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Trefis: Week in Review 11 May 2012

May 12th, 2012
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Written by Trefis Staff

Below is a summary of the activity at Trefis during the past week that Trefis thought Econintersect readers would find interesting.

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Table of Contents for the 113 top stories this week:

Tech, Media, Telecom (40 articles)

  • Microsoft, 5 articles
  • Google, 5 articles
  • Amazon, 4 articles
  • Verizon, 3 articles
  • Apple, 3 articles
  • Verizon, 3 articles
  • Nokia, 3 articles
  • Facebook, 2 articles
  • Cisco, 2 articles
  • Yahoo, 2 articles
  • AOL, 2 articles
  • Groupon, 2 articles

Consumer (34 articles)

  • CVS Caremark, 2 articles
  • The Gap, 2 articles
  • McDonalds, 2 articles

Energy and Utilities (10 articles)

  • Chesapeake Energy, 3 articles

Financial Services (8 articles)

Basic Materials (8 articles)

  • Vale, 3 articles
  • Arcelor Mittal, 2 articles

Health Care (7 articles)

  • Pfizer, 3 articles
  • Abbott Labs, 3 articles

Industrials and Transportation (No articles this week)

All 113 investment stories this week are listed below.

Tech, Media, Telecom

VMware Can Disrupt Big Data Analytics With Cetas Acquisition on May 11

VMware (NYSE:VMW), the leading virtualization company has acquired Cetas, an early stage startup focused on making access to big data analytics easier...

Groupon Will Face Intense Scrutiny In Monday's Earnings on May 11

Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN) will announce its earnings for the first quarter of 2012 on May 14. Its stock has been thrashed by the ...

Priceline Shows Feverish Growth In Asia And Latin America Bookings on May 11st

Priceline (NASDAQ:PCLN) posted revenues of $1.04 billion and impressive growth of 28% this quarter. Net income swelled by 74% this quarter led ...

Weekly Tech: Microsoft's Cheaper Xbox Bundles & Amazon Updates on May 11st

This week was quite eventful for the tech sector, with a lot of significant developments related to major companies like Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) ...

Weekly Internet Wire: Google Search Updates & Facebook's Mobile Challenge on May 11st

This week, we saw some significant developments related to Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) & Facebook, which could impact their value in the coming...

Google's Dominance Rolls On With Semantics Search Results on May 11st

While Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is partnering with Facebook to improve the Bing search experience by making it more social and adding a more human...

Can Dell's Open Source XPS Ultrabook Derail Macbooks Popularity? on May 11st

Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) has announced a six-month, open source pilot program aimed at creating an ultrabook suited specifically for web and mobile developers....

Weekly Telecom: Verizon's LTE And Cable Deals, China Unicom's 4G Launch on May 11st

The past week saw quite a few interesting developments shape up in the telecom sector. At the CTIA Wireless event this week, Verizon (...

Weekly Mobile Notes: Apple iPad Shipments, Nokia And Microsoft In Smartphone Battle on May 11st

The past week saw quite a few important developments in the mobile sector. Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) decision to stay away from ...

Shutterfly's Buying Growth And Rising Expenses Are A Concern on May 10th

Shutterfly (NASDAQ:SFLY) reported its earnings this week with a 60% increase in its revenues, which jumped to $91.3 million. However, most ...

Nvidia's Earnings To Give Updates On Graphics And Mobile Initiatives on May 10th

Graphics and mobile chip maker Nvidia (NASDA:NVDA), is set to announce its Q1 2013 result on Friday. A slowdown in GPU sales...

DirecTV Focuses On Subscriber Retention As U.S. Growth Slows on May 10th

DirecTV (NASDAQ:DTV), the biggest satellite pay-TV provider in the U.S, and a close competitor of Dish Network (NASDAQ:DISH), released ...

Oracle Awarded Partial Victory As Google Moves For A Mistrial on May 10th

After a week of deliberation by the jury, it has ruled in favor of Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL) in the Android lawsuit against Google ...

Apple Doesn't Need To Enter The Low-Cost Smaller Tablet Market on May 10th

Amazon’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) Kindle Fire shipments slumped in the first quarter of 2012, after seeing record demand during the previous quarter&...

