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  • March 5- AbbVie Inc is to buy Pharmacyclics Inc for about $21 billion, giving it access to what is expected to be one of the world's top-selling cancer drugs and expanding its reach in the profitable oncology field. AbbVie will pay $261.25 per share in cash and stock, a 13 percent premium to Pharmacyclics stock's closing price on Wednesday. Deutsche Bank analyst...

  • *AbbVie to pay $261.25 per share in cash and stock. The deal gives AbbVie access to Pharmacyclics' cancer drugs portfolio, lessening the Chicago- based company's dependence on its rheumatoid arthritis drug Humira that accounts for most of its sales. "Imbruvica is not only complementary to AbbVie's oncology pipeline, it has demonstrated strong clinical...

  • Final Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:17 PM ET

    Baxter International Inc. fell$. 17 or. 2 percent, to $69.25. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. rose $3.75 or 6.1 percent, to $65.67. Eli Lilly& Co. rose$. 28 or. 4 percent, to $70.65.

  • Midday Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    Baxter International Inc. rose$. 11 or. 2 percent, to $69.53. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. rose$. 86 or 1.4 percent, to $62.78. Eli Lilly& Co. rose$. 16 or. 2 percent, to $70.53.

  • Early Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 10:36 AM ET

    Baxter International Inc. fell$. 28 or. 4 percent, to $69.14. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. fell$. 40 or. 6 percent, to $61.52. Eli Lilly& Co. fell$. 43 or. 6 percent, to $69.94.

  • Final Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 6:05 PM ET

    Baxter International Inc. fell$. 54 or. 8 percent, to $69.42. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. fell$. 38 or. 6 percent, to $61.92. Eli Lilly& Co. fell$. 75 or 1.1 percent, to $70.37.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 6:05 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. fell. 7 percent to $34.41 with 19,173,400 shares traded. Bank of America Corp. rose. 2 percent to $16.04 with 64,587,000 shares traded.

  • WASHINGTON— Fed Chair Janet Yellen may have gotten a job promotion last year, but her total assets don't appear to have gotten a bump. Her largest asset is a Vanguard Index Trust investment fund valued at between $1 million and $5 million that she owns with her husband. Yellen and her husband also own some individual stocks including ConocoPhillips, Raytheon,...

  • NEW YORK— Pfizer's blockbuster vaccine against pneumonia and other bacterial infections has won another approval, for use in European Union residents aged 18 and older. New York- based Pfizer says more than 750 million doses have been distributed worldwide. Last year, Prevnar's global sales reached $4.5 billion, making it the No. 2 product for the company, which...

  • Final Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:08 PM ET

    Baxter International Inc. rose$. 81 or 1.2 percent, to $69.96. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. rose $1.38 or 2.3 percent, to $62.30. Eli Lilly& Co. rose$. 95 or 1.4 percent, to $71.12.

  • Early Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 11:16 AM ET

    Baxter International Inc. rose$. 34 or. 5 percent, to $69.49. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. rose$. 81 or 1.3 percent, to $61.73. Eli Lilly& Co. rose$. 78 or 1.1 percent, to $70.95.

  • Hedge funds cut Apple and these other VIP stocks Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    Workers prepare for the opening of an Apple store in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, January 23, 2015.

    Many hedge funds sold down or exited positions in eight of the 10 most commonly held stocks, including Apple, Google and Exxon.

  • Final Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    Baxter International Inc. rose$. 48 or. 7 percent, to $69.15. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. fell$. 54 or. 9 percent, to $60.92. Eli Lilly& Co. rose$. 14 or. 2 percent, to $70.17.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 1:26 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at 1 p.m.:. Bank of America Corp. fell 1.4 percent to $15.82 with 79,836,800 shares traded. Chesapeake Energy Corp. fell 2.3 percent to $16.81 with 16,103,400 shares traded.

  • Midday Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 1:26 PM ET

    Baxter International Inc. rose$. 69 or 1.0 percent, to $69.36. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. fell$. 26 or. 4 percent, to $61.20. Eli Lilly& Co. rose$. 32 or. 5 percent, to $70.35.

  • Early Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 11:10 AM ET

    Baxter International Inc. rose$. 33 or. 5 percent, to $69.00. Eli Lilly& Co. fell$. 03 or percent, to $70.00. Hospira fell$. 03 or percent, to $87.51.

  • DUBLIN, Feb 26- Malin, an Irish company set up by a number of former Elan executives to invest in privately held life science assets, said it plans to raise between 275 million and 325 million euros in one of Europe's biggest biotechnology IPOs. Former Elan chief executive Kelly Martin and chairman Bob Ingram, who sold the Irish stock market stalwart to Perrigo for...

  • Final Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    Baxter International Inc. fell$. 19 or. 3 percent, to $68.67. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. rose$. 24 or. 4 percent, to $61.46. Eli Lilly& Co. fell$. 33 or. 5 percent, to $70.03.

  • Midday Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    Baxter International Inc. fell$. 03 or percent, to $68.83. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. rose$. 27 or. 4 percent, to $61.49. Eli Lilly& Co. fell$. 57 or. 8 percent, to $69.79.

  • Panel: Use new meningitis vaccines only for outbreaks Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 12:11 PM ET

    ATLANTA— A federal panel on Thursday recommended that two new meningitis vaccines only be used for rare outbreaks, resisting tearful pleas to give it routinely to teens and college students. So the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices declined to recommend routine shots for all adolescents and college students. One woman, Patti Wukovits from New...