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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.72
FRX's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
63% of the 801 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. FRX: 0.72 )
FRX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.72   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.72

Equity to Asset 0.51
FRX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
60% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. FRX: 0.51 )
FRX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 0.92
Current: 0.51

0.51
0.92
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.43
M-Score: -3.04
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 3.38
FRX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 780 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 10.55 vs. FRX: 3.38 )
FRX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -23.98   Max: 37.5
Current: 3.38

-23.98
37.5
Net-margin (%) 4.52
FRX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 780 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 6.99 vs. FRX: 4.52 )
FRX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -8.41   Max: 27.7
Current: 4.52

-8.41
27.7
ROE (%) 2.79
FRX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. FRX: 2.79 )
FRX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -3.29   Max: 31.28
Current: 2.79

-3.29
31.28
ROA (%) 1.88
FRX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 4.01 vs. FRX: 1.88 )
FRX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.95   Max: 25.54
Current: 1.88

-2.95
25.54
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 17.44
FRX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 805 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 15.22 vs. FRX: 17.44 )
FRX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -23.07   Max: 192.34
Current: 17.44

-23.07
192.34
Revenue Growth (%) -4.20
FRX's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 670 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. FRX: -4.20 )
FRX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -5.6   Max: 44.6
Current: -4.2

-5.6
44.6
EBITDA Growth (%) -31.60
FRX's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. FRX: -31.60 )
FRX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -57.6   Max: 71
Current: -31.6

-57.6
71
EPS Growth (%) -44.60
FRX's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 624 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. FRX: -44.60 )
FRX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -44.6   Max: 75
Current: -44.6

-44.6
75
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

FRX Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jean-Marie Eveillard 648,160 sh (New)
Dodge & Cox 3,441,441 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 7,616 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 46,257 sh (+166.09%)
Diamond Hill Capital 841,118 sh (+15.18%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 26,666,866 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 62,200 sh (unchged)
Carl Icahn 30,662,005 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 4,950,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 127,200 sh (-58.25%)
Jeremy Grantham 18,518 sh (-85.7%)
Richard Pzena 13,075 sh (-98.59%)
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Q4 2013

FRX Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 16,758 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 201,461 sh (New)
Dodge & Cox 7,647,837 sh (+122.23%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 964,630 sh (+48.83%)
Murray Stahl 9,185 sh (+20.6%)
Carl Icahn 30,662,005 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 4,950,000 sh (unchged)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 26,666,866 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 62,200 sh (unchged)
Richard Pzena Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 13,948 sh (-24.68%)
Diamond Hill Capital 413,694 sh (-50.82%)
Steven Cohen 8,344 sh (-81.96%)
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Q1 2014

FRX Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 704,874 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 11,598 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 247,700 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 252,000 sh (+1706.71%)
Steven Cohen 22,457 sh (+169.14%)
Bernard Horn 62,200 sh (unchged)
Carl Icahn 30,662,005 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital Sold Out
Murray Stahl 8,432 sh (-8.2%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 806,230 sh (-16.42%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 20,583,766 sh (-22.81%)
Dodge & Cox 3,888,618 sh (-49.15%)
Bill Nygren 1,950,000 sh (-60.61%)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,200 sh (-86.87%)
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Q2 2014

