Roth Capital Partners raised its price target for Conatus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CNAT) to $12 from $4, reflecting a revised valuation. The stock closed at $7.58 on April 21.Read More
H.C. Wainwright raised its price target for Verastem (NASDAQ:STM) to $6.50 from $5, ahead of a highly anticipated top-line readout from the Phase 3 DUO study of duvelisib for the treatment of relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) expected in mid-2017. The stock closed at $1.51 on March 23.Read More
Leerink Partners upgraded Intellia Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NTLA) to “outperform” from “market perform” on valuation, with a price target of $32. The stock closed at $17.66 on Thursday.
“We believe the current valuation, close to the mid-point of the IPO range of $16-$18, represents an attractive entry point to own one of the most exciting technology platforms biotech has to offer,” writes analyst Michael Schmidt.Read More
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.Read More