Cantor Fitzgerald Boosts Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc (SUPN) Price Target to $27.00

Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:SUPN) had its price target lifted by investment analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald from $25.00 to $27.00 in a report issued on Thursday, May 11th. The firm currently has an “overweight” rating on the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock. Cantor Fitzgerald’s price target indicates a potential downside of 30.14% from the company’s current price.

A number of other analysts have also recently weighed in on the company. Jefferies Group LLC increased their price objective on Supernus Pharmaceuticals from $33.00 to $35.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 8th. Stifel Nicolaus raised their price target on Supernus Pharmaceuticals from $30.00 to $36.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 3rd. Zacks Investment Research cut Supernus Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, January 28th. Finally, Cowen and Company raised their price target on Supernus Pharmaceuticals from $31.00 to $34.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, May 11th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Supernus Pharmaceuticals presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average 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 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. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $35.55 and its 200-day moving average is $29.14.

Supernus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SUPN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 9th. The specialty pharmaceutical company reported $0.19 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates 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 analyst estimates 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, CFO Gregory S. Patrick sold 54,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, April 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.37, for a total value of $1,747,980.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 54,221 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,755,133.77. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, VP Padmanabh P. Bhatt sold 11,806 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, April 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.59, for a total value of $384,757.54. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 45,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,482,845. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 83,806 shares of company stock valued at $2,813,038 over the last ninety days. 6.70% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. HighTower Advisors LLC bought a new position in Supernus Pharmaceuticals during the third quarter valued at $464,000. Convergence Investment Partners LLC bought a new position in Supernus Pharmaceuticals during the third quarter valued at $1,496,000. Suntrust Banks Inc. increased its position in Supernus Pharmaceuticals by 1.5% in the third quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. now owns 17,976 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $443,000 after buying an additional 273 shares during the last quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department increased its position in Supernus Pharmaceuticals by 47.3% in the third quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department now owns 39,380 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $974,000 after buying an additional 12,650 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan increased its position in Supernus Pharmaceuticals by 0.9% in the third quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 14,550 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $360,000 after buying an additional 130 shares during the last quarter. 92.17% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Supernus Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

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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