Maxim Group Gives a Buy Rating to Sucampo PharmaceuticalsBy Ryan Adsit
“Summary Sucampo announced the publication of a new study in an independent scientific journal that confirms the unique composition of VTS-270, a 2-Hydroxypropyl- beta-cyclodextrin (HPβCD) product under investigation as a novel treatment for Niemann-Pick Disease Type C1 (NPC-1).”
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Currently, the analyst consensus on Sucampo Pharmaceuticals is Strong Buy and the average price target is $14, representing a 44.3% upside.
In a report issued on April 4, Mizuho Securities also reiterated a Buy rating on the stock with a $14 price target.
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Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company, which is engaged in developing, identifying, acquiring and bringing medicines that meet unmet medical needs. It focuses on gastroenterology, ophthalmology, and oncology-related disorders. The company’s product pipeline includes AMITIZA for the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation in adults; irritable bowel syndrome with constipation in adult women; opioid-induced constipation in patients with chronic non-cancer pain; chronic constipation; and pediatric functional constipation. Its product pipeline also consists of Unoprostone Isopropyl, which is in Phase III trial for the treatment of retinitis pigmentosa and in pre-clinical stage for the treatment of geographic atrophy; and Cobiprostone that has completed Phase Ib trial for the treatment of oral mucositis, as well as in Phase II trial for the treatment of non-erosive reflux diseases. Sucampo Pharmaceuticals was founded by Dr. Ryuji Ueno and Dr. Sachiko Kuno on December 5, 1996 and is headquartered in Bethesda, MD.