BidaskClub lowered shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCMP) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Saturday morning.

Several other research firms have also issued reports on SCMP. Maxim Group set a $23.00 target price on shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Wednesday. Jefferies Group LLC lowered their target price on shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals from $13.00 to $11.00 and set a hold rating for the company in a report on Thursday, May 4th. TheStreet lowered shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals from a c+ rating to a d rating in a report on Wednesday. Roth Capital set a $30.00 target price on shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Thursday. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Sucampo Pharmaceuticals currently has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of $17.63.

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals (SCMP) traded up 0.48% during trading on Friday, hitting $10.40. 469,212 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Sucampo Pharmaceuticals has a 52-week low of $9.30 and a 52-week high of $17.55. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $10.58 and a 200 day moving average price of $10.73. The company’s market cap is $480.42 million.

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SCMP) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The biopharmaceutical company reported $0.28 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $59.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $56.44 million. Sucampo Pharmaceuticals had a negative net margin of 61.99% and a positive return on equity of 56.58%. The business’s revenue was up 15.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.24 EPS. On average, equities research analysts predict that Sucampo Pharmaceuticals will post $1.02 earnings per share for the current year.

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A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in SCMP. Bank of Montreal Can raised its stake in shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals by 22.9% in the first quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 24,775 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $272,000 after buying an additional 4,615 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp raised its stake in shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals by 32.9% in the fourth quarter. State Street Corp now owns 581,835 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $7,882,000 after buying an additional 143,906 shares during the last quarter. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL bought a new stake in shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals during the first quarter worth $536,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised 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 worth $4,044,000 after buying an additional 190,292 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Russell Investments Group Ltd. bought a new stake in shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals during the fourth quarter worth $555,000. Institutional investors own 55.82% of the company’s stock.

About Sucampo Pharmaceuticals

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.

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