| 2019-07-17 09:15:41|
CELG, AMGN… 09:15 07/17 07/17/19
Amgen seen by Mizuho as 'most likely' buyer of Celgene's Otezla
In the wake of the recent announcement that Bristol-Myers (BMY) plans to divest Otezla as part of its deal to acquire Celgene (CELG), Mizuho analyst Salim Syed said he has received questions on who could be a realistic buyer. He believes the "most likely" buyer would be Amgen (AMGN), followed by Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), which he would label as a "likely" buyer. Syed identifies the "less likely, but possible" buyers as Eli Lilly (LLY) and Regeneron (REGN). The analyst, who said Otezla is worth anywhere from $5B-$10B depending on the view of sales and synergy potential, keeps a Buy rating and $103 price target on Celgene shares.