Vertex Pharma (VRTX): Kalydeco Miss Is Not A Game Changer - Jefferies

August 16, 2016 7:31 AM EDT
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Price: $80.76 -2.6%

Rating Summary:
    28 Buy, 13 Hold, 0 Sell

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Jefferies analyst, Brian Abrahams, reiterated his Buy rating on shares of Vertex (NASDAQ: VRTX) after the company announced that '661/Kalydeco missed on its interim efficacy analysis in het/min CF patients.

Success would have created an opportunity to reach this large subpopulation with the dual combo and reaffirmed '661's activity (given its importance as a backbone for the triple). However, the analyst believes expectations were low, and the event does not change his overall positive CF franchise view.

No change to the price target of $107.

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Shares of Vertex closed at $102.48 yesterday.

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