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ALIOF

Actelion

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-0.6 (-0.53%)

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Potential Actelion deal worthwhile for J&J, WSJ says

A potential takeover of Actelion (ALIOF) by Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) would be expensive but worth it for the U.S. company, Charley Grant contends in the Wall Street Journal's Heard on the Street column. Such a deal would entail major risk, as deals of this magnitude usually do, and J&J may need to pay a further takeover premium to close an acquisition, the column notes. There is also risk associated with generic competition that Actelion's Tracleer drug may face, the column says. Despite those warning signs, scaling up its pharmaceutical operations is a good strategy for J&J, Grant says. Sales in the company's pharmaceuticals unit grew 11.8% from a year ago in Q3, and Actelion's drugs portfolio could add some diversification to J&J's lineup, the column says. Reference Link

ALIOF

Actelion

$184.01

30.46 (19.84%)

JNJ

Johnson & Johnson

$113.53

-0.6 (-0.53%)

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ALIOF Actelion
$184.01

30.46 (19.84%)

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WELS
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WELS
Actelion could be acquired for $215 per share, says Wells Fargo
After Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) said that it's in preliminary talks about a deal with Actelion (ALIOF), Wells Fargo estimates that J&J could buy Actelion for $215 per share. The firm thinks that other bidders could emerge for Actelion. It estimates that the deal could be accretive to J&J's EPS by about 5%. Wells keeps an Outperform rating on J&J.
JNJ Johnson & Johnson
$113.53

-0.6 (-0.53%)

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LEER
10/19/16
NO CHANGE
Target $140
LEER
Outperform
Johnson & Johnson should be bought on weakness, says Leerink
Leerink analyst Danielle Antalffy believes the recent selloff in Johnson & Johnson's shares was overdone and would recommend buying on weakness. The analyst views the company as well-equipped to manage the inevitable Remicade headwind and continues to believe Johnson & Johnson can drive improving top-line growth in 2017. She reiterates an Outperform rating and $140 price target on the shares.
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Target $144
UBSW
Buy
Johnson & Johnson has potential upside from expanding pipeline, says UBS
UBS analyst Matt Miksic noted Johnson & Johnson delivered a solid quarter and said he believes there is upside to his Buy thesis. The analyst cited the company's expanding pipeline, capital allocation strategy, and contracting across its broad portfolio and patient assistance programs is expected to help mitigate pressure from biosimilar competition. Miksic reiterated his Buy rating and raised his price target to $144 from $137 on Johnson & Johnson shares.
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Johnson & Johnson should be bought on recent weakness, says RBC Capital
After meeting with J&J's VP, Investor Relations, RBC Capital analyst Glenn Novarro says that the company's Q3 pharma results indicate that the growth of its major drugs can more than offset any declines in Remicade sales next year. The analyst quotes J&J as saying that it has not been using price hikes to increase its sales, and he thinks that the company's diverse business model will allow it to avoid being hurt by any regulatory pressures. He is upbeat on the company's efforts to increase its margins and notes that its medical device results have improved. Novarro keeps a $133 price target and an Outperform rating on the shares.

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