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Alexion

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Alexion's DGF trial failure not impactful to valuation, says Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse analyst Alethia Young said Alexion's trial failure of Phase 2/3 PROTECT results of Soliris in patients for the prevention of delayed graft function, or DGF, is a headline negative, but not impactful to valuation. Young said expectations were low into this trial and it was not factored into his valuation. The analyst rates shares an Outperform with a $160 price target, down from $165.

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ALXN Alexion
$118.99

2.27 (1.94%)

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Perform
Alexion initiated with a Perform at Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Hartaj Singh started Alexion Pharmaceuticals with a Perform rating. The analyst views the risk/reward as balanced with the company in-between product cycles, but sees potential for future upside.
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Piper lays out top BioPharma picks for 2017
Piper Jaffray analysts laid out their top BioPharma picks for 2017. Analyst Richard Purkiss favors Pfizer (PFE) and Eli Lilly (LLY) as his top large pharma picks. Analyst Joshua Schimmer calls Gilead (GILD) and Alexion (ALXN) his top large cap picks. Analyst David Amsellem names Horizon Pharma (HZNP) his top specialty pharma pick. Piper's other top Biopharma picks for 2017 include ACADIA (ACAD), Aimmune (AIMT), Akorn (AKRX), Alnylam (ALNY), Axovant Sciences (AXON), Cara Therapeutics (CARA), CoLucid Pharmaceuticals (CLCD), Eale Pharmaceuticals (EGRX), Exelixis (EXEL), Ionis Pharmaceuticals (IONS), Mallinckrodt (MNK), Neurocrine (NBIX), Nektar (NKTR), Otonomy (OTIC), Reata Pharmaceuticals (RETA), Rigel Pharmaceuticals (RIGL), Ignyta (RXDX), Theravance Biopharma (TBPH), Versartis (VSAR) and Voyager Therapeutics (VYGR). The analysts look for recent momentum in BioPharma to continue in 2017. They believe innovation and potentially repatriation should lead to increased merger activity.
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Gilead buying Alexion tops Piper's potential events in 2017
Piper Jaffray healthcare analysts, led by Joshua Schimmer, laid out 17 potential surprise or provocative events for Biopharma in 2017. Their potential outcomes and events are led Gilead (GILD) acquiring Alexion (ALXN) and a President Donald Trump tweeting about the price of Biogen and Ionis Pharmaceuticals' (IONS) Spinraza. Other potential events Piper sees is a "massively dilutive" equity recapitalization for Valeant (VRX) and a failure for Seattle Genetics' (SGEN) ECHELON trial. The firm also sees the potential for Teva cleaning house and bringing in a non-Israeli CEO.
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Alexion trial failure 'not surprising or important,' says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Joshua Schimmer says the Phase 3 study failure of Alexion's Soliris for prevention of delayed graft function after deceased donor kidney transplant is "not surprising or important." The analyst did not include the indication in his model after prior failures of Soliris in the transplant setting. Schimmer continues to believe 2017 will be a recovery year for Alexion. He keeps an Overweight rating on the shares. The stock is down $1.24 to $117.75 in after-hours trading.

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