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FBR sees huge upside for Novavax on RSV vaccine potential

  • Novavax (NVAX +8.3%) is up sharply in morning trading.
  • Helping the cause is FBR's William Tanner, who calls the company "one of the mos compelling small-cap vaccine plays in the biopharma sector by virtue of the vaccine for preventing RSV infection."
  • Although Tanner thinks absence of visibility into stockpiling plans makes it "difficult to ascribe much value" to NVAX's pandemic vaccine programs, he says that "if safe and effective, the [RSV] vaccine could have broad utility for preventing infection in pregnant women, neonates (by virtue of maternal vaccination), infants, and young children and the elderly."
  • Shares initiated at Outperform.
  • Price target is $11, representing upside of around 280% from Tuesday's close.
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Comments (3)
  • Shane Blackmon
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    On Aug 15th, same analyst initiated with same PT of $11/share... moved from Lazard to FBR... it's kind of old news.


    Good luck to all.
    30 Oct 2013, 11:18 AM Reply Like
  • theTalkativeOne
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    Thanks but Lazard was one and FBR makes two. That's 100% increase not to mentioned since Lazards call the stocks held firm. Old news?
    30 Oct 2013, 12:36 PM Reply Like
  • Shane Blackmon
    , contributor
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    I'm not sure you are understanding what i am saying...
    Everyone jumped ship from Lazard, the analyst at Lazard is the current analyst at FBR. It's the same person, making the same call at a different firm.


    He initiated on over a dozen names today, the same names he covered at Lazard.
    30 Oct 2013, 02:34 PM Reply Like
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