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Shares of Flamel Technologies S.A. (NASDAQ:FLML) have been given an average rating of “Buy” by the eight analysts that are presently covering the company, American Banking News reports. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a buy recommendation, The average 12-month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $17.90.

Shares of Flamel Technologies S.A. (NASDAQ:FLML) traded up 0.90% on Friday, hitting $13.45. 40,430 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Flamel Technologies S.A. has a 1-year low of $5.30 and a 1-year high of $15.75. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $14.00 and a 200-day moving average of $11.93. The company’s market cap is $514.7 million.

Flamel Technologies S.A. (NASDAQ:FLML) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 29th. The company reported ($0.13) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of ($0.08) by $0.05. The company had revenue of $8.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $9.92 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted ($1.29) earnings per share. Analysts expect that Flamel Technologies S.A. will post $-0.01 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Leerink Swann initiated coverage on shares of Flamel Technologies S.A. in a research note on Friday. They set an “outperform” rating and a $22.00 price target on the stock. Analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of Flamel Technologies S.A. from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 15th. They now have a $16.20 price target on the stock.

Flamel Technologies SA has a pipeline of niche specialty pharmaceutical products. The Company’s drug delivery platforms are focused on developing safer, more efficacious formulations of drugs to address unmet medical needs.

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