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January 7, 2013
06:10 EDTBMY, WAG, PFE, DDAIFOn the Fly: Periodicals Wrap-Up
WALL STREET JOURNAL: U.S. businesses took on new office space at a sluggish pace in Q4, as employers remained cautious about adding jobs, the Wall Street Journal reports...This week Walgreen Co. (WAG) executives will outline what's ahead for the drugstore chain in 2013, with some analysts saying a busy flu season and firmer prescription orders could help the company outperform its rivals, the Wall Street Journal reports...REUTERS: Major U.S. technology companies could miss estimates for Q4 earnings as "fiscal cliff" concerns likely led some corporate clients to tighten their belts last month and hold off on spending all of their 2012 IT budgets, Reuters reports...The U.S. dominates the list of places that global commercial real estate investors would prefer to invest their money this year, while China has lost some luster and Turkey has drawn more interest, according to an annual survey by the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate, Reuters reports...BLOOMBERG: China Investment Corp. may acquire a holding of 4% to 10% in Daimler AG (DDAIF), according to the Chinese newspaper People’s Daily which reported the country’s sovereign-wealth fund may buy a stake in the luxury car maker, Bloomberg reports...The return of $10B-plus drug deals may be here as pharmaceutical companies including Pfizer (PFE) and Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) may be ready to start buying again. Five of the largest U.S. drug makers had more than $70B in cash, near cash and short-term investments at the end of the Q3, Bloomberg reports.
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May 26, 2015
14:07 EDTPFEFDA approves request for updated package insert for Prevnar 13
The FDA approved a request from Pfizer's Wyeth Pharmaceuticals to supplement the biologics license application for Pneumococcal 13-valent Conjugate Vaccine, or Prevnar 13, to update the package insert to include data from the CAPiTA confirmatory efficacy study in adults. Reference Link
09:38 EDTBMYuniQure reports collaboration with Bristol-Myers closed, triggers $50M payment
uniQure (QURE) announced the closing of its strategic collaboration with Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) to develop gene therapies for cardiovascular disease. The transaction was previously announced on April 6. Under the terms of the agreement, Bristol-Myers Squibb will make near-term payments of approximately $100M, including an initial upfront payment of $50M upon closing of the transaction, a $15M payment upon selection of three collaboration targets, in addition to S100A1, to be made within three months of closing, and an initial equity investment in uniQure representing 4.9% of the total number of shares outstanding following such issuance, at a purchase price of $33.84 per share, or approximately $37M in total. The initial equity investment is expected to close on June 12. Bristol-Myers-Squibb will acquire an additional 5.0% ownership before December 31, at a 10% premium, and has been granted two warrants, each to acquire up to an additional 5% equity interest, at a premium, based on additional targets being introduced into the collaboration. The parties have also agreed to enter into a supply contract, under which uniQure will undertake manufacturing of all gene therapy products under the collaboration. uniQure will also be eligible to receive research, development and regulatory milestone payments, including up to $254M for the lead S1A001 therapeutic and up to $217M for each other gene therapy product potentially developed under the collaboration. Additionally, uniQure is eligible to receive net sales based milestone payments and tiered single to double-digit royalties on product sales.
07:37 EDTBMYBristol-Myers opportunity in renal cell over $2B, says JPMorgan
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May 25, 2015
18:56 EDTDDAIFDaimler to invest EUR500M in Berlin Mercedes-Benz plant
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12:37 EDTDDAIFQualcomm, Daimler announce strategic collaboration on connected car technology
Daimler AG (DDAIF) and Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm (QCOM), announced a strategic collaboration focused on vehicle innovation. In the first phase of the collaboration, the companies will focus on developing vehicles with mobile technologies such as 3G/4G connectivity, wireless charging technology, and implementation of the Qualcomm "Halo" wireless electric vehicle charging technology. In addition, the companies are jointly assessing the application of Qualcomm's newly developed "Automotive Solutions." Qualcomm Technologies is collaborating with Daimler on its wireless power transfer 2.0 program for electric vehicles. The Qualcomm Halo technology could allow Daimler customers to charge their electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid EVs without having to plug them in. In addition, Qualcomm WiPower technology enables consumer electronics to charge wirelessly in-vehicle.
