Piper Jaffray Raises Target on Affymax (AFFY) to $19 Amid Optimistic Peginesatide Numbers

February 2, 2012 11:40 AM EST
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Shares of Affymax (Nasdaq: AFFY) are catching a bid Thursday morning as Piper Jaffray's Ian Somaiya (one of just eight analysts who cover the stock) boosted estimates for the company earlier.

Following a recent meeting with Affymax managers, Somaiya is now more bullish on the long-term prospects for the company's peginesatide product. The analyst raised his FY15 adj-EPS estimate from $1.38 to $1.57.

Somaiya lifted his target on Affymax shares from $17 to $19. With Affymax shares last trading at $9.59, up 7.8 percent from Wednesday's close, the analyst's new price target represents potential upside of about 98 percent.

The firm maintains an Overweight rating on Affymax shares.

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