Jefferies Starts OraSure Technologies (OSUR) at Buy

August 10, 2012 7:13 AM EDT
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Price: $8.53 -0.93%

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Jefferies initiates coverage on OraSure Technologies (NASDAQ: OSUR) with a Buy rating and a price target of $14.00.

Following years of substantial investments, OSUR is on the verge of capitalizing on the commercialization of two major new product launches that Jefferies forecasts will drive over 20% revenue CAGR over the next several years, notes today’s report. The biggest game changer of the two products is an at-home HIV test.

“Our formal forecasts assume OSUR captures ~10% of the addressable market opportunity by 2015, which we view as highly conservative in the context of its >60% share in its core professional rapid HIV market as well as what we perceive will be an extended period of exclusivity,” said analyst Jon Wood.

“For perspective, each 10% of incremental market penetration is worth $1.25 of upside to our formal price target,” noted Wood.

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Shares of OraSure Technologies closed at $9.75 yesterday.

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