Insider Selling: Recro Pharma Inc (REPH) Major Shareholder Sells 217,308 Shares of Stock

Recro Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:REPH) major shareholder Stonepine Capital Management, sold 217,308 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $7.70, for a total transaction of $1,673,271.60. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Major shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

Stonepine Capital Management, also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Friday, May 12th, Stonepine Capital Management, sold 510,000 shares of Recro Pharma stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $7.40, for a total transaction of $3,774,000.00.
  • On Thursday, May 11th, Stonepine Capital Management, sold 244,629 shares of Recro Pharma stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $7.65, for a total transaction of $1,871,411.85.

Recro Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:REPH) traded down 1.19% on Friday, hitting $8.29. 16,457 shares of the company were exchanged. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $8.03 and its 200-day moving average price is $7.74. Recro Pharma Inc has a 52-week low of $5.89 and a 52-week high of $12.50. The stock’s market capitalization is $157.92 million.

Recro Pharma (NASDAQ:REPH) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 11th. The specialty pharmaceutical company reported ($0.42) EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.57) by $0.15. Recro Pharma had a negative return on equity of 57.17% and a negative net margin of 13.34%. The firm had revenue of $18.74 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $15.58 million. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Recro Pharma Inc will post ($2.39) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Recro Pharma (NASDAQ:REPH)

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A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Broadfin Capital LLC increased its position in Recro Pharma by 26.5% in the fourth quarter. Broadfin Capital LLC now owns 3,100,086 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $24,987,000 after buying an additional 650,000 shares in the last quarter. Stonepine Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Recro Pharma by 145.5% in the fourth quarter. Stonepine Capital Management LLC now owns 2,874,317 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $23,167,000 after buying an additional 1,703,717 shares during the period. Deerfield Management Co. bought a new stake in shares of Recro Pharma during the fourth quarter worth about $16,725,000. Alyeska Investment Group L.P. increased its stake in shares of Recro Pharma by 1,571.4% in the fourth quarter. Alyeska Investment Group L.P. now owns 862,761 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $6,954,000 after buying an additional 811,142 shares during the period. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Recro Pharma by 44.4% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 560,688 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $4,901,000 after buying an additional 172,492 shares during the period. 53.23% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on the stock. Roth Capital set a $20.00 target price on shares of Recro Pharma and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, May 13th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Recro Pharma from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.50 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday. Finally, Aegis restated a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 target price on shares of Recro Pharma in a research note on Monday, March 27th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, Recro Pharma has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $16.21.

Recro Pharma Company Profile

Recro Pharma, Inc is a clinical-stage specialty pharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in developing products for hospitals and ambulatory care settings that is developing non-opioid products for treatment of serious acute pain. The Company’s lead product candidate is an injectable form of meloxicam.

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