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AGN

Allergan

$230.31

-0.49 (-0.21%)

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AstraZeneca

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-0.19 (-0.57%)

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Allergan enters into licensing agreement with AstraZeneca

Allergan (AGN) announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with MedImmune, AstraZeneca's (AZN) global biologics research and development arm, for the global rights to MEDI2070. MEDI2070 is an anti-IL-23 monoclonal antibody currently in Phase IIb clinical development for the treatment of patients with moderate-to-severe Crohn's disease and is Phase II ready for ulcerative colitis and other related conditions. Under the terms of the agreement, Allergan will make an upfront payment to AstraZeneca of $250M for the exclusive, worldwide license to develop and commercialize MEDI2070. In addition, Allergan may make potential payments to AstraZeneca of up to $1.27B, payable over a period of up to 15 years, including launch milestone payments of up to $435M and sales-based milestone payments of $725M, as well as tiered royalties on sales of the product. MEDI2070 is in development as a next-generation IL-23-only targeted therapy for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Targeting IL-23 alone may allow for a broader therapeutic window compared to IL12/23 targeting therapies and may translate into better efficacy. MedImmune will continue the ongoing MEDI2070 Phase IIa study in Crohn's disease to completion, and will transition the Phase IIb study in Crohn's disease to Allergan for completion.

AGN

Allergan

$230.31

-0.49 (-0.21%)

AZN

AstraZeneca

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AGN Allergan
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Tobira Therapeutics downgraded to Hold from Buy at Cantor
Cantor analyst Elemer Piros downgraded Tobira (TBRA) after the company agreed to be acquired by Allergan (AGN). Target to $42 from $19.
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GABE
Buy
Gabelli questions if Allergan could target Gilead next
Gabelli analyst Kevin Kedra said that "like most" he was surprised at the price paid and the strategic fit of Allergan's (AGN) deal to buy Tobira Therapeutics (TBRA), but wonders if Allergan CEO Brent Saunders is "playing chess while the market is playing checkers" and could be preparing a bid for Gilead (GILD). After Allergan's "very loud statement about its commitment to NASH and liver disease," a deal for Gilead, the leading company in liver disease and "one of the cheapest companies in pharma/biotech," would appear to make more sense, Kedra tells investors, adding that an acquisition of Gilead at a price of $115 per share would be "highly accretive" for Allergan. The analyst keeps a Buy rating on Allergan shares.
09/22/16
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Allergan acquisitions positive, says Bernstein
After Allergan bought two companies with NASH drugs and the stock fell, Bernstein analyst Aaron Gal says the acquisitions were viewed as expensive. Gal says "it makes almost no difference" if the deals were expensive, as the important issue is whether the products succeed. He believes that the market would never penalize Roche or Celgene for similar deals, and he thinks this indicates that Allergan is "misvalued." He says that Allergan is his "high conviction buy" stock and keeps a $335 price target on the shares.
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Shire Xiidra launch to 'significantly' expand dry eye category, says Leerink
Leerink analyst Jason Gerberry remains optimistic that Shire's (SHPG) Xiidra launch will "significantly" expand the category for dry eye disease brands, while not meaningfully eroding Allergan's (AGN) Restasis market leading position. While it's still early in the launch of Xiidra and payer access remains a critical variable, the analyst does not anticipate access being a major barrier. Gerberry reiterates an Outperform rating on both Shire and Allergan's shares.
AZN AstraZeneca
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-0.19 (-0.57%)

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AstraZeneca downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Exane BNP Paribas
09/23/16
PIPR
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AstraZeneca initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray
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New Age Beverages

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