Analysts expect Amphastar Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AMPH) to post sales of $63.15 million for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have issued estimates for Amphastar Pharmaceuticals’ earnings. The lowest sales estimate is $62.00 million and the highest is $64.30 million. Amphastar Pharmaceuticals reported sales of $56.67 million during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 11.4%. The firm is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings results on Monday, May 14th.

On average, analysts expect that Amphastar Pharmaceuticals will report full year sales of $290.83 million for the current year, with estimates ranging from $277.00 million to $304.00 million. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the firm will report sales of $413.64 million per share, with estimates ranging from $367.50 million to $468.80 million. Zacks Investment Research’s sales averages are a mean average based on a survey of research analysts that cover Amphastar Pharmaceuticals.

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Amphastar Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AMPH) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, March 12th. The company reported $0.10 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.07 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $60.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $60.62 million. Amphastar Pharmaceuticals had a net margin of 1.88% and a return on equity of 4.56%. The company’s revenue was down 4.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.01 EPS.

AMPH has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. BidaskClub raised shares of Amphastar Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 13th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Amphastar Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $22.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “market perform” rating and issued a $19.00 target price (up previously from $17.00) on shares of Amphastar Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Tuesday, March 13th. Piper Jaffray reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $26.00 target price on shares of Amphastar Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. Finally, Wells Fargo reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Amphastar Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Wednesday, March 21st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $21.33.

Shares of AMPH stock opened at $19.18 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.12, a quick ratio of 1.85 and a current ratio of 2.79. The stock has a market cap of $878.81, a PE ratio of 50.47, a PEG ratio of 1.35 and a beta of 1.41. Amphastar Pharmaceuticals has a twelve month low of $13.15 and a twelve month high of $20.45.

In other Amphastar Pharmaceuticals news, Director Richard K. Prins sold 16,598 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.90, for a total transaction of $330,300.20. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 45,442 shares in the company, valued at $904,295.80. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CFO William J. Peters sold 19,801 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.10, for a total transaction of $398,000.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 84,387 shares of company stock worth $1,659,763 in the last ninety days. 11.10% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Paloma Partners Management Co purchased a new stake in Amphastar Pharmaceuticals during the fourth quarter worth about $197,000. Stone Ridge Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in Amphastar Pharmaceuticals during the fourth quarter worth about $214,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC purchased a new stake in Amphastar Pharmaceuticals during the fourth quarter worth about $227,000. Driehaus Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in Amphastar Pharmaceuticals during the fourth quarter worth about $229,000. Finally, Teacher Retirement System of Texas purchased a new stake in Amphastar Pharmaceuticals during the fourth quarter worth about $242,000. Institutional investors own 44.50% of the company’s stock.

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Amphastar Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a specialty pharmaceutical company. The Company focuses primarily on developing, manufacturing, marketing and selling generic and injectable, inhalation and intranasal products. The Company has two segments: finished pharmaceutical products and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) products.

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