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Fly News Breaks for August 12, 2019
CHRS, AMGN, NVS
Aug 12, 2019 | 07:15 EDT
Barclays analyst Balaji Prasad recommends buying shares of Coherus Biosciences (CHRS) on any weakness from Amgen's (AMGN) favorable Enbrel patent ruling against Novartis (NVS). Coherus is developing its own Enbrel generic, says the analyst, whose model already factors a launch in Q2 of 2029, following the expiration of the last U.S. Enbrel patent. As such, Prasad is making no change to his estimates following Friday's decision. He remains positive on Coherus and would use any share weakness as an opportunity to add a "fundamentally sound company." Prasad reiterates an Overweight rating on the shares with a $31 price target.