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AGN

Allergan

$227.55

-4.81 (-2.07%)

, VTAE

Vitae Pharmaceuticals

$20.99

0.02 (0.10%)

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Allergan, Vitae Pharmaceuticals announce expiration of HSR waiting period

Allergan (AGN) and Vitae Pharmaceuticals (VTAE) announced that the waiting period under the Hart-Scott Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, has expired with respect to Allergan's pending acquisition of Vitae. The expiration of the HSR waiting period satisfies one of the conditions to the closing of the pending acquisition, which remains subject to other customary closing conditions. Both companies expect the transaction to be completed in the fourth quarter.

AGN

Allergan

$227.55

-4.81 (-2.07%)

VTAE

Vitae Pharmaceuticals

$20.99

0.02 (0.10%)

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AGN Allergan
$227.55

-4.81 (-2.07%)

09/21/16
GABE
09/21/16
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GABE
Buy
Gabelli questions if Allergan could target Gilead next
Gabelli analyst Kevin Kedra said that "like most" he was surprised at the price paid and the strategic fit of Allergan's (AGN) deal to buy Tobira Therapeutics (TBRA), but wonders if Allergan CEO Brent Saunders is "playing chess while the market is playing checkers" and could be preparing a bid for Gilead (GILD). After Allergan's "very loud statement about its commitment to NASH and liver disease," a deal for Gilead, the leading company in liver disease and "one of the cheapest companies in pharma/biotech," would appear to make more sense, Kedra tells investors, adding that an acquisition of Gilead at a price of $115 per share would be "highly accretive" for Allergan. The analyst keeps a Buy rating on Allergan shares.
09/22/16
BERN
09/22/16
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BERN
Allergan acquisitions positive, says Bernstein
After Allergan bought two companies with NASH drugs and the stock fell, Bernstein analyst Aaron Gal says the acquisitions were viewed as expensive. Gal says "it makes almost no difference" if the deals were expensive, as the important issue is whether the products succeed. He believes that the market would never penalize Roche or Celgene for similar deals, and he thinks this indicates that Allergan is "misvalued." He says that Allergan is his "high conviction buy" stock and keeps a $335 price target on the shares.
09/26/16
LEER
09/26/16
NO CHANGE
LEER
Shire Xiidra launch to 'significantly' expand dry eye category, says Leerink
Leerink analyst Jason Gerberry remains optimistic that Shire's (SHPG) Xiidra launch will "significantly" expand the category for dry eye disease brands, while not meaningfully eroding Allergan's (AGN) Restasis market leading position. While it's still early in the launch of Xiidra and payer access remains a critical variable, the analyst does not anticipate access being a major barrier. Gerberry reiterates an Outperform rating on both Shire and Allergan's shares.
10/14/16
LEER
10/14/16
NO CHANGE
Target $294
LEER
Outperform
Leerink positive on Allergan ahead of Restasis patent decision
Leerink analyst Jason Gerberry is positive on Allergan's franchise outlook as he believes the company will either maintain a double-digit top-line" growth pharma" trajectory or alternatively institute a dividend, and will prevail in the ongoing Restasis patent challenge. Gerberry likes Allergan's underlying growth trends of the gastro and derm franchises and pipeline optionality, and reiterates an Outperform rating and $294 price target on the shares.
VTAE Vitae Pharmaceuticals
$20.99

0.02 (0.10%)

09/15/16
BMOC
09/15/16
DOWNGRADE
BMOC
Market Perform
Vitae Pharmaceuticals downgraded to Market Perform at BMO Capital
Vitae Pharmaceuticals (VTAE) has agreed to be acquired by Allergan (AGN) for $21 per share in cash.
09/15/16
WELS
09/15/16
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WELS
Market Perform
Vitae downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Jim Birchenough downgraded Vitae Pharmaceuticals (VTAE) to Market Perform following the proposed acquisition of Allergan (AGN). The deal's valuation is "relatively cheap and leaves open some possibility of a competing bid and modest price bump," Birchenough tells investors in a research note. He lowered his price target range for the shares to $21-$27 from $27-$32.
09/15/16
JMPS
09/15/16
NO CHANGE
JMPS
Kadmon has positive read through from Allergan deal, says JMP Securities
JMP Securities analyst Michael King says that Allergan's (AGN) acquisition of Vitae Pharmaceuticals (VTAE) bodes well for Kadmon's (KDMN) ROCK inhibitor KD025 for patients with psoriasis. The analyst says that the main driver for the Vitae deal was its oral RORyt inhibitor VTP-43742 which could become a psoriasis treatment. There are "mechanistic similarities" between Vitae's drug and Kadmon's psoriasis drug candidate KD025, King wrote. He reiterates a $16 price target and Outperform rating on Kadmon.
09/20/16
PIPR
09/20/16
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PIPR
Neutral
Vitae Pharmaceuticals downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Edward Tenthoff downgraded Vitae Pharmaceuticals (VTAE) to Neutral citing Allergan's (AGN) takeover of the company. The analyst does not expect other offers to emerge.

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