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Johnson & Johnson

$133.80

1.74 (1.32%)

, AET

Aetna

$177.38

1.13 (0.64%)

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Johnson & Johnson unit says ECG monitoring patch can detect AFib earlier

Janssen Pharmaceutical of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) says results of a new home-based clinical trial showing that a wearable continuous electrocardiogram monitoring patch can identify people with asymptomatic atrial fibrillation earlier and more efficiently than routine care. One-year findings from the investigator-initiated study, mHealth Screening To Prevent Strokes, done in collaboration with Scripps Translational Science Institute, Aetna (AET) and iRhythm Technologies (IRTC), were presented yesterday at the American College of Cardiology's Scientific Session. In the study, 1,738 patients underwent continuous ECG monitoring using a wearable patch over a four-week period, divided into two two-week intervals. For each participant enrolled, two matched patients were selected, totaling 3,476 patients in the observational control group; these patients received routine care, which included regular visits to a primary care physician to address general health issues. The primary endpoint was the time to first diagnosis of AFib. At one year, researchers found: AFib was newly diagnosed in 6.3% of patients wearing the ECG monitoring patch compared to 2.3% in the control group receiving routine care; Of the 109 patients diagnosed in the ECG monitoring patch group, 65 were found to have AFib through the ECG patch with the remainder diagnosed in the clinical setting; The majority of patients diagnosed with AFib had a burden of AFib with 4.3% having persistent AFib ; Besides AFib episodes, 70 patients in the ECG monitoring patch group were found to have potentially actionable arrhythmias; Approximately 5.4% of patients wearing the ECG monitoring patch initiated anticoagulant treatment compared to 3.4 % in the control group.

JNJ

Johnson & Johnson

$133.80

1.74 (1.32%)

AET

Aetna

$177.38

1.13 (0.64%)

IRTC

iRhythm

$66.94

0.97 (1.47%)

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JNJ Johnson & Johnson
$133.80

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DOWNGRADE

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Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan with analyst Michael Weinstein saying he sees greater upside potential in other large cap names with J&J shares trading at 17.9 times his 2018 earnings estimate. 2. PG&E (PCG) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Guggenheim and to Neutral from Buy at Goldman Sachs. Goldman analyst Michael Lapides saying resolution of claims from the California wildfires, if inverse condemnation is applied, could take years and "cash flow/balance sheet impacts could prove significant still." 3. Allstate (ALL) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette with analyst Meyer Shields saying the company's margin expansion story has played out. 4. Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) downgraded two notches to Underperform from Outperform at Raymond James with analyst John Freeman citing valuation after "considerable" 2017 share outperformance. 5. Windstream (WIN) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan with analyst Philip Cusick saying he sees fundamental business challenges continuing in both the near and long term. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
01/04/18
RBCM
01/04/18
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Target $54
RBCM
Outperform
Pacira price target raised to $54 from $50 at RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Randall Stanicky raised his price target on Pacira (PCRX) to $54 and kept his Outperform rating. Stanicky says his focus is on the company's expected pre-announcement for Q4 this week and his upcoming discussion with CEO Dave Stack on Monday regarding changes from CMS around unbundling of payments that could represent a game changing opportunity for the company's EXPAREL. The analyst notes that traction is building around Pacira's relationship with Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) on the ortho selling side, which marks about half of its revenue.
01/18/18
MSCO
01/18/18
NO CHANGE
Target $157
MSCO
Equal Weight
Zytiga ruling a headwind, but doesn't change J&J thesis, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst David Lewis noted that Johnson & Johnson suffered an adverse Zytiga IPR ruling, which he calls an incremental headwind. However, he added that a possible earlier generic Zytiga entry is irrelevant to his net present value for J&J shares and doesn't change his view that its Pharma growth accelerates in 2018. Lewis keeps an Equal Weight rating and $157 price target on J&J shares.
02/06/18
WELS
02/06/18
NO CHANGE
Target $160
WELS
Outperform
Johnson & Johnson talc litigation concerns appear overblown, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Lawrence Biegelsen says Johnson & Johnson shares were down partly due to concerns about ongoing litigation over allegations that its talcum power products are unsafe for use because they contain asbestos which can cause mesothelioma. Based on prior high-profile product liability cases in the drug and device sectors, the analyst believes any potential settlement would be manageable for Johnson & Johnson. He reiterates an Outperform rating and $160 price target on the shares.
AET Aetna
$177.38