Lumia And China Drive Nokia's $5 Value on May 10th

Nokia (NYSE:NOK) may no longer the world’s largest mobile phone manufacturer, having relinquished that throne to Samsung whose smartphone and ...

Amazon to Produce TV Shows; Focused Gaining Digital Content on May 10th

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has been focusing on its digital video offerings in the last couple of years. It has been adding video content ...

Zynga Launches Bubble Safari; Makes Arcade Gaming Social on May 10th

Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) is the world’s largest social gaming company with more than 260 monthly million active users. It competes primarily with ...

HP Launches Ultra Thin Laptops Soon After Regaining PC Sales Crown on May 10th

Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) regained the top spot in worldwide client PC market in Q1 2012 after losing briefly to Apple (NASDAQ: APPL) ...

Verizon Promotes LTE Over iPhone With Good Reason on May 10th

Verizon (NYSE:VZ) seems to be pushing Android devices over the Apple iPhone, according to many reports out in the media. While this...

AOL's Future: Content and Ads. That's All. on May 10th

AOL (NYSE:AOL) announced its earnings on May 9th, with a continued decline in its overall revenue, just in line with our expectations...

DirecTV's Sambas Into New Markets In Latin America on May 10th

DirecTV (NASDAQ:DTV), the biggest satellite pay-TV provider in the U.S, and close competitor of Dish Network (NASDAQ:DISH), Comcast (NASDAQ...

Dish Network Outshines DirecTV For Once on May 10th

Dish Network (NASDAQ:DISH) reported its Q1 2012 earnings recently, and after a long time, surpassed its prime rival DirecTV (NASDAQ:DTV)...

Cisco's Outlook Sinks Stock But Approaching Deep Value Territory on May 10th

Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) announced solid Q3 FY 2012 results on Wednesday, as revenues grew 7% and profits 21% over the same period last ...

Windows Phone Needs To Impress Developers At June Summit on May 10th

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has scheduled a Windows Phone developer summit in June 2012, in yet another attempt to appease app developers and push ...

In Race For Personalization, eBay Looks To Amp Up Search Engine For Marketplaces on May 9th

eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) is working on a major upgrade to its search engine to boost sales by improving search results for consumers so that...

Facebook Acquires Social+Local Mobile App Glancee In Talent Grab on May 9th

After acquiring Instagram last month for a mind-boggling $1 billion, Facebook doesn’t seem to be slowing down one bit. It’s...

Lutron Partnership Supports Cree's LED Lighting Growth on May 9th

Cree Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 (NASDAQ:CREE), a market leading manufacturer of LED products, recently announced the first...

HP And UPS Provide Printing Solution For Pros On the Go on May 9th

Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) and The UPS Store’s franchise network today announced that more than 4,300 UPS store locations nationwide are now part...

Amazon's Successor Tablet Needs To Light A Fire As Shipments Slide on May 9th

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) launched the Kindle Fire, its own tablet in late 2011. Though it wasn’t as popular as the Apple...

Facebook Rolls Out Self-Serve Facebook Offers Version to All U.S. Businesses on May 9th

Facebook has rolled out a version of Facebook Offers to all U.S. businesses. Facebook Offers enables businesses to create their own customized offers and...

Can Ultrabook Breathe Life Into PCs? on May 9th

It is still early but Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) claims its ultrabook is selling well above expectations – a little less than three times...

Security Products & 4G LTE Networks To Give Additional Push To FFIV on May 9th

F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV), a leading provider of application delivery networking technology, has broadened its security offerings in recent months with the introduction...

Qualcomm To Gain Dual-Core Processor Market Share At Samsung's Expense on May 9th

Riding on the immense popularity of its smartphones as well as Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone, Samsung accounted for almost 60% of ...

Amazon Looks To Disrupt High-End Fashion Industry Next on May 9th

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) convincingly dominates the e-commerce market, and is one of the top players in the market for e-books and electronic goods ...

Google Launches Hangouts on Air Worldwide; Hasn't Given Up On Google+ on May 9th

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) launched its Google+ social network last year to compete with the social networking juggernaut Facebook . Though it saw quite ...

