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July 28, 2014
13:12 EDTPFEEarnings Preview: Pfizer looks for earnings boost from Lyrica, Xalkori
Pfizer (PFE) is scheduled to report second quarter earnings before the market open on Tuesday, July 29, with a conference call scheduled for 10:00 am ET. Pfizer, a biopharmaceutical company, discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells healthcare products worldwide. Its product portfolio includes medicines and vaccines, as well as various consumer healthcare products. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for earnings per share of 57c on revenue of $12.47B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is 54c-59c on revenue of $12.18B-$12.69B. LAST QUARTER: Pfizer reported first quarter EPS of 57c, which beat consensus estimates of 55c, on revenue of $11.4B, which was lower than consensus estimates of $12.09B. Pfizer reported that Q1 revenues decreased $1.1B, or 9%. The operational decrease was primarily due to the expiration of the co-promotion term of the collaboration agreement for Enbrel in the U.S. and Canada, the ongoing expiration of the Spiriva collaboration in certain countries, the continued the continued erosion of branded Lipitor in the U.S. and most other developed markets due to generic competition, as well as the loss of exclusivity and subsequent multi-source generic competition for Detrol LA in the U.S. and other product losses of exclusivity in certain markets. Revenues were favorably impacted primarily by the strong operational growth of Lyrica, Xalkori and Inlyta globally, Enbrel outside of the U.S. and Canada, recently launched products, Eliquis and Xeljanz, primarily in the U.S. STREET RESEARCH: On July 28, BMO Capital downgraded Pfizer to Market Perform from Outperform. As reasons for the downgrade, the firm cited what it sees as the weakening of the company's mature franchises and significant loss of exclusivity headwinds in 2015. The firm lowered its target on Pfizer shares to $31 from $34. PRICE ACTION: Since its last earnings report on May 5, shares of the drug maker are relatively flat. Pfizer shares are trading down fractionally to just below $30 today ahead of earnings.
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April 21, 2015
10:01 EDTPFEPfizer receives FDA breakthrough therapy designation for Xalkori
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08:18 EDTPFEPain Therapeutics resumes responsibility for Remoxy
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08:06 EDTPFEPfizer says Phase 3 inotuzumab ozogamicin study met first primary endpoint
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April 20, 2015
08:02 EDTPFEMerck KGaA, Pfizer initiate Phase III study with Avelumab
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06:05 EDTPFEProvectus receives notice of allowance for PV-10 combined with other drugs
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April 15, 2015
08:04 EDTPFEPfizer: PALOMA-3 trial for IBRANCE met primary endpoint, trial stopped early
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April 13, 2015
15:12 EDTPFEMylan enters settlement, license agreement with Pfizer regarding Viagra
Mylan (MYL) announced that its subsidiaries Mylan Inc. and Mylan Pharmaceuticals have entered into a settlement and license agreement with Pfizer (PFE), Pfizer Limited and Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals to settle patent litigation relating to Mylan's Abbreviated New Drug Application filed with the U.S. FDA for Sildenafil Citrate Tablets 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg. This product is the generic version of Viagra, which is indicated to treat erectile dysfunction. Under the terms of the agreement, Mylan will be able to launch its ANDA products pursuant to a royalty-bearing license as early as December 11, 2017, or sooner under certain conditions, subject to FDA approval. All other terms and conditions of the settlement and license agreement are confidential, and the agreement itself is subject to review by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. For the 12 months ending Dec. 31, 2014, Viagra had U.S. sales of approximately $1.3B, according to IMS Health.

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