H.C. Wainwright Remains a Buy on Bellerophon (BLPH)

By Ryan Adsit

H.C. Wainwright analyst Andrew Fein maintained a Buy rating on Bellerophon (BLPHResearch Report) today and set a price target of $3. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $0.67, close to its 52-week low of $0.47.

Fein noted:

“Valuation and Risks. Our price target of $3/share is based on a discounted cash flow analysis (2018-2026) using a 12% discount rate and 2% growth rate, in line with the expected discount and growth parameters of a development-stage drug company. Risks to our investment thesis and target price include: (1) failure in clinical studies; (2) failure to secure regulatory approval; and (3) smaller than anticipated commercial opportunity due to market size, competition and pricing.”

According to TipRanks.com, Fein is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 6.2% and a 44.4% success rate. Fein covers the Healthcare sector, focusing on stocks such as Constellation Pharmaceuticals Inc, DBV Technologies SA – American, and Proteostasis Therapeutics Inc.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Moderate Buy analyst consensus rating for Bellerophon with a $3 average price target, implying a 348.0% upside from current levels. In a report issued on January 24, Maxim Group also initiated coverage with a Buy rating on the stock with a $3 price target.

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The company has a one-year high of $3.30 and a one-year low of $0.47. Currently, Bellerophon has an average volume of 387.9K.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 31 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is positive on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders buying their shares of BLPH in relation to earlier this year.

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Bellerophon Therapeutics, Inc clinical-stage therapeutics company, which focuses on developing innovative products at the intersection of drugs and devices that address significant unmet medical needs in the treatment of cardiopulmonary diseases.