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Goldman Sachs Sees 100% Upside In This Biopharma Company

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Revance Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: RVNC) has dropped 9 percent since the start of the year, but it's begun a path to redemption through a new, respected advocate.

The Rating

Goldman Sachs analysts Dana Flanders and Christopher Staral initiated coverage on Revance with a Buy rating and a $60 price target.

The Thesis

Revance’s injectable DaxibotulinumtoxinA will soon penetrate and rise in a $3 billion global neuromodulator market expected to post 11-percent compound annual growth through 2023.

Goldman Sachs foresees long-term opportunity in the treatment of glabellar lines, cervical dystonia and plantar fasciitis — expectations supported by physician surveys indicating a potential premium to Botox pricing and few challenges from Allergan plc Ordinary Shares (NYSE: AGN)’s cosmetic portfolio.

The analysts forecast peak sales north of $1.1 billion, which may secure Revance looks from outside parties.

“Given the attractiveness of the global neuromodulator market […] and growth potential from label expansion opportunities for Daxi, we also see high likelihood of M&A interest in RVNC over time,” Flanders and Staral wrote in a note.

Risks to their thesis include slow commercial uptake, competition and regulatory roadblocks.

Price Action

Shares spiked 5.4 percent on the coverage initiation. At time of publication, Revance's stock traded up 1.9 percent off Monday's open at $31.90.

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Latest Ratings for RVNC

DateFirmActionFromTo
Mar 2018Goldman SachsInitiates Coverage OnBuy
Jan 2018GuggenheimDowngradesBuyNeutral
Dec 2017GuggenheimInitiates Coverage OnBuy

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