Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:SUPN) VP Padmanabh P. Bhatt sold 5,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $34.90, for a total transaction of $191,950.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 43,887 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,531,656.30. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

Shares of Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:SUPN) traded down 1.16% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $34.15. 475,192 shares of the stock traded hands. The company has a market capitalization of $1.72 billion, a PE ratio of 18.37 and a beta of 1.89. Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc has a 12-month low of $17.25 and a 12-month high of $35.35. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $32.64 and its 200 day moving average price is $27.32.

Supernus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SUPN) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, May 9th. The specialty pharmaceutical company reported $0.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $57.58 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $57.91 million. Supernus Pharmaceuticals had a return on equity of 35.33% and a net margin of 43.38%. Analysts expect that Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc will post $1.07 EPS for the current year.

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A number of research firms recently commented on SUPN. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price objective on Supernus Pharmaceuticals from $30.00 to $36.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 3rd. Jefferies Group LLC increased their price objective on Supernus Pharmaceuticals from $33.00 to $35.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 8th. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating and issued a $31.00 price objective on shares of Supernus Pharmaceuticals in a report on Wednesday, March 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Supernus Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, February 4th. Finally, Cowen and Company increased their price objective on Supernus Pharmaceuticals from $31.00 to $34.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, May 11th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. Supernus Pharmaceuticals currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $29.00.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in Supernus Pharmaceuticals by 156,173.3% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 6,696,310 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $209,595,000 after buying an additional 6,692,025 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. bought a new stake in Supernus Pharmaceuticals during the fourth quarter valued at about $21,772,000. AXA bought a new stake in Supernus Pharmaceuticals during the first quarter valued at about $6,519,000. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. raised its stake in Supernus Pharmaceuticals by 16.8% in the third quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 1,149,244 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $28,421,000 after buying an additional 165,346 shares during the period. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in Supernus Pharmaceuticals by 6.6% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 2,516,335 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $78,762,000 after buying an additional 156,094 shares during the period. 94.94% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

About Supernus Pharmaceuticals

Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products for the treatment of central nervous system diseases. The Company offers Oxtellar XR (extended-release oxcarbazepine) and Trokendi XR (extended-release topiramate), its two treatments for patients with epilepsy.

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