AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AMAG) Price Target Lowered to $22.00 at Morgan Stanley

AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAG) had its target price reduced by equities research analysts at Morgan Stanley from $26.00 to $22.00 in a research note issued on Friday. The firm presently has an “overweight” rating on the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock. Morgan Stanley’s price objective points to a potential upside of 71.88% from the company’s previous close.

A number of other analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of AMAG Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 target price for the company in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of AMAG Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. Janney Montgomery Scott restated a “hold” rating on shares of AMAG Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of AMAG Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG set a $24.00 price target on shares of AMAG Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, July 7th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $25.50.

AMAG Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AMAG) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The specialty pharmaceutical company reported ($0.40) EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.58) by $0.18. AMAG Pharmaceuticals had a negative net margin of 35.35% and a negative return on equity of 0.64%. The business had revenue of $158.39 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $158.83 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.45 earnings per share. AMAG Pharmaceuticals’s quarterly revenue was up 24.3% on a year-over-year basis.

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A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of AMAG. Karp Capital Management Corp purchased a new stake in AMAG Pharmaceuticals during the first quarter worth about $232,000. OppenheimerFunds Inc. increased its stake in shares of AMAG Pharmaceuticals by 101.1% during the first quarter. OppenheimerFunds Inc. now owns 17,575 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $396,000 after buying an additional 8,836 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its holdings in AMAG Pharmaceuticals by 1.6% in the first quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 261,929 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $5,906,000 after purchasing an additional 4,008 shares in the last quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP boosted its holdings in AMAG Pharmaceuticals by 233.5% in the first quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 161,739 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $3,648,000 after purchasing an additional 113,240 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in AMAG Pharmaceuticals by 3.6% in the first quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 62,055 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $1,399,000 after purchasing an additional 2,164 shares in the last quarter.

AMAG Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a pharmaceutical company. The Company’s segment is the manufacture, development and commercialization of products and services for use in treating various conditions, with a focus on maternal health, anemia management and cancer supportive care. Its offerings focus on maternal health, anemia management and cancer supportive care, including its product, Makena (hydroxyprogesterone caproate injection); services related to the collection, processing and storage of umbilical cord blood stem cell and cord tissue units operated through Cord Blood Registry (CBR); its product, Feraheme (ferumoxytol), for intravenous (IV) use, and MuGard Mucoadhesive Oral Wound Rinse.

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