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Msg  11823 of 11836  at  10/31/2018 2:40:20 PM  by

DoubleBagel


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Re: Why the drop?

Mizuho says concerns over UnitedHealth program impact on Gilead seem unwarranted
Mizuho analyst Salim Syed blames UnitedHealth's (UNH) introduction of a new a program, called "My ScriptRewards," that will try to convince plan participants to take a cheaper HIV regimen in return for $500 in debit cards for the weakness in shares of Gilead (GILD). However, the analyst views the worries as unwarranted, noting that Cimduo is the "common thread" between all of the regimens that UnitedHealth's program calls out and it is an inferior drug to Gilead's Biktarvy. Biktarvy is the backbone of the number one recommended regimen according to HHS treatment guidelines, noted Syed, who keeps a Buy rating and $94 price target on Gilead shares. :theflyonthewall.com
 
Gilead sales not at risk from UnitedHealth promotions, says Evercore ISI
Evercore ISI analyst Umer Raffat attributes the pullback today in shares of Gilead Sciences (GILD) to concerns over the company's HIV franchise given UnitedHealth's (UNH) promotions of cheaper alternatives. UnitedHealth (UNH) is offering a rewards plan to patients starting with HIV medications to help promote the use of lower priced drugs, Jefferies analyst Michael Yee pointed out earlier today in a research note. Raffat, however, does not see risk to Gilead's sales from the promotions. UnitedHealth's is proposing a switch to two separate tablets, which is not in the HIV guidelines today, says the analyst. He keeps an Outperform rating on Gilead shares, which are down 6% to $68.00 in afternoon trading. :theflyonthewall.com
 


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