Symantec Set To Ride The Windows 8 Wave With Norton 2013 on May 9th

Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC) has released the public betas for Norton Antivirus, Norton Internet Security, and Norton 360 software. This suite of Norton ...

Nokia Defends Its $5 Stock Price With Patent Suits on May 8th

After Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Samsung, it is Nokia’s (NYSE:NOK) turn to engage in patent wars. The Finnish handset...

LinkedIn Has Global-Mobile Growth But Rising Costs A Concern on May 8th

LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) reported its earnings for the first quarter last week. It posted revenue of $188.5 million, which has more than doubled...

AOL's Ad Growth, New Content Strategy To Drive Earnings Wednesday on May 8th

AOL (NYSE:AOL) will announce its earnings for the first quarter on Wednesday. It has been focusing on its content strategy in the ...

Cisco's Dancing Margins Will Be The Focus Of Earnings On Wednesday on May 8th

Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) is set to report its third quarter earnings of fiscal 2012 on Wednesday. While competitors Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU) and ...

Amazon Enters Consumer Cloud Storage Fray With Cloud Drive App on May 8th

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has a dominant presence in the cloud computing space, with its Amazon Web Services and other offerings focused primarily on ...

Priceline Ready To Show Off Intl Growth In Wednesday's Earnings on May 8th

Online travel agency Priceline (NSDQ:PCLN) is set to release its first quarter results this Wednesday, May 9. We expect an upbeat report...

Time Warner's Earnings Weaker But Trends Remain Positive on May 8th

Time Warner (NYSE:TWC) reported its Q1 2012 earnings last week. While the earnings were down compared to the same quarter last year ...

Digital Publishing Is Small Potatoes For CBS But Holds Promise on May 8th

CBS (NYSE:CBS) reported another impressive quarter marked by continued revenue growth and margin improvement. A small but notable aspect was the digital ...

Viacom Compensates For Weak Ad Growth With Higher Affiliate Fees on May 8th

Last week Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) reported its Q2 fiscal 2012 earnings and several metrics were in line with our expectations. We recently wrote ...

Groupon CEO Tries To Assuage Shareholders In Letter Ahead of Earnings on May 8th

Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN) is expected to announce its earnings next week, but it has released an annual stockholders’ letter by its CEO...

Microsoft May Sell Subsidized Xbox Bundles to Keep Users Hooked on May 8th

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is planning to sell $99 subsidized Xbox bundles directly to consumers, which would include the Xbox 360 console, the Kinect...

Activision Blizzard's Call Of Duty, Subscriber Trends The Highlights Of Earnings on May 8th

Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) is scheduled to announce its Q1 fiscal 2012 results on May 9th. While there weren’t any significant ...

Why LinkedIn Is Dramatically Overvalued At A Near 1,000 P/E on May 8th

LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) is one a poster child of Internet boom which is driving up valuations of tech companies with little to no profits...

Google Docs Rolls Out New Features, Fonts & Templates To Lure Office Users on May 8th

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) rolled out some significant updates for Google Docs last week. It added support for around 450 new fonts which can ...

Google Music Makes Sharing Tunes Easier To Drive Engagement on May 7th

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) has added a new social sharing feature to its music service which is a part of Google Play. Social sharing ...

Zynga Sells Branded Words In Draw Something To Goose Revenues on May 7th

Zynga ‘s (NASDAQ:ZNGA) move to acquire OMGPOP, the maker of Draw Something, has been a pretty controversial one, primarily because...

DirecTV Could Tune In $53 Stock Price With Earnings Tuesday on May 7th

DirecTV (NASDAQ:DTV), which competes with other pay-TV companies such as Dish Network (NASDAQ:DISH), Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) and Time Warner...

The Verizon-Cable Deal Will Go Through Despite FCC Delays on May 7th

The FCC has recently decided to extend its review of Verizon’s (NYSE:VZ) spectrum deal with the cable companies. Late last ...

Big Blue Makes Big Moves In Big Data on May 7th

International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) is on an acquisition spree to fortify its Big Data Analytics business. It acquired sales data analytics company,...

