Shares of Recro Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:REPH) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the six research firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has assigned a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $13.50.

Several research analysts have commented on REPH shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Recro Pharma from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, November 16th. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 price objective on shares of Recro Pharma in a report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Oppenheimer started coverage on Recro Pharma in a report on Tuesday. They set a “buy” rating and a $19.00 price objective on the stock.

In other news, major shareholder Healthcare Master Fun Broadfin sold 102,440 shares of Recro Pharma stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.50, for a total value of $973,180.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, major shareholder Scp Vitalife Partners Ii Lp sold 18,231 shares of Recro Pharma stock in a transaction on Friday, December 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.27, for a total value of $169,001.37. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 860,414 shares of company stock worth $8,289,916 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 21.60% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its holdings in shares of Recro Pharma by 23.4% in the 4th quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 122,000 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $1,129,000 after acquiring an additional 23,100 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Recro Pharma by 1.4% in the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 1,011,855 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $9,359,000 after acquiring an additional 13,799 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its holdings in shares of Recro Pharma by 115.6% in the 4th quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 52,848 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $489,000 after acquiring an additional 28,340 shares during the period. Cadence Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Recro Pharma by 7.8% in the 4th quarter. Cadence Capital Management LLC now owns 180,715 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $1,672,000 after acquiring an additional 13,078 shares during the period. Finally, Strs Ohio increased its holdings in shares of Recro Pharma by 455.0% in the 4th quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 22,200 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $205,000 after acquiring an additional 18,200 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 61.88% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Recro Pharma (NASDAQ:REPH) traded up $0.12 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $8.21. The company had a trading volume of 47,792 shares, compared to its average volume of 114,843. The company has a market cap of $157.01, a price-to-earnings ratio of -3.82 and a beta of -0.60. Recro Pharma has a 52-week low of $5.81 and a 52-week high of $10.59. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.50, a current ratio of 1.59 and a quick ratio of 1.35.

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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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