Author - Shane Matte


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. Anchored by two cutting-edge technologies, ZIOPHARM is focused on...

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Leerink upgrades Achillion to OP

Leerink upgraded Achillion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACHN) to “outperform” from “market perform” and raised its price target to $6 from $4. The stock closed at $3.78 on May 17. Achillion has a portfolio of direct...


Quidel acquires InflammaDry and AdenoPlus

Quidel (NASDAQ:QDEL) has acquired the InflammaDry and AdenoPlus diagnostic businesses from RPS Diagnostics for about $14-million. InflammaDry is the only point-of-care test that detects elevated levels of MMP-9, a key...

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BTIG ups T2 Biosystems to neutral

BTIG upgraded T2 Biosystems (NASDAQ:TTOO) to “neutral” from “sell,” saying the shares have fallen below a prior $4 price target. The stock closed at $3.98 on May 5. “While there is no change to our thesis on T2Candida...

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Leerink cuts Intra-Cellular Therapies to MP

Leerink downgraded Intra-Cellular Therapies (NASDAQ:ITCI) to “market perform” from “outperform” and slashed its price target to $10 from $29, following a corporate update highlighting an unusual preclinical safety...