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Biogen should be bought on any weakness, says Piper Jaffray

Piper Jaffray analyst Christopher Raymond recommends buying Biogen on any weakness following news that Tysabri's Action2 study in acute ischemic stroke failed to demonstrate a clinical benefit. Tysabri had failed once before in this setting, and the analyst notes he saw little reason for optimism on this study. Raymond says remains focused on the strength of Biogen's multiple sclerosis franchise, Spinraza, and the positive signals from Phase 1 studies in aducanumab. He keeps an Overweight rating on Biogen with a $407 price target.

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Biogen upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS
UBS analyst Carter Gould upgraded Biogen to Buy and raised his price target for the shares to $410 from $318. The stock closed yesterday down $5.89 to $352.59. The market is underappreciating Biogen's pipeline opportunity and the potential for additional assets to be added through acquisitions, Gould tells investors in a research note. He thinks both together could add $45 per share. The analyst sees "reduced debate over the core pillars" of Biogen's valuation or 2018 earnings estimates with the multiple sclerosis business stabilized, clarity on Spinraza growth over 2018, and aducanumab pivotal Alzheimer's data weighted to 2019/2020. As the company's mid-stage pipeline comes into focus, Gould believes the stock's risk/reward skews positively.
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Jefferies sees neutral impact on Biotech from State of the Union
Jefferies analyst Michael Yee sees a net neutral impact on Biotech stocks from President Trump's State of the Union speech last night. During the speech, Trump made comments about making lower drug prices a "priority" for the year, Yee tells investors in a research not titled "Drug Pricing Comments Not New or Surprising - But a Reminder of Rhetoric." The President, however, also commented on broader access to novel clinical trial drugs, Yee points out. After a "strong biotech rally" in January, the analyst assumes the sector, "at some point," will have some relative near-term pullback either on uncertainty about Trump commentary or some consolidation. Some of the analyst's Buy-rated names include AbbVie (ABBV), Amgen (AMGN), Eli Lilly (LLY) and Gilead Sciences (GILD).
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Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Foot Locker (FL) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer with analyst Anna Andreeva saying with Nike's (NKE) "onset" of innovation and adidas' (ADDYY) ongoing momentum, Foot Locker is poised to stabilize as 2018 unfolds. 2. American Airlines (AAL) and United Continental (UAL) were upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein. 3. Biogen (BIIB) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS with analyst Carter Gould saying the market is underappreciating Biogen's pipeline opportunity and the potential for additional assets to be added through acquisitions. 4. Autoliv (ALV) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Baird with analyst David Leiker saying the core business appears to be at the inflection of delivering on strong market share gains from airbag recalls. 5. Time Warner (TWX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at MoffettNathanson. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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Acorda remains takeover candidate after competitor data, says Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Michael Yee believes the positive Phase III topline results from Acorda Therapeutics (ACOR) competitor Sunovion for APL-130277 in Parkinson's patients came in as expected. While APL-130277 data compares favorably over Inbrija's 3.92 point difference at week 12, Yee cautions to compare directly head-to-head since patient baseline characteristics could be different. Acorda remains a "reasonably likely" acquisition candidate in 2018 given its $300M-$500M-plus Parkinson's asset Inbrija, Yee tells investors in a research note. The analyst does not think Biogen (BIIB) should buy the company, but sees other potential suitors in AbbVie (ABBV), Allergan (AGN), Mitsubishi, Roche (RHHBY) and Shire (SHPG). He believes a takeover price could be north of $2B. Yee keeps a Hold rating on Acorda with a $25 price target.

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