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Eli Lilly falls sharply after solanezumab trial did not meet endpoint

The stock was last down over 15.6% to $63.99 to a new 52-week low. At that price $62.19 is next support. Resistance is at $65.54.

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LLY Eli Lilly

11/23/16
PIPR
11/23/16
NO CHANGE
PIPR
Overweight
Piper's Schimmer proclaims amyloid hypothesis is not dead
Piper Jaffray analyst Joshua Schimmer says the failure of Eli Lilly's (LLY) solanezumab is not the final nail in the amyloid hypothesis coffin. Biogen (BIIB) and Eisai's aducanimab study is the most potent approach for amyloid lowering, Schimmer tells investors in a research note. He points out that he was skeptical whether solanezumab's effect was adequate. "Our view of Alzheimer's for amyloid is informed not so much by the extremely sloppy science in that disease, but by consistent cause/effect signals across other amyloidosis," Schimmer writes. He believes today's selloff in shares of Biogen "creates some breathing room." The analyst recommends looking to build a position in Biogen after the stock settles down. Schimmer reiterates an Overweight rating on the shares with a $335 price target. The stock is down 8%, or $24.41, to $293.70 in pre-market trading.
11/23/16
JPMS
11/23/16
NO CHANGE
Target $85
JPMS
Overweight
JPMorgan sees 'attractive opportunity' amid Eli Lilly selloff
JPMorgan analyst Chris Schott lowered his price target for Eli Lilly to $85 from $95 after the phase III trial of solanezumab missed on both primary and secondary endpoints. Beyond solanezumab, Lilly has a diverse range of new product opportunities that support 5% sales and mid-teens earnings growth, Schott tells investors in a research note. With the shares down 13% to $65.81 in pre-market trading, the analyst sees an "attractive opportunity." He keeps an Overweight rating on Lilly.
11/23/16
JEFF
11/23/16
NO CHANGE
Target $100
JEFF
Buy
Eli Lilly still expects to grow revenue, says Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Jeffrey Holford says that while the solanezumab Phase III trial failure is disappointing, Eli Lilly management expects to grow revenue between 2015 and 2020 while expanding margins. Further, the company is still pursuing the Alzheimer's indication though a number of other programs, Holford tells investors in a research note. The analyst previously estimated a negative solanezumab trial outcome could see the stock down $12. Shares of Lilly are currently down $10.19 to $65.80 in pre-market trading. Holford keeps a Buy rating on Lilly with a $100 price target.
11/23/16
SBSH
11/23/16
NO CHANGE
Target $305
SBSH
Buy
Citi sees four reasons why Biogen Alzheimer's drug can still work
Citi analyst Robyn Karnauska sees four reasons why Biogen's (BIIB) Alzheimer's drug aducanumab can still work following the failure of Eli Lilly's (LLY) solanezumab. The analyst lists difference in mechanism of action, efficacy in an end-point-dependent manner, patient population and endpoints as why she thinks Biogen's drug can have a different outcome than Lilly's. The analyst has a Neutral rating on Biogen with a $305 price target.

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