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The FDA approves Novartis' (NVS) sickle cell disease candidate Adakveo and AstraZeneca's (AZN) Calquence for chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Bristol-Myers (BMY) completes $74 billion-buyout of Celgene.
AstraZeneca shares rose 2.7% on Friday after the British drugmaker won earlier-than-expected U.S. regulatory approval for a leukemia drug, in a challenge to rival AbbVie . AstraZeneca said late on Thursday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had given its go ahead for the company's Calquence drug to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), one of the most common types of leukemia in adults.
- AbbVie will present more than 40 abstracts featuring data from approved and investigational medicines - New minimal residual disease (MRD) data from CAPTIVATE clinical trial evaluating ibrutinib (IMBRUVICA®) ...
Harpoon Therapeutics, Inc. (HARP), a clinical-stage immunotherapy company developing a novel class of T cell engagers, and AbbVie Inc. (ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced an exclusive worldwide option and license transaction for HPN217, Harpoon’s B cell maturation antigen (BCMA)-targeting Tri-specific T cell Activating Construct (TriTAC®), and an expansion of their existing discovery collaboration for up to six additional targets.
The traditional approaches to retirement planning are longer covering all expenses in nest egg years. So what can retirees do? Thankfully, there are alternative investments that provide steady, higher-rate income streams to replace dwindling bond yields.
Myovant's (MYOV) phase III study evaluating lead pipeline candidate, relugolix, in patients with advanced prostate cancer meets primary endpoint.
AbbVie Inc. (ABBV) is a cutting-edge U.S. based biopharmaceutical company specializing in drugs and treatments that incorporate biotechnology as a solution to human diseases, explains growth and income expert Tom Hutchinson, editor of Cabot Dividend Investor.
NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. , Nov. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) ("AbbVie") announced today the extension of the expiration date of the offers to exchange (each, an "Exchange ...
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Like a lapsing gym membership, companies’ commitments to go on a debt diet this year have been showing signs of waning. from bond investors to help fund its $83bn acquisition of Allergan, pushing its total debt outstanding close to $100bn and making it one of the most indebted companies in the world. of drugstore Walgreens Boots Alliance by private equity firm KKR — a deal that could involve another borrowing splurge.
Shares of Exicure are up 26% in premarket trading on the news that the biotechnology company entered into an agreement with Allergan to develop treatments for hair loss disorders. Exicure will receive an upfront payment of $25 million. In addition, it can receive milestone payments up to $97.5 million per R&D program and up to $265 million per commercial program. Allergan's portfolio has long been known for top-selling beauty brands like the medical fillers Botox and Juvéderm. Its $63 billion acquisition by AbbVie is expected to close early next year. Exicure stock is down 30.51% year-to-date, while the S&P 500 has risen 23%.
In a less favorable market, however, bond fund investors could get hurt—not so much by worsening fundamentals, but the funds’ difficulty to meet redemptions in an illiquid market. As much as 50% of the assets in high-yield bond funds and 15% of assets of all fixed-income funds could be vulnerable to a liquidity shortfall in the event of heavy investor redemptions. “There are more risks to open-end bond funds than people are willing to acknowledge,” says Mark Grant, chief global strategist B. Riley FBR.
You may have heard that number cited recently as the value of an asteroid called 16 Psyche . If humans ever manage to mine the asteroid, a flood of space-gold would completely crater the terrestrial market. All that extra supply would cause today’s gold price to plummet.
