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Stockholder Rights Plan, Quarterly Results, Clinical Trial Results, Purchase Agreements, and New Contracts - Analyst Notes on Allergan, Gilead, Pfizer, Actavis and Express Scripts

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NEW YORK, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Allergan, Inc. (NYSE: AGN), Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD), Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE), Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT) and Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ: ESRX). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://www.analystsreview.com/1586-100free.

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Allergan, Inc. Analyst Notes
On April 22, 2014, Allergan, Inc. (Allergan) announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously adopted a one-year stockholder rights plan, effective on the day of the announcement, and has declared a dividend distribution of one preferred share purchase right on each outstanding share of the Company's common stock. The Company informed that under the plan, stockholders of record at the close of business on May 8, 2014 will receive one right for each share of Allergan common stock held on that date. Allergan informed that the plan is expected to expire on April 22, 2015. The full analyst notes on Allergan are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.analystsreview.com/1586-AGN-25Apr2014.pdf

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Gilead Sciences, Inc. Analyst Notes
On April 22, 2014, Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Gilead) reported Q1 2014 financial results. During the quarter, the Company's total revenues increased to c. $5 billion from $2.5 billion in Q1 2013. Q1 2014 net income attributable to Gilead was $2.2 billion, or $1.33 per diluted share, compared to $722.2 million, or $0.43 per diluted share, in Q1 2013. Q1 2014 non-GAAP net income attributable to the Company was $2.5 billion, or $1.48 per diluted share, compared to $801.9 million, or $0.48 per diluted share, in Q1 2013. The Company reiterated its full-year 2014 guidance with net product sales expected to range from $11.3 billion - $11.5 billion. The full analyst notes on Gilead are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.analystsreview.com/1586-GILD-25Apr2014.pdf

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Pfizer Inc. Analyst Notes
On April 22, 2014, Pfizer Inc. (Pfizer) announced top-line results from OPT Pivotal #1, and OPT Pivotal #2 Phase 3 trials from the oral treatment psoriasis trials (OPT) Program, evaluating the efficacy and safety of tofacitinib. The Company informed that OPT Pivotal #1 and OPT Pivotal #2 studies demonstrated that tofacitinib, as a 5mg or a 10mg dose taken as a pill twice-daily, met the primary efficacy endpoints of statistically significant superiority over placebo at Week 16 in the proportion of subjects achieving a Physician's Global Assessment response of "clear" or "almost clear," and the proportion of subjects achieving at least a 75% reduction in Psoriasis Area and Severity Index. The Company informed that it intends to submit a supplemental New Drug Application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the approval of tofacitinib 5mg and 10mg twice-daily for treating adults with moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis by early 2015. The full analyst notes on Pfizer are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.analystsreview.com/1586-PFE-25Apr2014.pdf

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Actavis plc Analyst Notes
On April 17, 2014, Actavis plc (Actavis) announced that it has entered into agreements with Akorn, Inc. (Akorn) and Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co. (Hi-Tech Pharmacal), in order to purchase four currently marketed products and one product under development for cash consideration. Actavis informed that the closing of the purchase agreements are contingent upon the consummation of Akorn's acquisition of Hi-Tech Pharmacal. "The acquisition of these products will complement our expanding portfolio of topical and ophthalmic generic products, and further strengthen our position as a leader in developing and marketing the complex, high-barrier products that provide enhanced value," commented Siggi Olafsson, President of Actavis. The full analyst notes on Actavis are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.analystsreview.com/1586-ACT-25Apr2014.pdf

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Express Scripts Holding Company Analyst Notes
On April 18, 2014, Express Scripts Holding Company (Express Scripts) reported that the U.S. Department of Defense has awarded the Company administration of the TRICARE Pharmacy Program, Fourth Generation (TPharm4) contract serving approximately 10 million beneficiaries. Express Scripts informed that the seven-year contract includes administering a retail pharmacy network, operating the TRICARE Mail Order Pharmacy and providing specialty pharmacy services, effective May 1, 2015. The full analyst notes on Express Scripts are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.analystsreview.com/1586-ESRX-25Apr2014.pdf

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