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.
Novo Nordisk commands a high price on the market -- and finds itself up against high expectations as well.
Lennar and First Solar are downgraded, while AstraZeneca is upgraded.
This pharmaceutical giant plays a leading role in developing treatments for diabetes.
Novo Nordisk is downgraded to 'sell,' and IBM is downgraded to 'neutral.'
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