Patent expirations are contributing to M&A fever in the biotech sector.
The pharmaceutical company's new CEO formerly worked for the Canadian company, long a rumored suitor.
Keep an eye on these retailers as they report earnings this week.
Earnings issues linger in every sector and guidance disappoints.
The biotech was rumored to be a takeover target but aims to be a buyer instead.
A couple companies reporting this week are looking for a spark to turn around dismal stock performances, while others are hoping to keep upward momentum alive.
When you take out the volatile energy sector, the EPS growth rate is only 3.22%.
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