Stocks GlaxoSmithKline PLC

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    The Dow closed sharply lower Friday, registering its third triple-digit loss in four sessions. What's the "Word on the Street?"

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    This year, for the first time ever, ASCO agreed to let CNBC broadcast live from inside McCormick Place. It took years of reasoning, pleading, nagging and complaining to get inside. But finally, ASCO consented. In the past, the scientific organization has tried to keep more than an arm's distance from the financial media.

  • A bout of risk aversion dented European stocks on Tuesday as jitters grew over potential credit-related problems at banks and inflation, while typically defensive stocks such as pharmaceuticals and food rallied.

  • A study claims "the time has come" for researchers to study ED drugs as preventive medicine for the heart.

  • Amgen

    Up until last month, AMGN had been atop the list of pharmaceutical manufacturer donors and PFE was in a close second. But the CRP says they flip-flopped in the most recent month that figures are available. So far, in the 2008 election cycle, Pfizer's given $862,000 to candidates and Amgen has forked over $852,000.

  • Traders will be glued to the web Thursday night as thousands of cancer studies go online. What’s the trade as these studies potentially send shock waves through biotech stocks on Friday morning?

  • Palatin Technologies

    I like to think I have a nose for news. And, some might say, too much of a penchant for puns and alliteration. Impotence drug profits won't be going up big pharma's nose. The tiny New Jersey-based biotech company Palatin Technologies says it's giving up on its experimental nasal spray for erectile dysfunction.

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  • AMGEN

    The morning after Amgen reported its first quarter earnings my inbox runneth over with analyst research reports on the biotech behemoth. The company beat the Street by eight cents a share. But the focus remains on the anemia drug franchise.

  • Some late day earnings news could spill into Thursday's session: Apple shares rose after the company reported a 36 percent increase in profits to $1.05 billion. But the company guided third quarter below Wall Street estimates...

  • GlaxoSmithKline is paying big in an effort to find cures for diseases of aging. They are buying Sirtris Pharmaceuticals for $720M in cash, or $22.50/share. This price represents an 84% premium over SIRT's closing price yesterday. Two things are going on here...

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    Schering-Plough beat the Street by a surprising 16 cents per share and the beaten-down shares are rallying. In an exclusive CNBC interview Wednesday morning, Chairman and CEO Fred Hassan explained how the company was able to blow away estimates...

  • Futures about flat as oil is at least down a bit this morning. Earnings were mixed, and an IPO pricing was a bit disappointing. Boeing better than expected. ... How much money can an airline lose? Delta lost $6.4 billion, or $16.15 a share; its merger partner Northwest reported a net loss of $4.1 billion, or $15.78 a share...

  • The company logo of GlaxoSmithKline, is seen on the headquarters building in London, Wednesday May 10, 2006. GlaxoSmithKline PLC said Wednesday it has been granted a High Court injunction against animal rights activists who sent threats to the drugmaker's shareholders, barring them from sending more letters or revealing private information about the investors. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    GlaxoSmithKline’s profit fell 5 percent in the first quarter, hit by falling sales of diabetes drug Avandia and generic competition to other products, the world's second biggest drugmaker said.

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    In Tuesday’s Web Extra the traders reveal how they’re playing Pharma after Wyeth shares traded lower despite stronger-than-expected earnings. Also get the traders’ Lockheed play.

  • Europe's two biggest casualties from the subprime crisis tomorrow face shareholders who will want answers on how, between them, the two banking giants lost well over $50 billion.

  • GlaxoSmithKline said it had agreed to buy biotechnology company Sirtris Pharmaceuticals for $720 million in cash, in hopes its medicines that modulate an aging-related family of enzymes will be effective against a wide range of diseases.

  • This halftime report is not brought to you by (pick your prescription drug). So, we're pretty much at the midway point of big pharma's earnings season and Goldman Sachs analyst James Kelly is sizing things up so far...

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    The Dow pulled back Monday after a weaker-than-expected profit report from Bank of America stirred concerns about the health of corporate earnings. What's the "Word on The Street?"

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    The irreverent producers of "Squawk on the Street" who are stationed in the pod next to mine here at CNBC like to call it "Pharmapalooza." They're referring to weeks like the one coming up when nearly every big drug company reports earnings.