$TARO (Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.)

$TARO {{ '2016-08-22T12:05:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Pharmaceutical company $TARO said it recently completed its $250MM share repurchase program. Company bought back 1,801,099 of its ordinary shares at an average price of $138.80 per share. The program was announced on March 15, 2016 and was completed on Aug. 18, 2016.

$ABT {{ '2017-07-20T17:49:19+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ABT raised its full year profit forecast backed by the intention of closing the Alere acquisition in 2017. The company raised its FY17 adjusted earnings from continuing operations guidance by $0.03 to a range of $2.43-2.53 per share. Reported EPS forecast was also raised from the range of $0.92-1.02 to $1.03-1.13, reflecting double-digit growth.

$ABT {{ '2017-07-20T17:36:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Declining operating earnings and rising costs and expenses hit $ABT 2Q17 earnings as much as 54%. Earnings plunged to $283MM or $0.15 from $615MM or $0.40 per share a year earlier. Sales, however, surged 24.4% on St. Jude Medical acquisition. On an adjusted basis, $ABT reported EPS above its previous guidance range at $0.62 per share.

$MRK {{ '2017-07-20T14:29:27+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MRK announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted tentative approval for its 100 units/mL insulin glargine injection, a follow-on biologic basal insulin in a pre-filled dosing device.

$INCY {{ '2017-07-20T13:24:37+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$INCY said first patient has been treated in Phase 3 trial of itacitinib for the first-line treatment of patients with acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). GVHD is a condition that might occur after an allogeneic transplant, whereby the donated bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cells view the recipient’s body as foreign and attack the body.

$ABT {{ '2017-07-20T12:52:57+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$ABT Abbott Laboratories Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q2 2017 Highlights

$TBPH {{ '2017-07-20T12:32:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TBPH and $MYL announced positive results from a 12-month Phase 3 safety study of revefenacin in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The study of 1,055 patients with COPD demonstrated that revefenacin was generally well-tolerated, and no new safety issues were identified.

$AKRX {{ '2017-07-19T21:41:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Specialty generic pharmaceutical company $AKRX said that its shareholders have voted to approve the merger for the acquisition of Akorn by Fresenius Kabi, a subsidiary of Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA. The companies expect the acquisition to close by early 2018.

$AGN {{ '2017-07-19T15:54:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AGN appointed Joseph Boccuzi to its BoD, effective immediately. Boccuzi recently retired as a Partner in the Global Life Sciences, Board and Chief Executive Officer Practices at Spencer Stuart, following 24 years of service with the global executive search and leadership consulting firm.

$JNJ {{ '2017-07-18T19:50:54+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$JNJ expects that the growth acceleration in the back half of 2017 will create some momentum going into 2018, as the majority of growth acceleration in both Hospital Medical Devices and Consumer have to do with new product launches. However, the company said it is not prepared to talk about guidance.

$JNJ {{ '2017-07-18T19:30:46+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$JNJ CEO Alex Gorsky said during the conference call, "We remain very optimistic about Pharma in the second half of the year and we continue to see really strong uptake both with DARZALEX and the various multiple myeloma indications earlier utilization."

$JNJ {{ '2017-07-18T18:58:31+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$JNJ said it has a pipeline of more than 10 new blockbuster products to launch or file for regulatory approval in the next five years, each with greater than $1Bil in peak year sales potential.

$JNJ {{ '2017-07-18T11:59:48+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$JNJ Johnson & Johnson Earnings AlphaGraphics: Q2 2017 highlights

$JNJ {{ '2017-07-18T11:26:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Medical Devices segment was the top performer for $JNJ in 2Q17, with a growth of 4.9%. While Consumer segment added to this with a 1.7% growth, Pharmaceutical segment edged down 0.2%.

$JNJ {{ '2017-07-18T11:19:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$JNJ CEO Alex Gorsky said, "Our pharmaceutical pipeline continued its strong momentum with the approval of TREMFYA as well as the submission and approval of several key line extensions. We are optimistic that the investments we are making will accelerate our sales growth in the second half of this year."

$JNJ {{ '2017-07-18T11:14:25+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$JNJ, which recently acquired Actelion Ltd for $30Bil, raised its sales guidance for FY17 to $75.8-76.1Bil. Additionally, the New Brunswick, NJ - based company raised its adjusted earnings guidance for the same period to $7.12-7.22 per share.

$JNJ {{ '2017-07-18T11:08:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Pharmaceutical giant $JNJ reported growth in sales and adjusted EPS in 2Q17. While sales increased 2% to $18.8Bil riding on International sales growth of 2.3%, adjusted EPS stood at $1.83, representing an increase of 3.1%. On a GAAP basis, net earnings were down to $3.8Bil, or $1.40 per share, compared to $4Bil, or $1.43 per share, a year ago.

$JNJ {{ '2017-07-17T15:58:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$JNJ has declared a cash dividend for 3Q17 of $0.84 per share on its common stock. The dividend is payable on September 12, 2017 to shareholders of record as on August 29, 2017. The ex-dividend date is August 25, 2017.

$VRX {{ '2017-07-17T14:04:54+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VRX has entered into an agreement to sell its Obagi Medical Products business for $190MM in cash to Haitong International Zhonghua Finance Acquisition Fund I, L.P. The transaction is expected to close in second half of 2017. $VRX intends to use the proceeds from the sale to permanently repay term loan debt under its Senior Secured Credit Facility.

$ABT {{ '2017-07-17T12:36:21+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ABT is commencing a tender offer to purchase for cash all outstanding shares of Series B Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock of Alere Inc. at a price of $402 per share of Preferred Stock. The offer will expire at 11:59 pm, NYC time, on Aug 11, 2017. There is no financing condition to the offer.

$MYL {{ '2017-07-14T12:05:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Pharma firm $MYL said the FDA Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee has recommended approval of the biosimilar trastuzumab developed by Mylan along with India-based Biocon Ltd. for  treatment of breast cancer. The committee determined no clinically meaningful differences exist between the biosimilar product and cancer drug Herceptin.

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