Recro Pharma (REPH) Earns Outperform Rating from Analysts at CIBC

Equities researchers at CIBC initiated coverage on shares of Recro Pharma (NASDAQ:REPH) in a note issued to investors on Wednesday. The firm set an “outperform” rating and a $19.00 price target on the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock. CIBC’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 131.43% from the stock’s current price.

REPH has been the topic of several other research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Recro Pharma from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.75 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 price objective on shares of Recro Pharma in a report on Friday, October 27th. UBS Group initiated coverage on Recro Pharma in a report on Tuesday. They set an “outperform” rating on the stock. Finally, Oppenheimer initiated coverage on Recro Pharma in a report on Tuesday. They set an “outperform” rating and a $19.00 price objective on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $13.75.

Recro Pharma (NASDAQ REPH) traded up $0.12 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $8.21. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 47,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 110,329. The company has a quick ratio of 1.35, a current ratio of 1.59 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.50. The stock has a market capitalization of $154.74, a P/E ratio of -3.75 and a beta of -0.60. Recro Pharma has a one year low of $5.81 and a one year high of $10.59.

In related news, major shareholder Healthcare Master Fun Broadfin sold 222,616 shares of Recro Pharma stock in a transaction 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 sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, major shareholder Scp Vitalife Partners (Israel) sold 12,964 shares of Recro Pharma stock in a transaction 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 transaction, the insider now owns 734,269 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,520,308.72. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 860,414 shares of company stock worth $8,289,916 in the last 90 days. Insiders own 21.60% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Teachers Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Recro Pharma in the second quarter valued at $162,000. California State Teachers Retirement System acquired a new position in Recro Pharma in the second quarter valued at $169,000. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its holdings in Recro Pharma by 183.4% in the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 21,784 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $197,000 after acquiring an additional 14,098 shares during the last quarter. Strs Ohio boosted its holdings in Recro Pharma by 455.0% in the fourth quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 22,200 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $205,000 after acquiring an additional 18,200 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. acquired a new position in Recro Pharma in the second quarter valued at $215,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 61.88% of the company’s stock.

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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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