Drug Makers Stocks Under Scanner -- Amarin, Depomed, United Therapeutics, and Sucampo Pharma

Aug 16, 2016, 07:40 ET from Chelmsford Park SA

NEW YORK, August 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

In today's pre-market research, Stock-Callers.com follows four Drug Manufacturing equities, namely, Amarin Corp. PLC (NASDAQ: AMRN), Depomed Inc. (NASDAQ: DEPO), United Therapeutics Corp. (NASDAQ: UTHR), and Sucampo Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SCMP). Global prescription drug sales are expected to increase 3% this year despite drug-price debates and cost-control pressures. You can access of our complimentary research reports on these stocks now at:



Dublin, Ireland-based Amarin Corp. PLC's shares gained 3.26%, closing Monday's trading session at $3.17. The stock recorded a trading volume of 2.86 million shares, which was above its three months average volume of 2.37 million shares. The Company's shares have surged 37.23% in the last month, 89.82% in the previous three months, and 67.72% since the start of this year. The stock is trading 31.48% above its 50-day moving average and 68.23% above its 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Amarin, which focuses on the development and commercialization of therapeutics for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases in the US, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 66.84.

On August 11th, 2016, Amarin announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 21,100,000 American Depositary Shares ("ADSs") at a price to the public of $2.85 per ADS. The net proceeds to the company from this offering are expected to be approximately $56.1 million. The offering is expected to close on or about August 16th, 2016, subject to customary closing conditions. Visit us today and download your complete report on AMRN for free at:



On Monday, shares in Newark, California headquartered Depomed Inc. recorded a trading volume of 849,979 shares. The stock fell 0.14%, ending the day at $21.45. The Company's shares have advanced 14.04% in the last month, 16.70% over the previous three months, and 18.31% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 9.12% and 20.92%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Depomed, which engages in the development, sale, and licensing of products for pain and other central nervous system conditions in the US, have an RSI of 65.54.

On July 27th, 2016, research firm Piper Jaffray downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Overweight' to 'Neutral'.

On August 4th, 2016, Depomed reported that Q2 2016 revenues were $117 million up 23% compared to $95 million for Q2 2015. The company reported net loss of $10.54 million, or $0.17 per basic and diluted share, compared to net loss of $21.65, or $0.36 per basic and diluted share, in the year ago quarter. The complimentary research report on DEPO can be accessed at:


United Therapeutics  

Silver Spring, Maryland headquartered United Therapeutics Corp.'s stock finished the day 1.11% higher at $126.58 and with a total volume of 334,519 shares traded. The Company's shares have gained 14.29% in the last one month and 14.43% over the previous three months. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 12.20% and 0.16%, respectively. Additionally, shares of United Therapeutics, which develops and commercializes products to address the unmet medical needs of patients with chronic and life-threatening diseases worldwide, have an RSI of 66.48.

On July 28th, 2016, United Therapeutics reported revenues of $412.6, up 18.8% compared to revenue of $347.2 in the same period in 2015. The company reported net income of $206.1 for the quarter ended June 30, 2016, higher by 107.8% compared to $99.2 million in the prior year quarter. Register for free on Stock-Callers.com and download the PDF research report on UTHR at:


Sucampo Pharma  

Shares in Rockville, Maryland headquartered Sucampo Pharmaceuticals Inc. ended yesterday's session 0.52% higher at $11.67. The stock recorded a trading volume of 341,852 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 4.20% in the last one month and 5.04% in the previous three months. The stock is trading 2.41% above its 50-day moving average. Moreover, shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, which focuses on the research and development of proprietary drugs for the treatment of gastrointestinal, ophthalmic, autoimmune, and oncology-based inflammatory disorders in the US, Japan, Switzerland, and internationally,  have an RSI of 50.83.

On August 3rd, 2016, Sucampo reported y-o-y total revenue growth of 49% to $52.0 million, for the three months ended June 30, 2016.  Product sales revenue increased to $28.4 million, representing 96% y-o-y growth, and product royalty revenue grew 16% year-over-year to $18.7 million. Sucampo reported a GAAP net loss of $0.8 million, or ($0.02) per diluted share, during Q2 2016, compared to net income of $9.6 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, during Q2 2015.

On August 04th, 2016, research firm Mizuho downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Buy' to 'Neutral', issuing a target price of $13 per share. Get free access to your research report on SCMP at:



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