Cowen and Company Increases Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc (SUPN) Price Target to $34.00

Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:SUPN) had its price target upped by research analysts at Cowen and Company from $31.00 to $34.00 in a report released on Thursday, May 11th. The firm currently has an “outperform” rating on the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock. Cowen and Company’s target price points to a potential downside of 12.03% from the company’s previous close.

SUPN has been the topic of several other research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Supernus Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, February 4th. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating and set a $32.00 price target on shares of Supernus Pharmaceuticals in a report on Thursday, January 12th. Jefferies Group LLC set a $35.00 price target on Supernus Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 10th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus increased their price objective on Supernus Pharmaceuticals from $30.00 to $36.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 3rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. Supernus Pharmaceuticals presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $33.43.

Analyst Recommendations for Supernus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SUPN)

Shares of Supernus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ SUPN) opened at 38.65 on Thursday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $35.55 and its 200-day moving average is $29.14. The company has a market cap of $1.94 billion, a PE ratio of 20.79 and a beta of 1.76. Supernus Pharmaceuticals has a one year low of $17.25 and a one year high of $41.35.

Supernus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SUPN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 9th. The specialty pharmaceutical company reported $0.19 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.03. Supernus Pharmaceuticals had a return on equity of 20.76% and a net margin of 17.88%. The company had revenue of $57.58 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $57.91 million. Equities research analysts expect that Supernus Pharmaceuticals will post $1.08 earnings per share for the current year.

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In related news, VP Padmanabh P. Bhatt sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.86, for a total transaction of $398,600.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 27,500 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,096,150. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, VP Padmanabh P. Bhatt sold 2,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $35.90, for a total value of $89,750.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 37,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,346,250. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 83,806 shares of company stock worth $2,813,038 in the last 90 days. 6.70% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of SUPN. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in Supernus Pharmaceuticals by 156,173.3% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 6,696,310 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $209,595,000 after buying an additional 6,692,025 shares during the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. acquired a new stake in Supernus Pharmaceuticals during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $21,772,000. AXA acquired a new stake in Supernus Pharmaceuticals during the first quarter valued at approximately $6,519,000. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. boosted its stake in Supernus Pharmaceuticals by 16.8% in the third quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 1,149,244 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $28,421,000 after buying an additional 165,346 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in Supernus Pharmaceuticals by 6.6% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 2,516,335 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $78,762,000 after buying an additional 156,094 shares in the last quarter. 92.17% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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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