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BTIG ups Biodesix PT to $17 from $10

BTIG raised its price target for Biodesix (NASDAQ:BDSX) to $17 from $10, saying “performance this year should restore investor confidence.” The stock closed at $1.61 on April 14. Analyst Sung Ji Nam writes that the...

Graphite Bio

BTIG starts Graphite Bio at buy; PT $18

BTIG initiated coverage of Graphite Bio (NASDAQ:GRPH) with a “buy” rating and price target of $18. The stock closed at $4.15 on April 13. “We believe Graphite Bio’s homology directed repair technology platform...

Alpha Tau

Cantor starts Alpha Tau Medical at OW; PT $20

Cantor Fitzgerald launched coverage of Alpha Tau Medical (NASADQ:DRTS) with an “overweight” rating and $20 price target. The stock closed at $10.58 on April 13. Alpha Tau, which went public in March 2022, is a medical...

Synaptogenix

Maxim starts Synaptogenix at buy; PT $14

Maxim Group launched coverage of Synaptogenix (NASDAQ:SNPX) with a “buy” rating and price target of $14. The stock closed at $7.03 on April 11. Synaptogenix, formerly Neurotrope, is continuing development of bryostatin...

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HCW starts Syndax Pharma at buy; PT $31

H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage of Syndax Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SNDX) with a “buy” rating and $31 price target. The stock closed at $17.51 on April 8. Syndax is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on...

Dyadic

Dawson James halves Dyadic PT to $3

Dawson James halved its price target for Dyadic International (NASDAQ:DYAI) to $3 from $6, citing the company’s C1 platform and whether it will be adopted by a major vaccine maker anytime soon. The stock closed at $2.48...

Agile Therapeutics

Maxim cuts Agile Therapeutics to hold; removes PT

Maxim Group downgraded Agile Therapeutics (NASDAQ:AGRX) to “hold” from “buy” and removed its price target, citing a financing overhang. The stock closed at 16 cents on April 7. Analyst Naz Rahman writes that Agile ended...

Gracell Biotechnologies

BTIG starts Gracell at buy; PT $18 

BTIG initiated coverage of Gracell Biotechnologies (NASDAQ:GRCL) with a “buy” rating and $18 price target, “with upside potential driven by value inflection points in the next 12-to-24 months.” The stock closed at $2.33...

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Maxim lowers Ayala Pharma PT to $12 from $22

Maxim Group reduced its price target for Ayala Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AYLA) to $12 from $22, but maintained a “buy” rating, after the company discontinued the Phase 2 TENANCITY trial evaluating AL101 in triple negative...

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AGP cuts ReShape Lifesciences PT to $5.50 from $10.25

Alliance Global Partners slashed its price target for ReShape Lifesciences (NASDAQ:RSLS) to $5.50 from $10.25 but maintained its “buy” rating, citing the company’s fourth quarter results. The stock closed at $1.35 on...

Longeveron

Maxim starts Longeveron at buy; PT $14

Maxim Group initiated coverage of Longeveron (NASDAQ:LGVN) with a “buy” rating and $14 price target. The stock closed at $6.52 on March 23. Longeveron is developing a medicinal signaling cell therapy, Lomecel-B, for...

HCW Biologics

Maxim starts HCW Biologics at buy; PT $4

Maxim Group initiated coverage of HCW Biologics (NASDAQ:HCWB) with a “buy” rating and price target of $4. The stock closed at $2.28 on March 23. HCW Biologics is addressing inflammaging; the chronic, sterile, low-grade...

Bioatla

HCW starts BioAtla at buy; PT $25

H.C. Wainwright launched coverage of BioAtla (NASDAQ:BCAB) with a “buy” rating and $25 price target. The stock closed at $5.77 on March 18. BioAtla is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel...

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BTIG cuts Talis Biomedical to sell; PT $1

BTIG downgraded Talis Biomedical (NASDAQ:TLIS) to “sell” from “neutral” with a price target of $1, citing a delay in the beta-phase rollout of the Talis One COVID-19 diagnostic, which was planned for the first quarter...

Unicycive Therapeutics

Maxim starts Unicycive Therapeutics at buy; PT $3

Maxim Group initiated coverage of Unicycive Therapeutics (NASDAQ:UNCY) with a “buy” rating and price target of $3. The stock closed at $1.07 on March 15. Unicycive is aiming to bring two key assets through clinical...

Pardes Biosciences

SVB Leerink starts Pardes Biosciences at OP; PT $18

SVB Leerink launched coverage of Pardes Biosciences (NASDAQ:PRDS) with an “outperform” rating and $18 price target. The stock closed at $5.54 on March 14. Pardes is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company created to...

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HCW starts Esperion at buy; PT $22

H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage of Esperion Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ESPR) with a “buy” rating and price target of $22. The stock closed at $4.57 on March 9. Esperion is a commercial-stage company focused on development...