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UPDATE: Morgan Stanley Initiates Optimer Pharmaceuticals at Underweight on Risk/Reward

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Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on Optimer Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: OPTR) with an Underweight rating and a $11 price target.

Morgan Stanley noted, "Optimer's growth driver is Dificid, approved for treatment of C. diff. Dificid is a best in disease therapy, but reimbursement hurdles, sluggish launch trends, and a lack of clear long-term growth drivers limit our sales expectations (2018 WW revenue ~$285mn). We see OPTR's risk reward as less attractive than others in our coverage universe."

Optimer Pharmaceuticals closed at $12.82 on Wednesday.

Latest Ratings for OPTR

Jul 2013JefferiesDowngradesBuyHold
Jul 2013Canaccord GenuityDowngradesBuyHold
May 2013BairdDowngradesOutperformNeutral

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