Shares of Cipla gained 5 per cent to Rs 442, thus bouncing back 13 per cent from its early morning low on the BSE on Friday as, according to analysts, the USFDA's inspection of Goa facility found no repeat or data integrity (DI) observations, so there is no chance of import alerts at the plant.
Investors in Cipla Ltd’s stock have been seeing its value erode to a 52-week low from its 52-week high levels, with the stock tumbling 36% in the past one year. News that the US Food and Drug Administration has made some further observations on Cipla’s Goa plant has further compounded the company’s woes. So far today, the stock has shed 4.1% in trade.
Shares of pharmaceutical major Cipla Ltd lost about 3% leading the losses in the NSE Nifty stocks at Wednesday noon trade. The deceleration in India business came as a negative surprise. Revenues in India, the largest business market for Cipla, dropped 12% as the company re-aligned its distribution channel.
Drug major Cipla Monday said its subsidiary InvaGen Pharmaceuticals has received final approval from the US health regulator for Pregabalin Capsules, indicated for management of neuropathic pain associated with certain illnesses.
InvaGen has received approval from the the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for the drug in the strengths of 25mg, 50mg, 75mg, 100mg, 150mg, 200mg, 225mg and 300mg, Cipla said in a regulatory filing.
Cipla reported Q4 results ahead of expectation led by gSensipar “at-risk” exclusivity launch. Ex of this, revenues were in line while margins were c100bps ahead of expectation. Management expects US business to grow in double digits in FY20 and base margins to improve though it did not quantify the level. Cipla trading at 20x FY21 PE, factors in the base business improvement. We retain Hold, noting the mixed execution over past 12m.
Cipla has entered into an agreement to acquire US-based specialty pharma company Avenue Therapeutics Inc for $215 mn or around Rs 15.6 bn. This is in line with Cipla's strategy of building a specialty drugs pipeline in the US.
Cipla's US subsidiary InvaGen Pharmaceuticals Inc will make the acquisition in two stages, the company said.
Drug major Cipla on Monday said it has received final approval from the US health regulator for Valganciclovir tablets used in the treatment of viral eye infection for AIDS patients.
Valganciclovir is used in the treatment of cytomegalovirus infection (serious viral eye infection of the retina) for AIDS patients and for prevention of cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease after organ transplant.
Shares of Cipla hit a five-month low of Rs 534, down 5% on Tuesday, extending its Monday’s 7% decline on the BSE, due to the weak outlook for the second half of the current fiscal (H2FY19). The pharmaceuticalmajor said there was pressure on the tender business, supply disruptions, commodity inflation and business impact from countries hit by sanctions.
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