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BTIG cuts Acutus Medical to neutral from buy

BTIG downgraded Acutus Medical (NASDAQ:AFIB) to “neutral” from “buy” and removed its price target, citing a forecast of flat sales in 2022, among other things. The stock closed at $2.46 on Jan. 19. Acutus is a cardiac...

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Maxim starts Kiora Pharma at buy; PT $2.50

Maxim Group initiated coverage of Kiora Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:KPRX) with a “buy” rating and price target of $2.50. The stock closed at 80 cents on Jan. 18. Kiora is developing ophthalmic medicines including, KIO-101...

INVO Bioscience

Maxim starts INVO Bioscience at buy; PT $7

Maxim Group launched coverage of INVO Biosciences (NASDAQ:INVO) with a “buy” rating and $7 price target. The stock closed at $3.69 on Jan. 18. INVO is a commercial-stage company with the world’s first and only...

Maxim ups Daré Biosciences PT to $4 from $3

Maxim Group raised its price target for Daré Bioscience (NASDAQ:DARE) to $4 from $3, citing FDA approval of XACIATO vaginal gel as a treatment for bacterial vaginosis (BV) and a commercial launch in 2022. The stock...

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Canaccord cuts Acutus Medical to hold; PT to $3

Canaccord Genuity downgraded Acutus Medical (NASDAQ:AFIB) to “hold” from “buy” and slashed its price target to $3 from $10, citing a financing/dilution risk. The stock closed at $3.02 on Jan. 13. Acutus is an arrhythmia...

Maxim starts Genenta Science at buy; PT $21

Maxim Group launched coverage of Genenta Science S.p.A (NASDAQ:GNTA) with a “buy” rating and $21 price target. The stock closed at $9.94 on Jan. 12. Genenta is developing cancer therapeutics using an autologous ex...

Bionomics

Analysts start Bionomics at OW, OP

Analysts for Cantor Fitzgerald and William Blair launched coverage of Bionomics (NASDAQ:BNOX) with “overweight” and “outperform” ratings, respectively. Australia-based Bionomics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical...

NeuroSense Therapeutics

Maxim starts NeuroSense at buy; PT $7

Maxim Group initiated coverage of NeuroSense Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NRSN) with a “buy” rating and price target of $7. The stock closed at $2.53 on Jan. 6. NeuroSense is a clinical-stage company developing therapies for...

Maxim starts Quoin Pharma at buy; PT $5

Maxim Group initiated coverage of Quoin Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:QNRX) with a “buy” rating and price target of $5. The stock closed at $1.74 on Jan.6. Quoin is a clinical-stage company developing therapies for rare...

Nkarta Therapeutics

WB starts Nkarta at OP; fair-value estimate $35

William Blair launched coverage of Nkarta (NASDAQ:NKTX) with an “outperform” rating and fair-value estimate of $35. The stock closed at $14.27 on Jan. 5. Nkarta is developing allogeneic chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)...

Cardiff Oncology

WB starts Cardiff Oncology at outperform

William Blair initiated coverage of Cardiff Oncology (NASDAQ:CRDF) with an “outperform” rating. The stock closed at $6.43 on Jan.4. Cardiff is advancing on vansertib, a specific PLK1 inhibitor, which “we view as a...

P3 Health Partners

WB starts P3 Health Partners at outperform

William Blair launched coverage of P3 Health Partners (NASDAQ:PIII) with an “outperform” rating, projecting 2022 revenue of 815.1-million; 2023 revenue of $1.2-billion; and 2024 revenue of $1.7-billion on adjusted...

Pear Therapeutics

BTIG starts Pear Therapeutics at buy; PT $12

BTIG initiated coverage of Pear Therapeutics (NASDAQ:PEAR) with a “buy” rating and $12 price target. The stock closed at $6.20 on Dec. 31.  Pear is a leader in prescription digital therapeutics (PDTs), with three...

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Cantor starts Vincerx Pharma at OW; PT $25

Cantor Fitzgerald initiated coverage of Vincerx Pharma (NASDAQ:VINC) with an “overweight” rating and $25 price target. The stock closed at $10.30 on Dec. 22. Vincerx is a clinical-stage oncology company that is on track...

BioCardia

HCW starts BioCardia at buy; PT $9

H.C Wainwright initiated coverage of BioCardia (NASDAQ:BCDA) with a “buy” rating and price target of $9. The stock closed at $1.71 on Dec. 17. BioCardia is a clinical-stage company focused on the development of cell...

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Maxim starts Ayala at buy; PT $22

Maxim Group initiated coverage of Ayala Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AYLA) with a “buy” rating and $22 price target. The stock closed at $9 on Dec. 17. Ayala is developing two gamma-secretase inhibitors – AL101 and...

89bio

HCW starts 89bio at buy; PT $46

H.C. Wainwright launched coverage of 89bio (NADAQ:ETNB) with a “buy” rating and price target of $46. The stock closed at $11.48 on Dec. 17. 89bio is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development...

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HCW starts Vor Biopharma at buy; PT $26

H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage of Vor Biopharma (NASDAQ:VOR) with a “buy” rating and $26 price target. The stock closed at $12.13 on Dec. 16. Vor is a clinical-stage cell therapy company focused on developing...

Cardiol Therapeutics

Cantor starts Cardiol at OW; PT $8

Cantor Fitzgerald launched coverage of Cardiol Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CRDL) with an “overweight” rating and price target of $8. The stock closed at $1.87 on Dec. 16. Cardiol is a clinical-stage, platform-enabled...

Virios Therapeutics

HCW starts Virios Therapeutics at buy; PT $12

H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage of Virios Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VIRI) with a “buy” rating and price target of $12. The stock closed at $4.58 on Dec. 14. Virios is a clinical-stage biotech company developing a novel...

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