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Eli Lilly confirms FDA approval of LARTRUVO in combination with Doxorubicin

Eli Lilly and Company announced that the U.S. FDA has granted approval of LARTRUVO in combination with doxorubicin, for the treatment of adults with soft tissue sarcoma with a histologic subtype for which an anthracycline-containing regimen is appropriate and which is not amenable to curative treatment with radiotherapy or surgery. LARTRUVO's indication is approved under Accelerated Approval, and is based on data from the Phase 2 portion of the pivotal JGDG trial. Continued approval for this indication may be contingent upon verification and description of clinical benefit in a confirmatory trial. LARTRUVO, in combination with doxorubicin, is the first FDA-approved front-line therapy for STS in four decades. The confirmatory Phase 3 trial, ANNOUNCE, is fully enrolled.

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LLY Eli Lilly
$78.64

-0.13 (-0.17%)

09/27/16
GSCO
09/27/16
UPGRADE
Target $95
GSCO
Buy
Eli Lilly upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
Goldman analyst Jami Rubin upgraded Eli Lilly to Buy and increased its price target to $95 from $89 saying the company is entering a long lasting period of accelerating topline and earnings growth driven by its late stage pipeline. Rubin projects $12.5B of new product sales by 2020 and double digit earnings growth over the next five years, even without Sola. The analyst sees a 35%, up from 25%, probability of success for Sola with a bull case scenario that can lead to almost $7.5B in peak sales and "super charge" earnings. Even without Sola, Rubin sees favorable risk/reward given durability of earnings and said it is the least exposed to above-CPI price increases.
09/27/16
09/27/16
UPGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Eli Lilly (LLY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman with analyst Jami Rubin saying the company is entering a long lasting period of accelerating topline and earnings growth driven by its late stage pipeline. 2. AutoZone (AZO) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Simeon Gutman saying the company is at a positive inflection in 7 year and older vehicles, which is strongly correlated to same-store-sales. 3. Consolidated Edison (ED) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Evercore ISI with analyst Greg Gordon saying the joint settlement proposal filed in the CECONY rate case mitigates downside risk. 4. Crown Holdings (CCK) upgraded on multiple catalysts at BMO Capital with analyst Mark Wilde citing valuation, his belief that the company will resume returning cash to shareholders in 2017, and his belief that the company's results should be boosted by " a wave of domestic and offshore expansion projects." 5. Francesca's (FRAN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel with analyst Richard Jaffe saying the company's "appealing merchandise" makes it very likely that its sales will grow going forward. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
09/28/16
BERN
09/28/16
NO CHANGE
BERN
Biogen likely to benefit from Lilly Alzheimer's drug results, says Bernstein
Bernstein analyst Aaron Gal says that the results of a trial of Eli Lilly's (LLY) Alzheimer's drug, solanezumab, due out in late 2016 or early 2017, are likely to impact perceptions of Biogen's (BIIB) Alzheimer's drug, aducanumab. The analyst expects Lilly's solanezumab "to show at least directional evidence" of cognitive improvement, although he is "less convinced" that the impact will be clearly statistically significant. The best results from Biogen's perspective will be if Lilly's drug shows "marginal success," according to Gal. However, statistically significant results are also good for Biogen, as they will show that reducing amyloid beta does mitigate Alzheimer's symptoms, the analyst stated. And if Lilly's drug completely fails, Biogen's drug "could well succeed," given the significant differences between them, wrote Gal,who gives Biogen's aducanumab a 65% chance of success. He keeps a $345 price target and Outperform rating on Biogen.
10/13/16
JEFF
10/13/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $36
JEFF
Hold
Pfizer downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Jeffrey Holford downgraded Pfizer (PFE) to Hold citing a lack of positive catalysts. The analyst says the drivers for his upgrade to Buy have either played out or have not materialized, namely an inversion or GEP unit separation. To reflect the infusion business disposal and weaker Ibrance trends, Holford cut his mid-term earnings estimates for Pfizer by up to 7% and cut his price target for the shares to $36 from $39. The stock closed yesterday down 6c to $33.07. The analyst also sees increased risk of a major acquisition occurring over the next 12 months. In the global pharma space, Holford lists AbbVie (ABBV), Eli Lilly (LLY), Novartis (NVS) and AstraZeneca (AZN) as his top picks.

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