Dow component Merck (MRK) surged to a three-month high Tuesday as the company did an about-face and reported strong results for its immuno-oncology and chemotherapy treatments for lung cancer a year ahead of expectations, casting the shares of rivals downward. X In a trial known as Keynote-189, Merck's Keytruda drug plus chemotherapy was tested as a first treatment in patients with advanced lung cancer, and safety proved consistent with earlier studies, Merck said in a news release.
Alder Biopharmaceuticals (ALDR) could successfully compete with larger rivals Amgen (AMGN), Eli Lilly (LLY) and Teva Pharmaceutical (TEVA) in preventing chronic migraines, a pair of analysts said Tuesday. X The comments come in the wake of Alder's results last week of a Phase 3 trial in chronic migraines in which more than 60% of patients saw a reduction in days where they're afflicted with migraines.
Juno Therapeutics (JUNO) surged nearly 40% in late trading Tuesday on a report that Celgene (CELG) could be looking to acquire it. X According to The Wall Street Journal, unnamed sources say Celgene is in talks to buy Juno. The two have long-partnered on cancer treatments including CAR-T drugs that teach the immune system to identify and fight cancer. Representatives of both companies didn't immediately return requests for comment from Investor's Business Daily.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".