Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCMP) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the twelve brokerages that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, seven have given a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $17.63.

SCMP has been the subject of several research reports. ValuEngine raised Sucampo Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 23rd. Maxim Group set a $23.00 price target on Sucampo Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Roth Capital set a $30.00 price target on Sucampo Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. TheStreet downgraded Sucampo Pharmaceuticals from a “c+” rating to a “d” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Sucampo Pharmaceuticals from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 5th.

Shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ SCMP) traded down 3.70% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $11.70. 752,873 shares of the stock were exchanged. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $11.31 and a 200 day moving average price of $10.68. Sucampo Pharmaceuticals has a 12-month low of $9.30 and a 12-month high of $17.55. The firm’s market cap is $542.00 million.

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SCMP) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The biopharmaceutical company reported $0.28 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $59.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $56.44 million. Sucampo Pharmaceuticals had a positive return on equity of 56.58% and a negative net margin of 61.99%. The business’s revenue was up 15.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.24 EPS. Analysts predict that Sucampo Pharmaceuticals will post $1.02 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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In other news, insider Jason Patrick Meyenburg bought 4,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 6th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $12.13 per share, with a total value of $48,520.00. Following the purchase, the insider now owns 30,228 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $366,665.64. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Jones W. Bryan bought 4,700 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 4th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $10.60 per share, with a total value of $49,820.00. Following the purchase, the insider now directly owns 4,700 shares in the company, valued at approximately $49,820. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders own 4.13% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd acquired a new position in Sucampo Pharmaceuticals in the 2nd quarter valued at about $132,000. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio raised its stake in Sucampo Pharmaceuticals by 37.7% in the 2nd quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 46,222 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $485,000 after purchasing an additional 12,663 shares during the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company raised its stake in Sucampo Pharmaceuticals by 4.1% in the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 19,983 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $209,000 after purchasing an additional 790 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp raised its stake in Sucampo Pharmaceuticals by 7.3% in the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 599,420 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $6,290,000 after purchasing an additional 40,929 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Dana Investment Advisors Inc. raised its stake in Sucampo Pharmaceuticals by 17.0% in the 2nd quarter. Dana Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 187,449 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $1,968,000 after purchasing an additional 27,294 shares during the last quarter. 55.44% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products. Its primary focus areas are gastroenterology, ophthalmology and oncology-related disorders. Its product candidates include VTS-270, Lubiprostone (AMITIZA), Unoprostone is opropyl (RESCULA) and CPP-1X/sulindac combination product.

Analyst Recommendations for Sucampo Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SCMP)

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