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PRTA

Prothena

$51.32

0.76 (1.50%)

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Prothena appoints Wagner Zago, PhD as Chief Scientific Officer

Prothena announced the appointment of Wagner Zago, PhD, as Chief Scientific Officer. Dr. Zago, who has been Prothena's Head of Research since 2015, will have responsibility for defining and executing the company's research strategy and advancing the company's drug discovery pipeline. Dr. Zago joined Prothena in 2012.

PRTA Prothena
$51.32

0.76 (1.50%)

05/19/17
BTIG
05/19/17
INITIATION
Target $80
BTIG
Buy
Prothena initiated with a Buy at BTIG
BTIG analyst Robert Hazlett initiated Prothena with a Buy and an $80 price target due to the material potential for its programs in amyloidosis, Parkinson's, and inflammatory diseases.
05/16/17
PIPR
05/16/17
NO CHANGE
Target $69
PIPR
Overweight
Piper Jaffray sees positive readthrough for Prothena from Ionis data
Piper Jaffray analyst Steven Breazzano argues that investors should "take a closer look" at Prothena (PRTA) and its PRX004 product following the recent amyloid neuropathy data from Ionis Pharmaceuticals (IONS). Prothena's candidate is expected to enter the clinic in early 2018, and Breazzano argues that there is "room for differentiation" in the space, as the drug clears the protein buildup that characterizes amyloidosis rather than directly shutting off production, as with Ionis and Alnylam's (ALNY) approaches. "At a minimum," the analyst says, a deposit-clearing approach would be complementary to production-stopping drugs. Breazzano reiterates an Overweight rating on Prothena.
05/16/17
RHCO
05/16/17
NO CHANGE
RHCO
Prothena has positive read through from Ionis safety issues, says SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Yun Zhong says that safety issues with Ionis' inotersen during a Phase III trial are positive for Prothena. The analyst says that Prothena's new drug, PRX004, could have a better safety profile than its previous drug, NEOD001,. He notes that PRX004 has a different mechanism of action than Ionis' drug, and he thinks the discrepancy could enable Prthena's drug to have a better safety profile. He keeps a Buy rating on Prothena.
04/12/17
CANT
04/12/17
INITIATION
Target $86
CANT
Overweight
Prothena initiated with an Overweight at Cantor
Cantor analyst William Tanner initiated Prothena with an Overweight and an $86 price target saying he views the company's intrinsic proteinmisfolding and cell-trafficking knowledge as integral to an R&D engine that could yield novel therapies to treat important diseases. Not only does Prothena have Orphan drug candidates NEOD1 and PRX004 for treating amyloidopathies, but Tanner believes the Parkinson's disease and psoriatic arthritis programs has the potential to deliver greater value.

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