Aurora Cannabis initiated with a Buy at Ladenburg
Ladenburg Thalmann analyst Glenn Mattson started Aurora Cannabis with a Buy rating and $9 price target. Within the cannabis space, the analyst favors Canadian companies who are focused on long-term value creation and gaining market share as well as those with a well-defined plan for potentially entering the U.S. market. He initiated coverage on the cannabis space with a "bullish long-term outlook." Aurora is one of the most aggressive capacity expansion plays in the cannabis universe, Mattson tells investors in a research note. While many companies are adding capacity with a "cautious eye toward a potential oversupply situation," Aurora is taking the view that cannabis production has consistently failed to keep up with demand in the small Canadian market, he explains. Further, Mattson believes Aurora has a well-defined international strategy.