May 22, 2015
10:52 EDTBMY, PFEJPMorgan says Actavis shares cheap compared to peers
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08:57 EDTDDAIFNokia CEO says good bids received but no rush on selling HERE, Retuers reports
Nokia (NOK) CEO Rajeev Suri said the company has received high quality bids for its HERE maps unit, while declining to comment on bidders, but added that the company is in no hurry to sell, reported Reuters, citing comments made in an interview with trade magazine European Communications. Prior reports have indicated that Daimler's (DDAIF) Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen's (VLKAY) Audi and BMW (BAMXY) are partnering with private equity firm General Atlantic in their pursuit of the unit, while Uber is said to be teaming up with Baidu (BIDU) and Apax Partners to also pursue a bid. Reference Link
07:33 EDTBMYBristol-Myers receives positive CHMP opinion for Nivolumab
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May 21, 2015
09:15 EDTDDAIFGerman automakers partnering with PE firm on bid for Nokia unit, Reuters says
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07:37 EDTPFE, BMYPfizer replaces AbbVie as top global pharma pick at Jefferies
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May 20, 2015
09:01 EDTBMYBristol-Myers receives amended breakthrough therapy designation for daclatasvir
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07:46 EDTPFEDeutsche Bank positive on potential Pfizer, GSK merger
Deutsche Bank analyst Gregg Gilbert believes a large foreign deal for Pfizer (PFE) may make sense and says a buyout of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) could be "materially" accretive to earnings while improving the company's tax situation over time. Gilbert assumes a $60 per share buyout price for GlaxoSmithKline in a research note this morning titled "Introducing 'PfizerKline'". The stock closed yesterday up 2c to $44.68. Gilbert reiterates a Buy rating on Pfizer with a $41 price target. Shares ended yesterday up 23c to $34.21.
07:21 EDTBMYUBS to hold a conference
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May 19, 2015
08:57 EDTBMYLeerink biotech analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
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07:56 EDTBMYGilead for Achillion rumor not ridiculous, but highly unlikely, TheStreet says
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07:45 EDTBMYJacobs Engineering receives contract from Bristol-Myers
Jacobs Engineering (JEC) received a contract from Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) to provide construction management services for a new large-scale biologics manufacturing facility in Cruiserath, County Dublin, Ireland. Jacobs is also providing architectural and engineering services for the facility, which is being built to produce multiple therapies for the company’s robust and growing portfolio of approved and investigational biologic medicines, and to increase Bristol-Myers Squibb’s biologics manufacturing capacity. The new facility is expected to include multiple large scale bioreactors, a purification area, as well as office and laboratory space. Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Board of Directors has approved initial funding that will support the first phase of the project, with the full cost of the facility expected to be finalized in the second half of 2015. The facility is estimated to be operational in 2019.
06:55 EDTPFEGenocea could be takeover target after data, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Edward Tenthoff expects Genocea Biosciences (GNCA) will report positive Phase II GEN-003 post-immunization results late in Q2. GEN-003 is a therapeutic vaccine for genital herpes targeting Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2. Positive GEN-003 data could position Genocea as a potential acquisition target by a larger vaccine player, Tenthoff tells investors today in a research note. Large vaccine makers include Sanofi (SNY), Merck (MRK), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Pfizer (PFE) and Novartis (NVS). The analyst reiterates an Overweight rating on Genocea with a $14 price target. Shares of the clinical-stage vaccine developer with a $227M market capitalization closed yesterday up 83c to $10.22.
May 18, 2015
13:37 EDTDDAIFBaidu, Uber teaming up to pursue Nokia's maps unit, Bloomberg reports
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06:58 EDTPFEActavis CEO says chances of Pfizer offer are 'unlikely', Financial Times says
Actavis (ACT) CEO Brent Saunders said the chances of Pfizer (PFE) making an offer are "incredibly unlikely," reports the Financial Times. Saunders said he has heard the gossip that Actavis could become a takeover target for a larger group, but he spends "zero time thinking about it." Reference Link
May 15, 2015
09:31 EDTPFEAmerican Thoracic Society to hold a conference
ATS 2015 Conference is being held in Denver on May 15-20.
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