Leerink Swann calls the early success of Merck's (MRK +4.2%) odnacatib osteoporosis drug a...

|About: Merck & Co Inc. (MRK)|By:, SA News Editor

Leerink Swann calls the early success of Merck's (MRK +4.2%) odnacatib osteoporosis drug a "positive upside surprise," and forecasts peak sales of $975M in 2020, and a total global sales potential of $3B+. Leerink Swann also maintains its Outperform rating on Merck's stock, while Citigroup ups its rating to "buy" from "neutral."