Vertex shares should be owned ahead of data, says JMP Securities JMP Securities expects Phase 3 data for Kalydeco in combination with corrector lumacaftor, expected to be announced mid-year, to be positive. It recommends that ivnestors own the stock ahead of the data. The firm notes that Vertex received a label expansion for Kalydeco fro mthe FDA, and it reiterates a $115 price target and Outperform rating on the stock.
Gilead paying premium to buy Vertex not warranted right now, says Maxim After Bernstein suggested in a note to investors earlier that Gilead (GILD) should buy Vertex (VRTX), Maxim responded in its own note that it does not believe paying a premium to buy Vertex makes sense before the company has data showing efficacy for Kalydeco in heterozygotes. Maxim keeps a Hold rating and $121 price target on Vertex shares.