- Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2013 Health Care Conference at 8:40 a.m. local time on May 14 in Las Vegas
- Goldman Sachs 34th Annual Global Healthcare Conference at 8:40 a.m. local time on June 11 in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
Long the bastion of the fabulously rich, these firms are no longer letting others do their bidding and are instead directly investing in portfolio companies themselves.
The deal comes as Abbott works to complete two pending transactions worth nearly $40 billion combined and is the latest in the slew of ophthalmology deals.
Here are Friday's top research calls, including downgrades for Citigroup and Novavax, an upgrade Comerica and new coverage of PepsiCo.