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UPDATE: Goldman Sachs Group Initiates Coverage on Kythera Biopharmaceuticals with Neutral Rating, $23 PT

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CORRECTION: Kythera Reports FDA Acceptance of ATX-101 NDA, PDUFA Date Set at May 13, 2015
Kythera Reports FDA Acceptance of ATX-101 NDA, PDUFA Date Set at May 13, 2015

In a report published Monday, Goldman Sachs Group initiated coverage on Kythera Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: KYTH) with a Neutral rating and $23.00 price target.

Goldman Sachs noted, “We initiate coverage of Kythera Biopharmaceuticals at Neutral with a $23, 12-month price target, implying 4% upside. Kythera's story is driven by ATX-101, a first-in-class injectable product for localized fat reduction that we believe holds both a high likelihood of achieving FDA approval and significant sales potential. The product is supported by strong clinical data, addresses an unmet aesthetic need for a potentially large patient population, and presents a compelling argument for quick physician adoption. With shares up sharply since IPO (38% vs. S&P -2%), we believe the strong fundamentals are currently reflected in shares, driving our Neutral rating.”

Kythera Biopharmaceuticals closed on Friday at $22.11.

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