Yahoo Launches Marketing Dashboard for Small Businesses on May 7th

Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) has launched Yahoo Marketing Dashboard, a free tool for small businesses and startups to manage their online marketing initiatives across ...

Yahoo's New CEO Resume Scandal May Be Its Undoing on May 7th

Murphy’s Law stipulates that anything that can go wrong will go wrong, and this old adage is especially true in Yahoo ‘...

China Telecom Looks To Ride The 3G Revolution in China on May 7th

China, the world’s largest mobile phone market, recently crossed the one billion mobile connections mark in March. To put this number ...

Intel Expands Server Portfolio By Acquiring Cray’s Interconnect Assets on May 7th

Last month semiconductor giant Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) announced its acquisition of Cray Inc’s (NASDAQ:CRAY) world-class interconnect personnel and intellectual property business...

EA's Worth $20 As Earnings Can Help Clear Uncertainty on May 7th

Video gaming developer Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) is scheduled to announce its Q4 financial results on May 7th. Gaming industry observers will have ...

Broadcom Acquisition of Broadlight Bolsters Product Portfolio on May 7th

Broadcom (NASDAQ:BRCM), a provider of semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless technology, announced that...

Consumer

Gap Plans First Piperlime Store In New York on May 11st

Specialty apparel retailer Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS) announced Wednesday that it will open its first Piperlime retail store this fall, at 121 Wooster...

Sara Lee's Core Businesses Stabilize As Company Heads For Split on May 11st

Sara Lee’s (NYSE:SLE) core meat business continued to stabilize last quarter, with improved volume and mix trends, even though the...

Expecting Slower Growth From Green Mountain With $45 Revised Estimate on May 11st

We have revised our price estimate for Green Mountain Coffee Roaster’s (NASDAQ:GMCR) from $82 to $45. In this analysis, we...

Coty Raises Avon Offer, Wants Private Talks To Secure Deal on May 11st

Avon Products ‘ (NYSE:AVP) stock jumped 9% on Wednesday amid news that Coty could be readying a bid for taking over the...

Estee Lauder Stock Cools On Weak Forecasts Despite Higher Q3 Profits on May 11st

Estee Lauder (NYSE:EL) posted healthy sales and earnings growth last quarter, led by its Skin Care category. However, the stock slumped ...

Don't Read Too Much Into McDonald's April Comp Sales Dip on May 11st

McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) recently announced its global comparable store sales growth for the month of April which stood at 3.3%. ...

Can Gatorade Energize PepsiCo To $69 ? on May 11st

After Gatorade witnessed impressive volume growth in 2011, PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) is stepping up efforts to introduce a range of products aimed at ...

Why Philip Morris Intl. Can Puff Up To $98 on May 9th

One of the biggest concerns facing investors regarding the tobacco companies is falling cigarette consumption, and they hence are skeptical to put a premium ...

CVS Caremark Injects Big Growth With Pharmacy Services on May 9th

CVS Caremark (NYSE:CVS) has impressively turned around the outlook of its pharmacy services business within a year, becoming the industry’s ...

Aeropostale Shows Come Back Intact, Headed To $23 on May 9th

Teen apparel retailer Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO) reported an increase of 6% in net sales and 2% in comparable store sales for the first quarter...

L’Oreal Taps Next Big Asian Market With Indonesia on May 9th

French cosmetics giant L’Oreal (PINK:LRLCY) plans to build a $50 million production facility in Indonesia as its main production base in Asia...

Despite General Motors' Soft Earnings, Stock Good For $26 on May 9th

General Motors (NYSE:GM) delivered better-than-expected first quarter earnings. While the company’s revenue increased by 4.5% to $37.8 billion, its earnings...

Walgreen Buys BioScrip's Specialty and Mail Service Pharmacy Businesses on May 9th

The U.S.’s largest drug retailer Walgreen (NYSE:WAG) recently completed its acquisition of BioScrip’s specialty and mail-service pharmacy businesses ...

Dunkin' Donuts' India Entry Shows Competition Heats Up In New Markets on May 8th

Dunkin’ Donuts, owned by Dunkin’ Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN), opened its first outlet in India recently. Dunkin’ Brands has...

