Cantor Fitzgerald Sticks to Their Buy Rating for Arena Pharma (ARNA)


In a report released today, Alethia Young from Cantor Fitzgerald maintained a Buy rating on Arena Pharma (ARNA), with a price target of $62. The company’s shares opened today at $43.86.

Young observed:

“: After assuming coverage of ARNA, we are publishing our new model, decreasing our 12-mo. price target from $67 to $62, and maintaining an Overweight rating. We updated our model for Arena’s deal with United Therapeutics (NC) for ralinepag. Our base case peak sales are $2.5B for etrasimod, and we also give some credit to Ph2 olorinab in pain and ralenipag royalties. We think bowel disease represents a large and growing market in immunology, and etrasimod is well-positioned with strong efficacy & safety in ulcerative colitis compared to Celgene’s (OW) S1P1 ozanimod.”

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Arena Pharma has an analyst consensus of Strong Buy, with a price target consensus of $65.

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Based on Arena Pharma’s latest earnings release for the quarter ending September 30, the company reported a quarterly GAAP net loss of $34.31 million. In comparison, last year the company had a GAAP net loss of $13.68 million.

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Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company, which engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel drugs that target G protien-coupled receptors. It offers drugs for treatment in the field of cardiovascular, central nervous system, inflammatory, and metabolic diseases.