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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Today, KemPharm Inc. (NASDAQ: KMPH) Takes Center Stage

After Hours

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. After-hours trades for KemPharm Inc. (KMPH) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.23, or 4.17%, to $5.75. The KemPharm Inc. has recorded 3,099 volume in the after hours trading session. Most recently, Yahoo Finance reported about the stock as it publicized that KemPharm Announces Promotion of Sven Guenther, Ph.D., to Chief Scientific Officer and Christal Mickle, M.A., to Chief Product Development Officer.

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Stocks Info

The company is listed on the NASDAQ and operates within the Biotechnology industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $5.52 and fluctuated between $5.86 as its day high and $5.39 as its day low. The current market capitalization of KemPharm Inc. is $189.39M. A total of 0.26 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 213.48K shares.

Insider Activity

Furthermore, investors take into consideration insider trades when predicting a stock’s future trajectory. During the recent three months, KMPH has seen 0 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 19 BUYs and 0 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 27,400 shares during that period but sold 0.

In the most recent transaction, Clifton R. LaDuane bought 635 shares of KMPH for 5.81 per share on Jan 13. After the transaction, the CFO, Secretary & Treasurer now owns 9,277 company shares. In a previous transaction on Jan 13, Pascoe Richard W bought 9,500 shares at 5.44 per share. KMPH shares that Chief Executive Officer owns now total 19,973.

Among the insiders who bought shares, Clifton R. LaDuane acquired of 1,000 shares on Sep 30 at a per-share price of $5.98. This resulted in the CFO, Secretary & Treasurer holding 8,109 shares of KMPH after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Mickle Travis C bought 10,000 shares at $4.39 per share on May 25. Company shares held by the President & CEO now total 11,034.

It has been observed that price targets are rarely accurate, but they can exert some influence from time to time, and are often accepted as valuable in the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for KMPH in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $19.25 with high estimates of $28.00 and low estimates of $10.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, KMPH has a high of $8.57 and a low of $4.00.

As of this writing, KMPH has an earnings estimate of -$0.13 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 2 estimates, with a high estimate of -$0.1 per share and a lower estimate of -$0.16.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An equity investor’s investment can be viewed on a balance sheet by looking at what assets and liabilities the company has. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information.

Analysts Opinion

There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. Currently, 4 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for KMPH is Buy with a score of 5.00. A total of 4 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 0 rated it as Overweight while 0 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.

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