Sucampo Pharmaceuticals (SCMP) Downgraded by B. Riley

B. Riley downgraded shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SCMP) from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research report report published on Tuesday, December 26th, Marketbeat reports. B. Riley currently has $18.00 target price on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock.

SCMP has been the subject of several other research reports. BidaskClub raised Sucampo Pharmaceuticals from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 12th. Nomura started coverage on Sucampo Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Monday, December 18th. They issued a buy rating and a $43.00 target price for the company. Mizuho lowered Sucampo Pharmaceuticals from a buy rating to a neutral rating and decreased their target price for the stock from $14.00 to $12.00 in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. UBS Group reduced their price target on shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals from $19.00 to $15.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $21.58.

Shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals (SCMP) opened at $18.05 on Tuesday. Sucampo Pharmaceuticals has a fifty-two week low of $9.30 and a fifty-two week high of $18.75. The firm has a market cap of $841.80, a price-to-earnings ratio of -5.39, a P/E/G ratio of 5.07 and a beta of 1.45. The company has a quick ratio of 4.46, a current ratio of 5.11 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 7.37.

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SCMP) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The biopharmaceutical company reported $0.27 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $61.27 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $58.05 million. Sucampo Pharmaceuticals had a negative net margin of 60.24% and a positive return on equity of 74.58%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 5.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.30 EPS. equities analysts expect that Sucampo Pharmaceuticals will post 1.12 EPS for the current year.

In related news, insider Peter A. Kiener sold 50,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.50, for a total transaction of $825,000.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 52,023 shares in the company, valued at approximately $858,379.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Corporate insiders own 4.13% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Texas Permanent School Fund boosted its position in Sucampo Pharmaceuticals by 2.2% during the second quarter. Texas Permanent School Fund now owns 18,319 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $192,000 after purchasing an additional 398 shares in the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its position in Sucampo Pharmaceuticals by 36.9% during the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 246,796 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $2,592,000 after purchasing an additional 66,493 shares in the last quarter. Arizona State Retirement System boosted its position in Sucampo Pharmaceuticals by 1.6% during the second quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 13,100 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $138,000 after purchasing an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers boosted its position in Sucampo Pharmaceuticals by 0.9% during the second quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 48,810 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $513,000 after purchasing an additional 423 shares in the last quarter. Finally, State of Wisconsin Investment Board bought a new stake in Sucampo Pharmaceuticals during the second quarter valued at about $199,000. 65.29% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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.

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