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BASFY

BASF

$105.70

-0.15 (-0.14%)

, BAYRY

Bayer

$34.55

-0.23 (-0.66%)

06:08
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BASF to buy parts of Bayer's seed, non-select herbicide businesses for EUR5.9B

BASF (BASFY) has signed an agreement to acquire significant parts of Bayer's (BAYRY) seed and non-selective herbicide businesses. Bayer intends to divest these assets in the context of its planned acquisition of Monsanto (MON). The all-cash purchase price is EUR5.9B, subject to certain adjustments at closing. The assets to be acquired include Bayer's global glufosinate-ammonium non-selective herbicide business, commercialized under the Liberty, Basta and Finale brands, as well as its seed businesses for key row crops in select markets: canola hybrids in North America under the InVigor brand using the LibertyLink trait technology, oilseed rape mainly in European markets, cotton in the Americas and Europe as well as soybean in the Americas. The transaction also includes Bayer's trait research and breeding capabilities for these crops and the LibertyLink trait and trademark. The transaction is subject to the closing of Bayer's acquisition of Monsanto and approval by relevant authorities. It is expected to close in the first quarter of 2018.

BASFY

BASF

$105.70

-0.15 (-0.14%)

BAYRY

Bayer

$34.55

-0.23 (-0.66%)

MON

Monsanto

$119.91

0.11 (0.09%)

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BASFY BASF
$105.70

-0.15 (-0.14%)

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JPMS
01/19/17
UPGRADE
JPMS
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BASF upgraded to Overweight from Underweight at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Martin Evans yesterday double upgraded BASF to Overweight from Underweight saying he's turning more positive on European Chemicals.
02/13/17
EVER
02/13/17
INITIATION
EVER
Buy
BASF initiated with a Buy at Evercore ISI
Evercore ISI analyst Laurent Favre initiated BASF with a Buy rating and a EUR100 price target.
BAYRY Bayer
$34.55

-0.23 (-0.66%)

08/18/17
UBSW
08/18/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $128
UBSW
Neutral
Monsanto downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
UBS analyst John Roberts downgraded Monsanto (MON) to Neutral saying the shares are now less than 10% away from the accepted Bayer (BAYRY) offer of $128. The analyst calculates that the market is currently pricing in a 70% chance of the deal going through. His view that the deal could be approved remains unchanged. Approvals of peer deals suggest antitrust approval likely for Monsanto, Roberts tells investors in a research note. The analyst keeps a $128 price target for Monsanto shares.
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Bernstein still sees 'very high' probability of Bayer, Monsanto deal approval
Bernstein analyst Jeremy Redenius notes that the European Commission has opened an in-depth review of the Bayer (BAYRY)/Monsanto (MON) deal due to concerns of reduced competition in pesticides, seeds, and traits. The analyst believes this is not surprising, as the in-depth review is the norm for deals of this size. Comparing the EC's initial concerns with those of the Dow/DuPont (DWDP) deal, he still sees a "very high" probability of deal approval.
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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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TG Therapeutics has positive read through from Bayer approval, says SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Yatin Suneja believes that the FDA's decision to grant accelerated approval to Bayer's (BAYRY) Aliqopa, a PI3K-delta inhibitor, as a treatment for Relapsed/Refractory Follicular Lymphoma, bodes well for TG Therapeutics' (TGTX) own PI3K-delta inhibitor, TGR-120. The analyst says that the lack of a black box warning on Bayer's Aliqopa shows that not all PI3K-delta inhibitors have the safety issues that have been attributed to them in the past. Suneja says that "Aliqopa's approval reflects positively on TGR-1202, which offers best-in-class safety , and provides clarity on TGR-1202's regulatory pathway in" lymphoma The analyst says that investors are "overlooking" its potential in " lymphoma, and keeps a Buy rating on the shares.
MON Monsanto
$119.91

0.11 (0.09%)

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On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Monsanto (MON) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies with analyst Laurence Alexander saying Bayer's (BAYRY) all-cash offer appears on track for year-end. The analyst views the deal failing as a "low-probability scenario" and keeps a $128 price target for the shares. 2. Freeport McMoRan (FCX) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Berenberg. 3. Kimberly-Clark (KMB) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS with analyst Stephen Powers saying the stock's 11% rise year-to-date is not based on fundamentals but news flow of consolidation in the Household Products sector. 4. Harley-Davidson (HOG) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Bernstein with analyst David Beckel citing his belief that "demographic shifts and a stagnating economy" will prevent demand for the company's motorcycles from growing in the U.S. for the next five years. 5. IMAX (IMAX) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Barrington with analyst James Goss saying positive catalysts "might take some time to develop." This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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