H.C. Wainwright Sticks to Their Buy Rating for Karyopharm Therapeutics (KPTI)

By Carrie Williams

H.C. Wainwright analyst Edward White reiterated a Buy rating on Karyopharm Therapeutics (KPTIResearch Report) on May 20 and set a price target of $40.00. The company’s shares closed last Friday at $20.65.

According to TipRanks.com, White is a top 100 analyst with an average return of 29.0% and a 55.6% success rate. White covers the Healthcare sector, focusing on stocks such as Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Aeglea Biotherapeutics, and TRACON Pharmaceuticals.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Strong Buy analyst consensus rating for Karyopharm Therapeutics with a $31.38 average price target, representing a 63.4% upside. In a report issued on May 5, Canaccord Genuity also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $30.00 price target.

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The company has a one-year high of $29.61 and a one-year low of $5.14. Currently, Karyopharm Therapeutics has an average volume of 1.88M.

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Karyopharm Therapeutics, Inc. is an oncology-focused pharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel first-in-class drugs directed against nuclear export and related targets for the treatment of cancer and other major diseases. Its SINE compounds function by binding with and inhibiting the nuclear export protein XPO1 (or CRM1). Karyopharm’s lead compound, XPOVIOTM (selinexor), received accelerated approval from the FDA in combination with dexamethasone as a treatment for patients with heavily pretreated multiple myeloma. A Marketing Authorization Application for selinexor is also currently under review by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). In addition to single-agent and combination activity against a variety of human cancers, SINE compounds have also shown biological activity in models of neurodegeneration, inflammation, autoimmune disease, certain viruses and wound-healing. Karyopharm has several investigational programs in clinical or preclinical development. The company was founded by Joseph Araujo, Ronald A. DePinho, Pamela A Silver, Giulio Draetta, Michael G. Kauffman and Sharon Shacham on December 22, 2008 and is headquartered in Newton, MA.