Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) announced a definitive agreement to acquire Alios BioPharma, Inc., a privately held clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing therapies for viral diseases, for approximately $1.75 billion in cash. The acquisition will include Alios BioPharma’s portfolio of potential therapeutics for viral infections including compound AL-8176, an orally administered antiviral therapy currently in Phase 2 studies for the treatment of infants with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) belongs to Healthcare sector. Its net profit margin is 21.20% and weekly performance is -3.99%. On last trading day company shares ended up $104.30. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 1.04%.
Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) has earned an “AA-” credit rating from Morningstar. The research firm’s “AA-” rating suggests that the company is a very-low default risk. They also gave their stock a three star rating. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) shares moved down -3.01% in last trading session and ended the day at $20.96. AMAT Gross Margin is 41.80% and its return on assets is 8.00%. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) quarterly performance is -8.03%.
PTC Therapeutics (NASDAQ:PTCT) had its price objective raised by Roth Capital from $43.00 to $58.00 in a research report released on Monday morning. Roth Capital currently has a buy rating on the stock. On 01 October, PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTCT) shares moved down -2.89% and was closed at $42.74. PTCT EPS growth in last 5 year was -21.20%. PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTCT) year to date (YTD) performance is 151.86%.
DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV)and the National Football League have extended and expanded the satellite television company’s exclusive rights to carry NFL SUNDAY TICKET and its package of Sunday afternoon out-of-market game through a new multi-year agreement. DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV) belongs to Services sector. Its net profit margin is 8.90% and weekly performance is -0.25%. On last trading day company shares ended up $86.59. DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 0.72%.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. started coverage on shares of Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX). They issued an overweight rating and a $101.00 target price on the stock. Phillips 66 Partners LP (NYSE:PSXP) shares moved down -0.97% in last trading session and ended the day at $66.10. PSXP return on assets is 15.40%. Phillips 66 Partners LP (NYSE:PSXP) quarterly performance is -15.74%.