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Brookline boosts life sciences equity research

Brookline Capital Markets added Sally Yanchus and Leah Rush Cann to its life sciences equity research team.  With the addition of Ms. Yanchus and Ms. Cann, Brookline now has three publishing life sciences analysts, as...

HCW starts Aprea Therapeutics at neutral; PT $30

H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage of Aprea Therapeutics (NASDAQ:APRE) with a “neutral” rating and $30 price target. The stock closed at $37.90 on June 19. “We see more downside risk heading into pivotal data,” writes...

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Ladenburg starts Forte Biosciences at buy; PT $60

Ladenburg Thalmann launched coverage of Forte Biosciences (NASDAQ:FBRX) with a “buy” rating and $60 price target. The stock closed at $14.31 on June 19. Forte is focused on the treatment of inflammatory skin diseases...

Maxim starts Annovis Bio at buy; PT $12

Maxim Group launched coverage of Annovis Bio (NYSE American:ANVS) with a “buy” rating and $12 price target. The stock closed at $5 on June 17. Annovis’ ANVS401 is a disease-modifying agent for chronic neurodegenerative...

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Maxim starts Synthetic Biologics at buy; PT $1.50

Maxim Group initiated coverage of Synthetic Biologics (NYSE American:SYN) with a “buy” rating and price target of $1.50. The stock closed at 47 cents on June 17. The company is focused on the gut microbiome with two...

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SVB Leerink starts Itamar Medical at OP; PT $30

SVB Leerink launched coverage of Itamar Medical (NASDAQ, TASE:ITMP) with an “outperform” rating and $30 price target. The stock closed at $16.01 on June 11. “We see Itamar as an underappreciated high growth/gross margin...

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Stifel cuts Selecta Biosciences to hold with $4 PT

Stifel downgraded Selecta Biosciences (NASDAQ:SELB) to “hold” from “buy” with a price target of $4 after the company inked a licensing deal for its SEL-212 drug candidate for the treatment of severe chronic gout with...

Brookline starts Assertio Holdings at buy; PT $3.50

Brookline Capital Markets launched coverage of Assertio Holdings (NASDAQ:ASRT) with a “buy” rating and price target of $3.50. The stock closed at 99 cents on May 2. Assertio is a pharmaceutical company that recently...

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HCW starts Allena Pharma at buy; PT $10

H.C. Wainwright launched coverage of Allena Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNA) with a “buy” rating and $10 price target. The stock closed at $1.68 on May 29. Allena is developing reloxaliase, an orally administered enzyme...

BTIG starts Fulgent Genetics at buy; PT $20

BTIG initiated coverage of Fulgent Genetics (NASDAQ:FLGT) with a “buy” rating and $20 price target. The stock closed at $16.06 on May 28. Fulgent is a genetic testing service provider that has delivered more than...

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Analysts up Mersana Therapeutics PT to $21

Analysts for SVB Leerink and BTIG raised their price targets for Mersana Therapeutics (NASDAQ:MRSN) to $21 from $12 and $14, respectively, citing positive interim data from the expansion portion of the company’s Phase 1...

Brookline starts CohBar at buy; PT $10

Brookline Capital Markets initiated coverage of CohBar (NASDAQ:CWBR) with a “buy” rating and $10 price target. The stock closed at $2.63 on May 26. CohBar is developing CB4211, a novel and optimized analog of MOTS-c, a...

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HCW ups CymaBay Therapeutics to buy; PT $9

H.C. Wainwright upgraded CymaBay Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CBAY) to “buy” from “neutral,” with a price target of $9, citing a possible lifting of the clinical hold on seladelpar development in liver disease. The stock closed...

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Brookline starts Cyclacel Pharma at buy; PT $22

Brookline Capital Markets initiated coverage of Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CYCC) with a “buy” rating and $22 price target. The stock closed at $4.12 on May 18. Cyclacel is developing small molecule drugs targeting...

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Maxim ups Onconova Therapeutics to buy; PT $1.25

Maxim Group upgraded Onconova Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ONTX) to “buy” from “hold” with a new price target of $1.25, citing a strengthened balance sheet, and a sufficient cash runway into the third quarter of 2021, well past...

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Brookline starts Biocept at buy; PT $2.06

Brookline Capital Markets initiated coverage of Biocept (NASDAQ:BIOC) with a “buy” rating and price target of $2.06. The stock closed at 44 cents on May 13. Biocept is a molecular oncology diagnostics company that...

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Maxim cuts Artelo Biosciences to hold and removes PT

Maxim Group downgraded Artelo Biosciences (NASDAQ:ARTL) to “hold” from “ buy” without a price target, citing capital concerns. The stock closed at $1.22 on May 12, near the low end of its 52-week range of 61 cents to...

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