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Ocugen

HCW starts Ocugen at buy; PT $1.25

H.C. Wainwright launched coverage of Ocugen (NASDAQ:OCGN) with a “buy” rating and price target of $1.25. The stock closed at 36 cents on Dec. 19. Ocugen is developing therapies for rare and underserved eye diseases and...

mesoblast

Dawson James starts Mesoblast at buy; PT $14

Dawson James Securities initiated coverage of Mesoblast (NASDAQ:MESO; ASX:MSB) with a “buy” rating and $14 price target. The stock closed at $7.42 on Dec. 18. Mesoblast is using its proprietary technology platform to...

X4 Pharma

Roth starts X4 Pharma at buy; PT $20

Roth Capital Partners launched coverage of X4 Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:XFOR) with a “buy” rating and $20 price target. The stock closed at $11 on Dec. 17. Analyst Zegbeh Jallah writes that her investment thesis is based...

Analysts downgrade and lower PTs for Aduro Biotech

William Blair downgraded Aduro Biotech (NASDAQ:ADRO) to “market perform” from “outperform” and H.C. Wainwright cut its price target for Aduro after Novartis removed Aduro’s intratumoral STING agonist, ADU-S100, from its...

Diffusion Pharma

HCW cuts Diffusion Pharma PT to $3.50 on dilution

H.C. Wainwright lowered its price target for Diffusion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:DFFN) to $3.50 from $10, reflecting dilution from two recent financings. The stock closed at 41 cents on Dec. 17. Analyst Swayampakula...

Adamas Pharmaceuticals

SVB Leerink halves Adamas Pharma PT to $6

SVB Leerink lowered its price target for Adamas Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ADMS) to $6 from $13, saying the mixed Phase 3 INROADS data are not good enough. In afternoon trading on Dec. 17, the stock was quoted at $4.15...

Wave Life Sciences

SVB Leerink ups Wave Life Sciences PT to $46 from $40

SVB Leerink raised its price target for Wave Life Sciences (NASDAQ:WVE) to $46 from $40 after the FDA approved Sarepta Therapeutics’ (NASDAQ:SRPT) golodirsen for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in...

89bio

SVB Leerink starts 89bio at OP; PT $55

SVC Leerink initiated coverage of 89bio (NASDAQ:ETNB) with an “outperform” rating and $55 price target. The stock closed at $28.60 on Dec. 6. 89bio is developing a fibroblast growth factor (FGF) 21 analog, BIO89-100, in...

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