NetworkNewsBreaks – Mizuho Securities Initiates Coverage with ‘Buy’ Rating on Zogenix, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZGNX)

Mizuho Securities USA LLC has initiated coverage with a ‘Buy’ rating and price target of $28.00 on shares of Zogenix, Inc.’s (NASDAQ: ZGNX) stock after the company hit a new 52-week high on Wednesday. The company’s lead product candidate for the treatment of seizures associated with Dravet syndrome, ZX008, was noted by the analyst as having a strong efficacy. The analyst also cited clinical data that suggests ZX008 shows a superior long-term efficacy profile over its competitors with tolerable side effects. Upcoming catalysts for the company include phase 3 read-outs in the third quarter of 2017, and either the fourth quarter of 2017 or the first quarter of 2018.

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About Zogenix

Zogenix, Inc is a pharmaceutical company engaged in developing and commercializing central nervous system (CNS) therapies that address specific clinical needs for people living with orphan and other CNS disorders. Its primary area of therapeutic focus is epilepsy and related seizure disorders. Its lead product candidate, ZX008, is a low-dose fenfluramine for the treatment of seizures associated with Dravet syndrome.

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