On Oct. 15, Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), the healthcare giant, reported Q3 earnings and revenue that beat analysts' average expectations. Yet, over the past 12 months, JNJ stock is down about 9%.Source: Alexander Tolstykh / Shutterstock.com Now many investors are wondering whether the company may end the year on a high note. In the next few weeks, I expect Johnson & Johnson shares to trade mostly between a range of $125 and $135. Long-term investors may view any upcoming weakness in the JNJ stock price as an opportunity to buy the shares. Analyzing JNJ's Recent EarningsWith a market cap of $347 billion, Johnson & Johnson, the healthcare giant, is currently number 37 on the Fortune 500 list. JNJ 's third-quarter revenue rose 1.9% year-over-year to $20.7 billion. Its earnings per share, excluding certain items, came in at $2.12, versus analysts' average estimate of $2.01.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Tech Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019 The company has a broad-based business model with a global reach. It operates in three segments that provide it with diversified sources of revenue, earnings and cash flow: * Pharmaceutical, which contributes more than 50% of JNJ's pretax profits * Consumer * Medical DevicesJNJ's pharmaceutical division markets treatments for immunology, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, pulmonary hypertension, infectious diseases and cancer.Several of its well-known consumer brands include Aveeno, Band-Aid, Johnson's Baby, Listerine, Neutrogena, Rogaine, Tylenol and Zyrtec.Finally,its medical devices business develops and markets products and solutions for surgery, orthopedics, and vision.Although about 60% of Johnson &Johnson's revenue is U.S.-based, its overseas operations in general and its emerging market businesses in particular are proving to be important growth catalysts for JNJ. The Legal Woes of Johnson & JohnsonPharmaceutical industry firms often face legal challenges. At present, Johnson & Johnson is facing literally thousands of lawsuits.For example, in the summer, the Federal Trade Commission issued civil subpoenas to the company in an effort to determine whether JNJ had violated antitrust laws with Remicade, its rheumatoid arthritis drug.In August, Johnson and Johnson made the news when an Oklahoma judge found it guilty of helping to fuel the state's opioid crisis by aggressively marketing painkillers. JNJ is also facing various lawsuits regarding its talc-based baby powder.Recent research by Theresa Gabaldon of George Washington University Law School discusses in detail the "ballooning of pharmaceutical advertising with correlative increases in the prescriptions written for various mental and other ailments" within the industry.Professor Gabaldon further states that "Purdue Pharma led off in the 1990s by heavily advertising OxyContin as non-addictive--a claim that clearly was untrue." AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV), Johnson & Johnson, and Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) "also conducted aggressive advertising campaigns for their proprietary opioids. These campaigns, which were directed at physicians, resulted in $11 billion from opioid sales alone in 2010."In the long-run, lawsuits and fines do not necessarily dent the fundamental metrics of pharma companies much. However, in the short-term, investors understandably get spooked by the uncertainty created by lawsuits. Other Long-Term Factors to ConsiderOne of the challenges faced by JNJ and other drug companies is falling sales as the patents of blockbuster drugs expire, enabling much cheaper, competing generic drugs to be sold.Therefore, the pressure to innovate and diversify is part of the reality of managing a global pharma leader like Johnson & Johnson. And in JNJ's case, diversification has been the company's competitive advantage. As one segment faces headwinds, the others usually help propel the company forward.The forward price-earnings ratio of JNJ stock stands at 14.5 and is lower than many of its peers. Many investors would cbe comfortable paying more than that for a strong business like Johnson & Johnson.Meanwhile, Johnson & Johnson stock also has a dividend yield of 2.9%. The conglomerate has raised its dividend each year for over half a century. And dividends tend to create a "price floor" for coveted stocks such as JNJ. What Technical Charts IndicateNo investor has a crystal ball that can predict the markets' next move. However, analyzing the recent price action of JNJ stock may give us an indication of what to expect in the weeks ahead.In 2019 JNJ stock has fallen 1.6%. Its 52-week range has been $121.00 (Dec. 24, 2018) - $148.99 (Dec. 4, 2018).JNJ's short-term charts are painting a mixed picture and suggest that JNJ stock is likely to trade within a range. While long-term investors would like to see JNJ stock stay over $135, short-term traders are likely to keep the shares between $125 and $135.I do not expect Johnson & Johnson stock to reach any new highs until we have more clarity on the full ramification of several of its legal challenges.In recent weeks, the stock has found support around the $125 level. Therefore, I'd consider buying the shares if they fall toward or even below first $125 and then $120. The Bottom Line on JNJ StockThe company's diversification enables JNJ stock to withstand economic cycles more effectively. No matter what the economy does, consumers will buy the products of many of its strong brands, and Johnson & Johnson will likely have industry-leading market share in many areas.I remain bullish on the long-term outlook of Johnson and Johnson stock. However, in the short-term, JNJ might exhibit weakness.Therefore, investors may consider staying on the sidelines on JNJ if they do not currently have a position in the shares.Alternatively, investors who already own the shares may consider hedging their positions. As for hedging strategies, covered calls with a Jan. 17 expiry could be appropriate.Finally, any short-term decline in these shares may create better entry points for long-term investors who do not yet own JNJ stock.As of this writing, Tezcan Gecgil hold PFE covered calls (Nov. 15 expiry). More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Tech Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019 * 7 Biotech Stocks to Buy With Plenty of Power in the Pipeline * 5 Stocks to Buy That Are Set for Monster Growth in 2020 The post Should Investors Add Johnson & Johnson Stock to Their Shopping Lists? appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Investors were willing to pay up on Tuesday to buy the fourth-biggest corporate bond sale on record. To finance the acquisition, AbbVie sold $30 billion of bonds, in what was also the biggest corporate bond sale this year.
Miles White, who has led the business since 1999, will be succeeded by Robert Ford, president and chief operating officer of the pharmaceutical and medical-devices company.