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AXON

Axovant Sciences

$21.86

-0.07 (-0.32%)

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Axovant Sciences options imply 10.9% move in share price post-earnings, above median historical move

Pre-earnings options volume in Axovant Sciences is normal with calls leading puts 2:1. Implied volatility suggests the market is anticipating a move near 10.9%, or $2.39, after results are released. Median move over the past eight quarters is 1.7%.

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AXON Axovant Sciences
$21.86

-0.07 (-0.32%)

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JMPS
02/07/17
NO CHANGE
JMPS
Axovant Sciences data likely to be positive, says JMP Securities
JMP Securities analyst Jason Butler expects Phase 2 data on Axovant's nelotanserin in visual hallucinations to be positive. The analyst says that nelotanserin, a 5-HT2a inverse agonist which is utilized by the drug, has proven to be effective. The analyst adds that the data on nelotanserin probably won;t be statistically significant, given the small size of the trial. However, he thinks that the drug could improve the severity and frequency of hallucinations, justifying its advancement into pivotal trials. He reiterates a $36 price target and an Outperform rating on the stock.
04/11/17
BARD
04/11/17
NO CHANGE
Target $29
BARD
Outperform
Baird incrementally positive on Axovant Sciences following CEO hire
Baird analyst Brian Skorney said he was impressed by Axovant Sciences' announcement of hiring Dr. David Hung as its CEO, noting that Hung headed Medivation and was the architect behind last year's biggest biotech takeout. He sees the hiring of Hung as sign of confidence in Axovant's MINDSET Alzheimer drug trial. Skorney reiterated his Outperform rating and $29 price target on Axovant Sciences shares. The Fly notes Axovant priced a secondary offering of 6.74M shares at $18.54 earlier today after the stock advanced 22.5% to close at $18.54 yesterday.
04/12/17
OPCO
04/12/17
NO CHANGE
Target $26
OPCO
Outperform
Axovant Sciences price target raised to $26 from $20 at Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Jay Olson raised his price target for Axovant Sciences to $26 from $20 based on a larger market opportunity for nelotanserin focused on motor symptoms. The analyst notes that shares have rallied since the company announced that it has appointed David Hung as CEO. He reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.
04/17/17
JEFF
04/17/17
NO CHANGE
Target $31
JEFF
Buy
Jefferies sees Axovant shares hitting $5 or $90 on Sept. data
Jefferies analyst Biren Amin last week hosted investor meetings with Axovant Sciences' incoming CEO David Hung and Vivek Ramaswamy, who is transitioning to CEO of privately held Roivant. He notes the stock is up 45% since the announcement. "This is the stupidest thing I've ever heard," Hung said of the investor theory that he believes intepirdine will fail, Amin tells investors in a research note. It seems Axovant's profile fit what Hung was looking for and he conducted extensive due diligence on both intepirdine and nelotanserin, the analyst writes. He adds that the new CEO believes both products, in aggregate, offer five opportunities for value creation. Regarding the late September Phase III readout for intepirdine in mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease, Amin believes Axovant shares could trade to $80-$90 with strong improvement on the Alzheimer's disease assessment scale, or ADS-cog, of 1.5 point at 24 weeks and positive ADCS-adl, or Alzheimer's disease cooperative study - activities of daily living outcome. With a more moderate outcome where ADS-cog ranges between 0.7 and 1.3 point improvement and ADCS-adl does not achieve statistical significance, the analyst thinks the shares could still range higher to $45-$50. If the Mindset trial fails, he thinks the shares could drop to $5. Axovant closed Thursday up $2.20 to $22.

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