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Biogen

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Biogen downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Baird

Baird analyst Brian Skorney downgraded Biogen to Underperform from Neutral with an unchanged price target of $250. The stock closed Friday down $3.54 to $299.81. The upcoming Clinical Trials on Alzheimer's Disease annual congress could serve as a negative catalyst for shares Biogen shares, Skorney tells investors in a research note. The analyst believes the investor "hype" around Alzheimer's disease will "descend into broader critique of the full data set and Biogen's decision to file on it." This will only exacerbate concerns around the 2020 launch of risdiplam and its impact on Spinraza along with the ongoing Tecfidera patent litigation, argues Skorney.

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BIIB Biogen
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11/14/19
WBLR
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WBLR
Market Perform
William Blair says Ionis fairly valued on Spinraza headwinds
William Blair analyst Myles Minter initiated coverage of Ionis Pharmaceuticals with a Market Perform rating and $58 fair value estimate. Spinraza, which is marketed by Biogen (BIIB), generates about $2B in revenue per year and has revolutionized the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy, but its long-term growth potential faces headwinds, Minter tells investors in a research note. The analyst anticipates the recent approval of Novartis's (NVS) Zolgensma, an SMA gene therapy, will erode Spinraza's market share of new-start type-1 SMA patients. But more concerning, according to Minter, is the potential 2020 U.S. approval of Roche's (RHHBY) risdiplam, which he believes could erode Spinraza's total market share of type-2/3 patients given a more favorable oral route of delivery. The analyst sees Ionis shares as fairly valued at current levels given the near-term headwinds for its commercial franchise.
11/19/19
MSCO
11/19/19
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Target $262
MSCO
Underweight
Mylan only IPR challenger remaining for Biogen's Tecfidera, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Matthew Harrison noted that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Appeal Board issued an order indicating that Sawai and Biogen (BIIB) have settled their disputes regarding the key Biogen patent protecting Tecfidera, which he said leaves Mylan (MYL) as the only other IPR challenger. Although he expects investors to view this as a step in the right direction, he still sees the IPR continuing with Mylan remaining a key overhang on Biogen shares. Even if Mylan and Biogen were to settle, the PTAB will likely continue to issue a final written decision by February 2020 since the IPR has had an oral hearing, which puts the patent at risk, said Harrison. He keeps an Underweight rating on Biogen shares.
11/26/19
RBCM
11/26/19
NO CHANGE
RBCM
Sector Perform
Judge being replaced a possible positive for Biogen, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Brian Abrahams noted that an updated posting in the Tecfidera inter-partes review proceeding reveals that Judge Harlow will be replaced by Judge Wisz for future matters due to unavailability. During the hearing two weeks ago, Harlow was the judge who seemed most vocal around the potential obviousness of the 480 mg dose in Biogen's '514 patent, according to Abrahams, who sees the change as a possible positive for Biogen. However, he also cautions that "significant read throughs to this judge change may be limited" and keeps a Sector Perform rating on Biogen shares.

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