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March 21, 2013
10:53 EDTAMRN, EBIX, FRAN, WHX, MCPOptions with decreasing implied volatility: WHX EBIX MCP FRAN AMRN
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March 4, 2015
08:19 EDTAMRNAmarin presents data on beneit of fatty acid and atorvastatin combination
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March 3, 2015
18:33 EDTAMRNOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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16:08 EDTAMRNAmarin says REDUCE-IT continues as centerpiece of R&D efforts
Amarin stated: "The REDUCE-IT cardiovascular outcomes study continues to be the centerpiece of Amarin's on-going R&D efforts. This is the first prospective double-blinded cardiovascular outcomes study of any drug in a population of patients who, despite stable statin therapy, have elevated triglyceride levels. Unlike outcomes studies for many drugs that are designed to validate a currently approved drug indication, based on the results of REDUCE-IT, we plan to seek additional indicated uses for Vascepa that include and extend beyond the populations studied in the MARINE and ANCHOR trials. These additional indications would potentially address tens of millions of patients in the United States and worldwide with elevated triglyceride levels representing an opportunity comparable in size to cholesterol management therapy. In the REDUCE-IT study, we seek to demonstrate benefit by augmenting, not replacing, statin therapy...Thus far the pooled, blinded event rate in the REDUCE-IT study is tracking to our expectations for the 60% interim look by the independent DMC to occur during 2016. Based on the efficacy and safety results at the interim look, the DMC could recommend to the independent Steering Committee and to Amarin to continue or stop the study. If the study is stopped based on overwhelming efficacy results, Amarin intends at that time to progress towards seeking approval for an expanded indication for Vascepa based on such results. Amarin is blinded to the results of the REDUCE-IT study and is planning for REDUCE-IT to continue until attainment of 100% of the 1,612 primary events which is estimated to be in 2017 with results anticipated to be published in 2018."
16:06 EDTAMRNAmarin says FDA has not provided timeline for action on ANCHOR sNDA
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16:03 EDTAMRNAmarin reports Q4 EPS (11c), consensus (13c)
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10:22 EDTFRANGoldman sees weakness ahead for specialty apparel retailers
The stocks of specialty apparel retailers could drop sharply as a result of the cold February weather and bottlenecks at West Coast ports, Goldman Sachs wrote in a note to investors today. WHAT'S NEW: The cold February and port delays will probably cause specialty retailers to report lower than expected profits for the first half of 2015, Goldman analyst Lindsay Drucker Mann forecast. As a result of these factors, the inventories of companies in the sector will probably be backed up all the way to Easter, wrote Mann, adding that foreign exchange fluctuations are also likely to weigh on specialty retailers' profits. The analyst cut her rating on PVH Corp. (PVH) two notches to Neutral from Conviction Buy, predicting that the company's profits would take longer to recover than she previously believed. Among specialty retail stocks, Mann is most negative on Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), Francesca's (FRAN), and Ann Inc. (ANN). She maintained Sell ratings on all three names. The analyst predicted that American Eagle's (AEO) stock could fall further, and maintained a Neutral rating on those shares. WHAT'S NOTABLE: On February 26, Morgan Stanley downgraded Abercrombie & Fitch, citing skepticism about the turnaround prospects of its international business and negative foreign exchange trends. The firm predicted that the company's fiscal 2015 EPS guidance would come in below expectations. However, two firms were recently upbeat on American Eagle, with BMO Capital identifying the company as its favorite name for spring, stating that it expects American Eagle to benefit from the 70s fashion trend. Also, BB&T recently initiated the stock with a Buy rating. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, PVH fell 1.4% to $105.23, Abercrombie & Fitch lost 1.6% to $24, Francesca's declined 2% to $14.62, Ann slid 1.1% to $35.36, and American Eagle lost 1% to $14.80.
05:57 EDTFRANPVH Corp. downgraded to Neutral from Conviction Buy at Goldman
Goldman Sachs downgraded PVH Corp. (PVH) to Neutral from Conviction Buy saying a cold February and port-related product delays in March will push out the company's earnings recovery. Goldman cut its price target for the owner of Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger to $109 from $143. The stock closed Monday up 21c to $106.74. Within the Specialty Apparel space, Goldman is most negative on Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), Francesca's (FRAN) and Ann Inc. (ANN), and it sees "fresh downside risk" to American Eagle (AEO). It says the weather and port issues could "throw cold water on the Specialty rally."
05:57 EDTMCPMolycorp implied volatility of 219 at upper end of index mean range
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February 26, 2015
09:23 EDTAMRNAmarin, Eddingpharm agree to develop, commercialize Vascepa in China
Amarin Corporation and Eddingpharm announced an exclusive agreement for Eddingpharm to develop and commercialize Vascepa in the territories of the Mainland China, the Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions and Taiwan for uses that are currently commercialized and under development by Amarin in the United States based on the MARINE, ANCHOR and ongoing REDUCE-IT clinical trials of Vascepa. Under the agreement, Eddingpharm will be responsible for development and commercialization activities in the territory and associated expenses. Amarin will provide development assistance and be responsible for supplying finished, and later bulk, product. Terms of the agreement include up-front and milestone payments to Amarin of up to $169M, including a non-refundable $15M up-front payment and development, regulatory and sales-based milestone payments of up to an additional $154M. Eddingpharm will also pay Amarin tiered double-digit percentage royalties on net sales of Vascepa in the territory escalating to the high teens. Amarin will supply product to Eddingpharm under negotiated supply terms.
09:00 EDTAMRNAmarin trading halted, pending news
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February 20, 2015
16:03 EDTAMRNOptions Update; February 20, 2015
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10:20 EDTAMRNHigh option volume stocks
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09:38 EDTAMRNActive equity options trading on open
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February 19, 2015
10:32 EDTMCPHigh option volume stocks:
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February 18, 2015
16:00 EDTMCPOptions Update; February 18, 2015
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10:05 EDTAMRNOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Agnico Eagle (AEM) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Amarin (AMRN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at SunTrust... Capital Product (CPLP) upgraded to Accumulate from Neutral at Global Hunter... Carlyle Group (CG) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Danone (DANOY) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Exane BNP Paribas... Express (EXPR) upgraded on lower promotional activity at Piper Jaffray... Kforce (KFRC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Avondale... Legg Mason (LM) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Rackspace (RAX) upgraded following Q4 results at Pacific Crest... Rosetta Resources (ROSE) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Global Hunter... SeaChange (SEAC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Noble Financial... Valero (VLO) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Veeco (VECO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Noble Financial... Wolverine World Wide (WWW) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Sterne Agee.
09:10 EDTAMRNOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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06:05 EDTAMRNAmarin upgraded to Buy from Neutral at SunTrust
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