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Mylan

$35.94

-0.9 (-2.44%)

14:21
10/10/16
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Fitch says Mylan settlement 'moves major risk aside'

Fitch in a press release says that Mylan's $465M settlement of claims it had misclassified its EpiPen injector "allays the otherwise significant risk of rebate recoup payments to Medicaid agencies related to the recent EpiPen scrutiny." The company remains subject to other government-related investigations, however, the ratings agency points out. It added, "The announcement brings a greater degree of certainty, and more quickly, than Fitch expected. Mylan will have sufficient liquidity to make the settlement payment without derailing expected de-leveraging subsequent to its mostly debt-funded acquisition of Meda. Still developing, however, is the impact of Mylan's pending launch of its own authorized generic version of EpiPen."

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MYL Mylan
$35.94

-0.9 (-2.44%)

10/10/16
RAJA
10/10/16
UPGRADE
Target $57
RAJA
Strong Buy
Mylan upgraded to Strong Buy on EpiPen settlement at Raymond James
As previously reported, Raymond James upgraded Mylan two notches to Strong Buy from Market Perform and established a $57 price target. Analyst Elliot WIlbur said the Department of Justice settlement over EpiPen rebates eliminates a significant overhang on shares enabling the focus to be back on fundamentals. With depressed absolute and relative valuation levels, Wilber sees favorable risk/reward scenarios even in a more tempered earnings growth environment.
10/10/16
JPMS
10/10/16
NO CHANGE
Target $52
JPMS
Overweight
Mylan settlement, updated guidance a positive, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Chris Schott views Mylan's $465M settlement with the Department of Justice relating to the potential misclassification of Epipen in the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program as well as its updated 2016 guidance as a positive. The news "removes litigation overhang at a reasonable cost and highlights the diversification of the base business and inexpensive valuation," Schott tells investors in a research note. He keeps an Overweight rating on Mylan with a $52 price target.
10/10/16
WELS
10/10/16
NO CHANGE
WELS
Mylan settlement does not end EpiPen issue, says Wells Fargo
In a research note titled "Forget After Hrs. Quarterbacking - It is Not Back to Normal," Wells Fargo analyst David Maris says Mylan questions still remain after the company's lowered 2016 outlook and $465M Department of Justice settlement. One of Mylan's earnings levers, EpiPen pricing, is now off the table going forward, Maris tells investors in a research note. The analyst disagrees with investors that think the settlement puts the EpiPen pricing issue largely behind the company. The deal with the DOJ addresses only the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services portion of the issue, it does nothing to answer the original issue of EpiPen pricing and consumers, Maris contends. He points out that Mylan also disclosed in Friday's regulatory filing, but not in its press release, an SEC investigation by the Division of Enforcement. Maris says he's "not too excited" and doesn't gauge how good the news is by the after-hours share rally of 10%. He believes Mylan is "not back to normal" and keeps a Market Perform rating on the stock with a $43-$45 price target range. The shares are up 12% in pre-market trading to $40.35. Raymond James this morning upgraded Mylan to Strong Buy.
10/10/16
10/10/16
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Mylan (MYL) upgraded to Strong Buy from Market Perform at Raymond James with Elliot WIlbur saying the Department of Justice settlement over EpiPen rebates eliminates a significant overhang on shares enabling the focus to be back on fundamentals. 2. Under Armour (UA) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo with analyst Tom Nikic saying "noise" from the Sports Authority's bankruptcy is fading while distribution expansion could lead to sales re-acceleration over the next 12-18 months. 3. Deere (DE) and AGCO (AGCO) were upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo. 4. Dow Chemical (DOW) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS with analyst John Roberts saying the merger with DuPont (DD) could gain regulatory approval and that the stock is "now too cheap to ignore." 5. Exelixis (EXEL) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray with analyst Edward Tenthoff saying the data are "good enough" to file a supplemental new drug application and could drive off-label front-line RCC use. 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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