Recro Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:REPH) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Tuesday.

According to Zacks, “Recro Pharma, Inc. is a clinical stage specialty pharmaceutical company. It develops non-opioid therapeutics for the treatment of pain in the post-operative setting. The company is developing intranasal formulation of Dexmedetomidine (Dex) for the treatment of post-operative pain and cancer breakthrough pain; sublingual formulation of Dex for the treatment of chronic pain; and Fadolmidine (Fado), a product candidate to treat post-operative pain and neuropathic pain. Recro Pharma, Inc. is based in Malvern, Pennsylvania. “

Several other analysts have also issued reports on the company. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “buy” rating and issued a $11.00 target price on shares of Recro Pharma in a research note on Friday. Roth Capital set a $20.00 target price on Recro Pharma and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $12.63.

Recro Pharma (NASDAQ:REPH) opened at 8.64 on Tuesday. The firm’s market capitalization is $164.67 million. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $8.65 and a 200-day moving average price of $7.78. Recro Pharma has a one year low of $5.81 and a one year high of $10.17.

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

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Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its stake in shares of Recro Pharma by 3.0% in the first quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 17,200 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $150,000 after buying an additional 500 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp bought a new stake in shares of Recro Pharma in the first quarter valued at $156,000. KCG Holdings Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Recro Pharma in the first quarter valued at $173,000. Rothschild Investment Corp IL bought a new stake in shares of Recro Pharma in the second quarter valued at $141,000. Finally, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC raised its stake in shares of Recro Pharma by 76.9% in the second quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 22,085 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $155,000 after buying an additional 9,600 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 65.08% of the company’s stock.

Recro Pharma Company Profile

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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