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Biogen

$318.32

1.32 (0.42%)

13:15
11/22/16
11/22
13:15
11/22/16
13:15

Biogen put volume heavy and directionally bearish

Bearish flow noted in Biogen with 2,067 puts trading, or 1.4x expected. Most active are Dec-16 290 puts and Dec-16 335 calls, with total volume in those strikes near 750 contracts. The Put/Call Ratio is 2.22, while ATM IV is up over 1 point on the day. Earnings are expected on January 26th.

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BIIB Biogen
$318.32

1.32 (0.42%)

11/07/16
MZHO
11/07/16
INITIATION
Target $290
MZHO
Neutral
Biogen initiated with a Neutral at Mizuho
Mizuho analyst Salim Syed initiated Biogen with a Neutral rating and a $290 price target.
11/08/16
11/08/16
INITIATION

On The Fly: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Adient (ADNT) initiated with a Neutral at JPMorgan. 2. JinkoSolar (JKS) initiated with a Buy at Craig-Hallum. 3. Amgen (AMGN), Gilead (GILD), and Celgene (CELG) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho while the firm initiated Biogen (BIIB) with a Neutral. 4. BioScrip (BIOS) resumed with a Buy at Jefferies. 5. SQM (SQM) initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
11/09/16
RBCM
11/09/16
NO CHANGE
RBCM
Biotech stocks should be bought on post-election decline, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital recommends buying biotech stocks today on weakness. The firm notes that stocks usually rebound after they drop due to political events that don't affect their fundamentals, and it believes that the decline in biotech stocks today is in that category. The firm says that President-elect Trump probably won't focus on drug prices or Medicare reform. It adds that biotech companies should benefit from the fact that Congress will stay in GOP hands and the apparent failure of California's Proposition 61 initiative. The firm identifies Celgene (CELG), Biogen (BIIB), Vertex (VRTX), BioMarin (BMRN), and Prothena (PRTA) as its favorite names in the sector.
11/09/16
PIPR
11/09/16
NO CHANGE
PIPR
Piper sees improving environment for Biopharma M&A
The biotech sector is seeing a "massive relief rally" given the "surprise trifecta" of a Republican sweep, the voting down of Prop 61 in California and U.S. dollar weakness, Piper Jaffray analyst Joshua Schimmer tells investors in a research note. The door is now open to discuss potential repatriation of cash outside the U.S., which could be a green light on mergers and acquisitions, the analyst adds. He points out that Amgen (AMGN) and Gilead (GILD) hold the most overseas cash, with Celgene (CELG) and Biogen (BIIB) holding several billion as well. Schimmer believes the broader environment may be improving for M&A. He cautions, though, that the election of Trump does not remove the "major drug pricing overhang question."

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