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Shire (SHPG) stock tumbled after its chief financial officer, Jeff Poulton, unexpectedly announced that he will leave at the end of the year to join a biotech startup. “The timing is highly inopportune and serves to exacerbate already negative investor sentiment,” wrote Jefferies analyst David Steinberg in an investor note in which he also pointed out that R&D head Phil Vickers recently departed.

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