The Burrill Report submits: Shares of Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Curis (CRIS) fell nearly 50 percent on news that its experimental drug in combination with Avastin and chemotherapy failed in a mid-stage trial in metastatic colorectal cancer.
NEW YORK— Cancer drugmaker Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Sunday it rejected a roughly US$10 billion takeover offer from larger biotechnology company Amgen Inc as too low but still is considering selling itself.
The Financial Post reported the offer on Friday, sparking a steep jump in Onyx shares in after-hours trading.
By Markus Aarnio:Onyx Pharmaceuticals (ONXX) is a global biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for improving the lives of people with cancer and other serious diseases. The company is focused on developing novel medicines that target key molecular pathways.I see at least 3 reasons to buy the company:
1. Promising pipeline
By Brian L. Wilson:After a choppy and relatively bearish 2013, the cancer drug company Onyx Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ONXX) is once again on the rise after the FDA approved the drug Stivarga (regorafenib) on February 25th, 2013 for the gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) indication in patients who have previously been treated with imatinib mesylate and sunitinib malate.
Amgen, Inc. (AMGN) shares are expected to fall during trading today as the company announced on Wednesday, that its cancer drug Kyprolis failed to achieve its end goal of extending survival rate in patients suffering from blood cancer.
By The Value Investor: Shareholders in Amgen (AMGN) were relieved after the company announced the acquisition of Onyx Pharmaceuticals. Executed at $125 per share, investors were relieved that the company did not pay even more for the company.
By Prohost Biotech:When Onyx (ONXX) announced its intention to acquire the privately held company Proteolix in 2009, investors rushed to sell the stock. Investors are brainwashed into selling any biotech firm that would spend money, regardless of the reason for spending, including acquiring firms with promising breakthrough drugs in final phase trials.
Prohost Biotech submits:In October 2009, Onyx (ONXX) paid $276 million up front to acquire the privately held Proteolix to get to its multiple myeloma drug carfilzomib. It promised $535 million in future payments largely contingent on carfilzomib's approval.