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January 9, 2014
08:38 EDTBMY, VRTXVertex announces first data from initial cohorts of VX-135 Phase 2a study
Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) announced the first data from the initial cohorts of an open-label Phase 2a study of VX-135 in combination with daclatasvir, Bristol-Myers Squibb's (BMY) NS5A replication complex inhibitor. In an intent-to-treat analysis, the sustained viral response rate four weeks after the completion of treatment was 83% in treatment-naïve genotype 1 patients who received 200 mg of VX-135 in combination with daclatasvir. In this arm, one patient discontinued treatment after the first dose due to a serious adverse event of vomiting/nausea. The 11 other patients in this arm completed 12 weeks of treatment, and 91 percent (10 of 11) achieved SVR4. In the study, the majority of adverse events were mild. Vertex expects to submit data to present at a medical meeting in 2014.
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April 29, 2015
06:26 EDTBMYBristol-Myers price target raised to $80 from $60 at Citigroup
Citigroup raised its price target for Bristol-Myers to $80 while reiterating its positive on the Pharmaceuticals sector. Citi says it remains positive on the sector despite three years of outperformance. The firm believes biosimilars and transformative efficacy should facilitate "continued reimbursement for novel premium priced therapies." It keeps a Buy rating on Bristol-Myers.
06:16 EDTBMYPfizer downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup
Citigroup analyst Andrew Baum downgraded Pfizer (PFE) to Neutral citing the stock's "strong" relative outperformance this year. Buam prefers prefer Eli Lilly (LLY), which he upgraded this morning to Buy, and Bristol-Myers (BMY) among large-cap U.S. Pharmaceuticals. He keeps a $37 price target for Pfizer shares.
06:05 EDTBMYBristol-Myers reports positive results in Hepatitis C candidate daclatasvir
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April 28, 2015
12:30 EDTBMYOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
Stocks on Wall Street were higher at midday after crossing back and forth across the flat line during morning trading, much like Apple (AAPL) shares, which were searching for direction despite the company's report last night having topped expectations on several measures, including revenue, profits, iPhone unit sales and capital return plans. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the Case Shiller 20-city home price index rebounded 0.93% on a seasonally adjusted basis in February, versus expectations for it to be up 0.7% on a month-over-month basis. The Conference Board's consumer confidence index dropped 6.2 points to 95.2 in April, versus expectations for it to have risen to 102.2. The Richmond Fed manufacturing index rose to -3 in April, versus expectations for a reading of -2. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Apple were little changed near noon after the company last night reported March quarter earnings and sales well above expectations and boosted its shares buyback program to $140B from $90B and quarterly dividend by 11% to 52c. FBR Capital called the quarter “Picasso-like,” while Brian White at Cantor Fitzgerald upped his price target on shares to $195. Less sanguine are analysts at Pacific Crest, Maxim and Deutsche Bank. Noted investor Carl Icahn said afterward that Apple is "still undervalued and misunderstood" and promised to put out another in-depth report on the company within two weeks... IBM (IBM) approved an 18% increase in its quarterly dividend to $1.30 per common share. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Dow member Merck (MRK), which advanced 5% after its Q1 sales and EPS beat expectations. Two other big name, big revenue drugmakers slid after their earnings reports, as Bristol-Myers (BMY) declined 1% and Pfizer (PFE) fell 0.5%. Also lower following its earnings report was The Container Store (TCS), which declined about 16% after its results and outlook missed expectations. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 49.61, or 0.28%, to 18,087.58, the Nasdaq was up 9.87, or 0.2%, to 5,070.12, and the S&P 500 was up 3.98, or 0.19%, to 2,112.90.
08:46 EDTBMYOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:32 EDTBMYBristol-Myers narrows FY15 adjusted EPS view to $1.55-$1.70 from $1.60-$1.70
Consensus $1.72.
07:31 EDTBMYBristol-Myers reports Q1 EPS 71c, consensus 50c
Reports Q1 revenue $4.04B, consensus $3.8B.
April 27, 2015
15:04 EDTBMYNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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08:19 EDTBMYBristol-Myers announces ALLY-1 trial met primary endpoints
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06:19 EDTBMYPharmceutical companies buy drugs and raises prices, WSJ reports
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April 24, 2015
08:09 EDTBMYBristol-Myers May weekly volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
Bristol-Myers May weekly call option implied volatility is at 27, May is at 21, June is at 22, September is at 22; compared to its 26-week average of 22 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q1 results on April 28.
07:47 EDTBMYBristol-Myers receives positive CHMP opinion in EU for Opdivo
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April 22, 2015
07:07 EDTBMYEuropean Association for the Study of the Liver to hold annual meeting
50th Annual Meeting of EASL will be held in Vienna, Austria on April 22-26.
April 21, 2015
13:34 EDTVRTXGilead paying premium to buy Vertex not warranted right now, says Maxim
After Bernstein suggested in a note to investors earlier that Gilead (GILD) should buy Vertex (VRTX), Maxim responded in its own note that it does not believe paying a premium to buy Vertex makes sense before the company has data showing efficacy for Kalydeco in heterozygotes. Maxim keeps a Hold rating and $121 price target on Vertex shares.
12:33 EDTVRTXOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
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12:21 EDTVRTXVertex rises after Bernstein suggests Gilead should pursue takeover
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10:00 EDTBMYOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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08:14 EDTVRTXGilead should buy Vertex, says Bernstein
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06:44 EDTBMYBristol-Myers upgraded on early Opdivo success at Morgan Stanley
As previously reported, Morgan Stanley upgraded Bristol-Myers to Overweight from Equal Weight. The firm raised estimates above consensus and increased its price target on the stock to $80 from $60 following confirmation of Opdivo's survival benefits in lung cancer. Morgan Stanley expects Opdivo to be one of the top three pharma-bio launches over the next several years and notes Bristol is ahead of the competition in immuno-oncology combination drug development.
06:15 EDTBMYBristol-Myers upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
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