FRX Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 15,810 sh (New)
Jim Simons 834,300 sh (+18.36%)
Bernard Horn 62,200 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 806,230 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Carl Icahn Sold Out
Bill Nygren Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Murray Stahl Sold Out
Vanguard Health Care Fund 15,716,666 sh (-23.65%)
Mario Gabelli 183,200 sh (-26.04%)
Jeremy Grantham 170,000 sh (-32.54%)
Dodge & Cox 45,100 sh (-98.84%)
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GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Carl Icahn 2014-06-30 Sold Out 8.6%$86.76 - $100.04 $ 996%0
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2014-06-30 Reduce -23.65%1.25%$86.76 - $100.04 $ 996%15716666
Dodge & Cox 2014-06-30 Reduce -98.84%0.37%$86.76 - $100.04 $ 996%45100
Mario Gabelli 2014-06-30 Reduce -26.04%0.03%$86.76 - $100.04 $ 996%183200
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$86.76 - $100.04 $ 996%0
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2014-03-31 Reduce -22.81%1.12%$58.47 - $99.72 $ 9925%20583766
Dodge & Cox 2014-03-31 Reduce -49.15%0.24%$58.47 - $99.72 $ 9924%3888618
Mario Gabelli 2014-03-31 New Buy0.12%$58.47 - $99.72 $ 9924%247700
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.1%$58.47 - $99.72 $ 9924%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.02%$58.47 - $99.72 $ 9924%11598
Dodge & Cox 2013-12-31 Add 122.23%0.26%$42.65 - $60.19 $ 9997%7647837
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 New Buy0.1%$42.65 - $60.19 $ 9997%201461
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Add 48.83%0.05%$42.65 - $60.19 $ 9997%964630
Dodge & Cox 2013-09-30 New Buy0.17%$41.71 - $44.78 $ 99128%3441441
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 New Buy0.08%$41.71 - $44.78 $ 99128%648160
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Guru Investment Theses on Forest Laboratories Inc

Bernard Horn Comments on Forest Laboratories - Aug 26, 2014

Pharmaceutical maker Forest Laboratories (FRX) had double digit returns on news of its acquisition by Actavis PLC, the world’s second largest generic drug maker. Prior to this transaction, Forest Labs conducted a company restructuring, increased its product pipeline and initiated a stock buyback, all of which helped boost the stock valuation at the time of Actavis’ $25 billion acquisition bid.

From Bernard Horn (Trades, Portfolio)’s Polaris Global Value Fund 2Q 2014 Message to Our Shareholders.

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Bernard Horn Comments on Forest Laboratories - Aug 07, 2014

Forest Laboratories (FRX) continued to benefit from the news of its acquisition by Actavis PLC, the world’s second largest generic drug maker.



From Bernard Horn (Trades, Portfolio)’s Polaris Global Value Fund Second Quarter 2014 Shareholder Letter.



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Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Forest Laboratories Inc - Jun 26, 2014

We closed our position in drug manufacturer Forest Laboratories, Inc. (FRX) as the market reacted positively to the news that Actavis, Inc. PLC would buy Forest Laboratories at a significant premium, and the share price approached our estimate of intrinsic value.



From Diamond Hill Capital's Select Fund Commentary – First Quarter 2014.



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Bill Nygren Comments on Forest Laboratories - Apr 14, 2014

After returning 40% last quarter, Forest (FRX) returned another 52% in the first quarter as the company agreed to be acquired by Actavis for both cash and stock. We believe the acquisition price was full and fair. While our investment thesis – that Forest’s new drug launches would be successful and leverage the company’s expenses – did not have the chance to transpire, we are more than pleased that the stock price reached our estimated value in short order. It’s not uncommon for the management of companies in transition to resist being acquired before their strategies to create value are fully realized. We applaud the leaders at Forest for their willingness to pull forward this value, even if it denied them the personal satisfaction of seeing their efforts realized in the coming years. We believe this could serve as a lesson for the leadership of other public companies. If someone wants to pay a fair price on a risk-adjusted basis for ‘what could be’ in your business, you owe it to your shareholders to realize this value so that they can recycle their capital into other attractively valued investments.

From Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio)'s Oakmark Select Fund first quarter 2014 investor letter.

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Bill Nygren Comments on Forest Laboratories - Apr 10, 2014

The best performing stock in the quarter was Forest Laboratories (Forest), up 54%. Forest has been an incredibly successful investment for the Oakmark Fund, and we offer our congratulations to the company’s board and management team for maximizing per-share value for shareholders. It has only been one year since we first wrote about our purchase of Forest, and since then, the share price has increased 149%. Please refer to the Oakmark Select commentary for a more detailed description of our tax-efficient sale strategy for Forest.

From Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio)'s Oakmark Fund first quarter 2014 commentary.

