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PTLA

Portola Pharmaceuticals

$35.06

-0.4 (-1.13%)

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Defensive option play in Portola ahead of event risk

Defensive option play in Portola ahead of event risk. The stock up $1.66 to $36.72 and 4K Jul 50 calls sold at $2.45 to buy 4K Jul 25 - 35 put spreads for $4.65. The activity will create the largest open interest blocks in the name and is likelyi a short-term hedge. Ineed, implied volatility in the July term is well into the triple digits as Portola has a 6/24 PDUFA for its NDA for Betrixaban.

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PTLA Portola Pharmaceuticals
$35.06

-0.4 (-1.13%)

06/16/17
SBSH
06/16/17
NO CHANGE
Target $51
SBSH
Buy
Portola's interim cerdulatinib data 'look good,' says Citi
Citi analyst Yigal Nochomovitz says Portola Pharmaceuticals' interim cerdulatinib data in relapsed/refractory B-cell malignancies "look good" and provide upside not in his model. Success in developing cerdulatinib for this indication could provide additional upside for the shares, Nochomovitz tells investors in a research note. He keeps a Buy rating on Portola with a $51 price target.
04/19/17
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04/19/17
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SBSH
Buy
Citi says FDA analysis further supports Portola approval
Citi analyst Yigal Nochomovitz says his analysis of FDA precedence further supports approval of Portola Pharmaceuticals' novel blood thinner betrixaban. The FDA decision date is June 24. Two of the 29 drugs that were approved under Priority Review and no panel also missed their primary endpoints, Nochomovitz tells investors in a research note. He keeps a Buy rating on Portola with a $51 price target.
04/12/17
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04/12/17
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SBSH
Buy
Neurocrine approval reads positive for Portola, says Citi
Citi analyst Yigal Nochomovitz believes the approval of Neurocrine Biosciences' (NBIX) Ingrezza following a canceled advisory panel has a positive read-across to the ongoing FDA review for Portola Pharmaceuticals' (PTLA) betrixaban. The FDA had originally informed Portola to anticipate an advisory panel back in late December 2016, but in early February 2017 we learned the FDA was no longer requesting a panel, Nochomovitz tells investors in a research note. Ingrezza makes it four drugs out of four that got approved when a panel was canceled and there were no significant review issues identified by the FDA, the analyst adds, citing his analysis. The analyst notes he confirmed with Portola that no material issues were raised at the mid-cycle communication with the FDA on betrixaban. He keeps a Buy rating on Portola with a $51 price target.
04/03/17
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04/03/17
NO CHANGE
Target $51
SBSH
Buy
Portola Pharmaceuticals price target raised to $51 from $39 at Citi
Citi analyst Yigal Nochomovitz raised his price target for Portola Pharmaceuticals to $51 saying recent Phase 3 successes should expand the indication set for approved novel oral anticoagulants. The analyst now sees a broader need for Portola's bleeding reversal agent AndexXa and believes approval is a matter of when, not if. He reiterates a Buy rating on the shares.

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