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July 15, 2014
07:35 EDTLLY, BMY, MRK, PRGOPerrigo potential buyers list could be limited, says Jefferies
After Globes reported that Perrigo retained an investment bank to assist with a potential merger, Jefferies says the list of potential buyers could be limited since the store brand business is fundamentally a high volume, lower margin model. The firm notes U.S. companies that currently do not have large over-the-counter divisions include Bristol-Myers (BMY), Eli Lilly (LLY) and Merck (MRK). Jefferies views the merger speculation surrounding Perrigo as not surprising given the company's strong long-term fundamentals and attractive Irish domicile. It has a Buy rating on the stock with a $160 price target.
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January 29, 2015
15:37 EDTLLYNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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13:36 EDTLLYEli Lilly volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
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13:29 EDTLLYEarnings Preview: Eli Lilly to report Q4 results amid new product launches
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12:00 EDTLLYLeerink biotech analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
Biotech Analyst Schwartz discusses Biogen Idec BIIB037 and whether 2015 will be the year when Amyloid Beta is finally validated as a disease-modifying target in Alzheimer's Disease on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on February 3 at 2 pm.
09:07 EDTMRKHead researchers of Vertex, Regeneron, Merck invited to White House, CNBC says
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08:14 EDTBMYCelldex, Bristol-Myers initiate Phase 1/2 Varlilumab, Opdivo combination study
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January 28, 2015
08:08 EDTPRGOGalmed and Perrigo sign agreement for aramchol API production
Galmed (GLMD) has entered into a Manufacturing Services Agreement with Perrigo (PRGO) subsidiary Perrigo API Ltd. for the large-scale production of the active pharmaceutical ingredient of Galmed's product candidate, aramchol. The API produced pursuant to this agreement is expected to provide sufficient quantities of aramchol for Galmed's potential future Phase III clinical trials of aramchol for the treatment of Non-Alcoholic Steato-Hepatitis, or NASH. The agreement also provides Perrigo with the option to manufacture commercial supplies of the aramchol API in the future.
January 27, 2015
07:37 EDTBMYBristol-Myers sees FY15 EPS $1.55-$1.70, consensus $1.71
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07:31 EDTBMYBristol-Myers reports Q4 EPS 46c, consensus 41c
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January 26, 2015
15:40 EDTBMYNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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11:29 EDTBMYBristol-Myers January weekly volatility increases into Q4 and outlook
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08:31 EDTMRKMerck says CHMP issues positive opinion for Sivextro
Merck announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency has adopted a positive opinion recommending approval of the investigational antibiotic SIVEXTRO for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections in adults. Merck acquired SIVEXTRO as a part of its purchase, through a subsidiary, of Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The CHMP positive opinion will be reviewed by the European Commission. If the European Commission affirms the CHMP opinion, it will grant a centralized marketing authorization with unified labeling that is valid in the 28 countries that are members of the European Union, as well as European Economic Area members, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. SIVEXTRO is a once-daily oxazolidinone antibiotic developed for both intravenous and oral administration for the treatment of serious infections caused by certain Gram-positive bacteria.
January 23, 2015
06:39 EDTMRKNIH, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck launch joint Ebola vaccine test in Liberia, WSJ says
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January 22, 2015
08:49 EDTBMYBristol-Myers price target raised to $70 from $63 at SunTrust
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January 21, 2015
10:16 EDTMRK, LLY, BMYLeerink biopharma analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
Analyst Fernandez, along with Dr. Paul Gurbel and Dr. Richard Becker, discuss AstraZeneca's PEGASUS trial and the current use of Brilinta and dual antiplatelet therapy for prevention of CV disease and implications of the recently completed DAPT trial on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on January 21 at 1:30 pm.
08:02 EDTMRKMerck completes tender offer to acquire Cubist
Merck (MRK) announced the successful completion of the tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Cubist Pharmaceuticals (CBST) at a purchase price of $102.00 per share. As of the tender offer expiration yesterday, 58,039,667 shares of common stock of Cubist were validly tendered and not properly withdrawn from the tender offer, representing approximately 75.7% of the outstanding common stock of Cubist on a fully diluted basis. All of such shares have been accepted for payment in accordance with the terms of the tender offer, and Merck expects to promptly pay for all such shares. Following consummation of the tender offer, Merck expects to complete the acquisition of Cubist later today through a merger of Merck’s wholly owned subsidiary with and into Cubist without stockholder approval. Upon completion of the merger, all outstanding shares of common stock of Cubist, other than shares held by Cubist in treasury or shares held by Cubist’s stockholders who are entitled to and properly exercise appraisal rights under Delaware law, will be canceled and converted into the right to receive cash equal to the $102.00 offer price per share without interest, less any applicable withholding taxes. In addition, upon completion of the merger, Cubist will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Merck and the common stock of Cubist will cease to be traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market.
January 20, 2015
17:18 EDTMRKDana Holding to replace Cubist in S&P 400 as of 1/22 close
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16:34 EDTBMYBristol-Myers appoints Giovanni Caforio CEO
Bristol-Myers Squibb announced a number of leadership changes approved by its board of directors and effective at the close of the annual Shareholders’ Meeting on May. Giovanni Caforio, M.D. will become CEO of the company. Lamberto Andreotti will become executive chairman of the board of directors on May 5 and will continue to serve as chairman after his retirement on August 3. James M. Cornelius, 71, has chosen not to stand for re-election as non-executive chairman and will retire from the board. Togo D. West, Jr., 72, will become the lead independent director on the company’s board.
11:16 EDTPRGOPerrigo management to meet with B. Riley
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07:23 EDTMRKMerck funding testing of lower dosages of Zilmax, Reuters reports
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