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Leerink Swann Reaffirms "Market Perform" Rating for Sucampo Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SCMP)

13 January 2018, 11:53 | Hattie Nash

Over the past 50 days, Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. stock's -3.07% off of the high and 92.33% removed from the low. Recently, investment analysts covering the stock have updated the mean rating to 1.8. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (SCMP) has declined 5.30% since January 12, 2017 and is downtrending. Maxim Group reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $23.00 target price on shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. They now have a $15.00 target price on the biopharmaceutical company's stock. Finally, Instinet began coverage on shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th.

Ratings analysis reveals 67% of Sucampo Pharma's analysts are positive. At present, 1 analysts recommended Holding these shares while 0 recommended sell, according to FactSet data. The stock presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $21.58. (NASDAQ:SCMP). New York State Teachers Retirement System has 0% invested in Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The same analysts are predicting that the company shares will trade to $21.17 within the next 12-18 months. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 7.37, a quick ratio of 4.46 and a current ratio of 5.11. The stock of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The firm has a market capitalization of $846.46, a price-to-earnings ratio of -5.39, a P/E/G ratio of 5.07 and a beta of 1.45.

According to Zacks Investment Research, Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has a Consensus Recommendation of 2.71.

For the current quarter, 6 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0.35/share. Sucampo Pharmaceuticals had a positive return on equity of 74.58% and a negative net margin of 60.24%.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $75.35 Million for the current quarter.

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ATR value of the company was 1.51 and Relative Strength Index (RSI) was 81.71.

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCMP) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.27/Share beating the analyst estimate of $0.25/Share by a difference of $0.02.

In other news, insider Peter A. Kiener sold 50,000 shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 7th. They set a buy rating and a $14.00 price objective on the stock. The latest exchange of 12.93 Million shares is above its average trading activity of 10.48 Million shares.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. GSA Capital Partners LLP increased its position in shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals by 636.4% during the third quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 48,810 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock valued at $513,000 after purchasing an additional 423 shares during the last quarter.

It is interesting to note that Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. insiders have sold a net of -8,750,000 shares during the past three months, which implies that the company's top executives have been feeling bearish about the stock's outlook. Trexquant Investment LP purchased a new position in Sucampo Pharmaceuticals in the 3rd quarter worth about $122,000. Finally, Thrivent Financial For Lutherans raised its holdings in shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals by 11.3% in the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company raised its holdings in shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals by 4.1% in the second quarter. Institutional investors own 65.29% of the company's stock.

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Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on developing, identifying, acquiring, and marketing medicines that meet unmet medical needs, primarily in gastroenterology, ophthalmology, and oncology-related disorders in the United States, Japan, Switzerland, and internationally.

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