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SHPG

Shire

$171.36

0.91 (0.53%)

, TKPYY

Takeda Pharmaceutical

$0.00

(0.00%)

05:28
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05:28

Takeda receives FTC clearance for Shire acquisition

Takeda Pharmaceutical (TKPYY) announces that it has received unconditional clearance from the United States Federal Trade Commission for the proposed acquisition of Shire (SHPG). The FTC's unconditional clearance of the acquisition is "another significant milestone in the transaction process," Takeda said in a statement. The acquisition remains subject to a number of conditions, including receipt of other regulatory clearances and approval by the shareholders of both companies, the company added.

SHPG

Shire

$171.36

0.91 (0.53%)

TKPYY

Takeda Pharmaceutical

$0.00

(0.00%)

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SHPG Shire
$171.36

0.91 (0.53%)

04/19/18
WELS
04/19/18
NO CHANGE
Target $245
WELS
Outperform
Allergan selloff on potential Shire bid understandable, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst David Maris believes the selloff today in shares of Allergan (AGN) on news the company is considering a bid for Shire (SHPG) is understandable. Many believe Allergan was in the process of trimming, not bulking up, Maris tells investors in a research note. He believes that if CNBC's subsequent report is true and Allergan won't be making a bid, the "about-face would be an incredible turn given Allergan's press release came out just a couple hours earlier." Further, the analyst thinks investors are now left wondering what type of disruption another major integration could mean for a company that has already had significant organizational change. Maris has an Outperform rating on Allergan with a $245 price target. The stock in afternoon trading is down 4% to $159.36.
04/19/18
WELS
04/19/18
NO CHANGE
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Outperform
Wells says Allergan investors likely 'relieved and confused' by Shire news
Wells Fargo analyst David Maris believes Allergan (AGN) investors will be "both relieved and confused" by the company's announcement that it was considering a bid for Shire (SHPG) being following approximately four hours later by another announcement saying that it does not intend to make an offer for Shire. After catching up with Allergan, Maris does not think the turn of events reflects a confusion or flip-flopping, but rather was the result of disclosures required by UK takeover law, and "don't reflect anything other than Allergan being caught at a bad time." He maintains an Outperform rating on Allergan shares.
04/25/18
RHCO
04/25/18
NO CHANGE
Target $205
RHCO
Buy
Shire price target raised to $205 from $190 at SunTrust
SunTrust analyst John Boris raised his price target on Shire (SHPG) to $205 and kept his Buy rating after an updated merger proposal from Takeda (TKPYY), which has until May 8th to make the final offer. Boris believes the combined stock-and-cash offer of $205 is high enough for Shire shareholders to accept the terms, and other bidders could potentially emerge based on its positive catalysts such as Neuroscience strategic review and LANA August PDUFA.
05/09/18
LEER
05/09/18
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LEER
Takeda/Shire transaction shows path for consolidation, says Leerink
Leerink analyst Geoffrey Porges notes that Takeda (TKPYY) confirmed its intention and agreement to purchase Shire (SHPG) for $62B in cash and stock. For the broader biopharma industry, the analyst believes Takeda's ability to lever up to an estimated 5.4x net debt/EBITDA suggests that investors are underestimating the ability of large cap biopharma companies to pursue large transactions. Nearly all of the large cap biopharma companies face looming growth issues or suffer under revenue-concentration risk discounts that could be mitigated by large-scale acquisitions, he contends. Porges believes that if Takeda can execute the Shire acquisition while checking the boxes of investor demands of a net positive ROIC, instant EPS accretion, maintaining an investment grade credit rating, and massive synergy savings, then others in the biopharma industry with stronger balance sheets and larger valuations can contemplate transactions that are substantially larger even than Shire.
TKPYY Takeda Pharmaceutical
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(0.00%)

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BTIG says Allergan may be interested in Shire after insufficient Takeda offers
BTIG analyst Timothy Chiang noted that Shire (SHPG) is trading higher after news that at least one other company other than Takeda (TKPYY) is interested in acquiring Shire, and naming Allergan (AGN) as one of those possible suitors. Chiang also believes that other companies, such as Pfizer (PFE), could entering into the bidding for Shire. BTIG maintained a Buy rating and $195 price target on Shire shares.
04/19/18
RILY
04/19/18
NO CHANGE
Target $200
RILY
Buy
Shire price target raised to $200 from $181 at B. Riley FBR
B. Riley FBR analyst David Buck raised his price target for Shire (SHPG) to $200 after the company rejected an approach from Takeda Pharmaceutical (TKPYY) and Allergan confirmed interest in a potential acquisition. The analyst keeps a Buy rating on the shares.

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