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Valeant announces new hires in dermatology, corporate communications

Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) announced Friday appointments to the dermatology leadership team of Michael McMyne, who has joined as vice president of Sales, and Stacey Williams, who has joined as vice president of Marketing. Additionally, the company announced Lainie Keller has joined as vice president of Corporate Communications. McMyne most recently served as vice president of operations for Merz North America, a specialty pharmaceutical and medical device company focused on dermatology, aesthetics medicine and neurosciences. Prior to this new role, Williams was senior marketing director for Merz North America. "We are committed to securing the company's future in the dermatology space, and I look forward to working with these talented leaders to realize the full potential of this key business for Valean," remarked Bill Humphries, executive vice president and company group chairman, Valeant Dermatology. Meanwhile, in a newly created role, Keller will be responsible for executing external corporate communications and media relations strategies for Valeant. She joined the company from Merck (MRK), where she most recently served as a director of corporate media relations.

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VRX Valeant
$10.07

0.23 (2.34%)

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03/18/17
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WELS
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Valeant management positive on new FDA guidelines, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst David Maris said in a research note late Friday that Valeant Pharmaceuticals views the FDA's new guidance for generic Xifaxan as a positive. Management believes the guidelines may delay generics which may not have conducted their studies to be compliant with the new guidance, Maris told investors in a research note. The analyst earlier in the day Friday told investors that he views the FDA's guidance as a "game changing development that makes it much easier for generics to show bioequivalence." Maris called the news a "new significant negative" for Valeant. He says his initial read is not changed by Valeant management's view, but added that he will review the feedback with outside consultants and other industry sources to gain a broader perspective. Maris has an Underperform rating on Valeant, his firm's equivalent of a sell. Shares of Valeant closed yesterday down 17c to $11.03.
04/05/17
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Valeant may break $10 amid lukewarm iNova interest, Wells Fargo says
According to the Australian Business Review, Valeant Pharmaceuticals' iNova unit has received lukewarm interest with bids coming in under $1B, Wells Fargo analyst David Maris tells investors in a research note. This is another disappointment as some investors had expected $1B in proceeds for the unit, the analyst adds. What was promised to be $8B worth of asset sales has thus far only been approximately $2B, Maris points out. He is not surprised by today's report, however, noting Valeant's recent debt refinancing was a sign that "near term asset sales of significant value are not at hand." Maris adds that he wouldn't be surprised if Valeant shares break the "psychological price point of $10" in the near-term since management is yet to demonstrate a turnaround. The analyst keeps an Underperform rating on the shares. The drugmaker in early trading is down 4c to $10.13.
04/11/17
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Underweight
Piper dermatologist survey shows Siliq won't change Valeant's fortunes
After surveying 27 medical dermatologists, Piper Jaffray analyst David Amsellem does not believe Siliq can change the fortunes of Valeant Pharmaceuticals' dermatology segment. Siliq is likely to lag "far behind" other IL-17A antagonists in terms of adoption for treatments of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis, Amsellem tells investors in a research note. The analyst thinks Valeant's "sanguine commentary about the product is overly optimistic." He reiterates an Underweight rating on the shares with a $10 price target. Valeant closed yesterday up 26c to $9.85.
04/21/17
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Wells Fargo's Maris cuts Valeant price target range to $7-$9
Wells Fargo analyst David Maris cut his price target range for Valeant Pharmaceuticals to $7-$9 from $10-$13 and keeps an Underperform rating on the name. The drug maker closed yesterday down 14c to $8.88. Valeant shares are not worth the risk, Maris tells investors in a research note. He believes the company will not generate enough free cash flow between now and 2023 to pay its debt maturities. While Valeant's earnings may exceed near-term consensus estimates, investors have better opportunities elsewhere, Maris contends.
MRK Merck
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04/04/17
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STFL
NewLink Genetics should be bought on weakness after data, says Stifel
Stifel analyst Stephen Willey said NewLink Genetics' (NLNK) combination of indoximod and Merck's (MRK) pembrolizumab in patients with treatment-naive melanoma demonstrated an overall response rate, or ORR, that is "essentially identical" to the previously-reported results from the Incyte (INCY)-Merck study of epacadostat/pembrolizumab. The lower rate of complete responses he doesn't "find terribly surprising" given what is already known about the current indoximod formulation, he tells investors. Willey, who views today's weakness as an interesting buying opportunity ahead of P1/2 data on the atezolizumab + GDC-0919 combination, keeps a Buy rating on Newlink shares.
04/20/17
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04/20/17
NO CHANGE
Target $51
JEFF
Underperform
Jefferies lowers Merck estimates, drops target to $51
Jefferies analyst Jeffrey Holford lowered his earnings estimates for Merck by up to 3% citing concerns on pricing for Januvia/Janumet. The analyst notes that his mid-term estimates are now up to 11% below consensus. Holford expects Keytruda, Januvia and Gardasil to miss expectations Q1. He cut his price target for Merck to $51 from $52 and keeps an Underperform rating on the name.
05/03/17
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BMOC
Merck results more positive than first appeared, says BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst Alex Arfaei says he's more upbeat on Merck's Q1 results following its conference call. He says that the lower than expected Januvia revenue is "explainable," while the company's Keytruda drug looks set to beat expectations in 2H17. The analyst expects the company's 2017 results to come in at the top half of its guidance range, and he thinks the stock can rise, driven by Keytruda and its hepatitis C treatments. The analyst keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.

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