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LGND

Ligand

$100.57

-1.24 (-1.22%)

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Ligand price target raised to $160 from $146 at H.C. Wainwright

H.C. Wainwright analyst Carol Ann Werther raised her price target for Ligand Pharmaceuticals to $160 citing three recent positive events, namely positive Phase II focal segmental glomerulosclerosis data from partner Retrophin, the beginning of a Phase II clinical trial with LGD-6972 for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and the licensing of several therapeutic programs to Seelos. Werther keeps a Buy rating on Ligand.

LGND Ligand
$100.57

-1.24 (-1.22%)

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DBAB
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Target $105
DBAB
Hold
Ligand upgraded to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Gregg Gilbert upgraded Ligand Pharmaceuticals to Hold with a $105 price target.
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ROTH
09/07/16
NO CHANGE
Target $149
ROTH
Buy
Ligand has 'major catalyst' ahead, says Roth Capital
Roth Capital analyst Joseph Pantginis says Ligand (LGND) is expecting a "major catalyst" this month namely the Phase IIb sparsentan data in focal segmental glomerulosclerosis patients being developed by partner Retrophin (RTRX). In a separate note to investors, Pantginis also said that the Breakthrough Therapy Designation of SAGE Therapeutics' (SAGE) '547 for postpartum depression may expedite its development and approval for use in the clinic, noting that the company has an agreement of 3% royalty payment to Ligand for potential sales of the drug. The analyst recommends steady accumulation of Ligand's stock as he anticipates that current revenue streams from partnered products and the broad "in development" portfolio are poised to drive significant growth in the near and longer term. He reiterates a Buy rating and $149 price target on Ligand's shares.
09/07/16
ROTH
09/07/16
NO CHANGE
Target $151
ROTH
Buy
Ligand target raised to $151 after sparsentan data at Roth Capital
Roth Capital analyst Joseph Pantginis raised his price target for Ligand Pharmaceuticals (LGND) to $151 from $149 after the company's partner Retrophin (RTRX) announced positive data from the sparsentan Phase II study in focal segmental glomerulosclerosis patients. The analyst believes the data support a potential accelerated path forward and he reminds investors that FSGS has no approved therapies. Pantginis calls the data an important win for Ligand and Retrophin. He keeps a Buy rating on Ligand. The stock is up 7% to $115.21 in early trading.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. ConocoPhillips (COP) upgraded to Hold from Underperform at Jefferies with analyst Jason Gammel citing valuation and improving financial metrics. 2. DineEquity (DIN) upgraded to Overweight from Sector Weight at KeyBanc with analyst Chris O'Cull saying the stock has reached a good entry point, while its risk/reward ratio is "compelling." 3. Gaming and Leisure Properties (GLPI) upgraded to Overweight at Morgan Stanley. 4. Aviva (AV) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS with the firm saying the company is positioned to be the risk-adjusted dividend leader in the sector. 5. Ligand (LGND) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

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