Maxim Raises Cytori Therapeutics Price Target As It Gets FDA Conditional Approval For Clinical Trial In Scleroderma

In a research report issued today, Maxim Group analyst Jason Kolbert maintained a Buy rating on Cytori Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CYTX) and raised his price target to $6 (from $4), which represents a potential upside of 1158% from where the stock is currently trading.

The report follows the news that the FDA has granted conditional approval for an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) for a pivotal clinical trial to evaluate the company’s Cell Therapy™ as a potential treatment for impaired hand function in scleroderma.

Kolbert wrote, “We believe that Cytori now has an accelerated pathway to ADRC approval for Scleroderma and combined with the expected release of a next generation Celution System in early 2015, is poised for a valuation inflection. We have remodeled the Scleroderma space for a 2017 launch and thus are increasing our target price to $6.00, from $4.00.”

According to, which measures analysts’ and bloggers’ success rate based on how their calls perform, analyst Jason Kolbert has a total average return of 5.4% and a 42.5% success rate. Kolbert has a -27.5% average return when recommending CYTX, and is ranked #639 out of 3401 analysts.

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