Leerink cautious on Intercept ahead of FLINT data Leerink initiated shares of Intercept with a Market Perform rating saying it is cautious ahead of the full FLINT data. The firmís talks with a specialist indicated that robust improvements in fibrosis are required to offset concerns about plasma lipids and excess cardiovascular events. Leerink set a $270 price target for the stock. Shares of Intercept were also initiated this morning at Nomura with a Neutral rating.
Intercept initiated with a Buy, $465 target at UBS UBS analyst Matthew Roden started shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating and $465 price target. Roden sees a favorable risk/reward ahead of the approval and commercial launch of the company's obeticholic acid, known as OCA, in primary biliary cirrhosis. Roden also thinks OCA's opportunity in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis is being undervalued at current share levels. Shares of Intercept closed yesterday up $2.53 to $274.44.