1.13 (0.64%)

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DOWNGRADE
Target $69

Underperform
Express Scripts downgraded to Underperform at Bernstein
As previously reported, Bernstein analyst Lance Wilkes downgraded Express Scripts to Underperform from Market Perform, with a $69 price target, as he believes tax reform is fully price in and his original concerns on the standalone PBM model remain. Further, the analyst sees additional risks from a potential CVS (CVS)/Aetna (AET) merger and Amazon (AMZN) threats.
01/31/18
RBCM
01/31/18
UPGRADE
Target $98
RBCM
Outperform
Express Scripts upgraded to Outperform at RBC Capital
As reported earlier, RBC Capital analyst George Hill upgraded Express Scripts (ESRX) to Outperform and raised his price target to $98 from $68. Hill cites the "recent sharp pullback on Amazon's (AMZN) healthcare entry" de-risking the stock, while also pointing to the trend of vertical integration as seen in the CVS (CVS)-Aetna (AET) deal. The analyst believes Express Scripts could also become an attractive M&A target as "one of the few remaining assets at scale".
01/31/18
PIPR
01/31/18
NO CHANGE
Target $212
PIPR
Overweight
Piper sees buying opportunity in Aetna after yesterday's pullback
Piper Jaffray analyst Sarah James sees a buying opportunity in Aetna (AET) following yesterday's 3% pullback on the Amazon (AMZN), Berkshire (BRK.A) and JPMorgan (JPM) news. The company yesterday morning posted a solid earnings beat driven by strong cost trend management in the government and commercial businesses, James tells investors in a research note. She raised her price target for Aetna shares to $212 from $207 and keeps an Overweight rating on the name. CVS Health's (CVS) takeout offer now values the shares at $212, up from $207 previously, based on 0.8378 shares of CVS stock plus $145 per share in cash, James points out. The analyst sees a "win-win" setup for the stock based on the deal going through or the company remaining standalone.
01/31/18
FBCO
01/31/18
NO CHANGE
Target $208
FBCO
Neutral
Aetna price target raised to $208 from $200 at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst A.J. Rice raised his price target for Aetna to $208 from $200, citing on track operationally. However, the analyst is cautious on sustainability of tax benefit. He reiterates a Neutral rating on the shares.
IRTC iRhythm
$66.94

0.97 (1.47%)

12/04/17
RBCM
12/04/17
INITIATION
Target $79
RBCM
Outperform
iRhythm initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Glenn Novarro initiated iRhythm with an Outperform rating and a price target of $79. Novarro says the company's Ziopatch product, which collects ECG data for up to 14 days, competes directly with traditional monitors and addresses several shortcomings of the current solutions. The analyst projects 40% revenue growth rate for the next 2 years "driven by market expansion, increased sales force productivity, and favorable reimbursement policies."
03/05/18
BMOC
03/05/18
INITIATION
Target $76
BMOC
Outperform
iRhythm initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst Joanne Wuensch initiated iRhythm with an Outperform rating and a price target of $76. The analyst notes that the company's Holter monitor used to diagnose arrhythmias is "worn for longer periods of time and is more comfortable" while its data analytics improve the accuracy of the diagnostic. Wuensch believes that iRhythm is "one of the more interesting MedTech emerging growth stories" while also forecasting the company's clinical trials to expand the market opportunity.
02/15/18
JPMS
02/15/18
NO CHANGE
Target $67
JPMS
Overweight
iRhythm price target raised to $67 from $62 at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Michael Weinstein raised his price target for iRhythm to $67 saying the company posted an "impressive close" to 2017. The analyst believes 2018 is setting up to be another "beat and raise year" and he reiterates an Overweight rating on the shares.
03/06/18
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Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Becton Dickinson (BDX) initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital. 2. Cardlytics (CDLX) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust, an Overweight at JPMorgan and KeyBanc, a Neutral at BofA/Merrill, and an Outperform at Wells Fargo. 3. iRhythm (IRTC) initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital. 4. Genocea (GNCA) initiated with an Overweight at Cantor Fitzgerald. 5. Domino's Pizza (DPZ) initiated with an Outperform at Baird. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

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