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Elanco to acquire U.S. feline, canine, rabies vaccines portfolio for $885M

Elanco U.S., Inc., a subsidiary of Eli Lilly (LLY), announced an agreement to acquire Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.'s, or BIVI, U.S. feline, canine and rabies vaccines portfolio - as well as a fully integrated manufacturing and R&D site - for $885M, including the estimated cost of acquired inventory. The deal will diversify Elanco's U.S. companion animal portfolio by complementing its offerings for dogs and cats. The Fort Dodge, Iowa-based facility brings capacity to manufacture the acquired products as well as R&D and testing capabilities, including an on-site veterinary research center and lab space. The acquisition is anticipated to close by early 2017, subject to approval by the Federal Trade Commission and also subject to antitrust approval and closing of Boehringer Ingelheim's asset swap transaction with Sanofi (SNY).

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Janney downgrades Clovis with buyout speculation at 'fever pitch'
Janney Capital analyst Roy Buchanan downgraded Clovis Oncology (CLVS) to Neutral from Buy with an increased fair value estimate of $36. Clovis is up 17c to $35.00 in late morning trading. In a research note partially titled, "May Be Right, May Be Crazy - M&A Speculation At Fever Pitch," Buchanan says there is a "finite chance" that Clovis will need to market its PARP inhibitor rucaparib by itself. He believes a late-2016 approval for rucaparib is likely. The analyst attributes his increased fair value estimate to "acquisition optionality." Reports of Takeda's (TKPYY) reserving up to $15B for acquisitions and Medivation's (MDVN) takeout have given Clovis shares a lift, Buchanan tells investors. The analyst adds that rumors surfaced yesterday of potential interest in the company from Eli Lilly (LLY).
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Eli Lilly upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
Goldman analyst Jami Rubin upgraded Eli Lilly to Buy and increased its price target to $95 from $89 saying the company is entering a long lasting period of accelerating topline and earnings growth driven by its late stage pipeline. Rubin projects $12.5B of new product sales by 2020 and double digit earnings growth over the next five years, even without Sola. The analyst sees a 35%, up from 25%, probability of success for Sola with a bull case scenario that can lead to almost $7.5B in peak sales and "super charge" earnings. Even without Sola, Rubin sees favorable risk/reward given durability of earnings and said it is the least exposed to above-CPI price increases.
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Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Eli Lilly (LLY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman with analyst Jami Rubin saying the company is entering a long lasting period of accelerating topline and earnings growth driven by its late stage pipeline. 2. AutoZone (AZO) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Simeon Gutman saying the company is at a positive inflection in 7 year and older vehicles, which is strongly correlated to same-store-sales. 3. Consolidated Edison (ED) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Evercore ISI with analyst Greg Gordon saying the joint settlement proposal filed in the CECONY rate case mitigates downside risk. 4. Crown Holdings (CCK) upgraded on multiple catalysts at BMO Capital with analyst Mark Wilde citing valuation, his belief that the company will resume returning cash to shareholders in 2017, and his belief that the company's results should be boosted by " a wave of domestic and offshore expansion projects." 5. Francesca's (FRAN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel with analyst Richard Jaffe saying the company's "appealing merchandise" makes it very likely that its sales will grow going forward. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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Biogen likely to benefit from Lilly Alzheimer's drug results, says Bernstein
Bernstein analyst Aaron Gal says that the results of a trial of Eli Lilly's (LLY) Alzheimer's drug, solanezumab, due out in late 2016 or early 2017, are likely to impact perceptions of Biogen's (BIIB) Alzheimer's drug, aducanumab. The analyst expects Lilly's solanezumab "to show at least directional evidence" of cognitive improvement, although he is "less convinced" that the impact will be clearly statistically significant. The best results from Biogen's perspective will be if Lilly's drug shows "marginal success," according to Gal. However, statistically significant results are also good for Biogen, as they will show that reducing amyloid beta does mitigate Alzheimer's symptoms, the analyst stated. And if Lilly's drug completely fails, Biogen's drug "could well succeed," given the significant differences between them, wrote Gal,who gives Biogen's aducanumab a 65% chance of success. He keeps a $345 price target and Outperform rating on Biogen.

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