Shares of a 3% dividend yield, solid blue-chip drug company are valuable in shaky economic times.
Amylin is upgraded to 'equal weight,' and Research In Motion is downgraded to 'underweight.'
The transaction also includes a $3.4 billion payment from AstraZeneca as the big drug companies try to replace lost sales from products with generic competition.
Stocks dip as a key manufacturing index unexpectedly contracts for the first time in nearly 3 years.
TiVo is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Facebook is initiated with a 'buy.'
Mergers and acquisitions activity is heating up among big pharma and biotechs.
Political uncertainty in Europe and allegations of bribery at Wal-Mart kick the week off on a sour note.
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