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AVIR

Aviragen

$0.53

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East Hill reports 8.8% stake in Aviragen, urges liquidation of company

East Hill initially acquired the shares of common stock reported herein as passive investors in a predecessor of the company based on the belief that such securities represented an attractive investment opportunity in such predecessor. East Hill is filing this statement on Schedule 13D pursuant to Section240.13d-1(e) because it now holds the common stock with a purpose or effect of influencing or changing control of the company. The company recently announced plans "to explore a wide range of strategic alternatives" that include a business combination or strategic merger, in-licensing clinical stage programs, an acquisition, or other transaction. East Hill has concluded, at this time, that the company should abandon all of its plans to explore strategic alternatives and instead should wind up its business and liquidate. To that end, on June 7, representatives of East Hill had a telephone conversation with representatives of the company's management and board of directors to discuss, among other things, the potential benefit of liquidating the company. East Hill intends to have further conversations, meetings and other communications with the management and board of directors of the company, and possibly with other stockholders and third persons, in each case to discuss the company's strategies, business and other matters related to the company. These communications may include a discussion of options for liquidating the company.

AVIR Aviragen
$0.53

-0.0083 (-1.54%)

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09/21/16
INITIATION
Target $2.5
LTCO
Buy
Aviragen initiated with a Buy at Ladenburg
Ladenburg Thalmann analyst Kevin DeGeeter started Aviragen Therapeutics with a Buy rating and $2.50 price target.
02/14/17
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02/14/17
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LTCO
Neutral
Aviragen downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Ladenburg
Ladenburg Thalmann analyst Kevin DeGeeter downgraded Aviragen Therapeutics to Neutral after vapendavir failed to demonstrate an improvement in asthma symptoms. The analyst expects the company to discontinue development of vapendavir in asthmatics and re-evaluate plans for a Phase IIb study in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Depomed (DEPO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Mizuho, as analyst Irina Koffler said her conviction in a takeout has diminished. Koffler said without a deal there is also potential for management turnover due to activist involvement, which could lead to a decline in shares... 2. Aviragen (AVIR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Ladenburg by analyst Kevin DeGeeter after vapendavir failed to demonstrate an improvement in asthma symptoms. The analyst expects the company to discontinue development of vapendavir in asthmatics and re-evaluate plans for a Phase IIb study in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients... 3. Taylor Morrison (TMHC) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at FBR Capital, with Alex Rygiel citing valuation... 4. Hibbett Sports (HIBB) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Stephens, to Hold from Buy at SunTrust, and to Neutral from Positive at Susquehanna following a Q4 preannouncement that missed expectations and disappointing guidance... 5. Popeyes (PLKI) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Sidoti. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
02/15/17
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Aviragen downgraded to Neutral from Buy at H.C. Wainwright
H.C. Wainwright analyst Ed Arce downgraded Aviragen Therapeutics to Neutral after the company's lead drug candidate, vapendavir, missed its primary and several secondary endpoints in a Phase 2b trial. The analyst sees a lack of visibility and catalysts.

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