UPDATE: Cantor Fitzgerald Lowers PT on Ironwood Pharmaceuticals on Lower than Expected Constella Pricing
In a report published Tuesday, Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Irina Rivkind lowered the price target on Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: IRWD) from $9 to $7 and reiterated a Sell rating on the company.
In the report, Cantor Fitzgerald commented, "On June 12 the company announced its restructured agreement with European partner Almirall. Because of lower-than expected pricing of Constella (linaclotide) in the European territories Ironwood agreed to accept lower commercial launch milestones (now $17M, down from $20M) and lower initial sales royalties (low-20% range, down from mid-20% range) in exchange for a higher sales royalty on the back end (mid-40% range) and an additional $26M in commercial milestones. We think that these "upside" milestone and royalty scenarios may never materialize. We have taken down our OUS royalty estimates in 2020 from $127M to $54M to account for lower EU pricing and royalty levels."
Ironwood Pharmaceuticals closed Monday at $11.01.
Latest Ratings for IRWD
|Dec 2014||JP Morgan||Maintains||Overweight|
|Nov 2014||Cantor Fitzgerald||Downgrades||Hold||Sell|
|Sep 2014||Cowen & Company||Downgrades||Outperform||Market Perform|
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