Sector Expert: Reni Benjamin

Raymond James

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Dr. Reni Benjamin is a senior biotechnology analyst at Raymond James. His expertise focuses on companies in the oncology and stem cell sectors. Benjamin has been ranked among the top analysts for recommendation performance and earnings accuracy by StarMine, has been cited in a variety of sources including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, Financial Times and Smart Money, and has made appearances on Bloomberg television/radio and CNBC. He authored a chapter in "The Delivery of Regenerative Medicines and Their Impact on Healthcare," has presented at various regional and international conferences, and has been published in peer-reviewed journals. He is a past member of the UAB School of Health Professions' Deans Advisory Board. Prior to joining Raymond James, Benjamin was a managing director and senior biotechnology analyst at H.C. Wainwright, Burrill Securities and Rodman & Renshaw. He was also an associate analyst at Needham and Company. Benjamin earned his doctorate from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in biochemistry and molecular genetics by discovering and characterizing a novel gene implicated in germ cell development. He earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Allegheny College.

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Companies Commented On

  • Abeona Therapeutics Inc.
  • ADMA Biologics Inc.
  • Agenus Inc.
  • Akebia Therapeutics Inc.
  • Applied Genetic Technologies Corp.
  • Array BioPharma Inc.
  • bluebird bio Inc.
  • Evoke Pharma Inc.
  • Fate Therapeutics Inc.
  • FlexPharma Inc.
  • Galena Biopharma Inc.
  • Ignyta Inc.
  • Ocata Therapeutics Inc.
  • Oncothyreon Inc.
  • Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Pain Therapeutics Inc.
  • Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Pieris Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Spark Therapeutics Inc.
  • Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • TG Therapeutics Inc.
  • Verastem Inc.


Recent Interviews

Panelists Select 19 Companies for the 2016 Small-Cap Biotech Watchlist (12/15/15)
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In advance of the Biotech Showcase 2016, The Life Sciences Report has once again solicited top analysts to provide the names of innovative biotech companies that investors should keep an eye on in the upcoming year.

Raymond James Analyst Reni Benjamin: Regenerating Portfolios with Cell Therapies, Antibodies and Small Molecules (11/4/15)
Biotech Index One Year

Reni Benjamin of Raymond James has watched biotechnology move into a new era in which cells and genes can be manipulated to produce true disease-modifying results. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Benjamin outlines the groundbreaking work being done by a number of companies with the potential to return multiples on investment over the next two to three years.

A Bull Run Hiccup: 2015 Small-Cap Biotech Watchlist Update (5/13/15)

It's been four months since The Life Sciences Report's 2015 Small-Cap Biotech Watchlist was announced at the Biotech Showcase in San Francisco. The year is off to a bumpy start, though the rough ride is not predicated, necessarily, on individual company performance. Read on for highlights of the Watchlist's Q1/15 performance.

Recent Quotes

"Subsequent analysis of CANF's CF101 data shows promise in a certain subset of patients."

The Life Sciences Report 2015 Small-Cap Biotech Watchlist Update with Reni Benjamin (5/13/15)
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"In CANF's psoriasis study, 33% of patients met PASI75 criteria."

— Reni Benjamin, H.C. Wainwright & Co. (4/28/15)
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"RXII is an undervalued player with upside for the long-term investor."

— Reni Benjamin, H.C. Wainwright & Co. (3/31/15)
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"CANF represents an undervalued player with long-term upside."

— Reni Benjamin, H.C. Wainwright & Co. (3/31/15)
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"Data from CANF's psoriasis study are a near-term value driver."

— Reni Benjamin, H.C. Wainwright & Co. (3/19/15)
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"CUR showed a subset of ALS patients may benefit from its cell therapy."

— Reni Benjamin, H.C. Wainwright & Co. (3/17/15)
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"CANF's CF602 generated a 118% improvement in a physiological index of ED relative to placebo."

— Reni Benjamin, H.C. Wainwright & Co. (1/28/15)
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"CANF's oral psoriasis candidate has shown some very, very promising data."

The Life Sciences Report Interview with Reni Benjamin (1/27/15)
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"RXII announced a global licensing agreement for rights to Samcyprone."

— Reni Benjamin, H.C. Wainwright & Co. (12/22/14)
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"RXII is an undervalued player with significant upside long term."

— Reni Benjamin, H.C. Wainwright & Co. (11/18/14)
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"CANF represents an undervalued player with significant upside for long-term investors."

— Reni Benjamin, H.C. Wainwright & Co. (11/8/14)
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"CUR's forward progress of the NSI-556 trial for SCI is welcome news."

— Reni Benjamin, H.C. Wainwright & Co. (10/13/14)
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