Posts tagged Shaunak Deepak
HCW starts OncoMed Pharma at buy

H.C. Wainwright has launched coverage of OncoMed Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:OMED) with a “buy” rating and $20 price target. The stock closed at $11.87 on Wednesday.

“We believe OncoMed is entering a year of dramatic changes with upcoming opt-in decisions for its lead drug candidates expected from its three partners: Celgene, Bayer and GlaxoSmithKline,” writes analyst Shaunak Deepak.

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HCW assumes coverage of Vical at buy

H.C. Wainwright analyst Shaunak Deepak assumed coverage of Vical (NASDAQ:VICL) with a “buy” rating and $12 price target. The stock was quoted at $4.39, up 3 cents, Tuesday afternoon.

“With a co-marketable asset in Phase 3 development that is fully funded by partner, Astellas, and a diversified clinical pipeline, we believe Vical should be trading above cash,” Mr. Deepak writes.

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HCW starts Rigel Pharma at buy

H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage of Rigel Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:RIGL) with a “buy” rating and $6 price target. The stock closed at $2.26 on Tuesday.

“We would be buyers of Rigel going into the August readout from the first Phase 3 trial for its Syk inhibitor, fostamatib, in immune thrombocytopenic pupura (ITP) based on compelling data from a Phase 2 trial,” writes analyst Shaunak Deepak.

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Shaunak Deepak joins H.C. Wainwright

Shaunak Deepak has joined H.C. Wainwright as a managing director and senior biotechnology analyst in the firm’s equity research group.

Mr. Deepak previously was a VP and biotech analyst with Jefferies since 2009. He also has been an associate in the life sciences equity research departments of Piper Jaffray, Rodman & Renshaw and Stifel, Nicolaus.

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