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AVIR

Aviragen

$0.62

-0.007 (-1.12%)

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Aviragen shareholders to own 49% of combined company in revised Vaxart deal

Aviragen Therapeutics and Vaxart announced that the companies have agreed to amend the terms of their previously announced merger agreement to increase the proposed ownership percentage of Aviragen stockholders of the combined company. Under the new terms, Aviragen stockholders would now own 49% of the combined company, up from 40% under the previous agreement. This nine percentage point improvement from 40% in the original agreement represents a 22.5% increase in the ownership stake that Aviragen stockholders will have in the combined company. The amended agreement has been unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies. The Aviragen Board recommends that Aviragen stockholders vote for the merger at the Special Meeting of Stockholders on February 9. Joseph M. Patti, Ph.D., President and CEO of Aviragen Therapeutics, said, "Aviragen's Board and management team have been focused on achieving the best possible outcome from our strategic review process. In working closely with one of our main stockholders to maximize the value of the proposed transaction, we have amended the merger agreement to underscore this commitment."

AVIR Aviragen
$0.62

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02/14/17
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Aviragen downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Ladenburg
Ladenburg Thalmann analyst Kevin DeGeeter downgraded Aviragen Therapeutics to Neutral after vapendavir failed to demonstrate an improvement in asthma symptoms. The analyst expects the company to discontinue development of vapendavir in asthmatics and re-evaluate plans for a Phase IIb study in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients.
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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. Depomed (DEPO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Mizuho, as analyst Irina Koffler said her conviction in a takeout has diminished. Koffler said without a deal there is also potential for management turnover due to activist involvement, which could lead to a decline in shares... 2. Aviragen (AVIR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Ladenburg by analyst Kevin DeGeeter after vapendavir failed to demonstrate an improvement in asthma symptoms. The analyst expects the company to discontinue development of vapendavir in asthmatics and re-evaluate plans for a Phase IIb study in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients... 3. Taylor Morrison (TMHC) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at FBR Capital, with Alex Rygiel citing valuation... 4. Hibbett Sports (HIBB) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Stephens, to Hold from Buy at SunTrust, and to Neutral from Positive at Susquehanna following a Q4 preannouncement that missed expectations and disappointing guidance... 5. Popeyes (PLKI) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Sidoti. 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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Aviragen downgraded to Neutral from Buy at H.C. Wainwright
H.C. Wainwright analyst Ed Arce downgraded Aviragen Therapeutics to Neutral after the company's lead drug candidate, vapendavir, missed its primary and several secondary endpoints in a Phase 2b trial. The analyst sees a lack of visibility and catalysts.

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