Mast Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SVRA) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday. The firm presently has a $6.75 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 4.65% from the stock’s previous close.

According to Zacks, “Savara Inc. is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company. It focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapies for the treatment of patients with rare respiratory diseases. Savara Inc., formerly known as Mast Therapeutics, Inc., is based in Austin, United States. “

Separately, Canaccord Genuity started coverage on Mast Therapeutics in a report on Wednesday, June 7th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $18.00 price target for the company.

Mast Therapeutics (SVRA) opened at 6.45 on Friday. The stock’s market cap is $156.11 million. Mast Therapeutics has a 12 month low of $4.60 and a 12 month high of $49.62. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $5.70 and a 200-day moving average price of $5.87.

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About Mast Therapeutics

Savara Inc, formerly Mast Therapeutics, Inc, is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapies for the treatment of patients with rare respiratory diseases. Its pipeline includes AeroVanc, Molgradex and AIR001. AeroVanc is an inhaled formulation of vancomycin, which the Company is developing for the treatment of persistent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, lung infection in cystic fibrosis patients.

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