NEW YORK, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOR), Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXEL), InterMune Inc. (NASDAQ: ITMN), Progenics Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: PGNX) and Arrowhead Research Corp. (NASDAQ: ARWR). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://www.analystsreview.com/4874-100free.
Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Analyst Notes
On July 14, 2014, Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Questcor) and Mallinckrodt plc (Mallinckrodt) announced that the registration statement on Form S-4 filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission by Mallinckrodt was declared effective on July 11, 2014. Both companies also announced their plans to hold their respective shareholder meetings on August 14, 2014, for shareholders of record on July 9, 2014. The meeting's discussion will cover: Mallinckrodt's proposal to issue its ordinary shares in connection with its proposed acquisition of Questcor, and in the case of Questcor, the approval of the merger agreement with Mallinckrodt and related matters. The Company added that the transaction is currently expected to be completed in August 2014. The full analyst notes on Questcor are available to download free of charge at:
Exelixis, Inc. Analyst Notes
On July 14, 2014, Exelixis, Inc. (Exelixis) announced positive top-line results from coBRIM, the phase 3 pivotal trial evaluating cobimetinib in combination with vemurafenib in previously untreated patients with unresectable locally advanced or metastatic melanoma harboring the BRAFV600 mutation. Results showed that the study met its primary endpoint, delivering a statistically significant increase in progression-free survival (PFS) for the combination of cobimetinib plus vemurafenib as compared to vemurafenib alone. "These positive top-line results from coBRIM represent an important milestone for melanoma patients and their physicians, and are the first of four anticipated phase 3 pivotal trial read-outs for Exelixis-discovered compounds in 2014," said Michael M. Morrissey, Ph.D., President and CEO of Exelixis. Exelixis stated that its collaborator Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, will present these coBRIM data at an upcoming medical meeting and plans to initiate regulatory filings before year end. The full analyst notes on Exelixis are available to download free of charge at:
InterMune Inc. Analyst Notes
On July 16, 2014, InterMune Inc.'s (InterMune) stock dipped 2.97% to end the day at $41.56 compared to the previous day's closing price of $42.83. The Company's stock rose 46.79% over the past three trading months compared to the Nasdaq Composite which rose 8.31% during the same trading period. The full analyst notes on InterMune are available to download free of charge at:
Progenics Pharmaceuticals Inc. Analyst Notes
On July 14, 2014, Progenics Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Progenics) and Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (Salix) announced that Salix has been informed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that RELISTOR® (methylnaltrexone bromide) Subcutaneous Injection, 20 mg/ml, for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) in patients taking opioids for chronic non-cancer pain can be approved on the data submitted in the sNDA. FDA has directed Salix to work with and submit certain information to the Division of Gastroenterology and Inborn Errors Products (DGIEP), which Salix intends to submit the over the next several weeks. "The approval and availability of RELISTOR for this expanded use will be an important and welcomed advancement for treating the underlying cause of OIC experienced by many patients taking opioids for chronic non-cancer pain," stated Bill Forbes, Executive Vice President, Medical, Research and Development and Chief Development Officer, Salix. The full analyst notes on Progenics are available to download free of charge at:
Arrowhead Research Corp. Analyst Notes
On July 16, 2014, Arrowhead Research Corp.'s (Arrowhead) stock declined 2.70% to end the day at $11.87 compared to the previous day's closing price of $12.20. The Company's stock lost 3.89% over the past three trading days compared to the Nasdaq Composite which rose 0.24% during the same trading period. The full analyst notes on Arrowhead are available to download free of charge at:
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