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Noble Capital starts Unicycive Therapeutics with Outperform, $6 stock target

EditorEmilio Ghigini
Published 02/14/2024, 08:34 AM
Updated 02/14/2024, 08:34 AM
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On Wednesday, Noble Capital initiated coverage on Unicycive Therapeutics (NASDAQ:UNCY), assigning the stock an Outperform rating with a price target of $6.00. The firm's analysis suggests that Unicycive's lead drug candidate, OLC (oxylanthanum carbonate), could potentially become the preferred treatment for renal dialysis patients managing high phosphate levels.

Unicycive Therapeutics is focused on developing medications aimed at treating various kidney diseases. The company's key drug, OLC, is currently being evaluated as a phosphate binding agent, which is a critical treatment for patients undergoing renal dialysis. Noble Capital's coverage notes that OLC may offer benefits over existing phosphate binding drugs on the market.

The optimism surrounding OLC stems from its potential to outperform current treatments and capture a significant share of a market that generates over $1 billion in US sales. The firm's price target of $6 per share reflects confidence in the drug's prospects and Unicycive Therapeutics' ability to penetrate the market effectively.

The coverage comes at a time when the need for improved renal dialysis treatments is evident, with a substantial patient population dependent on effective management of phosphate levels. The introduction of OLC into the market could represent a significant advancement in the care of renal dialysis patients.

Investors and stakeholders in Unicycive Therapeutics are likely to monitor the progress of OLC closely, as its development and potential approval could have a notable impact on the company's valuation and market position.

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