|Bid||17.62 x 1000|
|Ask||17.68 x 800|
|Day's Range||17.31 - 17.75|
|52 Week Range||2.35 - 23.34|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.39|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Earnings Date||May 4, 2017 - May 8, 2017|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||34.00|
Baker Bros., which was among the top 20 holders of the biotech stock at the end of September, sold its final 567,497 shares by the end of 2018, according to a regulatory filing this week. Baker Bros. didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. To be sure, the New York-based hedge fund held just under half a million shares back in 2017 when Sage approached $100 per share after its lead asset saw success in another clinical trial.
Amarin Corporation plc (AMRN), a pharmaceutical company focused on the commercialization and development of therapeutics to improve cardiovascular health, announced today that John F. Thero, Amarin's president and chief executive officer, is scheduled to present a general company update at the 8th Annual SVB Leerink Global Healthcare Conference on Thursday, February 28, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time in New York City. Amarin Corporation plc. is a rapidly growing, innovative pharmaceutical company focused on developing therapeutics to improve cardiovascular health. Amarin’s product development program leverages its extensive experience in polyunsaturated fatty acids and lipid science.
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Is it 2018 all over again? While most investors will probably flinch at the suggestion, history is repeating itself somewhat in the pharmaceutical industry in the form of a frenzy of M&A announcements. ...
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BEDMINSTER, N.J., and DUBLIN, Ireland, Jan. 23, 2019 -- Amarin Corporation plc (NASDAQ:AMRN), a pharmaceutical company focused on improving cardiovascular health, announced.
No funding for the FDA means delays in drug reviews and approvals. And that could translate to bad news for these three biotechs.
Why Ligand Pharmaceuticals Tanked 25%Ligand PharmaceuticalsToday, US pharmaceutical firm Ligand Pharmaceuticals (LGND) fell 25% from yesterday’s closing price to a low of $98.86 for the day. At the same time, other pharmaceutical companies Amarin
Why Amarin Is Soaring in First Half of JanuaryStock price hikeOn January 11, Amarin (AMRN) closed at $18.00, which is 1.91% lower than its previous closing price. However, on January 10, 2019, the company closed at $18.35, almost 22% higher than its
Shares of cardiovascular health sciences company Amarin (NASDAQ:AMRN) surged 22% on Thursday. That continues an amazing ride for the maker of Vascepa, an Omega-3 fatty acids treatment to fight very high triglycerides. Amarin stock has soared from $3 in September to as high as $23 following its decisive REDUCE-IT study results. These results showed that Amarin's formulation of Omega-3 oils performs superiorly to other generic options. After years of criticism, Amarin demonstrated that it isn't "just another fish oil pill" as the bears had always retorted. Since the trial results, Amarin stock has remained highly volatile. Yes, it's clear Amarin has a viable commercial product on their hands now, but how many doctors will start prescribing it? InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 10 A-Rated Stocks the Smart Money Is Piling Into Can Amarin make it as a standalone operation or does it need a larger commercial backer? All these questions came to a head on Thursday when rumors broke that Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) or perhaps AstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN) was going to acquire Amarin outright. Amarin stock soared. ### Pfizer Buying Amarin? Probably Not Biotech journalist and Twitter heavyweight Adam Feuerstein weighed in on the Pfizer rumors, tweeting: "Help me with the logic here: $AMRN CEO John Thero just spent 4 days in [San Francisco] meeting face to face with investors while ALSO negotiating a $PFE takeout? People, please…" It's not uncommon for biotech management teams to pull out of conferences when they are about to be acquired. Particularly if Amarin already knew that Pfizer or someone else would bid for the company, why bother with in-person investor relations? There'd be more important business to attend to. Also, it's worth noting that Pfizer's comments at that same biotech conference didn't indicate that a deal is coming soon. Pfizer's CEO Albert Bourla noted that the company greatly stepped up its share buyback in 2018. It did so, Bourla said, in order to be able to boost R&D spending without hitting earnings. Adding to that Bourla commented rather directly that: "In the years before we had an issue with growth, so we were looking to buy revenues now or soon because this is what was lacking. Right now we are not in this situation. Right now we are in a situation that our R&D is very productive and I feel that mostly R&D type of deals is what we need to enhance even further our pipeline, given that we have higher confidence in our capabilities to do it, given that now we have very good focus on R&D." Pfizer's CEO stated it clearly: they don't need to acquire more drugs to obtain growth. The R&D pipeline is stuffed. Pfizer is unlikely to want to drop $8 billion or more to acquire Amarin at this time. ### Amarin: Short-Term Struggles A lot of Amarin stock bulls expected shares to fly up toward $30 in the immediate wake of the shockingly good REDUCE-IT trial data. Analysts have pegged future peak annual sales estimates for Vascepa at $2 billion to $4 billion sometime in the 2020s. Given Amarin's healthy patent position on the drug, this has the makings of being a blockbuster therapeutic. There's still the hitch that the company needs to convince the FDA to expand its marketing label for the drug later this year. However, given the strong data, this shouldn't be too much of an issue. For now, however, Amarin is still experiencing relatively soft sales. Amarin released guidance suggested that it will sell just $350 million of Vascepa in 2019. That was well short of the market's expectations. So far, since the REDUCE-IT data came out, Amarin has seen a decent bump in its weekly prescriptions. They're up from 11,000 pre-data release to 15,000 now. That's solid progress. Still, it's clear that without much more marketing and/or a wider label approval from the FDA, it will take awhile for Amarin to gain serious sales traction. ### Amarin Stock Takeaway That said, Amarin finds itself in a decent position nonetheless. It had $249 million in cash as of the latest report, suggesting that it has time to ramp up its sales operations as a separate company. Amarin lost $98 million on $205 million in revenues last year, suggesting it isn't especially close to profitability. Analysts forecast a much smaller, but still negative, net income figure for this year as well. Regardless, with that cash position, Amarin isn't desperate to find a suitor and can wait for an attractive offer. For now, I see AMRN as a solid trading stock. When there are short-term rips, such as the 22% pop on the Pfizer rumors, it is a good time to take profits. When the stock dips, say on weaker than expected earnings or prescription fills data, you can buy back in at a better price. In the short-term, I consider it highly unlikely that Pfizer or someone else like AztraZeneca is about to purchase Amarin. The actions from both companies' management teams suggest that a deal is not imminent. As such, it makes sense to ring the register on AMRN stock following the recent move from $13.50 at the start of the year to $18 now. If you like the Amarin story, you will get another chance to buy back in at a cheaper price as there are no immediate catalysts to drive Amarin stock higher. At the time of this writing, Ian Bezek held no positions in any of the aforementioned securities. You can reach him on Twitter at @irbezek. ### More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Key Emerging-Market Stocks to Buy for Contrarian Investors * 7 Stocks at Risk of the Global Smartphone Slowdown * 7 Pharmaceutical Stocks That Just Raised Prices This Year Compare Brokers The post Sell Amarin Stock on the Recent Takeover Rumors Rally appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Two new deals to start the year and positive trial presentations at the J.P. Morgan Health Care conference have breathed new life into some of last year's biggest stock losers.
Amarin (AMRN) shares rally on rumors of its potential; acquisition by large pharmaceutical company, Pfizer. Speculations are rife about rising M&A activity in the pharma space.
Pharmaceutical company Amarin Corporation (AMRN) impressed investors by yielding an amazing 239.4% return in 2018, and its 2019 has started with a bang as well. Amarin stock has surged ~34.8% month-to-date as of its closing price on January 10. In 2018, the S&P 500 Index (SPY) and the NASDAQ Composite Index (QQQ) fell 6.2% and 3.9%, respectively.