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Pfizer: CDC committee recommends new dosing schedule for TRUMENBA vaccination

Pfizer announced that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, or ACIP, voted to recommend that: for persons at increased risk for meningococcal disease and for use during serogroup B outbreaks, 3 doses of TRUMENBA should be administered at 0, 1-2, and 6 months; when given to healthy adolescents who are not at increased risk for meningococcal disease, 2 doses of TRUMENBA should be administered at 0 and 6 months. "Today's ACIP recommendation is an important update that offers clear guidance to healthcare providers administering TRUMENBA to help prevent meningococcal group B disease, also known as MenB, in healthy adolescents and young adults, as well as those at increased risk for the disease," said Dr. Laura York, Global Medical Lead for Meningococcal Vaccines, Pfizer Vaccines. "This new recommendation enables flexible vaccination dosing intervals depending on one's risk of exposure to MenB, which makes it easier for healthcare providers to help protect individuals from this uncommon but life-threatening disease." The ACIP recommendation will be forwarded to the director of the CDC and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for review and approval. Once approved, the recommendations are published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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PFE Pfizer
$32.60

-0.09 (-0.28%)

10/07/16
ROTH
10/07/16
NO CHANGE
Target $160
ROTH
Buy
ICU Medical price target raised to $160 from $132 at Roth Capital
Roth Capital analyst Chris Lewis raised his price target for ICU Medical (ICUI) to $160 from $132 after the company announced an agreement to acquire Hospira Infusion Systems from Pfizer (PFE) for $1B. The analyst is overall positive on the deal as it removes the long-standing customer concentration overhang and grows ICU Medical into a legitimate pure-play infusion therapy company with a complete product portfolio. The company also preannounced Q3 preliminary results above expectations, he notes. Lewis reiterates a Buy rating on ICU Medical's shares.
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.
10/13/16
10/13/16
DOWNGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Bristol-Myers (BMY) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman with analyst Jami Rubin saying disappointing CM-26 data adds a greater level of uncertainty to future trials. 2. Pfizer (PFE) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies with analyst Jeffrey Holford citing a lack of positive catalysts. 3. Coach (COH) downgraded to Mixed from Positive at OTR Global citing checks that indicate less competitive offerings, reduced promotions, and feedback of some share loss by store managers. 4. E-Trade (ETFC) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill. 5. Deckers Brands (DECK) downgraded to Negative from Neutral at Susquehanna with analyst Sam Poser saying he believes the health of the UGG brand is clearly at risk as the company has already started promotional activity. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
10/18/16
UBSW
10/18/16
NO CHANGE
Target $38
UBSW
Buy
Pfizer risk/reward favorable at current levels, says UBS
UBS analyst Marc Goodman likes the current risk/reward for Pfizer shares. He believes the shares will move higher as top-line growth improves, its pipeline appreciation gets better, and management continues to be aggressive with M&A. Goodman reiterated his Buy rating and $38 price target on Pfizer shares.

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