UPDATE: Correction - Canaccord Genuity Maintains a 'Buy' on Incyte (INCY); Q2 and Guidance Raises Several Questions

August 3, 2012 10:25 AM EDT
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(Updated - August 3, 2012 10:29 AM EDT)

Correction - Canaccord Genuity maintains a 'Buy' on Incyte (NASDAQ: INCY) price target of $25.00.

Analyst, Salveen Richter, said, "Q2 Jakafi net revenue of $32.7M (sell-in method) suggests $65.4M in H2 at the current run-rate (with no patient additions or discontinuations) vs. the $64.3M required to meet the low end of guidance. We believe it raises the following questions: 1) Was Q4/11 and Q1/12 growth driven by a bolus of MF patients, specifically those that were severe (unable to join the COMFORT trials) indicating a lower new patient addition rate going forward?; 2) a higher discontinuation rate? (INCY expects it to be above the 14% (24 wks) to 18% (48 wks) seen in P3, likely 20-25%); and 3) conservative FY12 guidance? While all factors are likely playing some role in guidance, we believe management is opting for conservatism."

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Shares of Incyte closed at $19.57 yesterday.

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