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Merck

$63.78

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Merck says will not submit applications for regulatory approval for anacetrapib

Merck announced that the company will not submit applications for regulatory approval for anacetrapib, Merck's investigational cholesteryl ester transfer protein inhibitor. The decision follows a thorough review of the clinical profile of anacetrapib, including discussions with external experts. "We are deeply grateful to the researchers and patients who participated in the anacetrapib clinical development program, and in particular the REVEAL outcomes study. Unfortunately, after comprehensive evaluation, we have concluded that the clinical profile for anacetrapib does not support regulatory filings," said Roger Perlmutter, M.D., Ph.D., president, Merck Research Laboratories. "During the past half-century, Merck has made numerous, important contributions to the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Our work in cardiovascular research continues."

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$63.78

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RAJA
08/23/17
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Target $36
RAJA
Strong Buy
Paratek takeover speculation 'seems plausible,' says Raymond James
After Bloomberg reported that Paratek Pharmaceuticals (PRTK) is exploring its strategic options, including a possible sale, after receiving takeover interest, Raymond James analyst Laura Chico said she sees omadacycline as a promising asset and sees a takeout as "certainly one plausible outcome." While its "probably premature to think about a takeout price," Chico said that a possible price could arguably fall in the high-$40 to low-$50 range, adding that Merck (MRK), Pfizer (PFE) and Allergan (AGN) would all be potential buyers. She keeps a Strong Buy rating and $36 price target on Paratek shares.
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STFL
09/11/17
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Target $29
STFL
Buy
NewLink Genetics price target raised to $29 from $14 at Stifel
Stifel analyst Stephen Willey believes recently-updated melanoma data from both NewLink Genetics' (NLNK) phase 2 indoximod program and Incyte (INCY) and Merck's (MRK) ESMO presentation confirm IDO inhibitors are more-than-likely synergizing with PD-1 inhibition, adding that NewLink's drug appears to yield "slightly-better efficacy" in "slightly-healthier" patients. He increased his price target on NewLink to $29 from $14 to reflect favorable risk adjustments and higher melanoma sales estimates and keeps a Buy rating on the stock.
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BMOC
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Incyte trial result 'assures commercial success,' says BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst M. Ian Somaiya says the results of a trial of Incyte's (INCY) epacadostat, its selective IDO1 enzyme inhibitor, in combination with Merck's (MRK) Keytruda, in patients with advanced melanoma eliminates the risk of an upcoming Phase 3 trial of epacadostat and "assures its commercial success." The analyst adds, however, that "the bar continues to be raised for IO combinations," which may make it difficult for Incyte's stock to rise in the near-term. The analyst trimmed his price target on the shares to $163 from $172 to reflect the company's capital raise. But he keeps an Outperform rating on the stock.
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JEFF
09/18/17
NO CHANGE
JEFF
AbbVie remains top global Pharma pick at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Jeffrey Holford says AbbVie (ABBV) remains his top global pick in Pharmaceuticals, followed by Bayer (BAYRY). In the U.S., the analyst lists Zoetis (ZTS), Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) and Eli Lilly (LLY) as his top picks behind AbbVie. Merck (MRK) and Novo Nordisk (NVO) are the analyst's least preferred stocks. Holford cut his price target for Underperform-rated Merck to $52 from $55 and raised his price target for Buy-rated Zoetis to $77 from $74.

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Coach

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UnitedHealth

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