With the help of an imaging agent, the pharma is pursuing what it hopes will be a blockbuster drug.
Optimism that a budget agreement is close could extend equities' rally.
Darden is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Burger King is initiated with a 'buy.'
Even with the prospect of dividend taxes going up, my sense is that income-generating stocks will remain in favor going forward.
The pharma wins US approval for a new rheumatoid arthritis pill, but Abbott's existing treatment isn't likely to suffer a meaningful hit to sales anytime soon.
The stock falls after investors get a peek at the royalty-rate structure that pharma giant Roche will pay if a promising new cancer drug is approved.
The pharma's earnings may not look great, but bailing out could prove costly for investors if its Alzheimer's drug is successful.
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