Recro Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:REPH) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the seven research firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $14.75.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on REPH shares. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $11.00 price objective on Recro Pharma and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. Roth Capital set a $20.00 price objective on Recro Pharma and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Recro Pharma from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $8.25 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, August 16th. Finally, Janney Montgomery Scott lowered Recro Pharma from a “buy” rating to a “fair value” rating and decreased their price objective for the stock from $21.00 to $6.50 in a research report on Wednesday, June 14th.

Recro Pharma (NASDAQ:REPH) traded up 1.52% on Friday, hitting $7.99. 135,269 shares of the stock were exchanged. Recro Pharma has a 52 week low of $5.81 and a 52 week high of $10.17. The company’s market cap is $152.28 million. The company’s 50-day moving average is $7.45 and its 200-day moving average is $7.60.

Recro Pharma (NASDAQ:REPH) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 10th. The specialty pharmaceutical company reported ($0.48) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.54) by $0.06. Recro Pharma had a negative return on equity of 56.04% and a negative net margin of 46.75%. The business had revenue of $16.93 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $14.90 million. On average, analysts predict that Recro Pharma will post ($2.35) earnings per share for the current year.

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Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC boosted its position in Recro Pharma by 17.8% during the 1st quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 12,485 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $109,000 after acquiring an additional 1,885 shares during the period. Acadian Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in Recro Pharma during the 1st quarter worth about $150,000. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its position in Recro Pharma by 3.0% during the 1st quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 17,200 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $150,000 after acquiring an additional 500 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp acquired a new stake in Recro Pharma during the 1st quarter worth about $156,000. Finally, KCG Holdings Inc. acquired a new stake in Recro Pharma during the 1st quarter worth about $173,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 65.06% of the company’s stock.

About Recro Pharma

Recro Pharma, Inc is a clinical-stage specialty pharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in developing products for hospitals and ambulatory care settings that is developing non-opioid products for treatment of serious acute pain. The Company’s lead product candidate is an injectable form of meloxicam.

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