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Pfizer Inc. (pfe) said late Friday it received Food and Drug Administration approval to sell a biotech drug that is similar to Amgen Inc.'s (amgn) Neupogen. Pfizer's product is named Nivestym, which is intended to reduce the likelihood of infections in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. In a statement, Pfizer said it expects to sell Nivestym at "a significant discount to the current wholesale acquisition cost" of Neupogen.
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) announced its Q2 2018 earnings results on July 17. JNJ stock rose ~3.5% on the day and ended at a closing price of $129.12. On July 16, the stock closed at $124.69.
On a day the major benchmarks were mostly flat, General Electric fell on concerns over its power business, while Microsoft reported strong sales gains.
Walmart Inc.’s CIO said the company’s new pact with Microsoft Corp. will allow the retailer to take advantage of Microsoft’s artificial intelligence and cloud capabilities as it competes in a rapidly changing market. “We’re always looking for new ways to innovate and compete in a dynamic environment,” enterprise CIO Clay Johnson said. The retailer, locked in a battle with e-commerce and technology powerhouse Amazon.com Inc., already uses Microsoft services for a number of applications, and now plans to deploy the company’s machine-learning, artificial-intelligence and other services to help employees, for example, pick products that go on shelves and optimize the performance of freezers and other equipment, the Journal’s Jay Greene and Sarah Nassauer reported.
American depository receipts surged on Friday, July 20, following a Financial Times report that the pharmaceutical giant's chairman Philip Roy Hampton is mulling a breakup of the firm. Hampton is considering a split-up after some of the company's large shareholders urged the board to think about spinning off the consumer unit, the report stated. The publication added that Hampton has talked to some shareholders about creating a standalone pharmaceutical and vaccines firm in the medium term.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The unprecedented move from MGM Resorts International to sue hundreds of victims of last year's mass shooting in Las Vegas using an obscure U.S. law never tested in court has been framed by the casino-operator as an effort to avoid years of costly litigation — but the legal maneuver may not play out that way.
U.S. stocks ended slightly lower on Friday as escalating trade anxieties driven by U.S. President Donald Trump's latest tariff threats against China offset a string of robust earnings led by Microsoft. The Dow Jones Industrial Average posted its third consecutive weekly gain, while the S&P 500 also rose for a third straight week after eking out a gain for the period. Shares of Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) hit a record high and ended the session up 1.8 percent on the heels of a strong second-quarter earnings beat.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks inched lower Friday as bond yields jumped, a shift that helped banks but hurt companies that pay big dividends. The dollar fell after President Donald Trump said China is manipulating its currency.
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday: Microsoft Corp., up $1.87 to $106.27 The technology company had a strong fiscal fourth quarter as its cloud computing business kept growing. Skechers ...
The major stock indexes closed flat Friday after giving up modest gains, as if to pause before a huge upcoming week of earnings.