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  • Feb. 1, 2013, 1:10 PM
    Merck (MRK -3.1%) slips today after its Q4 fails to impress amid a decline in net sales. The company blames the earnings drop on patent expiry for its asthma drug Singulair, adding that the loss of its patent in the U.S. and Europe will be 2013's biggest revenue challenge. The company also announced a potential year-long delay in seeking regulatory approval for its new osteoporosis drug odanacatib, citing the need for additional safety and efficacy data from an ongoing clinical trial. Read the full transcript of the earnings call here: Earnings Call Transcript.
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  • Feb. 1, 2013, 7:20 AM
    More on Merck (MRK) Q4 earnings: Q4 sales of $11.7B off 5% Y/Y, with 2% due to impact of exchange rates. Impact of August 2012 loss of market exclusivity for Singulair: Q4 sales of $480M, -67.8% Y/Y. Januvia sales of $1.13B, +15.3% Y/Y. FY2013 non-GAAP EPS guidance of $3.60-$3.70 inline with consensus. Shares +0.7% premarket. (PR)
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  • Feb. 1, 2013, 7:01 AM
    Merck (MRK): Q4 EPS of $0.83 beats by $0.01. Revenue of $11.73B beats by $0.27B. (PR)
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  • Feb. 1, 2013, 12:05 AM
    Notable earnings before Friday’s open: AON, BEAM, BEN, BPO, CVX, HCLP, IR, LM, LYB, MAT, MRK, NOV, NS, NWL, PRGO, TSN, WETF, XOM
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  • Jan. 31, 2013, 5:30 PM
    Notable earnings before Friday’s open: AON, BEAM, BEN, BPO, CVX, HCLP, IR, LM, LYB, MAT, MRK, NOV, NS, NWL, PRGO, TSN, WETF, XOM
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  • Jan. 25, 2013, 2:56 PM
    The FDA has approved an application by Merck (MRK +0.7%) to switch the status of the prescription patch Oxytrol, a treatment for overactive-bladder, to an over-the-counter item for women. The OTC patch, which will remain a prescription-only product for men, will be available this fall.
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  • Jan. 25, 2013, 9:26 AM
    Threshold Pharmaceuticals (THLD) +6.3% premarket after earning a $30M milestone payment from drug partner Merck (MRK), which started a late-stage study of THLD's pancreatic cancer drug. TH-302 is an investigational hypoxia-targeted drug designed to be activated under severe tumor hypoxic conditions, a hallmark of many cancers.
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  • Jan. 24, 2013, 11:45 AM
    Cubist Pharmaceuticals (CBST +3.1%) moves up today after reporting an in-line Q4 on a 16% jump in total sales. Net earnings more than quintupled however, as the drug developer racked up much stronger sales, and last year's results were weighed down by higher income-tax provisions. Sales of Cubicin, an intravenous antibiotic for skin and bloodstream infections, jumped 14% to $216M in the U.S.
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  • Jan. 23, 2013, 4:12 PM
    Cubist Pharma (CBST): Q4 EPS of $0.48 in-line. Revenue of $245.9M (+16% Y/Y) misses by $0.52M. Shares +0.8% AH. (PR)
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  • Jan. 23, 2013, 12:05 AM
    Notable earnings after Wednesday’s close: AAPL, ALTR, AMGN, BKW, CBST, CCI, FBC, FFIV, HXL, INVN, JEC, LOGI, LRCX, LSI, MIPS, MLNX, NE, NFLX, PLCM, SWFT, SNDK, SYK, SYMC, TER, URI, VAR, WDC
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  • Jan. 22, 2013, 5:35 PM
    Notable earnings after Wednesday’s close: AAPL, ALTR, AMGN, BKW, CBST, CCI, FBC, FFIV, HXL, INVN, JEC, LOGI, LRCX, LSI, MIPS, MLNX, NE, NFLX, PLCM, SWFT, SNDK, SYK, SYMC, TER, URI, VAR, WDC
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  • Jan. 18, 2013, 12:45 PM
    Midday top 10 gainers: GFED +19%. DOM +12%. BTUI +11%. LIFE +11%. ONP +10%. ZA +10%. SGOC +9%. DQ +9%. MOV +9%. PRTS +9%.
    Midday top 10 Losers: TELOZ -10%. HMNY -10%. TESS -9%. VOC -9%. COF -8%. CTC -8%. SINO -8%. TSRX -7%. BOSC -7%. FNSR -7%.
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  • Jan. 18, 2013, 10:46 AM
    Antibacterial-drug developer Trius Therapeutics (TSRX -8.22%) slips after pricing a 6.3M share secondary offering at $4.75 a share, a 9% discount to yesterday's close. The company made the announcement late yesterday without any details as to its size or scope. TSRX has a market cap of around $213M with a 39.4M share float.
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  • Jan. 18, 2013, 9:10 AM
    Premarket gainers: PATH +16%. LIFE +12%. NEWL +8%. RIMM +8%. MS +7%. SNE +7%. GERN +5%.
    Losers: FNSR -10%. TSRX -9%. WIT -8%. COF -7%. INTC -6%.
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  • Jan. 17, 2013, 5:40 PM
    After-hours top gainers, as of 5:15 p.m.: AM +9%. ARAY +4%. SOXS +3%. EGLE +3%. ONXX +2%.
    After-hours top losers: COF -8%. TSRX -6%. PATH -5%. INTC -4%. MAKO -3%.
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  • Jan. 17, 2013, 5:04 PM
    Trius Therapeutics (TSRX) announces a secondary offering, no details as to the actual size or terms of the offering have been disclosed. Citigroup and Leerink Swann are acting as joint book-running managers and Baird is acting as a co-lead manager. Shares -5.5% AH.
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Company Description
Merck & Co Inc is a health care company that delivers health solutions through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, animal health, and consumer care products.