What Do Analysts Say About Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (SCMP)

Ownership at Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SCMP) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. EPS is an indicator of company profit because the more earnings a company can generate per share, the more valuable each share is to investors. According to the latest data, the consensus recommendation for Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Krensavage Asset Management LLC now owns 2,819,708 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock valued at $29,607,000 after purchasing an additional 16,570 shares in the last quarter.

The focus shifting on performance of the Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Looking into last 5 trades, the stock observed a return of nearly 6.70%. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. bought a new position in Sucampo Pharmaceuticals in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $207,000. In the most recent quarterly financial report, for the quarter ending Sep. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals by 13.0% in the 2nd quarter. More interesting news about Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

The investigation by a law firm concerns whether certain officers and directors of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. breached their fiduciary duties owed to NASDAQ:SCMP investors in connection with the proposed acquisition. The stock traded on impressive volume of 4.35 Million comparing to the average volume of 2218.99 shares, completing picture of exact trends with uncompleted dots in volume over the norm. The firm has a market capitalization of $841.78, a PE ratio of 12.36, a PEG ratio of 5.07 and a beta of 1.45.

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In the past 52-week period, shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCMP) has "Neutral" rating given on Tuesday, December 26 by B. Riley & Co. The biopharmaceutical company reported $0.27 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $61.27 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $58.05 million. Sucampo Pharmaceuticals had a positive return on equity of 74.58% and a negative net margin of 60.24%.

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (SCMP) have shown a high EPS growth of 24.80% in the last 5 years and has earnings decline of -42.20% yoy.

Several research analysts recently weighed in on SCMP shares. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $1.921 and compares with the $0.65 52-week low. The firm has "Buy" rating by Maxim Group given on Monday, June 12. According to today's trading volume Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.is ABOVE its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days. Finally, Instinet initiated coverage on Sucampo Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. On Tuesday, November 15 the stock rating was maintained by Maxim Group with "Buy". Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.70 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). Kiener Peter A sold $825,000 worth of stock or 50,000 shares. The share price has moved forward from its 20 days moving average, trading at a distance of 7.43% and stays 37.32% away from its 50 days moving average. Outstanding shares refer to a company's stock presently held by all its shareholders, counting share blocks held by institutional shareholders and restricted shares owned by the company's officers and insiders. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

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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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