Is Biohaven Pharmaceutical (BHVN) a Smart Long-term Buy?

Baron Discovery Fund recently published its third-quarter commentary – a copy of which can be downloaded here. During the third quarter of 2020, the Baron Discovery Fund returned 18.83% (institutional shares). This was 11.67% better than the Russell 2000 Growth Index, the Fund’s primary benchmark index. You should check out Baron Discovery Fund’s top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of 2021.

In the Q3 2020 Investor Letter, Baron Discovery Fund highlighted a few stocks and Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Co Ltd. (NYSE:BHVN) is one of them. Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Co Ltd. (NYSE:BHVN) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. Year-to-date, Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Co Ltd. (NYSE:BHVN) stock gained 61.7% and on December 2nd it had a closing price of $88.03. Here is what Baron Discovery Fund said:

“Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company Ltd. is a pharmaceutical company in the early stages of launching a novel oral migraine drug called Nurtec to a market which has not seen a novel drug modality in decades. Nurtec inhibits the Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide (“CGRP”) pathway and is competing in a class of five other drugs inhibiting CGRP (four intravenous versions with roughly $1 billion in annual sales today and one oral version). We think Nurtec has the best profile given its advantages of convenience, efficacy, onset of action, safety, and an eventual dual label for both acute use (approved today) and chronic/prophylactic usage (2021 approval is expected). In the third quarter, we saw underperformance from a combination of mean reversion (Biohaven had strong first half performance), concerns over gross to net drug pricing as payor contracts are negotiated and deals are brokered for access/reimbursement, and perhaps a strong push by oral competitor Ubrelvy (Allergan/AbbVie) with a large advertising campaign featuring Serena Williams at the U.S. Open. Regardless, we think Biohaven’s superior molecule will rise to the top and that Nurtec will attain blockbuster status.”

In Q2 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Co Ltd. (NYSE:BHVN) stock increased by about 45% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers believe in BHVN’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Co Ltd. (NYSE:BHVN) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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