Wall Street analysts expect that Recro Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:REPH) will report ($0.53) earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have provided estimates for Recro Pharma’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at ($0.45) and the lowest estimate coming in at ($0.59). Recro Pharma reported earnings of ($0.83) per share in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 36.1%. The firm is scheduled to issue its next earnings results on Thursday, August 10th.

On average, analysts expect that Recro Pharma will report full-year earnings of ($2.35) per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($2.51) to ($2.24). For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the business will report earnings of ($2.60) per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($3.25) to ($2.08). Zacks’ EPS averages are an average based on a survey of analysts that follow Recro Pharma.

Recro Pharma (NASDAQ:REPH) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 11th. The specialty pharmaceutical company reported ($0.42) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.57) by $0.15. The company had revenue of $18.74 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $15.58 million. Recro Pharma had a negative net margin of 45.15% and a negative return on equity of 61.09%.

REPH has been the topic of several research reports. Janney Montgomery Scott lowered shares of Recro Pharma from a “buy” rating to a “fair value” rating and dropped their price objective for the company from $21.00 to $6.50 in a research note on Wednesday, June 14th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Recro Pharma from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.50 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, May 17th. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $11.00 price objective on shares of Recro Pharma and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, Roth Capital set a $20.00 price objective on shares of Recro Pharma and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $14.00.

In other Recro Pharma news, major shareholder James E. Flynn sold 32,447 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $6.59, for a total value of $213,825.73. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider James E. Flynn sold 110,447 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $6.39, for a total transaction of $705,756.33. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 970,391 shares of company stock valued at $7,076,242 over the last three months. Insiders own 21.60% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Marshall Wace North America L.P. acquired a new stake in Recro Pharma during the first quarter valued at approximately $1,601,000. MARSHALL WACE ASIA Ltd acquired a new stake in Recro Pharma during the first quarter valued at approximately $1,601,000. Cadence Capital Management LLC increased its stake in Recro Pharma by 32.4% in the second quarter. Cadence Capital Management LLC now owns 124,491 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $875,000 after buying an additional 30,455 shares in the last quarter. TFS Capital LLC acquired a new stake in Recro Pharma during the first quarter valued at approximately $827,000. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its stake in Recro Pharma by 245.1% in the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 63,500 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $555,000 after buying an additional 45,100 shares in the last quarter. 64.15% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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Shares of Recro Pharma (REPH) traded down 2.53% during trading on Friday, hitting $7.32. 86,543 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Recro Pharma has a 1-year low of $5.81 and a 1-year high of $10.85. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $7.16 and its 200 day moving average is $7.64. The firm’s market capitalization is $139.45 million.

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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