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BAYRY

Bayer

$137.71

0.2 (0.15%)

, MON

Monsanto

$117.85

-0.03 (-0.03%)

06:20
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Bayer: Talks with EU on Monsanto takeover 'constructive,' Reuters reports

Bayer (BAYRY) CEO Werner Baumann says discussions with the EU over its antitrust review of the company's planned purchase of Monsanto (MON) have been "very good and constructive," Reuters reports, adding that Bayer still plans to complete the deal by the end of the year. Bayer expects to file for regulatory approval in Europe by the end of June, and Baumann believes regulators are likely to launch an in-depth probe of the transaction. Reference Link

BAYRY

Bayer

$137.71

0.2 (0.15%)

MON

Monsanto

$117.85

-0.03 (-0.03%)

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BAYRY Bayer
$137.71

0.2 (0.15%)

04/10/17
PIPR
04/10/17
NO CHANGE
Target $17
PIPR
Overweight
OncoMed price target lowered to $17 from $26 at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Edward Tenthoff lowered his price target for OncoMed (OMED) to $17 from $26 following two negative announcements, namely that the Phase II YOSEMITE study of demcizumab in first line pancreatic cancer failed and Bayer (BAYRY) returned rights for ipafricept and vantictumab. The analyst also notes that now partner Celgene (CELG) will review all data on demcizumab including Phase II DENALI non-small cell lung cancer data and Phase Ib combo data with KEYTRUDA, although he does not expect Celgene to exercise its option. Tenthoff reiterates an Overweight rating on OncoMed's shares.
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JPMS
04/06/17
NO CHANGE
Target $128
JPMS
Overweight
Monsanto shares offer 'excellent' risk/reward proposition, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Jeffrey Zekauskas says shares of Monsanto (MON) at current levels offer an "excellent" risk/reward proposition. The analyst views capital appreciation potential to the end of 2017 as 11% or a 15% annual return. He sees downside risk of only 3%, to $112 per share, in the event that Bayer (BAYRY) is not able to consummate the acquisition. Zekauskas has increased confidence in the deal closing following recent regulatory rulings and keeps an Overweight rating on the name with a $128 price target.
03/03/17
JPMS
03/03/17
NO CHANGE
Target $128
JPMS
Overweight
EU approvals of other ag deals may narrow Monsanto deal spread, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Jeffrey Zekauskas said commentary from the CEOs of DuPont (DD) and Syngenta (SYT) and press reports from Europe suggest that their deals with Dow Chemical (DOW) and ChemChina, respectively, are likely to be approved. Approvals from Europe for those deals may "trigger a meaningful closing of the arbitrage spread" in Monsanto (MON) shares versus Bayer's (BAYRY) offer price, Zekauskas tells investors. He recommends buying Monsanto shares at current levels for this reason, adding that he believes the shares would only fall about 2.5%, or down to $112, in the event of the Bayer deal falling through. Zekauskas keeps an Overweight rating and $128 price target on Monsanto shares, which closed yesterday at just below $115 per share.
01/06/17
JPMS
01/06/17
NO CHANGE
Target $128
JPMS
Overweight
Monsanto shares are mispriced, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Jeffrey Zekauskas says Monsanto (MON) shares are mispriced and offer an attractive risk/reward proposition. A first catalyst for the shares would be regulatory agreement in the Dow Chemical (DOW)/DuPont (DD) transaction, Zekauskas tells investors in a research note. The analyst thinks a favorable resolution to the Dow/DuPont merger would be seen as improving the probability of the success of the Bayer/Monsanto transaction. He notes that Bayer has agreed to purchase Monsanto for $128 per share in cash, which represents 21% appreciation potential should the deal close by year-end. Zekauskas thinks a "reasonable floor" price for Monsanto shares, should the deal fail, is $102. He keeps an Overweight rating on the name with a $128 price target.
MON Monsanto
$117.85

-0.03 (-0.03%)

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INITIATION

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02/23/17
RBCM
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RBCM
Sector Perform
Monsanto initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital
RBc Capital analyst Arun Viswanathan says that ,"given challenging agricultural conditions, Monsanto lacks catalysts. Target $118.

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