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AET

Aetna

$114.46

0.99 (0.87%)

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Merck

$63.90

1.13 (1.80%)

08:47
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Aetna, Merck announce value-based contract for Januvia and Janumet

Aetna (AET) announced that it has entered into a value-based agreement with Merck (MRK) for the type 2 diabetes medications Januvia and Janumet. Under this agreement, Merck's rebates on Januvia and Janumet will be based in part on those products' contributions to helping Aetna's commercial member population with type 2 diabetes achieve or maintain treatment objectives. In a separate initiative, Merck is also collaborating with Aetna on AetnaCare, a new health approach which uses predictive analytics to identify target populations and proactively curate various health and wellness services that are available to each member. "Working with a patient's physicians and other caregivers, the program is designed to support treatment adherence, ensure that critical social support needs are met, and reinforce healthy lifestyle behaviors. The AetnaCare program will initially target patients with diabetes and hypertension in Mid-Atlantic markets," the companies stated. Merck has used its insights and experience to develop educational resources and tools to help address patient engagement, patient behavior and treatment adherence. Aetna will incorporate some of these resources from Merck's inventory into AetnaCare to support more effective patient self-management, the companies explained.

AET

Aetna

$114.46

0.99 (0.87%)

MRK

Merck

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AET Aetna
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08/22/16
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08/22/16
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Leerink less positive that Anthem challenge to DOJ lawsuit will be successful
Following a conference call with an anti-trust specialist, Leerink analyst Ana Gupte is less positive that the Anthem (ANTM) challenge to the lawsuit by the DOJ will be successful. The analyst says that the specialist views the obstacles to a defense by Anthem-Cigna (CI) to the anti-trust concerns as too numerous to result in a successful close. Further, the analyst believes that any favorable decision, however unlikely, on the merger close, will likely be appealed by the DOJ. Nonetheless, the lower likelihood of this defense being successful may improve the odds of a successful Aetna (AET)-Humana (HUM) defense, the analyst notes.
08/25/16
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08/25/16
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Managed Care mergers unlikely to close, says Cowen
Cowen analyst Christine Arnold believes the current managed care mergers including Aetna (AET) and Humana (HUM) and Anthem (ANTM) and Cigna (CI) are unlikely to close. The analyst said the government's ability to appeal could extend the litigation process beyond the termination dates stipulated in the merger agreements. Arnold believes the Aetna/Humana merger has a better chance of closing relative to the Anthem/Cigna deal, but believes neither are likely to close.
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INITIATION
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EVER
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Aetna initiated with a Buy at Evercore ISI
Evercore ISI analyst Michael Newshel initiated Aetna with a Buy and a $128 price target.
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Pacific Crest cuts Fitbit to sell, sees share downside to $11
Pacific Crest analyst Brad Erickson downgraded Fitbit (FIT) to Underweight from Sector Weight after his channel checks indicated that Charge 2, the company's flagship holiday product, is off to a slow start. Underweight is Pacific Crest's equivalent of a sell rating. Charge 2 inventory is accumulating in the channel and sell-through is below initial Blaze/Alta levels, Erickson tells investors in a research note. The analyst continues to believe that a large portion of Fitbit owners stop using the device within months. Further, he views the corporate wellness deal between Aetna (AET) and Apple (AAPL) as a "substantial negative" for Fitbit. Erickson sees downside to $11 for shares of Fitbit. The stock closed yesterday up 17c to $16.70.
MRK Merck
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Outperform
Leerink sees Bristol-Myers sliding after Merck's 'spectacular' Keytruda data
Leerink analyst Seamus Fernandez said Bristol-Myers' (BMY) Checkmate-026 data presented at the European Society of Medical Oncology meeting was disappointing, noting there was no signal of benefit on progression-free survival or overall survival and only "modest differentiation" on response rate in the 88 patients with PDL1 biomarker positivity greater than or equal to 50%. Meanwhile, Merck (MRK) presented "spectacular" data for Keytruda monotherapy at the meeting, said Fernandez, who expects Bristol shares to be down "significantly" today in light of the meeting presentations. The analyst, who still thinks Bristol has a significant opportunity to compete with Merck's Keytruda in the PDL1 high portion of the market, keeps an Outperform rating on Bristol shares, which are down nearly 6% in pre-market trading.
10/10/16
BMOC
10/10/16
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BMOC
Merck should strengthen leadership in first line NSCLC, says BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst Alex Arfaei says that upcoming data should strengthen Merck's (MRK) lead in 1L NSCLC. The analyst adds that the data could support off-label use of Merck's Keytruda in additional 1L NSCLC patients, and he says that the data "should be negative" for Bristol-Myers' (BMY) Opdivo drug. Arfaei keeps an Outperform rating on Merck and a Market Perform rating on Bristol-Myers.
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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.
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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.

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UAL

United Continental

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MULE

MuleSoft

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United Continental

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UAL

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VMware

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