Stifel Nicolaus cut shares of Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SUPN) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Tuesday, Marketbeat.com reports. The brokerage currently has $47.00 price objective on the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

SUPN has been the subject of several other reports. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Supernus Pharmaceuticals from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Jefferies Group LLC restated a buy rating and set a $51.00 price objective on shares of Supernus Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Janney Montgomery Scott began coverage on shares of Supernus Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Friday, July 14th. They set a neutral rating and a $47.00 price objective for the company. Cowen and Company restated a positive rating and set a $50.00 price objective (up from $40.00) on shares of Supernus Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies restated a neutral rating on shares of Supernus Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of $48.29.

Shares of Supernus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ SUPN) traded down 0.38% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $39.25. The stock had a trading volume of 173,691 shares. Supernus Pharmaceuticals has a 12-month low of $17.25 and a 12-month high of $50.05. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $44.56 and its 200-day moving average is $37.95. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.99 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.80 and a beta of 1.30.

Supernus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SUPN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The specialty pharmaceutical company reported $0.32 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.08. Supernus Pharmaceuticals had a net margin of 41.10% and a return on equity of 30.73%. The business had revenue of $75.83 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $68.54 million. Analysts predict that Supernus Pharmaceuticals will post $1.04 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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In other news, CFO Gregory S. Patrick sold 50,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.60, for a total transaction of $2,380,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, VP Padmanabh P. Bhatt sold 3,735 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, July 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.90, for a total transaction of $167,701.50. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 21,209 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $952,284.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 157,444 shares of company stock valued at $7,390,810. Company insiders own 6.70% of the company’s stock.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Neumeier Poma Investment Counsel LLC increased its holdings in shares of Supernus Pharmaceuticals by 1.6% during the second quarter. Neumeier Poma Investment Counsel LLC now owns 890,740 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $38,391,000 after buying an additional 14,430 shares in the last quarter. Sheets Smith Wealth Management acquired a new position in shares of Supernus Pharmaceuticals during the second quarter worth $378,000. Royce & Associates LP increased its holdings in shares of Supernus Pharmaceuticals by 22.3% during the second quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 159,000 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $6,853,000 after buying an additional 29,000 shares in the last quarter. Turner Investments LLC acquired a new position in shares of Supernus Pharmaceuticals during the first quarter worth $219,000. Finally, Bank of America Corp DE increased its holdings in shares of Supernus Pharmaceuticals by 10.7% during the first quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 362,952 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $11,361,000 after buying an additional 35,069 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 95.38% of the company’s stock.

About Supernus Pharmaceuticals

Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products for the treatment of central nervous system diseases. The Company offers Oxtellar XR (extended-release oxcarbazepine) and Trokendi XR (extended-release topiramate), its two treatments for patients with epilepsy.

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