Q3 2017 EPS Estimates for Cambrex Corporation (CBM) Raised by Analyst

Cambrex Corporation (NYSE:CBM) – Research analysts at First Analysis lifted their Q3 2017 earnings estimates for Cambrex Corporation in a research report issued on Monday. First Analysis analyst S. Schwartz now forecasts that the biotechnology company will post earnings of $0.48 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.46. First Analysis also issued estimates for Cambrex Corporation’s Q4 2017 earnings at $1.18 EPS.

CBM has been the topic of a number of other research reports. BidaskClub upgraded Cambrex Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Zacks Investment Research cut Cambrex Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Cambrex Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $64.00.

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Cambrex Corporation (CBM) opened at 54.90 on Wednesday. The company has a market cap of $1.79 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.90 and a beta of 2.28. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $59.25 and a 200-day moving average of $55.49. Cambrex Corporation has a 52-week low of $38.30 and a 52-week high of $62.95.

Cambrex Corporation (NYSE:CBM) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, August 4th. The biotechnology company reported $0.76 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.76. Cambrex Corporation had a net margin of 17.70% and a return on equity of 24.25%. The company had revenue of $134.55 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $136.82 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.68 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 13.4% compared to the same quarter last year.

In related news, VP Samantha Hanley sold 14,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, June 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $57.56, for a total value of $805,840.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 1,500 shares in the company, valued at approximately $86,340. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Steven M. Klosk sold 12,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.19, for a total value of $650,280.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 95,328 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,165,824.32. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 70,656 shares of company stock worth $4,064,423. 2.48% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of CBM. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Cambrex Corporation by 9.3% in the second quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 1,760 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $105,000 after buying an additional 150 shares during the period. Creative Planning boosted its stake in Cambrex Corporation by 162.6% in the second quarter. Creative Planning now owns 1,765 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $105,000 after buying an additional 1,093 shares during the period. Flinton Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in Cambrex Corporation by 3.8% in the first quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC now owns 1,870 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $103,000 after buying an additional 68 shares during the period. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC boosted its stake in Cambrex Corporation by 20.2% in the first quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC now owns 1,874 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $106,000 after buying an additional 315 shares during the period. Finally, Meeder Asset Management Inc. acquired a new stake in Cambrex Corporation during the first quarter worth $109,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 98.28% of the company’s stock.

Cambrex Corporation Company Profile

Cambrex Corporation (Cambrex) is a life sciences company. It provides products and services for the development and commercialization of generic therapeutics. It operates through four segments, which are manufacturing facilities that have been aggregated as a single segment. Its manufacturing facilities are owned by the subsidiaries, including Cambrex Charles City, Inc, Cambrex Karlskoga AB and Cambrex Profarmaco Milano S.r.l.

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