Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (SCMP) Major Shareholder Sells $12,000,000.00 in Stock

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCMP) major shareholder Sachiko Kuno sold 1,000,000 shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.00, for a total value of $12,000,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Large shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

Shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCMP) opened at 12.15 on Friday. The company’s market cap is $562.85 million. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $11.24 and its 200 day moving average price is $10.69. Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has a 12-month low of $9.30 and a 12-month high of $17.55.

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SCMP) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The biopharmaceutical company reported $0.28 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $59.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $56.44 million. Sucampo Pharmaceuticals had a positive return on equity of 56.58% and a negative net margin of 61.99%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 15.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.24 EPS. On average, analysts forecast that Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. will post $1.02 EPS for the current year.

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SCMP has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. ValuEngine lowered Sucampo Pharmaceuticals from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised Sucampo Pharmaceuticals from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. Maxim Group set a $23.00 price target on Sucampo Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. TheStreet lowered Sucampo Pharmaceuticals from a “c+” rating to a “d” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, Roth Capital set a $30.00 price target on Sucampo Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $17.63.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of SCMP. NEA Management Company LLC bought a new position in Sucampo Pharmaceuticals during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $13,214,000. Rubric Capital Management LP bought a new stake in shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals in the 2nd quarter worth $6,068,000. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals by 48.9% in the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,456,787 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $16,024,000 after purchasing an additional 478,226 shares in the last quarter. Royce & Associates LP increased its holdings in shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals by 24.6% in the 1st quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 974,023 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $10,714,000 after purchasing an additional 192,000 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its holdings in shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals by 107.3% in the 1st quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 367,691 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $4,044,000 after purchasing an additional 190,292 shares in the last quarter. 55.44% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About Sucampo Pharmaceuticals

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products. Its primary focus areas are gastroenterology, ophthalmology and oncology-related disorders. Its product candidates include VTS-270, Lubiprostone (AMITIZA), Unoprostone is opropyl (RESCULA) and CPP-1X/sulindac combination product.

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