Juniper Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:JNP) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the five ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $23.00.

JNP has been the topic of several recent research reports. BMO Capital Markets upgraded Juniper Pharmaceuticals from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and upped their price target for the stock from $31.00 to $34.00 in a research note on Friday, July 14th. ValuEngine downgraded Juniper Pharmaceuticals from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, HC Wainwright restated a “hold” rating on shares of Juniper Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Monday, May 15th.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. purchased a new stake in Juniper Pharmaceuticals during the 1st quarter valued at $100,000. KCG Holdings Inc. purchased a new stake in Juniper Pharmaceuticals during the 1st quarter valued at $112,000. TFS Capital LLC boosted its stake in Juniper Pharmaceuticals by 87.0% during the 1st quarter. TFS Capital LLC now owns 31,619 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $150,000 after purchasing an additional 14,707 shares during the last quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in Juniper Pharmaceuticals by 6.6% during the 1st quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 41,037 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $196,000 after purchasing an additional 2,544 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Nationwide Fund Advisors boosted its stake in Juniper Pharmaceuticals by 5,500.0% during the 2nd quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 56,000 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $283,000 after purchasing an additional 55,000 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 36.20% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Juniper Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ JNP) traded down 2.22% on Wednesday, hitting $4.40. The company had a trading volume of 143,864 shares. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $4.66 and its 200-day moving average price is $4.66. Juniper Pharmaceuticals has a 52 week low of $3.65 and a 52 week high of $6.40. The stock has a market capitalization of $47.71 million, a PE ratio of 5.68 and a beta of 0.22.

Juniper Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:JNP) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The specialty pharmaceutical company reported ($0.03) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.13) by $0.10. The company had revenue of $13.96 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $11.84 million. Juniper Pharmaceuticals had a return on equity of 21.49% and a net margin of 13.94%. Analysts forecast that Juniper Pharmaceuticals will post ($0.39) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About Juniper Pharmaceuticals

Juniper Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a women’s health therapeutics company. The Company is focused on developing therapeutics that address unmet medical needs in women’s health. It operates in two segments: product and service. The product segment is engaged in manufacturing and supplying CRINONE, the Company’s commercialized product.

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