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Protera Therapeutics stock target raised on strong clinical data

EditorNatashya Angelica
Published 22/04/2024, 17:40

On Monday, Oppenheimer has increased the price target on shares of Protera Therapeutics (NASDAQ:TARA) to $30 from the previous $26, while keeping an Outperform rating on the stock. The adjustment follows Protera Therapeutics' announcement of positive three-month complete response data from its ongoing studies of TARA-002 in patients with high-risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC).

The biopharmaceutical company also recently completed an oversubscribed $45 million private investment in public equity (PIPE) deal, attracting several prominent life science funds. This financial boost has extended the company's cash runway into 2026, providing a stable financial platform for continued development.

The encouraging clinical outcomes have reinforced the potential of TARA-002 to become a significant treatment option within the multi-billion dollar US therapeutic market for NMIBC. The anticipation is building for the initial six-month Phase 2 data, which is expected to be released in the second half of the year.

Oppenheimer's revised valuation comes in light of the market valuations of other companies working on treatments for high-risk NMIBC, which are substantially higher compared to Protera's current market valuation of approximately $10 million.

With competitors like CGON in Phase 3 stages and ENGN in Phase 2 stages valued at roughly $1.8 billion and $400 million respectively, Oppenheimer sees Protera's stock as an attractive investment at its current level.

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The company's market capitalization stands at a modest $30.19 million, reflecting a niche position in the biopharmaceutical industry. Despite a challenging earnings history, with a P/E ratio of -0.74 indicating that the company has not been profitable, Protera holds more cash than debt, which is a promising sign for its financial health.

InvestingPro Tips suggest that while the stock has experienced significant volatility, with a 34.33% drop in the past month, it has also shown resilience with a strong 41.94% return over the last three months. This could indicate a potential turnaround or investor optimism about the company's future. Moreover, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) points to the stock being in oversold territory, which might interest value investors looking for an entry point.

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