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Cantor cuts bluebird bio to Sell with $37 price target

Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Elemer Piros downgraded bluebird bio to Sell from Hold and dropped his price target for the shares to $37 from $42. The biotech focused on developing gene therapies closed yesterday down 31c to $64.24. The analyst sees a lack of catalysts as he does not expect data to be announced at this year's American Society of Hematology conference to de-risk the hemoglobinopathy programs. Bluebird disclosed yesterday that all future LentiGlobin trials going forward will use its improved manufacturing process, and those trials are just beginning, Piros tells investors in a research note. As such, initial data on improved transduction efficiency may not become available until 2018, the analyst contends. With this year's ASH meeting not a catalyst, Piros expects selling pressure on bluebird shares.

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BLUE bluebird bio
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ROTH
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INITIATION
Target $87
ROTH
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bluebird bio reinstated with a Buy at Roth Capital
Roth Capital analyst Mark Breidenbach assumed coverage of bluebird bio with a Buy rating and $87 price target based on a sum-of-parts, probability-adjusted NPV analysis of the company's pipeline. The analyst believes bluebird bio can no longer be considered a fledgling given the clinical success seen in its Lenti-D and Lentiglobin programs, both hatched from the company's versatile core lentiviral technology platform.
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Smid-cap Biotech sector upgraded to Attractive from Neutral at Goldman
Goldman analyst Salveen Richter upgraded the Smid-cap biotechnology to Attractive and said he favors and companies with near-term pipeline data or regulatory events where he has conviction.Names he recommends are Buy rated BioMarin (BMRN), bluebird bio (BLUE), GW Pharma (GWPH), Incyte (INCY), Kite (KITE), and Sage (SAGE).
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CANT
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DOWNGRADE
CANT
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bluebird bio downgraded to Sell from Hold at Cantor
Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Elemer Piros downgraded bluebird bio to Sell and cut his price target for the shares to $37 from $42.

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