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UBS Starts Medivation (MDVN) at Neutral

December 19, 2012 1:26 PM EST Send to a Friend
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Price: $76.66 -1.5%

Rating Summary:
    19 Buy, 6 Hold, 2 Sell

Rating Trend: Down Down

Today's Overall Ratings:
    Up: 22 | Down: 25 | New: 18
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Earlier, UBS initiates coverage on Medivation (NASDAQ: MDVN) with a Neutral rating and $59 price target.

"We view Medivation as a high-quality mid-cap biotech, with lead asset Xtandi poised to become part of the standard of care in metastatic prostate cancer," the analyst comments. "We have a favorable long-term view on the Xtandi opportunity, and think it’s likely that future clinical trial data support differentiated claims vs. competing product Zytiga. However, we initiate with a Neutral rating given high expectations for peak sales ahead of key de-risking data (which implies significant downside risk, albeit less likely), and low likelihood of M&A until sales trends and key data are known."

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Shares of Medivation closed at $55.35 yesterday.




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