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UPDATE: Morgan Stanley Reiterates On Theravance Following Anoro Launch

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In a report published Thursday, Morgan Stanley analyst David Friedman reiterated an Underweight rating on Theravance (NASDAQ: THRX), but removed the $12.00 price target.

In the report, Morgan Stanley noted, “Anoro (Umec/VI) recently launched in the US. In light of the slow Breo launch, Street optimism is migrating to Anoro. Differences in starting royalty rate (15% for Breo sales <$3bn vs. 6.5% for Anoro) is one dominant reason we see it as unlikely that Anoro will ever accommodate for the likely Breo shortfall. Below, we discuss our rationale as to why we expect Anoro will launch and ramp below consensus.”

Theravance closed on Wednesday at $28.86.

Latest Ratings for THRX

DateFirmActionFromTo
May 2015Cowen & Co.DowngradesMarket Perform
Jul 2014Bank of AmericaDowngradesBuyNeutral
Jun 2014StifelDowngradesBuyHold

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