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Verrica Pharmaceuticals

$9.44

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Verrica reported positive Phase 2 results in underserved market, says Jefferies

Verrica Pharmaceuticals last night announced positive Phase 2 results for VP-102 in common warts, a "large underserved" indication impacting 22M Americans, Jefferies analyst David Steinberg tells investors in a research note. The analyst believes that if successfully developed, VP-102 could reach the market in the second half of 2022 as Verrica's second major indication after molluscum. He keeps a Buy rating on the shares with a $24 price target.

VRCA Verrica Pharmaceuticals
$9.44

-0.1 (-1.05%)

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BOFA
07/10/18
INITIATION
Target $26
BOFA
Buy
Verrica Pharmaceuticals initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill analyst Jason Gerberry initiated Verrica Pharmaceuticals with a Buy and $26 price target based on primary asset VP-102, for the treatment of molluscum, which is in Phase 3 development. The analyst said the US molluscum market alone has over 1M new patients a year without any FDA approved treatments.
02/21/19
HCWC
02/21/19
INITIATION
Target $20
HCWC
Buy
Verrica Pharmaceuticals initiated with a Buy at H.C. Wainwright
H.C. Wainwright analyst Oren Livnat started Verrica Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating and $20 price target. The analyst's valuation is based solely on Verrica's lead candidate, VP-102, for molluscum, a pediatric viral skin infection. VP-102 has recently demonstrated robust Phase 3 efficacy, says the analyst, who projects a late-2020 launch. He projects $400M peak U.S. sales in molluscum.
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Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. At Home Group (HOME) initiated with a Hold at Loop Capital. 2. Harmonic (HLIT) initiated with a Buy at Stifel. 3. Atkore (ATKR) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse. 4. BioTime (BTX) and Verrica Pharmaceuticals (VRCA) were initiated with a Buy at H.C. Wainwright. 5. Aphria (APHA), KushCo Holdings (KSHB), and HEXO Corp (HEXO) were initiated with a Buy at Seaport Global, while Canopy Growth (CGC), Aurora Cannabis (ACB), and Tilray (TLRY) were initiated with a Neutral. 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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Target $20
HCWC
Buy
Verrica opportunity in molluscum 'far undervalued," says H.C. Wainwright
H.C. Wainwright analyst Oren Livnat says the recent weakness in shares of Verrica Pharmaceuticals is "unexplained" as the company remains on track for a VP-102 molluscum new drug application filing in the second half of 2019. Only final stability testing and manufacturing are gating factors for the application filing, and final approval in the second half of 2020 is "relatively low risk" given the statistically significant Phase 3 data and the unmet need in the indication, Livnat tells investors in a research note. The analyst remains bullish on Verrica's molluscum opportunity, projecting $400M "peak high-margin" sales in the U.S. He thinks this is "far undervalued in Verrica's current $160M enterprise value." The analyst reiterates a Buy rating on Verrica Pharmaceuticals with a $20 price target.

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