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Ariad Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ARIA) Incyte Inks Deal for Incyte to Acquire ARIAD’s European Operations for $140M

Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA) [Trend Analysis] regains street interests, as shares ascend 2.87% on Tuesday and it traded at $7.18. ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ARIA) along with Incyte inked deal for Incyte to acquire ARIAD’s European operations for $140M. The firm will also enter into a license agreement whereby Incyte will obtain an exclusive license to develop and commercialize Iclusig (ponatinib) in Europe and other select countries. Incyte expects the transaction to be earnings accretive in 2018.

Iclusig is approved in Europe for the treatment of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia and Philadelphia-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia who are resistant to or intolerant of certain second generation BCR-ABL inhibitors and all patients who have the T315I mutation.

Moving toward technical analysis, the current ratio, or the liquidity ratio of a company was calculated 2.10. This is an important indicator as a higher ratio typically suggests that investors are investing more confidently as compared to companies in the same industry has lower ratios. When calculating in the EPS estimates for the current year from sell-side analysts, the Price to current year EPS stands at -40.80%. Investors looking further ahead will note that the Price to next year’s EPS is 22.60%.

To narrow down focus on firm’s analytic rating, ARIA receives a wide range of reviews through technical indicators; experts eagerly produce EPS tends for quartile and annual, for current quarter trends were $-0.25 and $-0.22 for next quarter. On annual bases, it has $-0.83 for FY 2016 Estimate Trends and $-0.65 for FY 2017 Estimate Trends.

To neat down this understanding, 3 analysts rate it as ‘Holding’ security, at the same time as 4 suggests for ‘Buy’ as compare to 3 analyst suggested in 3 month ago. To lodge it average analyst gave price target to 8.25, whereas current price stands at 7.18.

As for as concerns shares volumes, in share capital Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA) has 189.31 million outstanding shares among them 184.55 million shares have been floated in market exchange. The firm’s institutional ownership remained 69.70% while insider ownership included 2.30%.

The stock showed weekly upbeat performance of -1.64%, which maintained for the month at 8.79%. Likewise the positive performance for the quarter recorded as 56.09% and for the year was -21.19%, while the YTD performance remained at 14.88%.

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