Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCMP) – Investment analysts at Leerink Swann increased their FY2020 earnings estimates for Sucampo Pharmaceuticals in a report issued on Thursday. Leerink Swann analyst J. Schwartz now expects that the biopharmaceutical company will earn $1.58 per share for the year, up from their prior estimate of $1.57. Leerink Swann currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $15.00 price target on the stock. Leerink Swann also issued estimates for Sucampo Pharmaceuticals’ FY2021 earnings at $1.77 EPS.

A number of other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports on SCMP. BidaskClub cut Sucampo Pharmaceuticals from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, August 5th. Roth Capital set a $30.00 price objective on Sucampo Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Maxim Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price objective (up previously from $21.00) on shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. TheStreet cut Sucampo Pharmaceuticals from a “c+” rating to a “d” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, Mizuho cut Sucampo Pharmaceuticals from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and reduced their price objective for the stock from $14.00 to $12.00 in a report on Tuesday. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. Sucampo Pharmaceuticals presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $17.86.

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Shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ SCMP) traded down 0.95% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $10.45. The company had a trading volume of 777,677 shares. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $11.69 and its 200 day moving average is $10.73. The company’s market capitalization is $484.10 million. Sucampo Pharmaceuticals has a 12 month low of $9.30 and a 12 month high of $17.55.

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SCMP) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The biopharmaceutical company reported $0.28 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.06. Sucampo Pharmaceuticals had a positive return on equity of 56.58% and a negative net margin of 61.99%. The firm had revenue of $59.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $56.44 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.24 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 15.3% compared to the same quarter last year.

Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. AlphaMark Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals by 25.4% in the second quarter. AlphaMark Advisors LLC now owns 98,400 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $1,033,000 after buying an additional 19,900 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its stake in shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals by 107.3% in the first quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 367,691 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $4,044,000 after buying an additional 190,292 shares during the period. Texas Permanent School Fund boosted its stake in shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals by 2.2% in the second quarter. Texas Permanent School Fund now owns 18,319 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $192,000 after buying an additional 398 shares during the period. State of Tennessee Treasury Department bought a new stake in shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals in the first quarter valued at approximately $258,000. Finally, Royce & Associates LP boosted its stake in shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals by 24.6% in the first quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 974,023 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $10,714,000 after buying an additional 192,000 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 55.44% of the company’s stock.

In related news, insider Jones W. Bryan purchased 4,700 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 4th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $10.60 per share, for a total transaction of $49,820.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the insider now owns 4,700 shares in the company, valued at approximately $49,820. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider Jason Patrick Meyenburg purchased 4,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 6th. The stock was bought at an average price of $12.13 per share, with a total value of $48,520.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the insider now owns 30,228 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $366,665.64. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders own 4.13% of the company’s stock.

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.

Earnings History and Estimates for Sucampo Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SCMP)

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