NEW YORK, December 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG), UnitedHealth Group, Inc. (NYSE: UNH), AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE: AZN), Mylan, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYL) and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.
Celgene Corporation Research Report
On December 10, 2013, Celgene Corporation's wholly-owned subsidiary, Celgene International Sàrl (CIS) announced that it presented at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, updated analyses from MM-003. According to the CIS, the MM-003 is a phase III study of pomalidomide plus low-dose dexamethasone compared with high-dose dexamethasone in patients with refractory multiple myeloma who failed therapy with both bortezomib and lenalidomide, administered either alone or combination. The Company reported that in a retrospective analysis, the increases in overall response rate (ORR) and progression-free survival (PFS) were maintained for pomalidomide plus low-dose dexamethasone compared with high-dose dexamethasone regardless of modified high-risk cytogenetics (del (17p) or t(4;14)) (ORR: 25% vs. 9%, P=0.071; PFS: 3.8 vs. 1.1 months, HR=0.44, P<0.001) or standard-risk cytogenetics (ORR: 35% vs. 10%, P<0.001; PFS: 4.2 vs. 2.3 months, HR=0.55, P<0.001). The Full Research Report on Celgene Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
UnitedHealth Group, Inc. Research Report
On December 19, 2013, UnitedHealth Group, Inc. (UnitedHealth) reported that it was honored with multiple awards for its online and mobile programs and services that engage consumers in their health and make it easier for them to navigate the health care system. UnitedHealthcare stated that it received three Best in Biz Awards: myClaims Manager earned Gold in the Consumer Service of the Year category; Health4Me received Silver in the Consumer Product of the Year category; and UHC.TV took Bronze in the Website of the Year category. Jeff Alter, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual, said, "These personalized resources from UnitedHealthcare make it easier to navigate and better understand the health care system, enabling people to play a greater role in their health and well-being. We are grateful to receive these awards - it affirms the value and usefulness of these innovative health programs and services that help people live healthier lives." The Full Research Report on UnitedHealth Group, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
AstraZeneca PLC Research Report
On December 19, 2013, AstraZeneca PLC (AstraZeneca) announced an agreement under which it will acquire the entirety of Bristol-Myers Squibb's interests in the companies' diabetes alliance for an initial consideration of $2.7 billion on completion and up to $1.4 billion in regulatory, launch and sales-related payments. The Company stated that it will pay various sales-related royalty payments up until 2025, and may also pay up to $225 million when certain assets are subsequently transferred. Pascal Soriot, CEO of AstraZeneca said, "Today's announcement reinforces AstraZeneca's long-term commitment to diabetes, a core strategic area for us and an important platform for returning AstraZeneca to growth. I would like to extend a warm welcome to the Bristol-Myers Squibb people who are due to join us. My colleagues and I look forward to working with them." The Full Research Report on AstraZeneca PLC - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
Mylan, Inc. Research Report
On December 18, 2013, Mylan, Inc. (Mylan) announced that it has received all regulatory approvals and has completed an agreement with Pfizer for the exclusive worldwide rights to develop, manufacture and commercialize a novel long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) compound for various indications. Mylan's CEO, Heather Bresch said, "This acquisition further expands Mylan's growing respiratory franchise, building upon the products we already have in development, such as our generic Advair® program and our combination product for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). By adding a novel LAMA compound to our capabilities, we will have the opportunity to bring additional combination products to market, including triple-combination therapies, and further differentiate Mylan as a leader in this important therapeutic area." The Full Research Report on Mylan, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. Research Report
On December 16, 2013, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (Valeant) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement, under which the Company will acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Solta Medical, Inc. (Solta) for $2.92 per share in cash, representing a 40% premium to Solta's closing share price on December 13, 2013, or a transaction value of c. $250 million. J. Michael Pearson, Chairman and CEO of Valeant, commented, "The acquisition of Solta will bring tremendous value to Valeant's current aesthetic portfolio and together with our previous acquisitions, will create the broadest aesthetic portfolio in the industry. Solta's leading aesthetic devices are a natural fit with Valeant's facial injectables, professional skin care products and physician dispensed products and will establish Valeant in a strong leadership position as we continue to build our presence in the aesthetic market." The Full Research Report on Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
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