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MRK

Merck

$72.01

0.25 (0.35%)

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Economic Club of New York hold a luncheon meeting

Luncheon Meeting with Merck CEO Frazier will be held in New York on October 3 at 11:30 am.

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MRK Merck
$72.01

0.25 (0.35%)

06/14/18
MSCO
06/14/18
NO CHANGE
Target $68
MSCO
Overweight
Merck Q2 estimates lowered below consensus at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst David Risinger cut his Q2 revenue estimate for Merck by 1% to $10.1B, which he notes is below the consensus view of $10.3B, and lowered his Q2 EPS estimate by 6% to 97c. This is below the consensus view of $1.03, which he argues "needs to come down." The two key drivers were lowering his estimates for Keytruda in the U.S. due to a more gradual ramp in first-line lung cancer patients and the negative impact of hedging, which he sees being similar to, but less pronounced, than in Q1. He lowered his full-year EPS view by only 1%, however, which puts it 2% below consensus. Risinger keeps an Overweight rating and $68 price target on Merck shares.
06/28/18
WELS
06/28/18
NO CHANGE
WELS
Wells says Amazon deal, Walgreens results have negative read for drug pricing
After Amazon (AMZN) agreed to acquire online pharmacy PillPack, reportedly for $1B, Wells Fargo analyst David Maris noted that he has long stated that Amazon would enter the pharmacy business and warned about the risk to drug pricing in such a scenario. Maris also noted that Walgreens (WBA) reported its U.S. retail pharmacy comparable store sales fell 1.2% in Q3, adding that retailers tend to push drugmakers on price when they feel pressure and the read-through from its report may be negative for drug pricing. Publicly traded large-cap drugmakers include AstraZeneca (AZN), Bristol-Myers (BMY), Eli Lilly (LLY), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Merck (MRK), Novartis (NVS), Pfizer (PFE), Roche (RHHBY) and Sanofi (SNY).
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07/11/18
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Drug stocks may not react favorably to Pfizer price rollback, Trump tweets, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst David Maris notes that there was widespread media coverage of drug price increases taken recently by several large cap drug companies, with President Trump criticizing Pfizer (PFE) for taking these price increases. On Tuesday, Pfizer confirmed it was rolling back its July drug price increases following a conversation with President Trump, he adds. Maris believes that drug stocks will not react favorably to this news, given the chilling effect this will likely have on others looking to take price increases. Nonetheless, the analyst points out that the price increases taken in July are only a small number of increases taken over the past year or several years, so the impact of the rollback to the healthcare system is insignificant in the big picture. Other publicly traded companies in the space include AstraZeneca (AZN), Bristol-Myers (BMY), Eli Lilly (LLY), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Merck (MRK), Novartis (NVS), Roche (RHHBY) and Sanofi (SNY).
08/23/18
MSCO
08/23/18
NO CHANGE
Target $74
MSCO
Overweight
Merck price target raised to $74 from $68 at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst David Risinger maintained an Overweight rating on Merck and raised his price target to $74 from $68, citing his expectation for operating leverage to become more visible in 2019 and pipeline progress to improve perception about prospects in the face of Januvia generics in January 2023. Looking ahead, Risinger projects Merck's 5-year CAGR from 2018-2023 for revenue growth of 3% and EPS growth of 8%. Risinger says he believes the primary driver of major pharma stock performance in recent months is "defensive rotation." Looking ahead, the analyst says to watch for U.S. pricing perception drivers in the coming months that could impact pharma stock performance, including potential additional HHS action on drug rebates, November election results and manufacturer communication and action on U.S. list prices by early January.

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GLD

SPDR Gold Shares

$124.81

0.77 (0.62%)

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Mondelez

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FN

Fabrinet

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UBER

Uber

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ORCL

Oracle

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SBLK

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Hollysys

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AKS

AK Steel

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