Sucampo Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SCMP) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Leerink Swann

Shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals (SCMP) traded down $0.12 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $18.38. In the most recent quarterly financial report, for the quarter ending Sep. The firm owned 20,213 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock after selling 1,299 shares during the period. Kentucky-based Alphamark Advsr Ltd Company has invested 0.49% in Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Smith Asset Management Group LP increased its stake in shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals by 2.1% in the third quarter. Investors who are keeping close eye on the stock of Ciena Corporation (NYSE:CIEN) established that the company was able to keep return on investment at 51.55 in the trailing twelve month while Reuters data showed that industry's average stands at 1.68 and sector's optimum level is 16.18. Sucampo Pharmaceuticals's revenue was up 5.9% compared to the same quarter past year. Trexquant Investment LP purchased a new position in Sucampo Pharmaceuticals in the 3rd quarter worth about $122,000. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 112,170 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock valued at $1,324,000 after acquiring an additional 96,937 shares during the last quarter. Finally, began coverage on Sucampo Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. Nine Chapters Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in Sucampo Pharmaceuticals in the third quarter valued at about $127,000. Its 52-week high and low range is between $18.75 and $9.3. (NASDAQ:CHRS) on Thursday, September 7 with "Buy" rating.

Analysts' mean recommendation for Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 1,562,916 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,960,500.

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SCMP) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The biopharmaceutical company reported $0.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.02. Sucampo Pharmaceuticals had a negative net margin of 60.24% and a positive return on equity of 74.58%.

According to 5 analysts, the Average Revenue Estimate for the current Fiscal quarter is $896.88 Million and the Low Revenue estimate is $835 Million, while the High Revenue estimate is $957.1 Million. Leerink Swann also issued estimates for Sucampo Pharmaceuticals' FY2020 earnings at $2.02 EPS and FY2021 earnings at $2.19 EPS. Sucampo Pharmaceuticals's revenue for the quarter was up 5.9% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that Sucampo Pharmaceuticals will post 1.12 EPS for the current year. Recently, investment analysts covering the stock have updated the mean rating to 1.8. They now have a $15.00 target price on the biopharmaceutical company's stock.

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCMP) touched its 1-Year High price of $18.75 on 01/08/18 and its 1-Year Low price of $ 9.30 on 04/18/17. 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. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 1.90 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range).

In related news, insider Peter A. Kiener sold 50,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.58, for a total transaction of $27,514.28. The Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc holds 153,424 shares with $6.30M value, down from 172,513 last quarter. This metric reflects the average amount a stock's price has differed from the mean over a period of time. Following the sale, the insider now owns 52,023 shares in the company, valued at $858,379.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Institutional investors own 65.29% of the company's stock.

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company focuses on research and development of drugs to treat gastrointestinal, ophthalmic and oncology-based inflammatory disorders. The Company's product candidates in clinical development stage comprise Lubiprostone that is in Phase III clinical trials for the treatment of pediatric functional constipation and (IBS-C); and completed Phase III clinical trials for the treatment of (CIC) in adults, IBS-C in adult women, and OIC in patients with chronic non-cancer pain, as well as CPP-1X/sulindac combination product, which has completed Phase III clinical trials for the treatment of familial adenomatous polyposis.

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