FDA Consents, Pending Acquisition Approvals, Program Deployments, and Stock Movements - Research Report on Gilead, Elan, Agilent, Alkermes and Hospira

NEW YORK, December 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD), Elan Corporation, plc (NYSE: ELN), Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A), Alkermes plc (NASDAQ: ALKS) and Hospira Inc. (NYSE: HSP). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Gilead Sciences Inc. Research Report

On December 13, 2013, Gilead Sciences Inc. (Gilead) announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the single tablet HIV-1 regimen Complera for use in certain virologically-suppressed adult patients on a stable antiretroviral regimen in order to replace their current antiretroviral treatment regimen. According to the Company, Complera combines a complete course of three antiretroviral medications into a single, once-daily tablet, and contains Gilead's Truvada®, which itself is a fixed-dose combination of two HIV medicines, and Janssen R&D Ireland's rilpivirine. "Complera is an effective single-pill therapy with a demonstrated safety profile, and has rapidly become an important option for appropriate HIV patients who are initiating antiretroviral treatment," said Calvin J. Cohen, MD, M.Sc., Research Director, Community Research Initiative of New England and an investigator on clinical trials of Complera. "The data supporting today's approval demonstrate Complera has the potential to help a broader range of HIV-infected patients who have achieved virologic control on another regimen." The Full Research Report on Gilead Sciences Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:

http://analystscorner.com/microwriter/link.php?s=DDD

http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/9898_GILD

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Elan Corporation, plc Research Report

On December 13, 2013, Elan Corp. (Elan) and Perrigo Company (Perrigo) announced that the Irish High Court has approved Perrigo's pending acquisition of Elan. Earlier on July 28, 2013, the two companies had entered into a transaction agreement pursuant to which Perrigo agreed to acquire Elan through the formation of a new Irish holding company, that has since been renamed Perrigo Company plc. (New Perrigo). Following the consummation of these transactions, both Perrigo and Elan will be wholly owned subsidiaries of New Perrigo. Perrigo Chairman, President and CEO Mr. Joseph C. Papa stated: "We are pleased with the Irish High Court's approval of the scheme of arrangement and expect to close the Elan transaction prior to the end of the year." The parties informed that they have now obtained all regulatory approvals required to complete the transaction, closing of which is expected to occur on December 18, 2013. The Full Research Report on Elan Corporation, plc - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:

http://analystscorner.com/microwriter/link.php?s=

http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/e996_ELN

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Agilent Technologies Inc. Research Report

On December 9, 2013, Agilent Technologies Inc. (Agilent) announced that Microchip Technology Inc. (Microchip Technology) has adopted Agilent EEsof EDA's Model Builder Program and Model Quality Assurance software to create internal fabrication device model libraries or process design kits, modify external foundry libraries, and validate supported devices from internal and external sources. Brian Chen, Device Modeling Product Manager at Agilent EEsof EDA said, "We are particularly gratified to see that a large and growing number of fab-lite and fabless design houses, as well as IDMs like Microchip Technology, have chosen these products to create differentiation, increase operation efficiency, reduce time-to-market, and gain competitive advantage. With superior field support and significant R&D investment, we are committed to making these solutions the easy choice for device-modeling and foundry-interface organizations in semiconductor companies." The Full Research Report on Agilent Technologies Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:

http://analystscorner.com/microwriter/link.php?s=

http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/075e_A

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Alkermes plc Research Report

On December 13, 2013, Alkermes plc (Alkermes) stock ended the day at $39.50, reflecting a 0.83% decline from the previous day's closing price of $39.83. The Company's stock went down by 1.27% over the past three trading days, almost in line with the Dow Jones Industrial Average which also declined by 1.36% during the same trading period. The Full Research Report on Alkermes plc - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:

http://analystscorner.com/microwriter/link.php?s=

http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/e2f3_ALKS

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Hospira Inc. Research Report

On December 13, 2013, Hospira Inc. (Hospira) stock ended the day at $39.88, 0.92% lower than the previous day's closing price of $40.25. The Company's stock went down by 3.88% over the past three trading days, compared to the Dow Jones Industrial Average which also went down by 1.36% during the same trading period. The Full Research Report on Hospira Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:

http://analystscorner.com/microwriter/link.php?s=

http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/1f43_HSP

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