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SRPT

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UnitedHealth issues coverage policy for Sarepta's Exondys 51

UnitedHealth (UNH) has issued its Drug Policy, effective February 1, 2017, on Sarepta's (SRPT) Exondys 51, which states that eteplirsen may be covered for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy in patients who meet certain criteria. Shares of Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT) are down 3% in early trading. Reference Link

SRPT

Sarepta

$34.26

-2.46 (-6.70%)

UNH

UnitedHealth

$159.51

1.19 (0.75%)

SRPT Sarepta
$34.26

-2.46 (-6.70%)

11/29/16
BARD
11/29/16
NO CHANGE
Target $102
BARD
Outperform
Baird sees strong launch for Sarepta after surveying neurologists
After his firm surveyed 30 neurologists treating at least ten Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients and at least five suspected/confirmed patients amenable to exon-51 skipping, Baird analyst Brian Skorney believes Sarepta Therapeutics' Exondys 51 is positioned for a strong launch. In a research note earlier today, Skorney said that most of the 30 doctors surveyed seem convinced of the drug's efficacy, and plan to start prescribing the drug in the next year. The drug's consensus sales estimate for its first quarter on the market of $7.1M may be understating sales, Skorney wrote. The analyst continues to expect $11M of Exondys 51 sales in Q4. He has an Outperform rating on shares of Sarepta with a $102 price target. The stock is up 34c, or 1%, to $36.62 in morning trading.
11/11/16
LEER
11/11/16
NO CHANGE
Target $55
LEER
Market Perform
Sarepta Exondys 51 launch expectations seem too high for 2017, says Leerink
Leerink analyst Joseph Schwartz believes Sarepta Exondys 51 launch expectations may be too high for 2017. While nothing that a true Duchenne muscular dystrophy prevalence remains unknown, the analyst says that a "start form" number of about 200 patients would need to be provided in early January in order for investors to be confident in 2017 consensus sales estimates of $215M. Additionally, Schwartz points out that based on the price of Exondys 51 per vial, it currently appears that management has underestimated the true price of the drug which they will realize.
10/27/16
WEDB
10/27/16
NO CHANGE
Target $72
WEDB
Outperform
Sarepta selloff overdone, says Wedbush
Wedbush analyst Heather Behanna said the selloff in Sarepta is overdone and recommends shares ahead of the Exondys 51 launch update in January. The analyst has an Outperform rating and a $72 price target on Sarepta shares.
10/27/16
FBCO
10/27/16
NO CHANGE
Target $68
FBCO
Outperform
Sarepta reimbursement concerns overdone, says Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Alethia Young believes Sarepta Exondys 51 reimbursement concerns are "quite overdone" and notes payer negotiation is inline with what the company has seen in other rare disease drugs launch. Young rates Sarepta an Outperform with a $68 price target.
UNH UnitedHealth
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1.19 (0.75%)

11/30/16
SBSH
11/30/16
NO CHANGE
Target $178
SBSH
Buy
UnitedHealth price target raised to $178 after analyst day at Citi
Citi analyst Ralph Giacobbe said UnitedHealth's "upbeat tone" at its investor day matched the company's "impressive" 2017 guidance, saying the company remains in an enviable position of having size, scale, and infrastructure to invest while expanding its reach via Optum. Giacobbe raised his price target on UnitedHealth shares to $178 from $164 and keeps a Buy rating on the stock.
11/30/16
COWN
11/30/16
NO CHANGE
Target $175
COWN
Outperform
UnitedHealth price target raised to $175 from $150 at Cowen
Cowen analyst Christine Arnold raised her price target on UnitedHealth to $175 from $150 reflecting the company's guidance provided at its analyst day.The analyst said UnitedHealth remains a top pick for 2017 as it has an abundance of tailwinds and minimal company-specific headwinds. Arnold reiterated her Outperform rating on UnitedHealth shares.
11/30/16
UBSW
11/30/16
NO CHANGE
Target $193
UBSW
Buy
UnitedHealth price target raised to $193 from $180 at UBS
UBS analyst A.J. Rice raised his price target on UnitedHealth to $193 from $180 following its very positive investor day. The company said they see strong growth driven by both group and individual markets while controlling their commercial medical cost trend, noted Rice, who reiterated his Buy rating on UnitedHealth shares.
11/30/16
OPCO
11/30/16
NO CHANGE
Target $171
OPCO
Outperform
UnitedHealth price target raised to $171 from $161 at Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Michael Wiederhorn raised his price target for UnitedHealth to $171 from $161 on "strong" 2017 outlook buoyed by robust Medicare Advantage growth. The analyst believes the business is performing well, and could benefit from the changes in Washington given the GOP bias toward managed care. Wiederhorn reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares and says he would continue to be a buyer of the blue-chip name.

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