Stifel downgraded Ocera Therapeutics (NASDAQ:OCRX) to “hold” from “buy” and slashed its price target to $1 from $9 after the company reported top-line results from a Phase 2b study evaluating ornithine phenylacetate (OCR-002) in hospitalized patients with hepatic encephalopathy (HE).Read More
Roth Capital Partners has reinitiated coverage of Cempra (NASDAQ:CEMP) with a “buy” rating and $37 price target. The stock closed at $19.48 on Monday.
With impressive pivotal studies on solithromycin (Solitaire-IV and Solitaire-Oral), we encourage investors to accumulate a position in Cempra as the company leverages its clinical data in treating community acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP), including the increasing number of drug-resistant strains,” writes analyst Michael Higgins.Read More
H.C. Wainwright has initiated coverage of Paratek Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PRTK) with a “buy” rating and $32 price target. The stock closed at $15.51 on Friday.
Paratek’s lead drug, omadacycline, is a broad-spectrum antibiotic with potent coverage of common bacterial pathogens such as MRSA in both acute bacterial skin and skin structure infection (ABSSSI) and community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP); multi-drug resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae (MDRSP) in CABP; and extended spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in urinary tract infections (UTI).Read More