Drug Makers Stocks Under Scanner -- Synergy Pharma, Novo Nordisk, Apricus Biosciences, and Sucampo Pharma

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NEW YORK, April 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Stock-Callers.com has issued research reports on four Drug Manufacturers

stocks, which are: Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SGYP), Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE: NVO), Apricus Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ: APRI), and Sucampo Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SCMP). According to an article on The Daily Star, pharmaceutical companies
have the potential to earn $1 billion a year through exports in the next five years, but the sector needs fiscal benefits and policy support to do so, analysts said at a seminar. Export earnings from the sector still remain below $100 million a year, but drug makers are optimistic about reaching the $1-billion mark as the industry is growing at 16% a year. You can access our complimentary research reports on these stocks now at:


Synergy Pharma 

Shares in New York headquartered Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. saw a decline of 1.97%, ending Tuesday's trading session at $4.47. The stock recorded a trading volume of 3.93 million shares. The Company's shares are trading 13.20% below their 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of Synergy Pharma, which focuses on the development and commercialization of novel therapies to treat gastrointestinal diseases and disorders, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 30.36.

On March 27th, 2017, Synergy Pharma announced that it has submitted a supplemental New Drug Application for TRULANCE™ (plecanatide) for the treatment of adults with irritable bowel syndrome with constipation. Visit us today and download your complete report on SGYP for free at:


Novo Nordisk 

Bagsvaerd, Denmark headquartered Novo Nordisk A/S' stock jumped 4.92%, closing the day at $36.05. A total volume of 6.15 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 2.40 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 8.40% in the past month, 2.36% in the previous three months, and 2.54% since the start of this year. The stock is trading 6.25% above its 50-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Novo Nordisk, which engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and marketing of pharmaceutical products worldwide, have an RSI of 72.20.

On April 03rd, 2017, Novo Nordisk reported that the Company and its wholly owned affiliates on March 31st, 2017 owned 63,031,862 of its own B shares of DKK 0.20, corresponding to a total nominal value of DKK 2,845,332,705, or 2.5% of the total share capital. In Q1 2017, a total of 17,934,545 B shares were repurchased, and 569,935 B shares were disposed to employees in connection with employee incentive programs. The complimentary research report on NVO can be accessed at:


Apricus Biosciences 

On Tuesday, shares in San Diego, California headquartered Apricus Biosciences Inc. recorded a trading volume of 120,525 shares. The stock ended the day 2.37% lower at $2.06. The Company's shares have surged 50.36% in the previous three months and 58.46% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading below its 50-day moving average by 19.80%. Furthermore, shares of Apricus Biosciences, which focuses on the development and commercialization of products and product candidates in the areas of urology and rheumatology, have an RSI of 36.01.

On March 13th, 2017, Apricus Biosciences reported financial results for Q4 2016 and full-year 2016, and provided a corporate update on its priorities for 2017. Total revenues for the quarter and year-to-date periods ended December 31st, 2016, were $0.4 million and $5.8 million, respectively. Net loss for Q4 2016 was $0.3 million, and net loss for the year ended December 31st, 2016 was $7.4 million. Register for free on Stock-Callers.com and download the PDF research report on APRI at:


Sucampo Pharma 

Rockville, Maryland headquartered Sucampo Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s stock dropped 1.41%, finishing yesterday's session at $10.50, with a total trading volume of 820,553 shares. The Company's shares are trading below their 50-day moving average by 6.92%. Shares of the company, which focuses on developing, identifying, acquiring, and marketing medicines that meet unmet medical needs, primarily in gastroenterology, ophthalmology, and oncology-related disorders in the US, Japan, Switzerland, and internationally, have an RSI of 42.12.

On March 10th, 2017, research firm WallachBeth reiterated its 'Buy' rating on the Company's stock with a decrease of the target price from $20 a share to $15 a share.

On April 03rd, 2017, Sucampo Pharma announced that it has acquired Vtesse for upfront consideration of $200 million. The Company funded the acquisition through the issuance of 2,782,678 shares of Sucampo's Class A common stock and $170 million of cash on hand with no external financing utilized. Get free access to your research report on SCMP at:



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