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Vertex

$148.17

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Vertex receives CHMP positive opinion for Orkambi in children with CF

Vertex Pharmaceuticals announced that the European Union Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use issued a positive opinion recommending extension of the Marketing Authorization for ORKAMBI to children with cystic fibrosis ages 6 through 11 who have two copies of the F508del mutation. There are approximately 3,400 patients ages 6 through 11 eligible for this medicine in Europe. The European Commission generally follows the recommendations of the CHMP and typically extends the Marketing Authorization within three months. In some countries, Vertex said it has in place existing agreements that will make ORKAMBI available to this age group immediately following Marketing Authorization. In other countries, Vertex will begin the country-by-country reimbursement process following Marketing Authorization.

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VRTX Vertex
$148.17

0.77 (0.52%)

10/26/17
PIPR
10/26/17
NO CHANGE
Target $205
PIPR
Overweight
Vertex price target raised to $205 from $194 at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Edward Tenthoff raised his price target for Vertex Pharmaceuticals to $205 after the company's Orkambi sales in Q3 beat expectations and management increased 2017 guidance. The analyst is confident in FDA approval of tezacaftor/ivacaftor in homozygous F508del and residual function cystic fibrosis patients by the February 28 action date and in Europe in the second half of 2018. He reiterates an Overweight rating on Vertex.
09/29/17
BTIG
09/29/17
INITIATION
Target $200
BTIG
Buy
Vertex initiated with a Buy at BTIG
BTIG analyst Dane Leone initiated Vertex (VRTX) with a Buy and $200 price target given its leadership position within the CFTR modulators for Cystic Fibrosis is unlikely to be challenged over the next 5-years, consensus estimates appear achievable through 2022 even with conservative assumptions regarding competition from AbbVie's (ABBV) Galapagos, and several interesting technology partnerships with companies such as CRISPR should start to unveil the deeper R&D pipeline during 2018.
09/26/17
LEER
09/26/17
NO CHANGE
Target $187
LEER
Outperform
ProQR Therapeutics QR-010 unlikely to challenge Vertex's medicines, says Leerink
Leerink analyst Geoffrey Porges notes that ProQR (PRQR) announced top line results from QR-010, an inhaled RNA oligonucleotide being studied as a disease modifying treatment in cystic fibrosis. The analyst says these results are confusing to interpret, but reinforce the high bar that Vertex (VRTX) has established with its recent cystic fibrosis breakthroughs. Porges believes QR-010 is unlikely to challenge Vertex's Medicines, and sees potential combination use. The analyst reiterates an Outperform rating and $187 price target on Vertex's shares.
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RBCM
09/14/17
INITIATION
Target $175
RBCM
Outperform
Vertex initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Brian Abrahams started Vertex Pharmaceuticals with an Outperform rating and $175 price target. The analyst is bullish on the company's cystic fibrosis triple combo and its long-term competitive positioning.

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