Long/short equity, biotech, healthcare, small-cap

Acorda Therapeutics: Long-Term Fundamentals Look Promising

Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACOR) shares are trading at around $36 and generated a 16% return last year. They have the potential to deliver around a 50% return this year.

The following reasons could be cited as the potential drivers of the stock.

1. The company, like every year increased the price of its drug Ampyra by 10.75%, effective from January 2014. This price hike is consistent with the company's strategy, as it has been raising the price of Amprya in the first quarter every year. The drug improves walking in patients suffering from Multiple sclerosis (NYSE:MS). In the recently released fourth-quarter results, the drug reported revenue of $84.6 million and for the full year net revenue...

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