Coca-Cola Juices Up Presence In Africa And Tops U.S. Brand List on May 8th

Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) hopes to leverage its strong brand name and boost investments to expand presence in Africa. It recently added a ...

CVS Caremark Raises Outlook On Continued Walgreen-Express Impasse on May 7th

CVS Caremark (NYSE:CVS), the second largest drug retailer in the United States, has significantly benefited from the Walgreen-Express fallout as Express members...

Gap Stumbles In April But Q1 Performance Is Solid Overall on May 7th

Specialty retailer Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS) announced its April as well as Q1 2012 sales last Thursday. While the company’s performance...

Limited's Uninspiring April Sales Are Carried By Victoria's Secret Again on May 7th

Intimate apparel retailer Limited Brands (NYSE:LTD) reported comparable store sales growth of 6% for the four weeks ended April 28, 2012, compared...

McDonald's Lays Out Big Growth Plans For Russia And Europe on May 7th

McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) has partnered with Rosinter to franchise restaurants in Russia. This will be the first time McDonald’s ...

Enengy & Utilities

BP Rolls Out Spill Containment Kits To Mitigate Deepwater Exposure on May 10th

Oil major BP (NYSE:BP) announced that it had now developed a 500 ton spill containment system that could be installed at any deepwater...

Chesapeake Worth $28 As Shift To Liquids Mitigates Natural Gas Prices on May 9th

Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) had a rough first quarter of 2012; while depressed natural gas prices are compelling the company to strategically shift ...

German Solar Cuts Lead To Renegotiation Demands As States Oppose Move on May 9th

Several German states are pushing for a renegotiation of the country’s proposed cuts on solar subsidies. The proposed measures, which will implement...

BP Gets Another Shot At Arctic Reserves Through Russian Subsidiary on May 8th

The Russian government’s fresh attempts to attract foreign expertise and investments could mean that British major BP (NYSE:BP) can get another...

Anadarko Readies For Major Gas Project In Utah With Expected Approval on May 8th

Anadarko Corp . (NYSE:APC) is expected to win federal permission to drill over 3,700 wells in Eastern Utah, after a year long ...

Duke Generates $25 Stock Value On Healthy Margins, Customer Additions on May 8th

Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) reported its first quarter earnings on Friday, with earnings about flat on a year-over-year basis when excluding one-time items....

Chesapeake Trouble, Credit Squeeze Could Hurt Oilfield Services Sector on May 7th

Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) and Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB) are looking to offset the decline in shale gas exploration by pushing toward liquid rich plays...

SunPower Price Estimate Revised to $7.50 on Industry Outlook on May 7th

SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR) released its Q1 results last week, posting a sequential drop in revenues in almost all major markets as demand for ...

First Solar Estimate Revised To $22 On Bleak Sales Outlook on May 7th

First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) came out with its Q1 2012 results, posting a 25% drop in quarterly sales from the previous quarter. The...

Transocean Pumps To $59 Despite Softer Earnings on May 7th

Transocean (NYSE:RIG) came out with its Q1 earnings on May 2nd, reporting a 4% sequential decline in revenues. However, with its ...

Financial Services

Barclays' Pingit App Allows Users To Send Cash By Mobile Number on May 11st

Barclays’ (NYSE:BCS) hopes to outshine its peers in technology and recently launched Pingit mobile app for person-to-person money transfer now boasts ...

Goldman Had A Trading Loss Just One Day In Q1 on May 10th

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) filed the form 10-Q detailing its performance over the first 3 months of the year with the SEC on...

AmEx Finds That Social Media Facilitates Customer Feedback And Higher Spending on May 9th

American Express (NYSE:AXP) is looking to ride the wave of social media that has enveloped the world. The company said the customers ...

Wallet Services Provide A Glimpse Into MasterCard's Future on May 9th

Mobile-based transactions took another step forward as MasterCard (NYSE:MA) unveiled plans for PayPass Wallet Services in an announcement on Monday, May 7....

