Technical Reports on Drug Makers Stocks -- Synergy Pharma, Novo Nordisk, Apricus Biosciences, and Sucampo Pharma

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NEW YORK, May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- has initiated reports coverage on four Drug Manufacturers

companies, namely: 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 IBISWorld report, over the five years to 2022, investments
in research and development that generate a high return will occur, as many pharmaceutical manufacturers will strengthen their drug pipeline with orphan drugs, which typically have a smaller disease population and lower requirements for the number of patients tested during clinical trials. Download the free research reports on these stocks today:

Synergy Pharma  

New York headquartered Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s stock saw a drop of 1.75%, finishing last Friday's trading session at $3.92. A total volume of 3.80 million shares was traded. The Company's shares are trading below their 50-day moving average by 11.44%. Additionally, 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 44.37.

On May 10th, 2017, Synergy Pharmaceuticals reported its financial results and business update for the three months ended March 31st, 2017. The Company had approximately $139.3 million of cash and cash equivalents on hand as of March 31st, 2017. Net cash used in operating activities was $63.5 million, net deferred revenues were $4.3 million, net sales were approximately $0.1 million, and cost of goods sold was approximately $1.8 million during the quarter. See our free and comprehensive research report on SGYP at:

Novo Nordisk  

Shares in Bagsvaerd, Denmark headquartered Novo Nordisk A/S ended at $40.85, up 1.01% from the last trading session. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.82 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 12.23% in the past month, 17.50% over the previous three months, and 16.19% since the start of this year. The stock is trading 12.00% and 8.52% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Moreover, shares of Novo Nordisk, which engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and marketing of pharmaceutical products worldwide, have an RSI of 66.26.

On May 03rd, 2017, Novo Nordisk announced the availability of its new combination therapy Xultophy®100/3.6 (insulin degludec and liraglutide injection, 100 units/mL and 3.6 mg/mL) at pharmacies nationwide. Xultophy® 100/3.6 combines long-acting basal insulin Tresiba® (insulin degludec U-100) with the #1 prescribed, glucagon-like, peptide-1 receptor-agonist therapy Victoza® (liraglutide)1 in a single, once-daily injection. NVO free research report PDF is just a click away at:

Apricus Biosciences  

On Friday, shares in San Diego, California headquartered Apricus Biosciences Inc. recorded a trading volume of 213,607 shares. The stock rose 1.98%, closing the day at $1.03. The Company's shares are trading 39.55% below their 50-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Apricus Biosciences, which focuses on the development and commercialization of product candidates in the areas of urology and rheumatology, have an RSI of 34.21.

On April 26th, 2017, research firm Rodman & Renshaw initiated a 'Buy' rating on the Company's stock, with a target price of $4 per share.

On May 04th, 2017, Apricus Biosciences reported that the Vitaros drug-device combination human factor testing study required by the FDA is underway. The Company expects this study to be completed in Q2 2017, and the results will be incorporated into its planned Vitaros NDA re-submission, which remains on track for Q3 2017. Sign up for your complimentary report on APRI at:

Sucampo Pharma  

At the close of trading on Friday, shares in Rockville, Maryland headquartered Sucampo Pharmaceuticals Inc. recorded a trading volume of 403,056 shares. The stock finished the session 0.96% higher at $10.55. The Company's shares have gained 8.21% in the past month. The stock is trading above its 50-day moving average by 1.65%. Furthermore, shares of Sucampo Pharma, 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 54.07.

On May 03rd, 2017, Sucampo Pharma reported consolidated financial results for the first quarter ended March 31st, 2017. Total revenues for Q1 2017 were $56.3 million, EBITDA was $18.0 million, GAAP net income was $4.6 million, and diluted EPS was $0.10. At March 31st, 2017, cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and investments were $243.7 million compared to $198.5 million at December 31st, 2016. Register for free on and download the latest research report on SCMP at:


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