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MNK

Mallinckrodt

$23.32

-0.25 (-1.06%)

, SCMP

Sucampo

$17.00

0.05 (0.29%)

07:41
12/26/17
12/26
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07:41

Mallinckrodt looks beyond Acthar with Sucampo acquisition

With its stock more than cut in half this year as the controversial Acthar Gel came under further scrutiny, Mallinckrodt this morning announced the acquisition of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals for $1.2B. Sucampo markets Amitiza, which is approved by the FDA for treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation in adults, irritable bowel syndrome with constipation in women 18 years of age and older, and opioid-induced constipation in adult patients with chronic, non-cancer pain. Mallinckrodt sees the deal, assuming it closes in Q1 of 2018, adding at least 30c to its earnings per share in 2018 and at least double that in 2019. "The acquisition brings near-term net sales and earnings accretion through Amitiza and bolsters our pipeline in rare diseases with VTS-270 and CPP-1X/sulindac," Mallinckrodt stated. Shares of Sucampo are up 95c, or 6%, to $17.95 in premarket trading.

MNK

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$23.32

-0.25 (-1.06%)

SCMP

Sucampo

$17.00

0.05 (0.29%)

  • 27

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MNK Mallinckrodt
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OPCO
11/22/17
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OPCO
Perform
Mallinckrodt downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Derek Archila downgraded Mallinckrodt to Perform saying he's been "flat out wrong" on the shares. The thesis of branded growth and material margin expansion has not and is unlikely to play out within the next 12-18 months, Archila tells investors in a research note. He sees "little-to-no visibility" on Acthar growth outside of management's remarks on the payer pushback/patient abandonment issues. Further, Archila is not certain whether the company can remedy the Acthar growth issue in a timely manner. He pulled his price target for Mallinckrodt shares.
11/22/17
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12/12/17
LEHM
12/12/17
NO CHANGE
Target $23
LEHM
Equal Weight
Mallinckrodt management keeps conviction in Acthar, says Barclays
Barclays analyst Douglas Tsao says Mallinckrodt management in meetings last week reiterated their conviction in the Acthar franchise's durability. The analyst continues to believe the franchise should prove "reasonably durable," but after Q3's miss, he does not expect a "v-shaped" recovery next year. Further, Acthar,'s pressure could worsen if additional payers implement policies that affected Q3, Tsao tells investors in a research note titled "It always comes back to Acthar." The analyst keeps an Equal Weight rating on Mallinckrodt with a $23 price target.
12/22/17
WELS
12/22/17
NO CHANGE
WELS
Market Perform
Wells says tax act net effect seems positive for Mallinckrodt non-GAAP EPS
After Mallinckrodt released a regulatory filing this morning stating the company's anticipated puts and takes related to the passage of the U.S. Tax Cut and Jobs Act, Wells Fargo analyst David Maris said he believes the net effect of the TCJA seems positive for the company's non-GAAP EPS. Maris keeps a Market Perform rating on Mallinckrodt shares.
SCMP Sucampo
$17.00

0.05 (0.29%)

11/14/17
RILY
11/14/17
INITIATION
Target $14
RILY
Buy
Sucampo initiated with a Buy at B. Riley FBR
B. Riley FBR analyst David Buck started Sucampo Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating and $14 price target.
12/07/17
MAXM
12/07/17
NO CHANGE
Target $23
MAXM
Buy
Sucampo shares undervalued based on fundamentals, says Maxim
Following a Bloomberg report that said Sucampo may be entertaining suitors, Maxim analyst Jason Kolbert said this would be plausible given that the company's shares are undervalued, it is generating free cash flow and has a strong pipeline. However, he has no specific knowledge to confirm the report, Kolbert adds. He has a Buy rating and $23 price target on Sucampo shares.
12/18/17
NOMU
12/18/17
INITIATION
Target $43
NOMU
Buy
Sucampo initiated with a Buy at Nomura Instinet
Nomura Instinet analyst Christopher Marai started Sucampo with a Buy rating and $43 price target, stating that he believes its current valuation primarily reflects cash flows from its currently marketed drug, Amitiza, and neglects potentially newer pipeline products that could double revenues to $500M by 2020.
12/19/17
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