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MRK Merck
$63.76

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UPGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Merck (MRK) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi with analyst Andrew Baum saying while Merck's non-Keytruda business continues to erode, the market is undervaluing both the ultimate patient derived xenograft market size and Merck's likely market share with Keytruda. 2. GoPro (GPRO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Longbow with analyst Joe Wittine noting that the stock's valuation has returned to early 2017 levels, which he views as "misguided" given the execution improvement made since that time. 3. Omnicom (OMC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Telsey Advisory with analyst Tom Eagan saying Omnicom's North American growth for the third quarter was up 2.1%, a turnaround from the first half of 2017 deceleration. 4. Magna (MGA) upgraded to Buy from Underperform at BofA/Merrill with analyst John Murphy upgrading Magna two notches and saying the company has the expertise in numerous components and architectures of the vehicle that provide a unique competitive advantage in the evolution of the automotive industry towards technological advancement. 5. Grainger (GWW) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer with analyst Christopher Glynn citing the company's third quarter results. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
10/18/17
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10/18/17
UPGRADE
Target $72
SBSH
Buy
Merck upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi
Citi analyst Andrew Baum upgraded Merck (MRK) to Buy and raised his price target for the shares to $72 from $65. The healthcare giant closed yesterday down 12c to $63.22. While Merck's non-Keytruda business continues to erode, the market is undervaluing both the ultimate patient derived xenograft market size and Merck's likely market share with Keytruda, Baum tells investors in a research note. The analyst revised his initial PDx market estimates of $35bn to at least $50bn and increased his 2025 Keytruda forecasts from $9B to$15B. The analyst prefers Eli Lilly (LLY), Bristol-Myers (BMY) and Merck among the U.S. pharmaceutical majors. He also downgraded Roche (RHHBY) this morning to Neutral.
10/16/17
BTIG
10/16/17
NO CHANGE
Target $27
BTIG
Buy
KalVista price target raised to $27 after Merck pact at BTIG
BTIG analyst Robert Hazlett said KalVista's (KALV) collaboration with Merck (MRK) underscores the material potential of the plasma kallikrein approach in diabetic macular edema. He also thinks that the larger company's agreement to take a stake signals confidence in KalVista's approach to hereditary angioedema treatment. He raised his price target KalVista to $27 from $18 following the collaboration agreement announcement and keeps a Buy rating on the shares, which are up 5% in pre-market trading.
10/13/17
LEHM
10/13/17
NO CHANGE
LEHM
Barclays cautious on Merck and Regeneron into Q3 results
In a research note previewing the Q3 earnings reports for U.S. Biopharmaceuticals, Barclays analyst Geoff Meacham says he's positive on positive on Amgen (AMGN) and Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN), cautious on Merck (MRK), and bearish on Regeneron (REGN). The analyst made a host of price target changes, including raising Amgen's target to $190 from $180, AbbVie's (ABBV) target to $90 from $68 and Bristol-Myers' target to $65 from $58.
TEVA Teva
$14.61

-0.01 (-0.07%)

10/16/17
WELS
10/16/17
NO CHANGE
WELS
Outperform
Court ruling looks 'clearly negative' for Allergan, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst David Maris says a federal judge ruling today that Allergan's (AGN) Restasis patents are invalid "appears clearly negative" for the company. Due to the magnitude of the potential damages involved, however, an at-risk generic launch is unlikely, Maris tells investors in an intraday research note. As such, the analyst continues to believe the earliest that a generic version of Restasis may enter the market is sometime in 2019. Maris keeps an Outperform rating on Allergan. He adds that today's court ruling is incrementally positive for generic Restasis filers, if approved, including Teva (TEVA), Mylan ( MYL) and Akorn (AKRN).
10/13/17
WELS
10/13/17
NO CHANGE
Target $276
WELS
Outperform
Allergan settlement leaves three Restasis challengers, say Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst David Maris says three Restasis generic challengers remain after Allergan (AGN) reached a settlement with InnoPharma. The settlement, which allows InnoPharma to launch a generic Restasis in the U.S. beginning February 24, 2024, or six months before the expiration of Allergan's patents, points to the complexity of Restasis and the difficulty of getting a generic version approved, Maris tells investors in a research note. InnoPharma was one of four included in a consolidated lawsuit against Allergan, with Teva (TEVA), Mylan (MYL) and Akorn (AKRX) remaining, Maris points out. He's encouraged that the settlement date reached with InnoPharma is close to the expiration date of the patents. The analyst keeps an Outperform rating on Allergan with a $276 price target.
10/04/17
JPMS
10/04/17
NO CHANGE
JPMS
Overweight
JPMorgan says generic Copaxone approval 'meaninful positive' for Mylan
Mylan's (MYL) generic Copaxone approval, 9-12 months ahead of investor expectations, represents a "meaningful positive" for the story and will "substantially derisk/support" upside to 2017 and 2018 estimates, JPMorgan analyst Chris Schott tells investors in a research note. The analyst reiterates an Overweight rating on the shares. For Teva (TEVA), the approval puts further pressure on the company's "already challenged" near-term earnings profile and delevering efforts, Schott writes. The analyst keeps a Neutral rating on the shares. The analyst believes the earlier than expected approval for Mylan represents a setback for Momenta Pharmaceuticals' (MNTA) generic Copaxone opportunity. Schott had assumed the company's Glatopa would be the first generic version of Copaxone 40mg to enter the market, but he notes the product has been delayed due to manufacturing issues at a Pfizer (PFE) plant handling fill/ for the drug. The analyst, however, continues to see a "large and fairly durable" generic opportunity for Glatopa. He keeps an Overweight rating on Momenta shares, which are down 27% in premarket trading to $12.75. Mylan is up 17% to $38.20 while Teva is down 15% to $15.95.
10/04/17
BTIG
10/04/17
NO CHANGE
BTIG
Mylan generic Copaxone sales could reach $450M in first year, says BTIG
BTIG analyst Timothy Chiang estimates that Mylan (MYL) could obtain up to $450M of sales from its generic version of Teva's (TEVA) Copaxone in the first year in which it is marketed. The analyst believes that the approval "validates" the company's status as a "premier" generic drugmaker and shows that one can never assume that it will lose a battle over generic drug rights. The analyst raised his price target on the shares to $45 from $42 and keeps a Buy rating on the stock.

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