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AZN

AstraZeneca

$39.81

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Active trading in AstraZeneca puts

Active trading in AstraZeneca puts. Shares off 39c to $39.82 and 3.4K Nov 30th 40 puts trade 15c along with 2.5K Dec 39 puts for 50c. 3.8K of the expiring 40-strike puts trade total and the activity probably closes positions opened 11/20 when 3.8K opened from 40 to 55c with the stock just north of $40. Meanwhile, a total of 4.7K Dec 39 puts trade today against 345 open interest. As a result, option volume is running 3X daily average at 9.2K puts/435 calls and opening of Dec 39 puts expresses a bearish three-week outlook for AstraZeneca shares.

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AZN AstraZeneca
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Pfizer price hikes may bring industry scrutiny, says Wells Fargo
Pfizer's (PFE) plans to raise prices on a host of medicines may put the drug industry "further in the crosshairs of an administration and Congress that is set on lowering drug prices," Wells Fargo analyst David Maris tells investors in a research note. The analyst points out that Pfizer earlier this year was criticized by the Trump administration for drug price increases, and as a result, it rolled the price increases back. However, Pfizer's new price increases "are not egregious" and its advance warning may be an attempt to see if minor price increases will also bring the administration's rebuke, says Maris. Nonetheless, given how public the administration's previous rebuke was, the analyst thinks Pfizer's confirmation Friday could "enflame the debate around drug pricing, especially since it comes less than two weeks following an election that resulted in Democrat control of the House with many having run on a drug-price-controls/Medicare-for-All platforms." Other large drugmakers include AstraZeneca (AZN), Bristol-Myers (BMY), Eli Lilly (LLY), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Merck (MRK), Novartis (NVS), Roche (RHHBY) and Sanofi (SNY).
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AstraZeneca downgraded to Hold from Buy at Investec
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Target $48
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AstraZeneca price target lowered to $48 from $50 at BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst Alex Arfaei lowered his price target on AstraZeneca to $48 after its announcement on Friday that the Phase 3 MYSTIC trial did not meet its primary endpoints. The analyst adds that while the data also showed Imfinzi as "clearly active", he sees the "incremental benefit of Treme" as highly uncertain. Arfaei keeps his Outperform rating on AstraZeneca however, reducing his probability of success for Imfinzi+Treme in 1L-NSCLC to 20% from 35%, but maintaining a positive outlook on the upcoming NEPTUNE and POSEIDON trials.
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Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. AstraZeneca (AZN) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Investec. 2. Charles Schwab (SCHW) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS with analyst Brennan Hawken saying while Schwab's business is growing more rapidly than traditional asset managers, there also seems to be "multiple compression on market sensitive revenues given risks to that outlook." 3. Pan American Silver (PAAS) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill with analyst Lawson Winder citing substantial risk assumed from the Tahoe Resources (TAHO) acquisition and the high priced paid. 4. PNC Financial (PNC) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital with analyst Lana Chan saying that the stock is approaching her prior $139 per share forecast and sees the company as challenged in gaining market share through expansion given the competition from other Universal banks. 5. Madrigal Pharmaceuticals (MDGL) downgraded to Underperform at Raymond James with analyst Steven Seedhouse saying he expected MGL-3196 Phase 2 data sentiment to worsen exiting AASLD, but that it was exacerbated by the NASH resolution definition informing the seemingly large effect size of 27% versus 6% was not what he expected. 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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