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Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Forest Laboratories Inc. - Mar 07, 2014

Drug manufacturer Forest Laboratories, Inc. (FRX) announced results for the most recent quarter that surpassed expectations. More importantly, the company's new CEO announced aggressive cost cutting targets and a $1 billion share buyback plan.

From Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio)'s Select Fund Commentary for fourth quarter 2013.

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Bill Nygren Comments on Forest Labs - Jan 09, 2014

As value investors with a long-term horizon, we are happy to patiently wait for undervalued securities to appreciate toward our estimates of intrinsic value.  Occasionally, we are pleased to see the value gap close more rapidly, which is what has happened with Forest Labs over the past three quarters.  Forest Labs appointed a new CEO, who quickly introduced a substantial cost-cutting program and a more shareholder-friendly capital allocation strategy.  These measures helped Forest Labs enjoy a 60% increase in stock price since January 2013.

 

From Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio)'s fourth quarter 2013 commentary.

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Bill Nygren Comments on Forest Laboratories - Oct 08, 2013

In the past fiscal year, we purchased Forest Laboratories, Kennametal, and Oracle, which were all discussed in prior letters. Forest (FRX)’s many new drug launches remain on track with our original estimates and we look forward to this value being demonstrated in the income statement as sales ramp relative to expenses over the next several years.

From Bill Nygren's Oakmark Select Fund third quarter 2013 commentary.
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Bill Nygren Comments on Forest Laboratories - Apr 23, 2013

During the quarter we added Forest Laboratories (FRX)(FRX - $37) to the portfolio. Forest doesn't have the high yield or low P/E that has attracted investors to other pharmaceutical stocks, but it does have a collection of newly introduced drugs that we believe is worth significantly more than the stock price. A more complete explanation of our interest in Forest is available in the Oakmark Fund quarterly letter.

The purchase of Forest was largely funded by a continued reduction in our Discovery position. We couldn't be more pleased with Discovery’s growth in profitability, largely due to an increased number of viewers across its networks. We are also pleased with its use of cash to repurchase shares. But with the stock trading at $70, compared to less than $9 five years ago, it is hard to argue that investors are not giving them appropriate credit for that performance.

From Bill Nygren's Oakmark Select Fund first quarter 2013 commentary.


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Top Ranked Articles about Forest Laboratories Inc

Bernard Horn Comments on Forest Laboratories
Pharmaceutical maker Forest Laboratories (FRX) had double digit returns on news of its acquisition by Actavis PLC, the world’s second largest generic drug maker. Prior to this transaction, Forest Labs conducted a company restructuring, increased its product pipeline and initiated a stock buyback, all of which helped boost the stock valuation at the time of Actavis’ $25 billion acquisition bid. Read more...
Bernard Horn’s Polaris Global Value Fund 2Q 2014 Message to Our Shareholders
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Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Forest Laboratories Inc
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Bill Nygren Comments on Forest Laboratories
After returning 40% last quarter, Forest (FRX) returned another 52% in the first quarter as the company agreed to be acquired by Actavis for both cash and stock. We believe the acquisition price was full and fair. While our investment thesis – that Forest’s new drug launches would be successful and leverage the company’s expenses – did not have the chance to transpire, we are more than pleased that the stock price reached our estimated value in short order. It’s not uncommon for the management of companies in transition to resist being acquired before their strategies to create value are fully realized. We applaud the leaders at Forest for their willingness to pull forward this value, even if it denied them the personal satisfaction of seeing their efforts realized in the coming years. We believe this could serve as a lesson for the leadership of other public companies. If someone wants to pay a fair price on a risk-adjusted basis for ‘what could be’ in your business, you owe it to your shareholders to realize this value so that they can recycle their capital into other attractively valued investments. Read more...
Bill Nygren Comments on Forest Laboratories
The best performing stock in the quarter was Forest Laboratories (Forest), up 54%. Forest has been an incredibly successful investment for the Oakmark Fund, and we offer our congratulations to the company’s board and management team for maximizing per-share value for shareholders. It has only been one year since we first wrote about our purchase of Forest, and since then, the share price has increased 149%. Please refer to the Oakmark Select commentary for a more detailed description of our tax-efficient sale strategy for Forest. Read more...
Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Forest Laboratories Inc.
Drug manufacturer Forest Laboratories, Inc. (FRX) announced results for the most recent quarter that surpassed expectations. More importantly, the company's new CEO announced aggressive cost cutting targets and a $1 billion share buyback plan. Read more...

Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 161.20
FRX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
64% of the 831 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 42.90 vs. FRX: 161.20 )
FRX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.55   Max: 165.09
Current: 161.2

6.55
165.09
P/B 4.35
FRX's P/B is ranked higher than
66% of the 828 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. FRX: 4.35 )
FRX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 9.1
Current: 4.35

1.4
9.1
P/S 7.39
FRX's P/S is ranked higher than
61% of the 831 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 3.72 vs. FRX: 7.39 )
FRX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.49   Max: 11.03
Current: 7.39

1.49
11.03
PFCF 341.38
FRX's PFCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 831 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FRX: 341.38 )
FRX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.83   Max: 574
Current: 341.38

5.83
574
EV-to-EBIT 224.98
FRX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
62% of the 831 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 31.14 vs. FRX: 224.98 )
FRX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.3   Max: 232.1
Current: 224.98

3.3
232.1
Shiller P/E 44.76
FRX's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 831 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 121.61 vs. FRX: 44.76 )
FRX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.17   Max: 83.01
Current: 44.76

8.17
83.01
Current Ratio 2.73
FRX's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 650 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 2.46 vs. FRX: 2.73 )
FRX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.73   Max: 6.06
Current: 2.73

2.73
6.06
Quick Ratio 2.32
FRX's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 650 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. FRX: 2.32 )
FRX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 2.06   Max: 5.38
Current: 2.32

2.06
5.38

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.55
FRX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
84% of the 831 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 10.36 vs. FRX: 2.55 )
FRX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 4.91
Current: 2.55

0.53
4.91
Price/Median PS Value 2.24
FRX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 831 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. FRX: 2.24 )
FRX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 3.09
Current: 2.24

0.52
3.09
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 0.40
FRX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
55% of the 660 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. FRX: 0.40 )
FRX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 30.1
Current: 0.4

0.4
30.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -31.10
FRX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
50% of the 664 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. FRX: -31.10 )
FRX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -30.8   Max: 68.6
Current: -31.1

-30.8
68.6

Business Description

Industry: Drug Manufacturers » Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic
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Traded in other countries:FQX.Germany
Forest Laboratories, Inc. is a Delaware corporation organized in 1956. The Company develops, manufactures and sells branded forms of ethical drug products most of which require a physician's prescription. The Company's most important United States products are marketed directly, or 'detailed,' to physicians by its salesforces. It emphasizes detailing to physicians of those branded ethical drugs which have the most potential for growth and benefit to patients. The Company also develops and introduces new products, including products developed in collaboration with licensing partners. The Company's products include those developed by it and those acquired from other pharmaceutical companies and integrated into its marketing and distribution systems. It actively promotes in the United States those branded products which have the most potential for growth and patient benefit, and which enable its salesforces to concentrate on groups of physicians who are high prescribers of its products. Such products include: Lexapro, its SSRI for the treatment of major depression in adults and adolescents and GAD in adults; Namenda, its NMDA antagonist for the treatment of moderate and severe Alzheimer's disease; Bystolic, its beta-blocker for the treatment of hypertension; and Savella, its newest product, an SNRI for the management of fibromyalgia. The Company's United Kingdom and Ireland subsidiaries sell both ethical products and over-the-counter preparations. Their most important products include Sudocrem, a topical preparation for the treatment of diaper rash; Colomycin, an antibiotic used in the treatment of cystic fibrosis; Infacol, used to treat infant colic; and Exorex, used in the treatment of eczema and psoriasis. The pharmaceutical industry is subject to comprehensive government regulation which substantially increases the difficulty and cost incurred in obtaining the approval to market newly proposed drug products and maintaining the approval to market existing drugs.
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Bernard Horn Comments on Forest Laboratories Aug 26 2014 
Bernard Horn’s Polaris Global Value Fund 2Q 2014 Message to Our Shareholders Aug 26 2014 
Global Guru Bernard Horn Reports his Top Five from the Second Quarter Aug 22 2014 
Guru of the Year – Carl Icahn’s Top Five Holdings Aug 17 2014 
Bernard Horn Comments on Forest Laboratories Aug 07 2014 
Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Forest Laboratories Inc Jun 26 2014 
GuruFocus Guru of the 2013 Carl Icahn's Top First Quarter Holdings May 15 2014 
International Guru Bernard Horn Reports His Top Five in the First Quarter May 07 2014 
Mario Gabelli’s GAMCO Investors Top 5 New Stocks May 07 2014 
Dodge & Cox First Quarter 2014 Commentary May 06 2014 

