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MON

Monsanto

$118.34

0.63 (0.54%)

, BAYRY

Bayer

$31.95

-0.075 (-0.23%)

05:34
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Monsanto, Bayer: CFIUS says merger has no unresolved national security concerns

Bayer and Monsanto announced that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, or CFIUS, has completed its review of the proposed merger, and has concluded that there are no unresolved national security concerns with respect to the transaction. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of required regulatory approvals. Bayer and Monsanto will continue to cooperate with the authorities in order to complete the transaction in early 2018.

MON

Monsanto

$118.34

0.63 (0.54%)

BAYRY

Bayer

$31.95

-0.075 (-0.23%)

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MON Monsanto
$118.34

0.63 (0.54%)

07/12/17
07/12/17
DOWNGRADE

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.
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.
09/05/17
BERN
09/05/17
NO CHANGE
BERN
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.
10/04/17
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10/04/17
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MACQ
Neutral
Monsanto downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie
BAYRY Bayer
$31.95

-0.075 (-0.23%)

11/14/17
11/14/17
UPGRADE
Target $95

Outperform
Loxo Oncology upgraded after 'transformative' Bayer pact at JMP Securities
As previously reported, JMP Securities analyst Michael King upgraded Loxo Oncology (LOXO) to Outperform from Market Perform after the company announced a global partnership with Bayer (BAYRY) to develop and commercialize larotrectinib and LOXO-195. While he understands there is some disappointment that the deal fell short of a full buyout, King sees the partnership with a global leader in cancer treatment as "transformative" for Loxo, he tells investors. King set a $95 price target on Loxo shares, which are down 7% to $77.18 in afternoon trading.
11/15/17
SBSH
11/15/17
NO CHANGE
Target $108
SBSH
Buy
Loxo takeover by Bayer not off the table, says Citi
Bayer's (BAYRY) precedent for collaborations preceding acquisitions, as in the Algeta deal, implies an acquisition of Loxo Oncology (LOXO) is not off the table following yesterday's collaboration announcement, Ciit analyst Yigal Nochomovitz tells investors in a research note. He notes that Bayer and Algeta entered into a collaboration in 2009 to commercialize the prostate cancer drug Xofigo, and in 2013 Bayer acquired Algeta for $2.9B. A similar situation is a possibility for Loxo in the future, the analyst contends. Nochomovitz says his Loxo valuation is largely intact following the Bayer deal. He keeps a Buy rating on the shares and trimmed his price target to $108 from $112. The stock closed yesterday down 4% to $79.84.
11/15/17
MSCO
11/15/17
NO CHANGE
Target $103
MSCO
Overweight
Loxo Oncology partnership with Bayer better than recognized, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Matthew Harrison thinks Loxo Oncology's (LOXO) partnership with Bayer (BAYRY) is a smart move and points to two key aspects of the deal that are being underappreciated. Namely, the deal offsets the risk of a slow TRK launch while he also believes strategic optionality is still intact as Loxo maintains two fully owned program, Harrison tells investors. Harrison maintains an Overweight rating on Loxo with a $103 price target. The stock slid about 4% yesterday to close at $79.84 after the Bayer deal was announced.
11/16/17
JEFF
11/16/17
NO CHANGE
JEFF
Buy
Jefferies names Roche new top global pick in Pharmaceuticals
Jefferies analyst Jeffrey Holford names Roche (RHHBY) his new "Top Pick Globally" in Pharmaceuticals following the strong share performance of his previous top pick for 2017, AbbVie (ABBV). The analyst believes the company's growth outlook is better than many investors think. Roche is nearing sentiment lows and investors "need to look hard at the replacement power" offered by assets Tecentriq, Ocrevus, Gazyva, ACE910 and Perjeta, Holford tells investors in a research note. Following Roche, the analyst has the highest conviction on Novartis (NVS), Bayer (BAYRY), AbbVie, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Zoetis (ZTS) and Eli Lilly (LLY). His least preferred stocks in Pharmaceuticals are Merck (MRK), Novo Nordisk (NVO) and AstraZeneca (AZN).

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HPE

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