Conatus Pharmaceuticals (CNAT): Jumping On The Zika Train - FBR

August 30, 2016 8:17 AM EDT
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Price: $4.61 +1.54%

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FBR Capital analyst, Vernon Bernadino, reiterated his Outperform rating on shares of Conatus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: CNAT) after research published in the journal Nature Medicine by scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and its collaborators showed that emricasan, a small molecule, pan caspase inhibitor in Phase II development for liver cirrhosis (LC) by Conatus Pharmaceuticals, is effective in reducing the ability of Zika virus (ZIKV) to kill brain cells.

The analyst has no knowledge of any further clinical activities with emricasan in ZIKV; however, the results pose an intriguing and positive development for Conatus, as interest in emricasan by the broader medical community could accelerate its path to regulatory approval.

No change to the price target of $16.

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Shares of Conatus Pharmaceuticals closed at $2.00 yesterday.

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