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SVB Leerink ups TCR2 Therapeutics PT to $41 from $28

SVB Leerink raised its price target for TCR2 Therapeutics (NASDAQ:TCRR) to $41 from $28, citing positive interim data from the ongoing Phase 1 portion of the TC-210 Phase 1/2 clinical trial for mesothelin-expressing...

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BTIG starts Aerpio Pharma at buy: PT $4

BTIG launched coverage of Aerpio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ARPO) with a “buy” rating and $4 price target. The stock closed at $2 on Dec. 8. “Aerpio is marching forward with several clinical programs of its first-in-class...

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Stifel starts Venus Concepts at hold; PT $2.50

Stifel initiated coverage of Venus Concepts (NASDAQ:VERO) with a “hold” rating and price target of $2.50, citing “more work to be done in improving ARTAS,” the company’s robotic hair restoration system. The stock closed...

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HCW ups Curis PT to $9 from $5

H.C. Wainwright raised its price target for Curis (NASDAQ:CRIS) to $9 from $5 after the company announced preliminary data from an ongoing Phase 1 study evaluating monotherapy, CA-4948, in relapsed or refractory acute...

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HCW starts Prothena at buy; PT $22

H.C. Wainwright launched coverage of Prothena (NASDAQ:PRTA) with a “buy” rating and price target of $22. The stock closed at $11.53 on Dec 4. Prothena is focused on protein-opathies affecting the central nervous system...

HCW starts BiomX at buy; PT $20

H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage of BiomX (NYSE American:PHGE) with a “buy” rating and $20 price target. The stock closed at $5.90 on Dec 4. “BiomX is one of the leaders in the development of bacteriophage (phage)...

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HCW starts Liquidia Technologies at buy; PT $6

H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage of Liquidia Technologies (NASDAQ:LQDA) with a “buy” rating and price target of $6. The stock closed at $2.92 on Dec. 3. Liquidia is focused on applying its particle engineering PRINT...

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Stifel starts Syndax Pharmaceuticals at buy; PT $32

Stifel launched coverage of Syndax Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SNDX) with a “buy” rating and price target of $32. The stock closed at $22.79 on Dec. 2. Analyst Konstantinos Aprilakis, M.D., writes that SNDX-5613, the...

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Stifel starts Sutro Biopharma at buy; PT $25

Stifel initiated coverage of Sutro Biopharma (NASDAQ:STRO) with a “buy” rating and $25 price target. The stock closed at $16.35 on Dec. 2. Sutro is developing XpressCF, a cell-free protein-synthesis platform that...

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Analysts start SQZ Biotechnologies at buy

Analysts with Stifel and BTIG launched coverage of SQZ Biotechnologies (NYSE:SQZ) with “buy” ratings and price targets of $38 and $40, respectively. The stock closed at $27.62 on Nov. 23. “We believe SQZ’s Cell Squeeze...

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HCW starts Curis at buy; PT $5

H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage of Curis (NASDAQ:CRIS) with a “buy” rating and price target of $5. The stock closed at $1.35 on Nov. 23. Curis is developing two novel therapeutics for three potential indications that...

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Analysts start Biodesix at buy and OP

200 Analysts for Canaccord Genuity, BTIG and William Blair launched coverage of Biodesix (NASDAQ:BDSX) with “buy” and “outperform” ratings. Shares of Biodesix closed at $17.09 on Nov. 20. Canaccord analyst Max Masucci...

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BTIG starts Silence Therapeutics at buy; PT $32

BTIG initiated coverage of Silence Therapeutics (NASDAQ, AIM: SLN) with a “buy” rating and $32 price target. The stock closed at $16.70 on Nov. 17. The company is a development stage therapeutics company based on nearly...

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AGP starts IMAC Holdings at buy; PT $2.75

Alliance Global Partners launched coverage of IMAC Holdings (NASDAQ:IMAC) with a “buy” rating and price target of $2.75. The stock closed at $1.05 on Nov. 16. IMAC offers regenerative medicine treatments including...

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SVB Leerink starts Opthea at OP; PT $33

SVB Leerink launched coverage of Opthea (NASDAQ:OPT) with an “outperform” rating and $33 price target. The stock closed at $13.19 on Nov. 10. “The basis for our recommendation and valuation is our forecast for revenue...

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Ladenburg starts Tarsus Pharma at buy; PT $42

Ladenburg Thalmann initiated coverage of Tarsus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:TARS) with a “buy” rating and $42 price target. The stock closed at $23.19 on Nov. 19. Tarsus focuses on the development of novel treatments for...

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HCW ups PDS Biotechnology to buy; PT $6

H.C. Wainwright upgraded PDS Biotechnology (NASDAQ:PDSB) to “buy” from “neutral” with a price target of $6. The stock closed at $2.04 on Nov. 9. In March 2020, HCW downgraded PDS based on dilution, significantly reduced...

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Brookline starts Syros Pharma at buy; PT $19

Brookline Capital Markets launched coverage of Syros Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SYRS) with a “buy” rating and a 12-to-18-month price target of $19.00. The stock closed at $8.89 on Nov. 9. Syros is developing gene-control...

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