H.C. Wainwright Reiterates Buy On Capricor Following 3Q14 Results

In a research note issued today, H.C. Wainwright analyst Reni Benjamin reiterated a Buy rating on Capricor Therapeutics (CAPR) with an $8 price target, following the company’s release of its third-quarter earnings.

Benjamin noted, “In 3Q14, the company presented positive results from the Phase 1 portion of the ongoing ALLSTAR trial of CAP-1002. Additionally, Capricor announced its plans to develop cenderitide in post-acute heart failure in collaboration with Insulet Corporation (PODD; not rated). With a cell therapy platform focused in the cardiac arena, a recent move into the Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) space, Janssen Pharmaceuticals as a potential partner (potential opt-in upon positive 6-month results from the Phase 2 portion of the ALLSTAR trial), and a cash position of $10.1 MM (plus $3.7 MM in restricted cash), we believe Capricor represents an undervalued player with significant upside for the long-term investor.”

According to TipRanks.com, which measures analysts’ and bloggers’ success rate based on how their calls perform, analyst Reni Benjamin has a total average return of -3.6% and a 36.9% success rate. Benjamin has a 2.6% average return when recommending CAPR, and is ranked #3092 out of 3386 analysts.

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