Posts tagged Swayampakula Ramakanth
HCW ups Verastem price target to $10

Roth Capital Partners reinitiated coverage of Flex Pharma (NASAQ:FLKS) with a “buy” rating and $14 price target. The stock closed at $3.37 on Sept. 6.

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HCW starts SeaSpine at buy

H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage of SeaSpine Holdings (NASDAQ:SPNE) with a “buy” rating and 12-month price target of $15. The stock closed at $12.19 on June 7.

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HCW starts ZIOPHARM at buy

H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage of ZIOPHARM Oncology (NASDAQ:ZIOP) with a “buy” rating and $9.50 price target. The stock closed at $5.85 on May 31.

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HCW ups Verastem price target to $6.50

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.

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HCW downgrades Proteon to neutral

H.C. Wainwright downgraded Proteon Therapeutics (NASDAQ:PRTO) to “neutral” from “buy” and slashed its price target to $3 from $18, citing a lack of major catalysts that will likely render the shares range-bound. The stock closed at $1.75 on March 16.

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HCW starts OSE Immunotherapeutics at buy

H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage of OSE Immunotherapeutics (ISIN: FR0012127173; Mnémo: OSE) with a “buy” rating and a 12-month price target of €12.00. The stock closed at €6.25 on March 6.

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HCW starts Histogenics at buy

H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage of Histogenics (NASDAQ:HSGX) with a “buy” rating and price target of $3.50, saying the company has an innovative product with significant market potential. The stock closed at $1.58 on Dec. 16.

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HCW downgrades Agenus to neutral

H.C. Wainwright downgraded Agenus (NASDAQ:AGEN) to “neutral” from “buy” and slashed its price target to $5 from $10. The stock closed at $4.33 on Thursday.

Analyst Swayampakula Ramakanth writes that during Agenus’ third quarter earnings, the company announced development of CTLA-4 and PD-1 checkpoint modulators (CPMs) as the focus of the company’s cancer immunotherapy pipeline.

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HCW starts Proteon Therapeutics at buy

H.C. Wainwright has initiated coverage of Proteon Therapeutics (NASDAQ:PRTO) with a ‘buy” rating and $18 price target. The stock closed at $8.75 on Wednesday.

Proteon is developing a novel therapy to help prolong vascular access patency for dialysis patients. The company’s lead product, vonapanitase, is a recombinant human elastase used during vascular surgery.

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HCW analyst assumes coverage of Celsion

H.C. Wainwright analyst Swayampakula Ramakanth has assumed coverage of Celsion (NASDAQ:CLSN) with a “buy” rating and $3 price target. The stock closed at $1.30 on Monday.

Celsion has developed two cancer therapeutic platforms: LTSL for the delivery of chemotherapies and TheraPlas for the delivery of therapeutic DNA, RNA or proteins, both of which allow drugs to be delivered locally at high concentrations for greater therapeutic benefit and lower toxicity.

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HCW analyst assumes coverage of Capricor

H.C. Wainwright analyst Swayampakula Ramakanth has assumed coverage of Capricor Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CAPR) with a “buy” rating and $13 price target. The stock closed at $4.27 on Tuesday.

Capricor has developed three regenerative medicine platforms. They are cardiosphere-derived cells (CDC) for the treatment of heart failure and cardiac regeneration; natriuretic peptides for heart failure; and exosomes for yet-to-be disclosed indications.

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HCW starts BioPharmX at buy

H.C. Wainwright has initiated coverage of BioPharmX (NYSE MKT:BPMX) with a “buy” rating and $3 price target. The stock closed at 99 cents on Wednesday.

BioPharmX’s lead product is Violet for the treatment of fibrocystic breast condition (FBC). It was launched in early 2015 and is currently sold over-the-counter in over 7,500 pharmacies in the U.S.

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HCW starts Codexis at buy

H.C. Wainwright has launched coverage of Codexis (NASDAQ:CDXS) with a “buy” rating and $6 price target. The stock closed at $4.23 on Tuesday.

Codexis is a biotechnology services company that specializes in the development of novel, high-efficiency biocatalysts used in manufacturing processes.

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