Manulife Delivers In Asia Yet Again on May 8th

Manulife (NYSE:MFC) saw increased insurance sales in Asia and strong performance in Canada for the first quarter of 2012, as it reported ...

Prudential Worth $54 Despite Group Insurance Underperformance on May 8th

Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU) will look to review its strategy regarding group insurance as the division’s poor performance contributed to a loss of...

Hartford Confirms Focus On Higher Margin P&C Business Ahead on May 7th

Hartford Financial Services Group’s (NYSE:HIG) showed solid results while the company laid out its plan to focus on the Property and...

AIG Earnings Climb Due To Fewer Disasters This Year on May 7th

AIG (NYSE:AIG) saw profits surge in the first quarter of 2012, as the reported net income doubled from $1.30 billion reported last ...

Basic Materials

Gold Demand Will Take Barrick Gold To $53 on May 10th

Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX), the largest gold producer in the world, recorded relatively modest earnings in its first quarter results last week...

Vale's Giant Ships Get Support from Chinese Steelmakers on May 10th

Vale (NYSE:VALE) may soon see its “Valemax” vessels – the world’s largest iron ore vessels – docking...

Cliffs Natural Resources Worth $71 On Shipment Growth And Expansion on May 9th

Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE:CLF) reported a significant decline in profits as iron ore prices took a toll in the first quarter compared to...

Vale Loses Tax Dispute With Brazilian Government on May 9th

Mining giant Vale (NYSE:VALE) faced a setback in its tax dispute with the Brazilian government, when the country’s highest court ...

ArcelorMittal Undervalued But Weak Steel Prices Will Weigh On Q1 Results on May 8th

ArcelorMittal (NYSE:MT) will release its first quarter earnings on Thursday. On a year-over-year basis, we expect the company to post relatively weak...

Rio Tinto Q1 Preview: Iron Ore Prices to Hurt Earnings on May 8th

Rio Tinto (NYSE:RIO), the world’s second largest iron ore producer, will release its first quarter earnings on Thursday. We ...

Vale's Still Worth $26 Despite Weaker Iron Ore Prices And Heavy Rains Disruptions on May 7th

Vale (NYSE:VALE), the world’s largest iron ore producer, recorded a dip in its first quarter earnings in line with our...

ArcelorMittal Eyes Further Iron Ore Expansion in Canada on May 7th

Steel giant ArcelorMittal (NYSE:MT) is envisaging further expansion of iron ore production at its Canadian mine to 30 million tons and will conduct...

Health Care

Abbott Settles Depakote Suit For $1.5 billion; Urges FDA To Block Generics on May 11st

Abbott Labs (NYSE:ABT) was found guilty of marketing its anti-seizure and mood-stabilizing drug Depakote for uses unapproved by the U.S. FDA. Since...

Merck Updates: Wins Patent Suits For Cardio Drugs, Faces Weak Drug Pipeline on May 11st

Merck (NYSE:MRK) recently won two patent lawsuits for cholesterol drugs, Zetia and Vytorin against Mylan Pharmaceuticals on account of patent infringement. With...

Pfizer To Invest $3 Billion In Indonesia; Lost Opportunity In Tofacitinib on May 10th

It hasn’t been long since the Indonesia government announced plans to offer health insurance for its low income population and Pfizer (NYSE:...

JNJ Updates: Acquisition In China, FDA Approvals & Lawsuits on May 9th

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) already has considerable research facilities in China and it is going to further enhance it with its recent...

How Abbott Labs Can Gain at Pfizer's Expense on May 9th

Abbott Labs (NYSE:ABT) must be smiling with the FDA raising questions over Pfizer ‘s (NYSE:PFE) rheumatoid arthritis oral drug ...

Pfizer's Lyrica Ineffective For Diabetes & HIV Patients, Tofacitinib's Side-Effects on May 9th

Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) holds a strong position in the central nervous system (CNS) drug market with a nearly 10% market share, thanks ...

Abbott to Extend Pipeline with Kidney Drug Purchase; Opens R&D Center in India on May 7th

Abbott Labs (NYSE:ABT) recently purchased kidney drug AP214 from Danish company Action Pharmaceuticals for $110 million. This drug, meant to prevent acute...









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