Juniper Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:JNP) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six analysts that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $23.00.

Several analysts have weighed in on JNP shares. HC Wainwright reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Juniper Pharmaceuticals in a report on Friday, May 5th. Roth Capital set a $12.00 target price on Juniper Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, May 6th. ValuEngine lowered Juniper Pharmaceuticals from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, BMO Capital Markets raised Juniper Pharmaceuticals from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and upped their target price for the company from $31.00 to $34.00 in a report on Friday, July 14th.

Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its stake in Juniper Pharmaceuticals by 7.6% in the fourth quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 254,300 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $1,424,000 after buying an additional 17,900 shares during the period. Acadian Asset Management LLC raised its stake in Juniper Pharmaceuticals by 6.6% in the first quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 41,037 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $196,000 after buying an additional 2,544 shares during the period. Algert Global LLC raised its stake in Juniper Pharmaceuticals by 28.9% in the first quarter. Algert Global LLC now owns 108,315 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $514,000 after buying an additional 24,270 shares during the period. AWM Investment Company Inc. purchased a new stake in Juniper Pharmaceuticals during the first quarter valued at $475,000. Finally, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan purchased a new stake in Juniper Pharmaceuticals during the second quarter valued at $1,192,000. 36.75% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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Shares of Juniper Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:JNP) traded down 4.81% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $4.45. 28,080 shares of the stock were exchanged. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $4.95 and a 200-day moving average of $4.73. Juniper Pharmaceuticals has a one year low of $3.65 and a one year high of $7.15. The company has a market cap of $48.26 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 5.75 and a beta of 0.28.

Juniper Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:JNP) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The specialty pharmaceutical company reported ($0.03) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.13) by $0.10. Juniper Pharmaceuticals had a return on equity of 21.49% and a net margin of 13.94%. The firm had revenue of $13.96 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $11.84 million. Equities analysts expect that Juniper Pharmaceuticals will post ($0.51) EPS for the current year.

About Juniper Pharmaceuticals

Juniper Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a women’s health therapeutics company. The Company is focused on developing therapeutics that address unmet medical needs in women’s health. It operates in two segments: product and service. The product segment is engaged in manufacturing and supplying CRINONE, the Company’s commercialized product.

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