Dissident Holder First Manhattan Adds 3 to Vivus Board Slate
Dissident Vivus Inc. shareholder First Manhattan Co. nominated three more director candidates following the drug maker's expansion of its board size.
Will Arena's Belviq Be The Next Anti-Obesity Drug To Make The Cover Of Time Magazine?
In preparation for sales of the new anti-obesity drug Belviq on June 7th, Arena scheduled six events in six weeks including two post-launch. The launch will usher in a $65 million milestone payment from Eisai , more than many movies make and 16-times more than Vivus' first quarter's revenue.
Wed May 22, 2013
VIVUS, Inc. Announces Scientific Presentations
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Tue May 21, 2013
The Facebook Effect On Arena's Belviq Sales And Why It Will Ultimately Dwarf Anything Eisai Does
In this article I will discuss why I believe public awareness of Arena Pharmaceuticals' Belviq, and to a lesser extent Vivus' Qsymia , will occur at a much quicker rate and on a much larger scale than that which occurred with the now infamous and wildly successful FenPhen drug of the 1990s.
Sat May 18, 2013
Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ARNA), VIVUS, Inc. (VVUS): What To Know About Obesity
The Food and Drug Administration approved the weight-loss therapy Belviq from Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Tue May 14, 2013
On The Fly: Pre-market Movers
On The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary Today's noteworthy downgrades include: AVG Technologies downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Cigna downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies... Cree downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Sterne Agee... Melco Crown downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS... SolarCity downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Roth ... (more)
Mon May 13, 2013
Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ARNA): You Need To See These 5 Points
A sharp drop in Arena Pharmaceuticals followed after the company reported quarterly earnings and a withdrawal of its Marketing Authorization Application in the EU.
Vivus Adds Two New Directors to Board Amid Pressure
Vivus Inc. appointed two additional directors, increasing the size of its board by 50 percent in less than a month amid pressure from shareholders over the company's strategy for promoting its obesity drug Qsymia.
Sun May 12, 2013
VIVUS, Inc. (VVUS): Is It Really Time To Sell?
Biotech company VIVUS, Inc. has struggled to pick up sales of its obesity medication Qsymia since the drug was launched in September.
Fri May 10, 2013
APB Financial Group and Hedge Fund Solutions to Host Webcast to...
APB Financial Group today announced that Damien Park, Managing Partner at Hedge Fund Solutions, will interview two of First Manhattan's nominees for election to VIVUS Inc.'s Board of Directors as part of APB's ongoing series of interviews on shareholder activism.
Vivus Shifting Gears
Vivus has had a challenging year. The company launched its highly touted anti-obesity drug, Qsymia, last September only to see sales numbers dribble in instead of the blockbuster sales some were anticipating when the FDA approval was announced earlier in the summer.
Wed May 08, 2013
Wall Street Journal
Michael G. King, the No. 1 pharmaceuticals analyst for 2012, won by making bets on drug makers that other analysts had ignored.
Vivus' CEO Discusses Q1 2013 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the VIVUS First Quarter 2013 Conference Call.
The Washington Post
Vivus in Talks With Potential Partners, CEO Says
Vivus Inc., maker of the obesity drug Qsymia, is in talks with large pharmaceutical companies to explore ways to increase sales of the medicine, which have disappointed investors.
VIVUS (VVUS) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Estimates By $0.02 EPS
VIVUS released its earnings data on Wednesday. The company reported EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of by $0.02, Analyst Ratings.Net reports.
Globe and Mail
Vivus reports weak sales of diet pill Qsymia
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Tue May 07, 2013
VIVUS, Inc. Announces Former President U.S. and CEO North America,...
VIVUS, Inc. Announces Richard Fante , Former President U.S. and CEO North America, AstraZeneca PLC , to Serve as Senior Advisor Staying up-to-date has never been simpler.
Mon May 06, 2013
Arena And Vivus Weaken On Poor Obesity Drug Prospects In Europe
Responding to news that the company would withdraw its MAA for Belviq from the EMA, shares of Arena Pharmaceuticals tanked by 9.2% last Friday as investors questioned whether obesity drugs had a future in the EU market.
VIVUS Given New $20.00 Price Target at Piper Jaffray
The firm currently has an "overweight" rating on the stock. A number of other firms have also recently commented on VVUS.
Analyst Update: LinkedIn Corp
The broad markets are staying close to the flatline today, after hitting fresh all-time peaks last week.