien in S&P 500 as of 1/26 close... Covidien (COV) is up 1%. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: F5 Networks (FFIV), down 15.8%... Xilinx (XLNX), down 6.1%... Discover Financial Services (DFS), down 3.3%... American Express (AXP), down 2.2%. ALSO LOWER: BioMarin (BMRN), down 2.5% after filing to sell 7.25M shares of common stock... Kinder Morgan (KMI), down 1.9% after announcing that it will acquire Hiland Partners for approximately $3B and reporting fourth quarter results... Cisco (CSCO), down 1.4% after Bloomberg reported that Oracle's (ORCL) Ellison said that Oracle's new Virtual Compute Appliance is cheaper than Cisco's product.
18:06 EDTENDPS&P announces changes to the S&P 500, MidCap 400, SmallCap 600 indices
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17:19 EDTENDPBoston Beer to replace Endo in S&P 400 as of 1/26 close
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17:18 EDTENDPEndo to replace Covidien in S&P 500 as of 1/26 close
08:38 EDTTEVAMomenta announces Supreme Court decision to remand generic Copaxone back to CAFC
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January 20, 2015
14:37 EDTTEVATeva generic competition to Copaxone pushed out by ruling, says BMO Capital
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12:56 EDTTEVAMylan says continues to believe '808 patent is 'invalid'
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11:29 EDTTEVATeva says Supreme Court reverses circuit court judgment on Copaxone 20 mg/mL
Teva Pharmaceutical announced the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. et al. Petitioners v. Sandoz Inc. et al. that reversed the Federal Circuit Court’s judgment of invalidity of Teva’s ‘808 patent for COPAXONE 20 mg/mL. The Supreme Court remanded the case to the Federal Circuit for further review in light of the applicable standard the Supreme Court laid out for appellate review of claim construction. A ruling last year by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld four Teva patents that expired in May 2014, while invalidating the ‘808 patent that is set to expire on September 1, 2015. “We are encouraged by the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision and look forward to the Federal Circuit’s review. We will continue to explore all available avenues to protect our intellectual property for COPAXONE 20mg/mL,” said Erez Vigodman, President and CEO of Teva. “There is currently no FDA-approved follow-on version of Teva’s COPAXONE. We are encouraged by the FDA’s willingness to date to have dialogue regarding the complexities of COPAXONE 20 mg/mL and the potential limitations and other unknowns of purported follow-on versions,” added Rob Koremans, MD, President and CEO of Global Specialty Medicines at Teva.
10:45 EDTTEVATeva spikes, retraces, after win in Copaxone patent case
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10:40 EDTTEVAMomenta Pharma sinks after Supreme Court rules on Copaxone
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10:35 EDTTEVATeva rises after patent ruling upheld by Supreme Court
The Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling related to generic versions of Teva's Copaxone drug. In the ruling, the court wrote that "When reviewing a district court’s resolution of subsidiary factual matters made in the course of its construction of a patent claim, the Federal Circuit must apply a “clear error,” not a de novo, standard of review." Teva shares are up 1.5% to $58.58 in early trading after the ruling. Reference Link
07:00 EDTENDPEndo price target raised to $98 from $86 at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray raised its price target for Endo shares to $98 saying Xiaflex's market expansion opportunities are not fully appreciated by the broader market. It keeps an Overweight rating on the stock.

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