Cantor Fitzgerald Reaffirms Their Buy Rating on Marinus (MRNS)

By Carrie Williams

In a report released today, Elemer Piros from Cantor Fitzgerald maintained a Buy rating on Marinus (MRNSResearch Report), with a price target of $22. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $4.94.

Piros observed:

“Given the compelling Phase 2 data announced in CDD, market size potential in PPD (with positive interim data reported in 4Q18), and undervaluation relative to peers, we believe Marinus shares offer a compelling risk-reward profile. Valuation Summary We arrive at our 12-month PT of $22/share by assessing the after-tax, risk-adjusted NPV of potential future cash flows from ganaxolone for the treatment of postpartum depression and CDKL5 deficiency disorder.”

According to, Piros is a 1-star analyst with an average return of -1.0% and a 46.0% success rate. Piros covers the Healthcare sector, focusing on stocks such as Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals Inc, Nightstar Therapeutics Limited, and Proteostasis Therapeutics Inc.

Marinus has an analyst consensus of Strong Buy, with a price target consensus of $16.50, which is a 234.0% upside from current levels. In a report released today, Ladenburg also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $24.50 price target.

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Based on Marinus’ latest earnings release for the quarter ending December 31, the company reported a quarterly GAAP net loss of $10.11 million. In comparison, last year the company had a GAAP net loss of $6 million.

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Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company, which engages in the identification and development of neuropsychiatric therapeutics. Its clinical stage drug product candidate, ganaxolone, is a positive allosteric modulator being developed in three different dose forms: intravenous, capsule, and liquid.