April 7, 2017 / 6:20 PM / in 6 months

BUZZ-Akorn Inc: Fresenius said to weigh bid for company - Bloomberg

** Drugmaker’s shares up 16 pct at $29.26 in afternoon trade

** Stock rises as much as 21.5 pct to $30.64; Biggest intraday pct gain in more than a year

** German Healthcare Group Fresenius SE said to weigh a bid for co - Bloomberg (bit.ly/2nM2sKg)

** Shares of other drugmakers also rise: Endo International Plc up about 4 pct, Valeant’s U.S.-listed shares up 1 pct in afternoon trade

** More than 12.9 mln shares traded, 5.9x 30-day moving avg

** Up to Thursday’s close, AKRX had risen 15.5 pct YTD

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