Analysts expect that Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCMP) will report $57.44 million in sales for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three analysts have provided estimates for Sucampo Pharmaceuticals’ earnings. The lowest sales estimate is $56.61 million and the highest is $58.60 million. Sucampo Pharmaceuticals reported sales of $57.87 million in the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative year over year growth rate of 0.7%. The business is scheduled to announce its next earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Sucampo Pharmaceuticals will report full-year sales of $57.44 million for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $228.00 million to $236.90 million. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the firm will post sales of $243.33 million per share, with estimates ranging from $234.39 million to $258.60 million. Zacks’ sales averages are a mean average based on a survey of research analysts that follow Sucampo Pharmaceuticals.

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SCMP) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The biopharmaceutical company reported $0.28 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.22 by $0.06. Sucampo Pharmaceuticals had a negative net margin of 61.99% and a positive return on equity of 56.58%. The firm had revenue of $59.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $56.44 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.24 EPS. Sucampo Pharmaceuticals’s quarterly revenue was up 15.3% on a year-over-year basis.

Several brokerages have weighed in on SCMP. BidaskClub lowered Sucampo Pharmaceuticals from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 5th. Maxim Group set a $23.00 target price on Sucampo Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. TheStreet lowered Sucampo Pharmaceuticals from a “c+” rating to a “d” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised Sucampo Pharmaceuticals from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. Finally, Roth Capital set a $30.00 target price on Sucampo Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $17.63.

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In related news, insider Jones W. Bryan bought 4,700 shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 4th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $10.60 per share, with a total value of $49,820.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the insider now directly owns 4,700 shares in the company, valued at approximately $49,820. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Jason Patrick Meyenburg bought 4,000 shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 6th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $12.13 per share, with a total value of $48,520.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the insider now owns 30,228 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $366,665.64. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Corporate insiders own 4.13% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in SCMP. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd purchased a new stake in Sucampo Pharmaceuticals in the 2nd quarter worth about $132,000. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio lifted its stake in Sucampo Pharmaceuticals by 37.7% in the 2nd quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 46,222 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $485,000 after acquiring an additional 12,663 shares in the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lifted its stake in Sucampo Pharmaceuticals by 4.1% in the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 19,983 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $209,000 after acquiring an additional 790 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp lifted its stake in Sucampo Pharmaceuticals by 7.3% in the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 599,420 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $6,290,000 after acquiring an additional 40,929 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Dana Investment Advisors Inc. lifted its stake in Sucampo Pharmaceuticals by 17.0% in the 2nd quarter. Dana Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 187,449 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $1,968,000 after acquiring an additional 27,294 shares in the last quarter. 55.44% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals (SCMP) opened at 12.35 on Monday. The stock’s market capitalization is $572.11 million. The company has a 50-day moving average of $11.01 and a 200-day moving average of $10.67. Sucampo Pharmaceuticals has a 52-week low of $9.30 and a 52-week high of $17.55.

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products. Its primary focus areas are gastroenterology, ophthalmology and oncology-related disorders. Its product candidates include VTS-270, Lubiprostone (AMITIZA), Unoprostone is opropyl (RESCULA) and CPP-1X/sulindac combination product.

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