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Valeant

$22.65

0.62 (2.81%)

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Valeant call volume above normal and directionally bullish

Bullish option flow detected in Valeant with 11,132 calls trading, 1.5x expected, and implied vol increasing almost 2 points to 50.13%. Mar-18 24 calls and 1/26 weekly 23.5 calls are the most active options, with total volume in those strikes near 3,300 contracts. The Put/Call Ratio is 0.26. Earnings are expected on February 27th.

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VRX Valeant
$22.65

0.62 (2.81%)

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CANT
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Target $25
CANT
Overweight
Valeant selloff Friday not based on fundamentals, says Cantor Fitzgerald
Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Louise Chen did not see fundamental reasons for Friday's weakness in shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals. In a research note Friday morning titled "Don't Get An Upset Stomach Over Potential Competition From Cosmo," the analyst reiterated an Overweight rating on the shares with a $25 price target. Cosmo Pharmaceuticals expects to file for approval in Traveler's Diarrhea, which is an insignificant percentage of Xiafan's annual sales, Chen wrote. Most of Xifaxan's sales come from irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea, an indication Cosmo is only in Phase 2 studies for, the analyst adds following. Chen's research note followed one from David Maris of Wells Fargo, who brought up concerns over competition from Cosmo.
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WELS
01/19/18
NO CHANGE
Target $9
WELS
Underperform
Market overlooking competition to Valeant's largest product, says Wells Fargo
After spending time with the CEO of Cosmo Pharmaceuticals, Wells Fargo analyst David Maris believes the market has overlooked potential competition to Valeant Pharmaceuticals' largest product Xifaxan. Cosmo in December started a Phase II trial in irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea for rifamycin, which, if approved, would compete directly with Xifaxan, Maris tells investors in a research note titled "Cosmo Flanking Valeant - Partner Becomes Competitor." He notes that Cosmo is also preparing to file imminently rifamycin for traveler's diarrhea, with a potential approval in the second half of 2018 and launch in early 2019. A launch of Cosmo's drug in traveler's diarrhea would result in competition with Valeant's Xifaxan both directly and potentially indirectly with off label use in IBS-D, Maris contends. The analyst points out that Cosmo is Valeant's partner on Uceris and has initiated arbitration over a dispute on the product. Maris keeps an Underperform rating on Valeant with a $9 price target. The drugmaker closed yesterday down 60c to $22.10.
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WELS
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WELS
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Valeant settlement put into question by judge's scrutiny, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst David Maris noted that the judge who is overseeing the proposed $290M settlement between Pershing Square, Valeant, and Allergan shareholders over insider-trading allegations has said, according to Bloomberg, that he wants his previous decision that Pershing and Valeant could be held liable for insider trading to be finalized and does not want the SEC to be bound by the settlement. The judge's scrutiny puts the value of a settlement, and the settlement itself, into question, said Maris, who keeps an Underperform rating on Valeant shares.
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HCWC
01/16/18
NO CHANGE
Target $24
HCWC
Neutral
Valeant price target raised to $24 from $17 at H.C. Wainwright
H.C. Wainwright analyst Raghuram Selvaraju raised his price target for Valeant Pharmaceuticals to $24 citing the company's "rapidly improving debt picture" as well as a positive outlook for its late-stage pipeline. In the past few months, Valeant has made "significant strides" in moving its pipeline forward and "substantial progress" on the debt repayment front, Selvaraju tells investors in a research note. The analyst, however, feels the stock's risk/reward remains balanced and keeps a Neutral rating on the stock.

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