Recro Pharma Inc (REPH) Given Average Rating of “Buy” by Brokerages

Recro Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:REPH) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the six brokerages that are covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has assigned a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $13.50.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on REPH shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Recro Pharma from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.75 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 price target on shares of Recro Pharma in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Oppenheimer started coverage on Recro Pharma in a research note on Tuesday. They set a “buy” rating and a $19.00 price target for the company.

In other news, major shareholder Healthcare Master Fun Broadfin sold 222,616 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.58, for a total value of $2,132,661.28. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, major shareholder Scp Vitalife Partners (Israel) sold 12,964 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.88, for a total value of $115,120.32. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 734,269 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $6,520,308.72. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 860,414 shares of company stock valued at $8,289,916 over the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 21.60% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of REPH. Teachers Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Recro Pharma in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $162,000. California State Teachers Retirement System bought a new stake in shares of Recro Pharma in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $169,000. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its stake in shares of Recro Pharma by 183.4% in the 3rd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 21,784 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $197,000 after purchasing an additional 14,098 shares during the last quarter. Strs Ohio lifted its stake in shares of Recro Pharma by 455.0% during the 4th quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 22,200 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $205,000 after acquiring an additional 18,200 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Recro Pharma during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $215,000. 61.88% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of Recro Pharma (NASDAQ REPH) traded up $0.12 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $8.21. The company had a trading volume of 47,792 shares, compared to its average volume of 114,843. Recro Pharma has a 52 week low of $5.81 and a 52 week high of $10.59. The company has a market capitalization of $157.01, a price-to-earnings ratio of -3.82 and a beta of -0.60. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.50, a quick ratio of 1.35 and a current ratio of 1.59.

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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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