Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:SGYP) shares saw unusually-strong trading volume on Monday . Approximately 4,150,568 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 68% from the previous session’s volume of 2,469,988 shares.The stock last traded at $5.05 and had previously closed at $4.99.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on SGYP shares. Rodman & Renshaw reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 target price on shares of Synergy Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Thursday, April 21st. Roth Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Synergy Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Monday, May 9th. BTIG Research reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 target price on shares of Synergy Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Tuesday, April 19th. Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $13.00 target price on shares of Synergy Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Monday, May 23rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Synergy Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $3.00 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, May 16th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $10.37.

The stock’s 50-day moving average is $4.15 and its 200 day moving average is $3.57. The company’s market cap is $915.17 million.

Synergy Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SGYP) last released its earnings results on Monday, August 8th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.23) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.20) by $0.03. Equities analysts forecast that Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. will post ($1.05) EPS for the current year.

Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc (Synergy) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of gastrointestinal (GI) therapies. The Company’s GI platform includes two lead product candidates: plecanatide and dolcanatide. It is engaged in the discovery, research and development involving uroguanylin analogs for the treatment of functional GI disorders and inflammatory bowel disease.

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