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SRPT

Sarepta

$61.74

-0.61 (-0.98%)

, ANTM

Anthem

$122.44

0.09 (0.07%)

10:39
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10:39

Sarepta down after Anthem says Exondys 51 not medically necessary

Sarepta (SRPT) shares are moving lower after Anthem (ANTM) in a Medical Policy statement on its website said that the company's Duchenne muscular dystrophy treatment Exondys 51 is "not medically necessary." Anthem stated, "The use of eteplirsen is considered investigational and not medically necessary for all indications, including but not limited to the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy." Shares of Sarepta are down 3%, or $2.05, to $59.69 in early trading. A parent of a child with DMD yesterday tweeted that Humana (HUM) is going to cover 100% of the cost of Exondys 51 for her child. Reference Link

SRPT

Sarepta

$61.74

-0.61 (-0.98%)

ANTM

Anthem

$122.44

0.09 (0.07%)

HUM

Humana

$176.75

-0.48 (-0.27%)

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SRPT Sarepta
$61.74

-0.61 (-0.98%)

10/05/16
ADAM
10/05/16
NO CHANGE
Target $28
ADAM
Buy
Summit Therapeutics price target raised to $28 from $14 at Canaccord
Canaccord analyst Arinda Lee raised her price target on Summit Therapeutics (SMMT) to $28 from $14 following the announcement of its collaboration and licensing agreement with Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT). The deal calls for Sarepta to gain EU commercialization rights to Summit's pipeline of oral utrophin modulators for all patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Lee reiterated her Buy rating Summit Therapeutics shares.
10/04/16
PIPR
10/04/16
NO CHANGE
Target $68
PIPR
Overweight
Piper Jaffray ups Sarepta target to $68 on Summit deal
Piper Jaffray analyst Edward Tenthoff raised his price target for Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT) to $68 from $64 after the company licensed Summit Therapeutics' (SMMT) ezutromid to treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in Europe, Turkey and the Commonwealth of Independent States. The deal is a smart way for Sarepta to capitalize on its lead in DMD with the recent FDA approval of Exondys51, Tenthoff tells investors in an intraday research note. His new price target of $68 reflects the value of ezutromid. Tenthoff reiterates an Overweight rating on Sarepta. The stock is up 1% to $61.61 in late morning trading. Summit is up 94%, or $8.17, to $16.82.
09/28/16
JMPS
09/28/16
NO CHANGE
JMPS
Street underestimating price of Sarepta drug, says JMP Securities
JMP Securities analyst Liisa Bayko expects the price of Sarepta's Exondys 51 drug will be above the company's projected annual net price of $300,000. She thinks that the price will come in "closer to $538,000 per year on a gross basis, $457,000 net of discounts and compliance." The analyst raised her price target on the shares to $90 from $60 and keeps an Outperform rating on the stock.
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09/28/16
NO CHANGE

Experts 'fairly upbeat' on Sarepta drug, says RBC Capital
After speaking with three neurologists who treat DMD, RBC Capital analyst Simos Simeonidis says that the doctors were "fairly bullish" on Sarepta's DMD treatment, EXONDYS 51. The doctors expect to use the drug "in essentially all eligible patients," according to the analyst. Simeonidis raised the price target on Sarepta to $108 from $83 and keeps an Outperform rating on the stock.
ANTM Anthem
$122.44

0.09 (0.07%)

09/20/16
BOFA
09/20/16
NO CHANGE
BOFA
Anthem removed from US 1 List at BofA/Merrill
09/13/16
JEFF
09/13/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $138
JEFF
Hold
Anthem downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst David Windley downgraded Anthem (ANTM) to Hold from Buy saying the restoration of some of the company's expense cuts could limit 2017 earnings growth. "The belt-tightening also potentially signals under-investment in the platform," Windley tells investors in a research note. He sees a lack of catalysts for Anthem shares and cut his price target to $138 from $156. The health benefit company closed yesterday up $1.63 to $128.58. In Managed Care, Windley's top pick is UnitedHealth (UNH). The company has an attractive valuation and "best-in-class" management team, Windley argues. He has a Buy rating on UnitedHealth with a $163 price target.
08/25/16
COWN
08/25/16
NO CHANGE
COWN
Managed Care mergers unlikely to close, says Cowen
Cowen analyst Christine Arnold believes the current managed care mergers including Aetna (AET) and Humana (HUM) and Anthem (ANTM) and Cigna (CI) are unlikely to close. The analyst said the government's ability to appeal could extend the litigation process beyond the termination dates stipulated in the merger agreements. Arnold believes the Aetna/Humana merger has a better chance of closing relative to the Anthem/Cigna deal, but believes neither are likely to close.
09/22/16
EVER
09/22/16
INITIATION
Target $133
EVER
Hold
Anthem initiated with a Hold at Evercore ISI
Evercore ISI initiated Anthem with a Hold and a $133 price target.
HUM Humana
$176.75

-0.48 (-0.27%)

09/22/16
EVER
09/22/16
INITIATION
EVER
Buy
Humana initiated with a Buy at Evercore ISI
07/22/16
COWN
07/22/16
NO CHANGE
Target $160
COWN
Outperform
Cigna has greatest upside should DOJ block mergers, says Cowen
Cowen noted the DOJ tone toward the pending managed care deals is decidedly negative and raised the burden of proof on the companies to demonstrate the deals are not anti-competitive. Cowen believes Cigna has the most upside of the four companies involved whether the deals go through or not. Cowen has an Outperform rating and $160 price target on Cigna shares.
08/22/16
LEER
08/22/16
NO CHANGE
LEER
Leerink less positive that Anthem challenge to DOJ lawsuit will be successful
Following a conference call with an anti-trust specialist, Leerink analyst Ana Gupte is less positive that the Anthem (ANTM) challenge to the lawsuit by the DOJ will be successful. The analyst says that the specialist views the obstacles to a defense by Anthem-Cigna (CI) to the anti-trust concerns as too numerous to result in a successful close. Further, the analyst believes that any favorable decision, however unlikely, on the merger close, will likely be appealed by the DOJ. Nonetheless, the lower likelihood of this defense being successful may improve the odds of a successful Aetna (AET)-Humana (HUM) defense, the analyst notes.

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