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MRK

Merck

$61.44

-0.7 (-1.13%)

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Merck Jan 50 - 62.5 put spread sold at $2.75, 12200X

Merck Jan 50 - 62.5 put spread sold at $2.75, 12200X. The spread likely closes a position opened on 8/24 when 15.8K traded for $2.24. Shares are down 3.2% since that time and the investor is monetizing the profit on the put spread. 16.7K traded in both strikes as shares drop 71c to $61.43 Monday.

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MRK Merck
$61.44

-0.7 (-1.13%)

10/10/16
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Market Perform
Merck 'steals the show' at ESMO with Keytruda data, says Leerink
Leerink analyst Seamus Fernandez said Merck (MRK) stole the show at ESMO with its Keytruda data and he continues to think the company will dominate first line lung cancer treatment for years to come in patients with 50%+ PDL1 expression. Additionally, he expects Merck to gain additional traction in the overall market, noting that confirmation that Keytruda is benefiting patients when combined with Alimta/carboplatin with Alimta maintenance raises the possibility Merck could compete broadly in the overall non-squamous patient population. However, Fernandez keeps a Market Perform rating on Merck, as he thinks its current valuation largely reflects improved growth prospects through 2020.
10/10/16
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10/10/16
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Incyte treatment looking 'promising,' says JMP Securities
After reviewing recent data, JMP Securities analyst Liisa Bayko says that the combination of Incyte's (INCY) Epacadostat plus Merck's (MRK) Keytruda is "emerging as a promising treatment, potentially even best in class." The analyst says that the progression free survival rate of the combination in melanoma patients "is emerging to be quite competitive," while the efficacy rate in other solid tumors "seemed encouraging." The analyst raised her price target on Incyte to $110 from $100 and keeps an Outperform rating on the stock.
10/13/16
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10/13/16
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Target $70
BOFA
Buy
Merck upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill analyst Colin Bristow upgraded Merck to Buy and raised its price target to $70 from $57 to reflect its opportunity in first line lung cancer. Bristow significantly raised his Keytruda sales estmate to 7.5B from $5.5B following Merck's first line lung cancer data presentations at ESMO over the weekend and feedback from experts. He expects Keytruda to receive early approval/launch in first line NSCLC from the December 24 PDUFA and to become the standard of care in the identified label and further upside from chemo combo.
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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. Merck (MRK) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill with analyst Colin Bristow citing its opportunity in first line lung cancer. 2. Viacom (VIA, VIAB) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Wells Fargo and to Buy from Underperform at BofA/Merrill. 3. TD Ameritrade (AMTD) and Charles Schwab (SCHW) were upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill. 4. Talend (TLND) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman with analyst Jesse Hulsing saying the company will benefit from analytic workloads moving to the cloud. 5. CSC (CSC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi. 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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Beazer Homes

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