- JMP's Liisa A. Bayko has downgraded Sarepta (SRPT -5.1%) to Market Perform a week after shares flew higher with the help of a clinical data update from Prosensa (RNA -2.3%) on the performance of its Drisapersen drug, which (like Sarepta's Eteplirsen) aims to treat duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).
- Bayko calls Prosensa's data "weak," and thinks investors may be overvaluing its positive implications for Sarepta. She also thinks "the FDA could request a second study from Prosensa, putting further pressure on the already scarce patient population available for clinical trials."
- Though still considering Eteplirsen "a best-in-class drug that will eventually be approved [to treat] DMD," Bayko is worried about the lengthy amount of time expected to obtain "pivotal data and approval," as well as a lack of near-term catalysts.
From other sites
Sarepta Therapeutics : Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2014 Financial Results and Recent Corporate Developmentsat 4-traders.com (Mar 24, 2015)
at Benzinga.com (Jan 15, 2015)
at CNBC.com (Jan 13, 2015)
at Benzinga.com (Jan 13, 2015)
at Benzinga.com (Jan 12, 2015)
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