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Crispr Therapeutics

$21.24

0.49 (2.36%)

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CRISPR Therapeutics says CFO Becker to go on family leave

CRISPR Therapeutics disclosed in a regulatory filing that effective March 21, Marc Becker, Senior Vice President and CFO of CRISPR Therapeutics, who has served as the company's CFO since February 2016, will go on a family and medical leave of absence. The company currently plans to provide an update on the status of Mr. Becker's leave of absence prior to the end of the second quarter. During Mr. Becker's leave of absence and effective March 21, Samarth Kulkarni, Ph.D., the company's Chief Business Officer will serve as the company's acting principal financial officer and Michael Esposito, the Company's Senior Director, Controller, will serve as the company's acting principal accounting officer.

CRSP Crispr Therapeutics
$21.24

0.49 (2.36%)

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INITIATION

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11/15/16
SBSH
11/15/16
INITIATION
Target $19
SBSH
Neutral
CRISPR Therapeutics initiated with a Neutral at Citi
Citi analyst Yigal Nochomovitz started CRISPR Therapeutics with a Neutral rating and $19 price target. The risk/reward is balanced with the stock up 25% since the initial public offering, Nochomovitz tells investors in a research note. The analyst sees "no clear winner" in the gene editing patent debate.
02/15/17
JEFF
02/15/17
NO CHANGE
JEFF
Patent ruling best case for Editas Medicine, says Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Gena Wang views the United States Patent and Trademark Office's judgment of "no interference-in-fact" for the CRISPR/Cas9 interference motion phase as the "best case" for Editas Medicine (EDIT), Broad Institute's licensee. The analyst sees three choices for The University of California, which has CRISPR Therapeutics (CRSP) and Intellia Therapeutics (NTLA) as licensees: Appeal, seek second interference, or discuss a settlement. Wang sees cross-licensing as the likely eventual path taken by both parties. CRISPR and Intellia could license from Editas the use of CRISPR in eukaryotic cells, while Editas could license from the two companies the use of single guide and tracrRNA, the analyst tells investors in a research note. She believes a royalty could be in the mid-single-digit range. Shares of Editas are up 33% to $24.99 in afternoon while CRISPR is down 13% to $15.05 and Intellia is down 11% to $12.26.
02/16/17
PIPR
02/16/17
NO CHANGE
Target $21
PIPR
Overweight
Piper's Schimmer calls CRISPR selloff 'major overreaction'
Piper Jaffray analyst Joshua Schimmer views yesterday's selloff in shares of CRISPR Therapeutics (CRSP) as a "major overreaction." The stock closed yesterday down 8%, or $1.36, to $15.90 after the patent office did not allow the patent interference with UC Berkeley versus Broad Institute over a Crispr/Cas-9 patent. Now that it's deemed patentable, CRISPR will move forward to get its own claims issued and likely move towards a second interference, Schimmer tells investors in a research note. CRISPER and Intellia Therapeutics (NTLA) are essentially litigation partners against the Broad, and now have the chance to win by knocking out Editas Medicine's (EDIT) single-guide tracr patent or by showing it was the first to invent and reduce to practice the application in eukaryotes, the analyst contends. Schimmer says he can't understand why Editas' valuation is higher than CRISPR's. He believes it should be the opposite. The analyst keeps an Overweight rating on CRISPR with a $21 price target.

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