The Parsippany, N.J., company's stock had already climbed about 16 percent since last Friday, when Actavis and Irish drugmaker Warner Chilcott PLC said that they were in early talks about a possible combination but had reached no agreement yet. Actavis shares rose 62 cents to $124.50 in premarket trading about 40 minutes ahead of Thursday's market opening.
Actavis received and rejected a takeover offer from Mylan last week that valued the generic drugmaker at more than $15 billion, a person familiar with the situation said.
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NEW YORK-- Shares of Warner Chilcott PLC rose before Monday's opening bell on optimism that it will eventually reach a deal to combine with fellow drugmaker Actavis Inc..
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