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February 24, 2014
04:55 EDTSIAL, SIAL, SIAL, MMS, MMS, MMS, MD, MD, MD, MASI, MASI, MASI, LPNT, LPNT, LPNT, STE, STE, STE, XRAY, XRAY, XRAY, MRK, MRK, MRK, JNJ, JNJ, JNJCitigroup to host a conference
Global Healthcare Conference is being held in New York on February 24-26.
News For SIAL;MMS;MD;MASI;LPNT;STE;XRAY;MRK;JNJ From The Last 14 Days
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September 22, 2014
12:16 EDTSIALOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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10:36 EDTSIALHigh option volume stocks:
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09:41 EDTSIALMerck KGaA expects moderate downgrade due to purchase price for Sigma-Aldrich
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09:31 EDTSIALMerck KGaA says dividend increase possible following Sigma-Aldrich acquisition
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09:28 EDTSIALMerck KGaA says too early to know split of retained, reinvested cost savings
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09:23 EDTSIALMerck KGaA: Sigma-Aldrich acquisition is not a tax inversion deal
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09:19 EDTSIALMerck KGaA: Sigma-Aldrich deal is quantum leap for life sciences business
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09:15 EDTSIALOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Sigma-Aldrich (SIAL), up 34% after Merck KGaA (MKGAY) to acquire the company for $17B... Viasystems (VIAS), up 44% after TTM Technologies (TTMI) acquires the company for $16.46 per share in cash and stock. TTM is up 15.5% after the deal... Clorox (CLX), up 5.4% after the New York Post said the company turned down offer to sell or merge with rival... EMC (EMC), up 2.5% after The Wall Street Journal said the company is considering options that could include merging with a rival and held on-and-off merger talks with Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) for almost a year, though the Journal added that those talks recently ended... Epiq Systems (EPIQ), up 9.9% after P2 Capital confirms 16.9% stake in Epiq and that the company turned down the shareholders' $20 per share takeover offer... Dresser-Rand (DRC), up 2.7% after the company sells to Siemens (SIEGY) for $83 per share or $7.6B... TAT Technologies (TATT), up 6.6% after a division of the company signed a maintenance agreement with Republic Airways (RJET). LOWER: Yahoo (YHOO), down 2.1% after stock was downgraded at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and at Bernstein... InvenSense (INVN), down 2.9% after downgraded at RW Baird... Threshold Pharmaceuticals (THLD), down 5.6% after TH-302 Phase 3 trial events to occur later than expected.
08:30 EDTLPNTHospital price targets raised at SunTrust
SunTrust increased its price targets on companies in the hospital space, citing encouraging volume trends shown in a survey. SunTrust raised its price target on Community Health (CYH) to $66 from $55, on HCA Holdings (HCA) to $83 from $75, on LifePoint Hospitals (LPNT) to $80 from $76 and on Tenet (THC) to $68 from $58. SunTrust keeps Buy ratings on Community Health and HCA Holdings, and Neutral ratings on LifePoint and Tenet. It remains upbeat on the sector overall.
07:50 EDTJNJDoctors continue to use morcellators despite FDA warning, J&J halt, WSJ says
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07:07 EDTJNJSynageva appoints Robert Bazemore as COO
Synageva announced the appointment of Robert Bazemore as Chief Operating Officer. Bazemore will oversee the planned global commercial launch of the company's lead program, sebelipase alfa for LAL Deficiency, and will have responsibility for the company's global commercial, market access and medical affairs operations. Bazemore last served at Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) in varoius roles including Vice President, Ethicon New Growth Platforms and President of Janssen Biotech, a part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson.
06:52 EDTSIALSigma-Aldrich volatility expected to move on Merck KGaA acquiring for $17B
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06:51 EDTMRKMerck to host conference call
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06:06 EDTSIALMerck KGaA says transaction approved by Sigma-Aldrich's board of directors
The transaction has been unanimously approved by Sigma - Aldrich’s Board of Directors. A merger agreement will be presented to Sigma - Aldrich shareholders for approval at a special meeting of shareholders. The transactio n has the full support of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany ’s Executive Board and E. Merck KG including its Board of Partners, and a Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany,shareholder vote will not be required. Closing is expected in mid- year 2015, subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. Guggenheim Securities and J.P. Morgan are acting as financial advisers to Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany . Skadden , Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP is acting as legal adviser to Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany . Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC is acting as financial adviser to Sigma -Aldrich and Sidley Austin LLP is acting as legal adviser.
06:01 EDTSIALMerck KGaA to acquire Sigma-Aldrich for $17B
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06:00 EDTSIALMerck KGaA to acquire Sigma-Aldrich for $17B
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September 19, 2014
08:09 EDTMASIMasimo announces publication of PVI parameter study
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September 18, 2014
08:48 EDTMRKNeogen's dairy genomic program to be marketed by Merck
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07:04 EDTSIALSigma-Aldrich partners with University of Michigan
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06:46 EDTLPNTFTC challenging hospital mergers, NY Times reports
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