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LGND

Ligand

$167.46

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, NVS

Novartis

$79.64

-2.08 (-2.55%)

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H.C. Wainwright reiterates Buy on Ligand after Novartis reports Q1

H.C. Wainwright analyst Joseph Pantginis says the Promacta franchise remains strong after Ligand Pharmaceuticals (LGND) partner Novartis (NVS) reported Q1 sales Promacta revenue of $257M. The analyst projects 2018 is the year that Promacta officially reaches blockbuster status, or $1B in sales. Further, he points out that Retrophin (RTRX), another Ligand partner, earlier this month announced that the first patient has been enrolled into the Phase 3 Duplex study using sparsentan to treat patients with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. Pantginis is encouraged by the start of the Phase 3 saying it has the potential to lock in a fixed 9% royalty to Ligand, if approved. He currently project peak sales of $825M but feels the drug could reach blockbuster status based on its first-to-market status. Pantginis keeps a Buy rating on Ligand Pharmaceuticals with a $182 price target.

LGND

Ligand

$167.46

-2.85 (-1.67%)

NVS

Novartis

$79.64

-2.08 (-2.55%)

RTRX

Retrophin

$26.71

0.26 (0.98%)

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LGND Ligand
$167.46

-2.85 (-1.67%)

02/22/18
CHLM
02/22/18
NO CHANGE
Target $190
CHLM
Buy
Ligand price target raised to $190 from $170 at Craig-Hallum
Craig-Halluma analyst Matt Hewitt raised his price target for Ligand to $190 from $170, citing "strong" Q4 results with lots of momentum. The analyst reiterates a Buy rating on the shares.
02/26/18
ROTH
02/26/18
NO CHANGE
Target $171
ROTH
Buy
Ligand price target raised to $171 from $158 at Roth Capital
Roth Capital analyst Scott Henry raised his price for Ligand to $171 from $158 after the company reported Q4 results and set guidance for 2018. The analyst expects royalty numbers to beat company targets, and believes about $20M in potentially known milestones could add 60c to EPS and milestones related to future partnering deals could add even more upside. He reiterates a Buy rating on the shares.
03/07/18
CHLM
03/07/18
NO CHANGE
Target $200
CHLM
Buy
Ligand price target raised to $200 from $190 at Craig-Hallum
Craig-Hallum analyst Matt Hewitt raised his price target for Ligand to $200 from $190 after the long-awaited GRA Program licensing agreement was signed. The analyst sees the terms as favorable for the company and reiterates a Buy rating on the shares.
03/07/18
HCWC
03/07/18
NO CHANGE
Target $182
HCWC
Buy
Ligand price target raised to $182 from $170 at H.C. Wainwright
H.C. Wainwright analyst Joseph Pantginis raised his price target for Ligand Pharmaceuticals to $182 after the company announced a global partnership for LGD-6972. The company's strategic decision to navigate LGD-6972 through Phase 2 paid off, Pantginis tells investors in a research note. He keeps a Buy rating on the shares.
NVS Novartis
$79.64

-2.08 (-2.55%)

04/16/18
ROTH
04/16/18
NO CHANGE
Target $27
ROTH
Buy
CymaBay seladelpar a 'clear winner' from EASL, says Roth Capital
Roth Capital analyst Yasmeen Rahimi notes that Novartis (NVS) reported disappointing 28-day interim results from its FXR agonist in 49 PBC patients at EASL. Tropifexor had AP level drops far below CymaBay's (CBAY) seldelpar at 4 weeks, she points out, adding that she believes seladelpar is a "clear winner" from Paris. Rahimi reiterates a Buy rating and $27 price target on CymaBay's shares.
04/18/18
JEFF
04/18/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $218
JEFF
Hold
AveXis downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Biren Amin downgraded AveXis (AVXS) to Hold while raising his price target for the shares to $218 from $141. The analyst's downgrade and new price target reflect the pending acquisition by Novartis (NVS).
04/18/18
BERN
04/18/18
NO CHANGE
BERN
Spark Therapeutics, uniQure may be potential takeout targets, says Bernstein
Following AveXis (AVXS) acquisition by Novartis (NVS), Bernstein analyst Vincent Chen says the potential next target should have a strong portfolio fit and innovation-oriented scientifically-minded management teams likely comfortable with the technology platform. For acquisition targets, the analyst sees two flavors, namely late stage more de-risked gene therapy companies, for which Spark (ONCE) comes to mind, and less costly but riskier earlier-stage platforms, for which uniQure (QURE), Voyager (VYGR) and REGENXBIO (RGNX) come to mind.
04/19/18
WELS
04/19/18
NO CHANGE
WELS
Wells says bottom has not been reached in generics pricing
After Aceto (ACET) cited the continued intense competitive and pricing pressures in the generic industry when withdrawing its guidance last night, and Novartis (NVS) this morning reported that net sales at its generic unit Sandoz dropped 4% in the quarter, Wells Fargo analyst Davis Maris says he's not ready to call the bottom in generics pricing. Those that have are premature, Maris tells investors in a research note titled "Negative Read Throughs For Generics Continue." The Aceto and Sandoz pricing news shows the data continue to be negative for U.S. generic industry pricing, the analyst contends. He sees a negative read-through for companies with large U.S. commodity generic exposure, such as Teva (TEVA) and Mylan (MYL).
RTRX Retrophin
$26.71

0.26 (0.98%)

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