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Esperion

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Esperion price target raised to $50 from $22 at JPMorgan

JPMorgan analyst Jessica Fye raised her price target for Esperion Therapeutics to $50 citing the company's "positive" regulatory update on bempedoic acid. The analyst pulled forward her U.S. launch assumption to 2020 from 2023 and increased her probability of success in the U.S. to 75%. Fye keeps a Neutral rating on the shares, however, citing fewer catalysts to drive upside in 2017.

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ESPR Esperion
$41.22

17.55 (74.14%)

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FBCO
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FBCO
Neutral
Esperion upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse
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SBSH
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Target $39
SBSH
Buy
Esperion likely needs to raise cash before FDA approval, says Citi
Following the company's conference call last night, Citi analyst Joel Beatty continues to believe Esperion Therapeutics' bempedoic acid could be approved by FDA based on LDL lowering as a surrogate endpoint. The company will likely need to raise capital before a potential FDA approval, however, Beatty tells investors in a research note. Further, the FDA is unlikely to provide clarity on LDL as a surrogate ahead of a filing in early 2019, the analyst adds. He keeps a Buy rating on Esperion with a $39 price target. The stock in early trading is up 55%, or $13.03, to $36.70.
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Esperion LDL-C lowering endpoint news a clear positive, says JPMorgan
After Esperion (ESPR) announced that the FDA confirmed that the bempedoic acid phase 3 program is adequate to support approval of an LDL-C lowering indication prior to outcomes data, JPMorgan analyst Jessica Fye said some expectation for this type of update "started to come into the stock" after Amgen's (AMGN) release of the FOURIER trial top-line results on last Friday. Still, the news is a clear positive for Esperion as it lifts one of the largest overhangs on the stock over the past 18 months. Fye, who now sees the potential for approval of bempedoic acid in 2020, keeps a Neutral rating on Esperion shares.
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JMPS
Outperform
Esperion price target raised to $60 from $41 at JMP Securities
JMP Securities analyst Jason Butler raised his price target on Esperion Therapeutics to $60 from $41 after the FDA confirmed that the company can pursue approval for bempedoic acid for an LDL-C lowering indication, which he believes supports NDA submission in 1H19 and a potential launch in 2020 and addresses a key investor concern. The analyst, who moved up his launch assumption and increased the probability of success for the drug to 75% from 67%, keeps an Outperform rating on Esperion shares.

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