Posts tagged Joseph Pantginis
HCW ups Fibrocell price target to $7.60

H.C. Wainwright raised its price target for Fibrocell Science (NASDAQ:FCSC) to $7.60 from $5.70 after the company announced first efficacy data from a single injection of FCX-007 in patients with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa, a congenital and progressive orphan skin disease caused by the deficiency of the protein type VII collagen.

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HCW cuts Applied Genetic price target to $8

H.C. Wainwright slashed its price target for Applied Genetic Technologies (NASDAQ:AGTC) to $8 from $16 but maintained its “buy” rating after the company posted financing results below consensus for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017 and updated its clinical programs.

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HCW starts Pharming at buy

H.C. Wainwright launched coverage of  Pharming Group NV (AEX:PHARM) with a “buy” rating and €1.50 price target. The stock was recently quoted at €0.45. 

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Roth upgrades Applied Genetic to buy

Roth Capital Partners upgraded Applied Genetic Technologies (NASDAQ:AGTC) to “buy” from “neutral” and raised its price target to $15 from $12. The stock jumped $2.15 to $9.20 in afternoon trading on Wednesday.

“With F1Q17 results in hand, we see accelerated movement and mindful planning in the clinical programs for X-linked retinoschisis (XLRS) and achromatopsia (ACHM), as certain groups from these studies have completed enrollment and patients eligible to participate in future phases of these studies have been vetted,” writes analyst Joseph Pantginis.

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Roth starts Sorrento Therapeutics at buy

Roth Capital Partners launched coverage of Sorrento Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SRNE) with a “buy” rating and $15 price target. The stock closed at $7.74 on Friday.

Sorrento has a proprietary fully human antibody library platform used to screen and identify highly specific monoclonal antibodies that can be used as therapeutic candidates. The company also has established an integrated network of subsidiaries and collaborations, with the idea to develop an extensive range of product candidates.

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Roth starts Fortress Biotech at buy

Roth Capital Partners initiated coverage of Fortress Biotech (NASDAQ:FBIO) with a “buy” rating and $9 price target. The stock closed at $2.97 on Friday.

Fortress is dedicated to acquiring, developing and commercializing novel pharmaceutical and biotechnology products. The company has six subsidiaries, including Avenue Therapeutics, Checkpoint Therapeutics, Escala Therapeutics, Helocyte, Journey Medical, and Mustang Bio.

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Roth starts Neuralstem at buy

Roth Capital Partners launched coverage of Neuralstem (NASDAQ:CUR) with a “buy” rating and price target of $1.20. The stock closed at 25 cents on Friday.

Analyst Joseph Pantginis writes that Neuralstem has undergone a major restructuring and “we believe new management has righted the ship as it is now focused on small molecule approaches to neurological disorders.” 

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Roth starts Actinium Pharma at buy

Roth Capital Partners initiated coverage of Actinium Pharmaceuticals (NYSE MKT:ATNM) with a “buy” rating and $5 price target. The stock closed at $1.66 on Wednesday.

“We believe it is an opportune time to explore the investment case of Actinium based on the late-stage nature of the lead asset, addressing unmet medical needs, clinical data in hand, and a broad set of upcoming catalysts,” writes analyst Joseph Pantginis.

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Roth reinitiates coverage of Pieris Pharma at buy

Roth Capital Partners reinitiated coverage of Pieris Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PIRS) with a “buy” rating and $6 price target. The stock closed at $1.70 on Thursday.

“We believe the company’s anticalin platform has broad potential for the long term and that the multiple partners, broad pipeline and flexibility of the platform provide investors with the potential for multiple catalysts along with partner-based non-dilutive funding,” writes analyst Joseph Pantginis.

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Roth cuts GenVec price target to $2

Roth Capital Partners lowered its price target for “buy-rated” GenVec (NASDAQ:GNVC) to $2 from $8, even though the FDA lifted the clinical hold on CGF166, being run worldwide by partner Novartis. The stock closed at 60 cents on Friday.

“This is an important milestone for the GenVec as CGF166 could be the first gene therapy approved for hearing loss,” writes analyst Joseph Pantginis. New patients will be entering cohort 4 in the dose escalation phase and the study is still expected to be complete in 2017.

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Roth starts Heat Biologics at buy

Roth Capital Partners has initiated coverage of Heat Biologics (NASDAQ:HTBX) with a “buy” rating and $2.75 price target. The stock closed at 60 cents on Friday.

“Heat Biologics possesses a portfolio of unique, differentiated vaccines that, in our opinion, could bring a much needed boost to the cancer vaccine space, which has been plagued by recent failures,” writes analyst Joseph Pantginis.

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Roth resumes coverage of Fibrocell at buy

Roth Capital Partners has resumed coverage of Fibrocell Science (NASDAQ:FCSC) with a “buy” rating and $7 price target. The stock closed at $2.12 on Monday.

Fibrocell leverages its expertise with fibroblasts to target diseases of the skin, connective tissue and joints. The technology can take advantage of the inherent properties of fibroblasts, but also brings to bear the power of gene therapy, which can treat monogenic diseases, including those with significant unmet medical needs.

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Roth adjusts DelMar Pharma price target to $12

Roth Capital Partners has adjusted its price target for DelMar Pharmaceuticals (OTCQX:DMPID) to $12 from $3 after the company’s 1-for-4 reverse stock split. The stock closed at $5.41 on Friday.

Analyst Joseph Pantginis writes that the company’s net equity and operating funds are now sufficient to meet the goal of up listing to a senior exchange, either NASDAQ or NYSE-MKT, shortly.

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Roth ups Celator Pharma price target to $26

Roth Capital Partners has raised its price target for Celator Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CPXX) to $26 from $22, after the company’s Vyxeos drug candidate received breakthrough therapy designation from the FDA. The stock closed at $15.07 on Wednesday

“This is an important next step for Vyxeos on the path to what we believe is likely approval,” writes analyst Joseph Pantginis.

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Roth starts Bionomics at buy

Roth Capital Partners has initiated coverage of Bionomics (OTCQX:BNOEF; ASX:BNO) with a “buy” rating and AUD$1.50 price target. The stock closed at 32 cents on Tuesday.

“We believe a significant disconnect exists on the [company’s] BNC210 opportunity alone based on clinical data in hand and the partnering potential around a drug that could address significant markets,” writes analyst Joseph Pantginis.

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