Opko Health (OPK) Buy Maintained at Jefferies Post Call

December 18, 2013 6:56 AM EST
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Price: $8.64 -1.26%

Rating Summary:
    5 Buy, 2 Hold, 0 Sell

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Jefferies analyst Eun Yang reiterated a Buy rating and $11.50 price target on Opko Health (NYSE: OPK) following the company's conference call addressing negative short seller reports highlighting its late-stage diagnostic/pharmaceutical program.

"In our view, timely achievements of its laid-out milestones and future sales revenues meeting our expectations (albeit significantly lower than its noted market opportunities) would likely provide potential upside to current levels," the analyst said.

On diagnostics for prostate cancer, OPK expects clinical validation data for
4Kscore (n=1,200) & U.S. launch via its CLIA-certified lab in ~1Q14; for Claros-1
platform, it plans to restart clinical trials for Total-PSA in 1Q14.

On late-stage pharmaceuticals, Ph3 data for TSRO-partnered rolapitant is
expected by YE13/early-2014, Rayaldy in ~mid-2014 and hGH-CTP in 2015, with
potential launches in 2015-2017.

For an analyst ratings summary and ratings history on Opko Health click here. For more ratings news on Opko Health click here.

Shares of Opko Health closed at $8.40 yesterday.

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