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Actavis to Acquire Forest Laboratories, Inc. for ~$25 Billion in an Equity and Cash Transaction Feb 18 2014
Actavis to buy Forest Labs in $25B deal Feb 18 2014
Actavis in talks to buy Forest Labs for as much as $25 billion - WSJ Feb 18 2014
Actavis in talks to buy Forest Labs for as much as $25 bln - WSJ Feb 18 2014
Forest Laboratories to Discontinue NAMENDA® Tablets, Focus on Once-Daily NAMENDA XR® Feb 14 2014
Forest Labs completes $2.9B purchase of Aptalis Feb 03 2014
Forest Laboratories, Inc. Completes $2.9B Acquisition of Aptalis Feb 03 2014
Forest Laboratories, Inc. Files Lawsuit Against Several Companies for Infringement of NAMENDA XR®... Jan 31 2014
Ahead of the Bell: Analysts laud Forest earnings Jan 22 2014
Forest Laboratories, Inc. Reports Fiscal Year Third Quarter 2014 Jan 21 2014
Ahead of the Bell: Analyst upgrades Forest Labs Jan 17 2014
Forest Laboratories Names Karen L. Ling Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer Jan 10 2014
1/9/14 Trevena Announces Dosing of First Patient in Phase 2b BLAST-AHF Trial of TRV027 for Acute... Jan 09 2014
JC Penney and Micron are big market movers Jan 08 2014
US STOCKS-Dow, S&P slip ahead of Fed; Micron lifts Nasdaq Jan 08 2014
Wall Street little changed after jobs data; Fed minutes due Jan 08 2014
US open: Stocks mixed after ADP data, investors await Fed minutes Jan 08 2014
US STOCKS-Wall Street little changed after jobs data; Fed minutes due Jan 08 2014
Forest Laboratories to Acquire Aptalis for $2.9 Billion in Cash Jan 08 2014
Forest Labs to buy Aptalis from TPG for $2.9 billion Jan 08 2014
Wall Street to open flat after jobs data; Fed minutes due Jan 08 2014
Wall Street to open flat after jobs data; Fed minutes due Jan 08 2014
US STOCKS-Wall Street to open flat after jobs data; Fed minutes due Jan 08 2014
Forest Labs buying Aptalis for $2.9 billion Jan 08 2014
US STOCKS-Futures dip ahead of jobs data, Fed minutes Jan 08 2014
US STOCKS-Futures dip ahead of jobs data, Fed minutes Jan 08 2014
Forest Labs nears $3 billion deal for Aptalis - source Jan 07 2014
Forest Laboratories, Inc. Sets Date and Conference Call for Fiscal 2014 Third Quarter Earnings Jan 02 2014
Forest Laboratories Announces Appointments to its Executive Team Dec 09 2013
Forest Laboratories, Inc. Upsizes and Prices Offering of $1.2 Billion of Senior Notes Due 2021 Dec 05 2013
Forest Announces Major New Plans to Streamline Operations, Leverage Balance Sheet and Repurchase... Dec 02 2013
Forest Laboratories, Inc. Announces Private Placement of Senior Notes and Amendment to Existing $750... Dec 02 2013
Forest to Acquire U.S. Marketing Rights to Saphris® (asenapine) from Merck Dec 02 2013
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