Baird Maintains an 'Outperform' on Optimer Pharmaceuticals (OPTR); Staying Put Despite Q2 Disappointment

August 1, 2012 9:54 AM EDT
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Baird maintains an 'Outperform' on Optimer Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: OPTR) price target of $18.00 (from $19.00).

Aanlyst, Thomas Russo, said, "Sticking with OPTR following disappointing Q2 report. We expect the stock could remain under pressure from the first meaningful Dificid miss, including a down June to end the quarter. Biotech launch stories aren’t known for instilling patience, but we aren’t prepared to view one bad month, with possible contributing factors, as indicative of a fundamental change, particularly when quantitative comments on July suggest a strong bounce-back. We expect a return to better results and wouldn't sell on weakness here."

FY12 EPS estimate cut from (0.96) to (1.11) and FY12 from (0.78) to (1.32)

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Shares of Optimer Pharmaceuticals closed at $13.66 yesterday.

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