| 2020-07-16 08:45:05|
NVAX, MRNA 08:45 07/16 07/16/20
Novavax price target raised to $155 from $106 at B. Riley FBR
B. Riley FBR analyst Mayank Mamtani raised the firm's price target on Novavax (NVAX) to $155 from $106 and reiterates a Buy rating on the shares after hosting management for a virtual summit. The stock closed Wednesday at $111.15. With one week into the $1.6B Operation Warp Speed funding enabling availability of 100M NVX-CoV2373 doses by year-end, Novavax is "moving full speed ahead" towards unblinding of its ongoing Phase I 130-subject study, Mamtani tells investors in a research note. The analyst believes Novavax will preview the Phase I immunogenicity data by the end of July and that it is "likely to emerge as strongest among peers." Mamtani also believes the mRNA-1273 Phase I data from Moderna (MRNA) provides a favorable read-trough for Novavax.