$NVS (Novartis AG)

$NVS {{ '2016-09-19T10:48:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Pharma company $NVS reported positive results of Phase III EXPAND study. It showed that oral once-daily BAF312 (siponimod) significantly reduced risk of disability progression versus placebo in people with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis. This is a form of multiple sclerosis with continuous worsening of neurological function over time.

$BIIB {{ '2017-07-26T13:59:55+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In multiple sclerosis, $BIIB's 2Q17 global TECFIDERA revenue growth was driven by volume growth, while patient growth in TECFIDERA was driven by its newly launched markets such as Italy, Poland & Japan. For FY17 ex-US, $BIIB expects SPINRAZA revenues to be modest, mainly from Germany and Japan. However, patient intake in the US is expected to grow.

$BIIB {{ '2017-07-26T13:46:38+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$BIIB's priority for capital deployment going forward is to invest in building its pipeline across its core growth areas like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and neuromuscular disease and emerging areas like pain, ophthalmology and neuropsychiatry. $BIIB expects to have about $400MM available by 2019 for R&D and commercial value creation opportunities.

$BAX {{ '2017-07-26T12:58:04+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BAX anticipates 2020 adjusted EPS of $3.25-3.40. $BAX also lifted its cash flow expectations for 2020 and now sees operating cash flow of about $2.65Bil. Capital expenditures are expected to total $650MM in 2020, resulting in free cash flow generation of about $2Bil, an increase of $250MM versus prior guidance.

$BAX {{ '2017-07-26T12:56:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

As a result of ongoing business transformation efforts designed to accelerate performance, $BAX lifted its 2020 financial outlook. $BAX expects sales growth of 4% on a compounded annual basis from 2016 to 20202 and now sees adjusted operating margin in 2020 of about 20% as compared to previous guidance of 17-18%.

$BAX {{ '2017-07-26T12:55:25+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BAX expects 3Q17 sales growth of about 4% on a reported basis, about 5% on a constant currency basis and about 6% operationally. The company expects earnings from continuing operations, before special items, of $0.58-0.60 per diluted share.

$BAX {{ '2017-07-26T12:54:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BAX lifted 2017 EPS from continuing operations, before special items, guidance to $2.34-2.40 from $2.20-2.28. This guidance assumes the closure of the company's proposed acquisition of Claris Injectables, to be complete by the end of July 2017.

$BAX {{ '2017-07-26T12:52:56+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BAX now expects 2017 sales growth of about 3% on a reported basis, about 4% on constant currency basis and about 5% operationally. Previously, the company had predicted sales growth of about 1-2% on a reported basis or 2-3% on a constant currency basis.

$BAX {{ '2017-07-26T12:46:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BAX's renal sales totaled $968MM, comparable to the prior year on reported basis and up 3% on both a constant currency basis and operational basis. Growth was driven by increased sales for in-center hemodialysis (HD) products in the US, international acute renal care sales and global sales of peritoneal dialysis (PD) therapies.

$BAX {{ '2017-07-26T12:45:36+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BAX's global sales for Hospital Products totaled $1.6Bil in 2Q17, rising 1% on reported, 2% on constant currency and 4% operationally. This was driven by continued strength in US fluid systems business, favorable demand for parenteral nutrition therapies and pre-mixed injectable, as well as for select anesthesia and critical care products.

$BAX {{ '2017-07-26T12:42:25+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BAX reported a 78% dip in 2Q17 earnings due to last year's net realized gains from exchange of its retained shares of Baxalta and contribution to its U.S. pension fund. Net income dropped to $265MM or $0.48 per share from $1.21Bil or $2.19 per share last year. Net sales rose 1% to $2.61Bil. Adjusted EPS grew 37% to $0.63.

$AMGN {{ '2017-07-25T22:44:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMGN increased its 2017 earnings guidance to between $10.79 per share and $11.37 per share on GAAP basis, and between $12.15 per share and $12.65 per share on adjusted basis. Sales guidance was revised to a range of $22.5-23Bil.

$AMGN {{ '2017-07-25T22:43:15+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMGN reported a 15% YoY earnings growth in 2Q17 to $2.2Bil, or $2.91 per share, driven by a 4.9 percentage points increase in operating margin. Adjusted for one-time items, the company reported per-share earnings of $3.27. Revenue rose 2% to $5.8Bil.

$VRTX {{ '2017-07-25T21:51:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VRTX and $CNCE completed an asset purchase agreement, under which $VRTX gained worldwide development and commercialization rights to CTP-656 and other assets related to the treatment of cystic fibrosis. $CNCE received $160MM in cash upon closing and is eligible to receive up to $90MM in additional milestones.

$AMGN {{ '2017-07-25T20:50:47+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

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$MMM {{ '2017-07-25T17:59:58+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MMM said it had reduced prices of a number of products in 2Q17 to accelerate growth in areas where price seemed to be a barrier. The St Paul, Minnesota-based company added that it is currently at the peak of price declines and expects an upstick in pricing in 2H17.

$MMM {{ '2017-07-25T17:38:50+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MMM, which makes Post-It notes, said it saw organic growth in three of its four Consumer segment businesses in 2Q17, namely Home Improvement, Home Supplies and Consumer Healthcare. Meanwhile, its Stationery and Office Supplies business was again impacted by inventory reductions in the US office retail and wholesale channels.

$MMM {{ '2017-07-25T17:23:43+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MMM said it expects 20-25 cents per share impact from incremental strategic investments in 2H17, which is expected to drive greater productivity from its manufacturing and supply chain base.

$ABT {{ '2017-07-25T15:58:08+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ABT has announced that the first patient has been enrolled in a clinical study evaluating the short-term use of common blood thinning medicines, called dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT), after receiving a Xience everolimus-eluting coronary stent to unblock coronary arteries. Approx 2,000 patients at 100 sites in the US and Asia will be studied.

$LLY {{ '2017-07-25T15:33:57+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$LLY and its development and marketing partner $INCY announced that resubmission of rheumatoid arthritis drug baricitinib will be delayed beyond 2017 and at least it will take 18 months. FDA has demanded for a new trial. ELi Lilly added that baricitinib tablets have been approved since Feb 2017 in EU and the drug was approved recently in Japan.

$BIIB {{ '2017-07-25T15:15:33+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BIIB named Alisha Alaimo as SVP of US Therapeutic Operations. In this position, Alaimo will lead $BIIB's sales and marketing, market access, patient services and commercial operations and strategy. Alaimo will join the company from $NVS, where she was VP and Head of its Cardiovascular Business Unit.

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