According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.38/share and a low EPS of $0.32/share.
Mizuho reissued their neutral rating on shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SCMP) in a research report report published on Wednesday, January 3rd, MarketBeat reports. They expect $0.34 earnings per share, up 41.67% or $0.10 from last year's $0.24 per share. According to these analysts, the Low Revenue Estimate for Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.is 73 Million and the High Revenue Estimate is 77.7 Million. Sucampo Pharmaceuticals had a net margin of 6.29% and a return on equity of 44.19%.
Among 13 analysts covering Sucampo Pharma (NASDAQ:SCMP), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. SCMP's SI was 4.69 million shares in January as released by FINRA.
A number of other analysts have also weighed in on SCMP. On Tuesday, November 15 the stock rating was maintained by Maxim Group with "Buy". Mizuho reiterated a "neutral" rating and issued a $18.00 price objective (up previously from $14.00) on shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. They now have a $18.00 price target on the biopharmaceutical company's stock, up from their previous price target of $14.00. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Finally, began coverage on Sucampo Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. Six investment 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. Sucampo Pharmaceuticals presently has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of $21.58.
Shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals (SCMP) traded down $0.12 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $18.38. The company has market cap of $849.64 million. The company has a market cap of $846.46, a P/E ratio of -5.49, a P/E/G ratio of 5.07 and a beta of 1.45. The stock appeared $27.98 above its 52-week highs and is up 0.46% for the last five trades. The company has a current ratio of 5.11, a quick ratio of 4.46 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 7.37.
Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Arizona State Retirement System raised its holdings in shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals by 1.6% in the second quarter. The stock decreased 0.14% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $18.38. JPMorgan Chase & Co. purchased a new position in Sucampo Pharmaceuticals in the 2nd quarter worth about $117,000. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 15,270 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock valued at $160,000 after purchasing an additional 1,550 shares during the last quarter.
Over the past three months, Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. insiders have been net buyers, dumping a net of -97,384 shares. The Bank Of America Corp holds 28,626 shares with $383,000 value, down from 71,700 last quarter. With an institutional ownership near 29.3%, it carries an earnings per share ratio of -20.44. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 19,983 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock valued at $209,000 after buying an additional 790 shares during the period. Finally, Aperio Group LLC bought a new stake in Sucampo Pharmaceuticals in the third quarter valued at about $137,000. EPS ratio determined by looking at last 12 month figures is -3.35. Company insiders own 3.31% of the company's stock.
In other news, CFO Andrew P. Smith sold 1,766 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 15th. There were 13 sold out positions, on the other hand, totaling 236,629 shares. Following the sale, the director now owns 16,201 shares in the company, valued at approximately $273,148.86. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.
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These analysts also forecasted Growth Estimates for the Current Quarter for SCMP to be -48.5%.
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