Recro Pharma Inc (REPH) Receives Average Recommendation of “Buy” from Analysts

Shares of Recro Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:REPH) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the seven brokerages that are covering the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $19.67.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies assumed coverage on shares of Recro Pharma in a report on Monday, December 19th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $12.00 target price for the company. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Recro Pharma from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 21st. HC Wainwright reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $19.00 target price on shares of Recro Pharma in a report on Tuesday, November 29th. Finally, Roth Capital set a $24.00 target price on shares of Recro Pharma and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, November 28th.

Recro Pharma (NASDAQ:REPH) opened at 7.96 on Wednesday. The company’s market cap is $151.64 million. The company’s 50-day moving average is $7.84 and its 200 day moving average is $7.91. Recro Pharma has a 1-year low of $5.75 and a 1-year high of $12.50.

In other news, major shareholder Scp Vitalife Partners Ii Lp sold 44,977 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $8.00, for a total value of $359,816.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 2,276,571 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $18,212,568. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, major shareholder Scp Vitalife Partners (Israel) sold 4,030 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $7.89, for a total value of $31,796.70. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 772,714 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,096,713.46. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 58,990 shares of company stock valued at $467,384 in the last three months. Company insiders own 39.30% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in REPH. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP purchased a new position in Recro Pharma during the fourth quarter valued at about $118,000. Acadian Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in Recro Pharma during the third quarter valued at about $140,000. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its position in Recro Pharma by 56.0% in the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 31,200 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $276,000 after buying an additional 11,200 shares in the last quarter. Numeric Investors LLC purchased a new position in Recro Pharma during the fourth quarter valued at about $556,000. Finally, Granite Point Capital Management L.P. purchased a new position in Recro Pharma during the third quarter valued at about $636,000. 53.23% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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About Recro Pharma

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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