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SRPT

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UnitedHealth plans to cover Sarepta's Exondys 51, Reuters reports

A spokesperson for UnitedHealth (UNH) confirms the insurer plans to cover Sarepta Therapeutics' (SRPT) Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug Exondys 51, according to Reuters.

SRPT

Sarepta

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UNH

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SRPT Sarepta
$61.74

-0.61 (-0.98%)

09/28/16
JMPS
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Street underestimating price of Sarepta drug, says JMP Securities
JMP Securities analyst Liisa Bayko expects the price of Sarepta's Exondys 51 drug will be above the company's projected annual net price of $300,000. She thinks that the price will come in "closer to $538,000 per year on a gross basis, $457,000 net of discounts and compliance." The analyst raised her price target on the shares to $90 from $60 and keeps an Outperform rating on the stock.
10/04/16
PIPR
10/04/16
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Target $68
PIPR
Overweight
Piper Jaffray ups Sarepta target to $68 on Summit deal
Piper Jaffray analyst Edward Tenthoff raised his price target for Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT) to $68 from $64 after the company licensed Summit Therapeutics' (SMMT) ezutromid to treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in Europe, Turkey and the Commonwealth of Independent States. The deal is a smart way for Sarepta to capitalize on its lead in DMD with the recent FDA approval of Exondys51, Tenthoff tells investors in an intraday research note. His new price target of $68 reflects the value of ezutromid. Tenthoff reiterates an Overweight rating on Sarepta. The stock is up 1% to $61.61 in late morning trading. Summit is up 94%, or $8.17, to $16.82.
10/05/16
ADAM
10/05/16
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Target $28
ADAM
Buy
Summit Therapeutics price target raised to $28 from $14 at Canaccord
Canaccord analyst Arinda Lee raised her price target on Summit Therapeutics (SMMT) to $28 from $14 following the announcement of its collaboration and licensing agreement with Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT). The deal calls for Sarepta to gain EU commercialization rights to Summit's pipeline of oral utrophin modulators for all patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Lee reiterated her Buy rating Summit Therapeutics shares.
10/07/16
BARD
10/07/16
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Target $102
BARD
Outperform
Anthem policy does not mean insurer not covering Sarepta drug, says Baird
Baird analyst Brian Skorney noted Anthem (ANTM) has categorized Sarepta (SRPT) Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug Exondys 51 as "not medically necessary" in a new coverage policy, but he cautions this "does not mean that Anthem is not covering the drug." The analyst explains that the policy means prior authorization requirements may be stricter, but he "highly doubts" that eligible patients will be denied coverage. Skorney, who adds that other large insurers appear to have favorable coverage for the drug, keeps an Outperform rating and $102 price target on Sarepta shares.
UNH UnitedHealth
$136.62

0.15 (0.11%)

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CHLM
09/13/16
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CHLM
LabCorp impact from Quest-Optum collaboration limited, says Craig-Hallum
Craig-Hallum analyst Bill Bonello said the Quest Diagnostics (DGX) and Optum, a division of United Healthcare (UNH), collaboration does not put LabCorp's (LH) revenue at risk. The collaboration does not create any lab benefit management service, or a preferred lab network with Quest at the hub, that would drive business to Quest labs or compete with Labcorp's Beacon LBS lab management business, the analyst wrote. Bonellow said UnitedHealthcare and LabCorp continue to work together to expand the Beacon LBS model to other markets and we would expect to see the Beacon lab network expand to other payors overtime. Also, the analyst said the collaboration does not impact LabCorp's contract with UnitedHealthcare, or UHC, and and has no impact on that contract today and does not imply a change to UHC's contracting strategy going forward. Bonello rates LabCorp a Buy with a $160 price target.
09/14/16
ADAM
09/14/16
NO CHANGE
Target $155
ADAM
Buy
LabCorp weakness a buying opportunity, says Canaccord
Canaccord analyst Mark Massaro noted LabCorp (LH) shares sold off yesterday on news that its rival, Quest Diagnostics (DGX), announced a partnership with Optum, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth (UNH). The analyst said LabCorp does not believe Quest can wrestle away UnitedHealth's long-standing lab services contract when it goes up for renewal in 2018. Massaro expects LabCorp to deliver steady quarterly beats and said the company is well positioned to capture its losses in the second half of 2016. Massaro reiterated his Buy rating and $155 price target on LabCorp shares.
09/22/16
PIPR
09/22/16
NO CHANGE
Target $155
PIPR
Overweight
UnitedHealth won VA contract worth $1B per year, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Sean Wieland says UnitedHealth unit Optum has won a contract with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide medical disability examinations. The analyst estimates the contract, awarded to Optum wholly owned subsidiaries Logistics Health and Medical Support Los Angeles, represents $1B per year. Wieland estimates the award will be neutral to earnings in year one and become accretive in 2018. He reiterates an Overweight rating on UnitedHealth shares with a $155 price target.
09/22/16
EVER
09/22/16
INITIATION
Target $155
EVER
Buy
UnitedHealth initiated with a Buy at Evercore ISI
Evercore ISI initiated UnitedHealth with a Buy and a $155 price target.

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