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Iovance Biotherapeutics

$8.90

0.05 (0.56%)

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AstraZeneca

$33.42

0.3 (0.91%)

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Iovance Biotherapeutics expands pipeline of TIL therapies into lung cancer

Iovance Biotherapeutics (IOVA) announced that patient enrollment has begun in a study combining TIL and nivolumab in advanced non-small cell lung cancer, or NSCLC, patients in collaboration with researchers at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute (Moffitt), Stand Up to Cancer and other partners. The company also announced that a Phase 2 study in PD-1/PDL-1 naive NSCLC patients, sponsored by Iovance, in collaboration with MedImmune, the global biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca (AZN), will initiate in the first half of 2018. The study with MedImmune will allow for enrollment of NSCLC patients for treatment with LN-145 alone or in combination with durvalumab.

IOVA

Iovance Biotherapeutics

$8.90

0.05 (0.56%)

AZN

AstraZeneca

$33.42

0.3 (0.91%)

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IOVA Iovance Biotherapeutics
$8.90

0.05 (0.56%)

09/13/17
HCWC
09/13/17
NO CHANGE
Target $16
HCWC
Buy
Iovance expanding on multiple fronts, says H.C. Wainwright
Iovance Biotherapeutics released data at ESMO that it can generate highly active tumor infiltrating lymphocytes from lymphoma tumors, H.C. Wainwright analyst Joseph Pantginis tells investors in a research note titled "Targeting Liquid Tumors and Automating the Supply Chain; Iovance Expanding on Multiple Fronts." The analyst says that while clinical efficacy of these expanded TILs remains unknown, he sees "significant safety profile differentiation" when compared to CAR-Ts. He notes that Iovance is also building new partnerships to make the supply chain run more efficiently. Pantginis keeps a Buy rating on the shares with a $16 price target.
09/01/17
WELS
09/01/17
NO CHANGE
WELS
Outperform
Iovance fast track designation 'particularly validating,' says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Jim Birchenough views Iovance Biotherapeutics' fast track designation from the FDA for its tumor infiltrating lymphocyte product LN-144 as "particularly validating for a novel cell therapy." The designation establishes unmet need for patients and could support a "more reasonable" Phase 3 hurdle, Birchenough tells investors in a research note. He has an Outperform rating on Iovance.
08/31/17
HCWC
08/31/17
NO CHANGE
Target $16
HCWC
Buy
Iovance 'fired another shot across the bow of CAR-Ts,' says H.C. Wainwright
The approval of Novartis' (NVS) Kymriah is a "major leap forward" for oncology and immunotherapy, but there remains "significant room for differentiated products," H.C. Wainwright analyst Joseph Pantginis tells investors in a research note on Iovance Biotherapeutics (IOVA) titled "Pins Set Up: Kite Acquired and Kymriah Approved; TILs Can Knock 'Em Down; Reiterate Buy." The analyst believes Iovance's TILs, or tumor infiltrating lymphocytes, could be significantly differentiated from CAR-Ts like Kymriah. He says the TIL platform has a "significantly" more benign safety profile relative to CAR-Ts and growing evidence that it could effectively target solid tumors, an area where he thinks CAR-Ts continue to struggle. Pantginis thinks Iovance "fired another shot across the bow of CAR-Ts" with last night's ESMO conference abstracts. The company released preliminary data that it can generate highly active TILs from lymphoma tumors, the analyst contends. He reiterates a Buy rating on Iovance with a $16 price target. The shares closed yesterday down 30c to $5.55.
08/03/17
OPCO
08/03/17
INITIATION
Target $13
OPCO
Outperform
Iovance Biotherapeutics initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Mark Breidenbach initiated Iovance Biotherapeutics with an Outperform and a $13 price target saying its tumor infiltrating lymphocytes therapy has been clinically validated by several academic institutions and expects to see a stream of clinical readouts from three ongoing company-sponsored trials in the next 12-18 month. Breidenbach expects lovance's path to commercialization in solid tumors to be simplified due to to the trailblazing of personalized CAR-T therapies for blood cancers.
AZN AstraZeneca
$33.42

0.3 (0.91%)

12/05/17
DBAB
12/05/17
NO CHANGE
DBAB
Buy
AstraZeneca positioned to lead in ovarian cancer, says Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Richard Parkes believes recent "strong data" of Tagrisso/Imfinzi mark a turning point for AstraZeneca and the profitability of its lung cancer franchise. The analyst says his survey of 47 U.S. physicians treating patients with ovarian cancer suggests "strong uptake" of the PARP inhibitors class across multiple lines of therapy. Physicians perceive the various approved drugs as comparable on efficacy but with tolerability favoring AstraZeneca's Lynparza, Parkes tells investors in a research note. He believes AstraZeneca will emerge as market leader in a potential greater than $7B class, with "significant upside potential" to consensus forecasts. The analyst reiterates a Buy rating on the shares.
11/20/17
HCWC
11/20/17
NO CHANGE
Target $158
HCWC
Buy
Tesaro approval in Europe gives advantage over Lynparza, says H.C. Wainwright
H.C. Wainwright analyst Edward White said Tesaro's (TSRO) receipt of marketing authorization for Zejula in Europe will give the drug an immediate advantage over AstraZeneca's (AZN) Lynparza and should help Zejula capture significant share. White keeps a Buy rating and $158 price target on Tesaro shares.
11/16/17
JEFF
11/16/17
NO CHANGE
JEFF
Buy
Jefferies names Roche new top global pick in Pharmaceuticals
Jefferies analyst Jeffrey Holford names Roche (RHHBY) his new "Top Pick Globally" in Pharmaceuticals following the strong share performance of his previous top pick for 2017, AbbVie (ABBV). The analyst believes the company's growth outlook is better than many investors think. Roche is nearing sentiment lows and investors "need to look hard at the replacement power" offered by assets Tecentriq, Ocrevus, Gazyva, ACE910 and Perjeta, Holford tells investors in a research note. Following Roche, the analyst has the highest conviction on Novartis (NVS), Bayer (BAYRY), AbbVie, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Zoetis (ZTS) and Eli Lilly (LLY). His least preferred stocks in Pharmaceuticals are Merck (MRK), Novo Nordisk (NVO) and AstraZeneca (AZN).
11/13/17
BMOC
11/13/17
NO CHANGE
BMOC
BMO says Pfizer buying Biogen makes more sense than deal for Bristol-Myers
BMO Capital analyst Alex Arfaei noted the "significant market speculation" that Pfizer (PFE) is preparing to execute a large M&A deal. While many sources, including Bloomberg, have speculated that Pfizer could target Bristol-Myers (BMY), Arfaei argues that a deal for Biogen (BIIB) would make more sense. He believes Pfizer has a significant gap in neurology, particularly in Alzheimer's, where it cannot afford to remain on the sidelines as its peers - including Biogen, Merck (MRK), AstraZeneca (AZN), and Eli Lilly (LLY) - all have pivotal trials in that area reading out in 2019-2020. Pfizer could have an opportunity to leverage near-term volatility in Biogen's MS franchise to strike a deal during the next 6-9 months before a potential interim look on aducanumab, which Arfaei views as the strongest of the next wave of Alzheimer's drugs in development, he tells investors.

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