Cambrex Corporation (NYSE:CBM) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have issued a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $65.67.

A number of analysts recently commented on CBM shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Cambrex Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. ValuEngine downgraded Cambrex Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Cambrex Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 24th.

Shares of Cambrex Corporation (NYSE CBM) traded up 1.12% on Wednesday, hitting $54.05. The stock had a trading volume of 122,251 shares. Cambrex Corporation has a 52 week low of $38.30 and a 52 week high of $62.95. The company has a 50-day moving average of $53.13 and a 200 day moving average of $55.08. The company has a market capitalization of $1.77 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.69 and a beta of 2.25.

Cambrex Corporation (NYSE:CBM) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, August 4th. The biotechnology company reported $0.76 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.76. The company had revenue of $134.55 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $136.82 million. Cambrex Corporation had a return on equity of 24.25% and a net margin of 17.70%. Cambrex Corporation’s revenue was up 13.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.68 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts predict that Cambrex Corporation will post $3.08 EPS for the current year.

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In other Cambrex Corporation news, CEO Steven M. Klosk sold 12,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $61.39, for a total transaction of $736,680.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 95,328 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,852,185.92. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 36,000 shares of company stock valued at $2,070,960. 2.48% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in CBM. BlackRock Inc. grew its holdings in Cambrex Corporation by 156,940.2% during the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,002,955 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $220,363,000 after purchasing an additional 4,000,406 shares during the period. FMR LLC grew its holdings in Cambrex Corporation by 78.2% during the first quarter. FMR LLC now owns 899,086 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $49,494,000 after purchasing an additional 394,638 shares during the period. Neumeier Poma Investment Counsel LLC bought a new position in Cambrex Corporation during the first quarter valued at $16,854,000. Marshall Wace North America L.P. grew its holdings in Cambrex Corporation by 2,239.4% during the second quarter. Marshall Wace North America L.P. now owns 266,106 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $15,966,000 after purchasing an additional 254,731 shares during the period. Finally, Clearbridge Investments LLC grew its holdings in Cambrex Corporation by 34.8% during the first quarter. Clearbridge Investments LLC now owns 971,174 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $53,463,000 after purchasing an additional 250,662 shares during the period. 98.28% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Cambrex Corporation Company Profile

Cambrex Corporation (Cambrex) is a life sciences company. It provides products and services for the development and commercialization of generic therapeutics. It operates through four segments, which are manufacturing facilities that have been aggregated as a single segment. Its manufacturing facilities are owned by the subsidiaries, including Cambrex Charles City, Inc, Cambrex Karlskoga AB and Cambrex Profarmaco Milano S.r.l.

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