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Bayer

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Bayer, J&J's Janssen settle 'virtually all' Xarelto claims in U.S. for $775M

Bayer (BAYRY) announced that more than five years after the Xarelto litigation began, and with the company and Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ) Janssen Pharmaceuticals prevailing in all six cases that went to trial, the companies have reached an agreement in principle to settle in the amount of $775M. The settlement amount will be shared equally between the two companies. It is expected that Bayer's share will be partially offset by product liability insurance. The settlement will resolve "virtually all" of the approximately 25,000 Xarelto claims in the U.S., Bayer said. The companies have reserved the right to withdraw from the settlement if certain participation rates of those who are eligible to participate are not satisfied. "Bayer continues to believe these claims are without merit and there is no admission of liability under the agreement. However, this favorable settlement allows the company to avoid the distraction and significant cost of continued litigation," the company said in a statement. It adds, "The safety profile of Xarelto remains positive and unchanged as confirmed time and again by regulatory agencies worldwide. We remain committed to the more than 45 million patients who have been prescribed Xarelto worldwide and focused on developing new therapies that improve the lives and well-being of patients."

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JNJ

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BAYRY Bayer
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Drug industry facing 'brave new world' with drug price scrutiny, says Wells
After Reuters reported that nearly 30 drugmakers are planning to raise the prices of their medicines in the U.S. starting in January, including Novartis (NVS), Bayer (BAYRY), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Amgen (AMGN), AstraZeneca (AZN), Biogen (BIIB) and Allergan (AGN), Wells Fargo analyst David Maris told investors in a research note that he has repeatedly highlighted how the practice of drug price increases is a risk for the industry, and believes the latest actions by these manufacturers will be "front and center" for the Trump administration heading towards an election year. He also expects to see increased political and legislative pressure on drug prices as Democrats take over the House in January, and continues to believe that the drug industry is facing a "brave new world" with greater scrutiny of drug prices, lower price increases vs. historical levels, and as a result potentially lower profit margins.
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Bayer downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Richard Vosser downgraded Bayer to Neutral and lowered his price target for the shares to EUR 70 from EUR 100. The analyst believes 2019 will be another "messy year" for the company.
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Bayer shares likely to remain 'depressed' pending trial success, says Citi
While sentiment will "clearly take a knock" at the second Roundup trial going against Bayer (BAYRY), both verdicts were delivered by juries in California and EUR 22B of litigation risk is already priced into the shares, Citi analyst Peter Verdult tells investors in a research note. The analyst says his legal checks continue to instruct him to be more focused on the upcoming Hall vs. Monsanto trial being held in St Louis from April 1. He says that verdict will better determine whether his estimate of a potential settlement liability of $1B-$6B needs to be refined. However, Bayer shares will "likely remain depressed" until there is evidence of the company prevailing in one or more of the six cases to go to trial in 2019, Verdult contends. He keeps a Buy rating on the stock but prefers other Pharma plays AstraZeneca (AZN), Sanofi (SNY), Novartis (NVS) and Merck (MRK).
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Fly Intel: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Biogen (BIIB) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo after the company reported the failure of two phase 3 trials for a potential treatment of Alzheimer's disease. 2. Magna (MGA) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital with analyst Peter Sklar noting BMW's (BMWYY) lowered 2019 earnings guidance on numerous headwinds reflects how difficult it is for auto manufacturers to grow earnings during a period of flat to declining vehicle production volumes. 3. Munich Re (MURGY) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies with analyst Philip Kett saying he believes the recent rally leaves less room for valuation upside. 4. Nufarm (NFRMY) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan with analyst Donald Carducci noting glyphosate is becoming a concern for Bayer (BAYRY) due to a recent U.S. case progressing to phase two. 5. Micron (MU) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Citi with analyst Christopher Danely saying Micronis trying its best but "you can't swim against a tsunami". This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
JNJ Johnson & Johnson
$136.37

-0.62 (-0.45%)

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MeiraGTx price target raised to $40 from $30 at Chardan
Chardan analyst Gbola Amusa raised his price target for MeiraGTx Holdings (MGTX) to $40 from $30 following Johnson & Johnson's equity stake in the company. MeiraGTx , a top pick for 2019 at Chardan, announced a strategic collaboration on inherited retinal diseases with J&J's Janssen Pharmaceuticals and an $80M private placement, with the investment arm of J&J taking a $40M stake, Amusa tells investors in a research note. The news represents the third announced collaboration or investment by a J&J vehicle in MeiraGTx, the analyst points out. This may signal potential takeover interest by J&J longer term and suggests the pharma giant sees significant value in the inherited retinal diseases market opportunities, contends Amusa. He keeps a Buy rating on MeiraGTx.
03/15/19
BARD
03/15/19
NO CHANGE
BARD
Stryker, Wright Medical best positioned in medical robotics, says Baird
Following meetings at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons this week, Baird analyst Jeff Johnson said that Stryker (SYK) remained the "clear robotics leader," and added that Smith & Nephew (SNN), Zimmer Biomet (ZBH), and to a lesser extent Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) were all "making progress." The analyst came away most positive on Stryker, due to momentum in multiple pipelines, and Wright Medical (WMGI), due to its core business strength and its intriguing pipeline. Johnson has an Outperform rating and $201 price target on Stryker, and Outperform rating and $36 price target on Wright Medical Group.
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FBCO
03/15/19
NO CHANGE
FBCO
Outperform
J&J talc risk more than accounted for in current valuation, says Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Vamil Divan said a $29M jury award to a woman who claimed that asbestos in baby powder led to her development of mesothelioma has brought potential litigation risk for Johnson & Johnson back into the headlines. However, he spoke to Johnson & Johnson and they remain confident in the safety of their product, stating that they plan to appeal and feel there were serious procedural and evidentiary errors made in the trial. Divan, who believes the potential risk from talc cases has been "more than sufficiently accounted for" in the current valuation of J&J shares, also thinks that multiple ongoing cases will hopefully lead to more clarity soon. He keeps an Outperform rating on Johnson & Johnson shares.
03/22/19
ADAM
03/22/19
NO CHANGE
ADAM
Buy
Breast implant panel documents in-line with expectations, says Canaccord
Canaccord analyst Kyle Rose maintains his Buy rating on Sientra (SIEN) following the release of briefing documents ahead of next week's FDA panel meeting to review a range of topics related to the long-term benefits and risks of breast implants, stating that the documents appear to be in-line with expectations and do not appear to raise any materially new or concerning questions or data. However, given the warning letters sent this week to Sientra and J&J's (JNJ) Mentor unit, Rose said he expects the FDA to "take a strong tone" during the panel about the responsibility to support the collection and analysis of relevant safety and efficacy clinical data. Other makers of breast implants include Allergan (AGN) and Establishment Labs (ESTA).

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