NASDAQ:AMPH - Amphastar Pharmaceuticals Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$21.94 -0.14 (-0.63 %)
(As of 01/18/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$22.08
Today's Range$21.79 - $22.21
52-Week Range$14.40 - $22.74
Volume105,111 shs
Average Volume185,008 shs
Market Capitalization$1.00 billion
P/E Ratio57.74
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.36
Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, develops, manufactures, markets, and sells generic and proprietary injectable, inhalation, and intranasal products in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Finished Pharmaceutical Products and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients. The company offers enoxaparin, a low molecular weight heparin that is used as an anticoagulant for the prevention and treatment of deep vein thrombosis; naloxone for opioid overdose; Cortrosyn, a lyophilized powder for use as a diagnostic agent in the screening of patients with adrenocortical insufficiency; Amphadase, a bovine-sourced hyaluronidase injection to absorb and disperse other injected drugs; and lidocaine jelly, a local anesthetic product for urological procedures. It also provides lidocaine topical solution for various procedures; phytonadione injection for newborn babies; syringe products, such as morphine, atropine, calcium chloride, dextrose, epinephrine, lidocaine, and sodium bicarbonate for emergency use in hospital settings; lorazepam injection for surgery and medical procedures; ketorolac for acute pain management; procainamide for documented ventricular arrhythmias; medroxyprogesterone acetate injectable suspension for the prevention of pregnancy. In addition, the company manufactures and distributes recombinant human and porcine insulins. Further, it develops Primatene Mist, an over-the-counter epinephrine inhalation product candidate for the temporary relief of mild symptoms of intermittent asthma. Additionally, the company has a pipeline of 20 generic and proprietary product candidates in various stages of development for various indications. Its products are used in hospital or urgent care clinical settings, and primarily contracted and distributed through group purchasing organizations and drug wholesalers. Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Rancho Cucamonga, California.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Pharmaceutical preparations
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorMedical
Current SymbolNASDAQ:AMPH
CUSIPN/A
Phone909-980-9484

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$240.18 million
Cash Flow$0.7367 per share
Book Value$7.34 per share

Profitability

Net Income$4.50 million

Miscellaneous

Employees1,644
Market Cap$1.00 billion
OptionableOptionable

Amphastar Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AMPH) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Amphastar Pharmaceuticals' stock symbol?

Amphastar Pharmaceuticals trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "AMPH."

How will Amphastar Pharmaceuticals' stock buyback program work?

Amphastar Pharmaceuticals declared that its board has approved a share buyback program on Thursday, August 10th 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase $20,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to buy up to 2.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are generally an indication that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Amphastar Pharmaceuticals' earnings last quarter?

Amphastar Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AMPH) announced its earnings results on Thursday, November, 8th. The company reported $0.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.11 by $0.01. The firm earned $75.54 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $76.84 million. Amphastar Pharmaceuticals had a positive return on equity of 2.80% and a negative net margin of 2.33%. Amphastar Pharmaceuticals's quarterly revenue was up 30.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.07 EPS. View Amphastar Pharmaceuticals' Earnings History.

When is Amphastar Pharmaceuticals' next earnings date?

Amphastar Pharmaceuticals is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, March 11th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Amphastar Pharmaceuticals.

What price target have analysts set for AMPH?

5 analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Amphastar Pharmaceuticals' shares. Their predictions range from $19.00 to $26.00. On average, they anticipate Amphastar Pharmaceuticals' share price to reach $24.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 9.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Amphastar Pharmaceuticals.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Amphastar Pharmaceuticals?

5 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Amphastar Pharmaceuticals in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 4 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Amphastar Pharmaceuticals.

Has Amphastar Pharmaceuticals been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about AMPH stock have been trending somewhat negative this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Amphastar Pharmaceuticals earned a coverage optimism score of -1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future.

Who are some of Amphastar Pharmaceuticals' key competitors?

Who are Amphastar Pharmaceuticals' key executives?

Amphastar Pharmaceuticals' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Dr. Ziping Luo, Chairman, Chief Scientist & COO (Age 69)
  • Dr. Yongfeng Zhang, CEO, Chief Science Officer & Director (Age 72)
  • Mr. Jason B. Shandell, Pres & Director (Age 45)
  • Mr. William J. Peters, CFO, Treasurer & Sr. VP of Fin. (Age 51)
  • Mr. Rong Zhou, Exec. VP of Production Center (Age 60)

Who are Amphastar Pharmaceuticals' major shareholders?

Amphastar Pharmaceuticals' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Boston Advisors LLC (0.10%), Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.03%) and Meeder Asset Management Inc. (0.01%). Company insiders that own Amphastar Pharmaceuticals stock include Diane G Gerst, Floyd F Petersen, Howard Lee, Jack Y Zhang, Jason B Shandell, Michael A Zasloff, Physics & Chemistry La Applied, Richard K Prins, Richard Koo, Rong Zhou, Stephen B Shohet, William J Peters and Yakob Liawatidewi. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Amphastar Pharmaceuticals.

Which institutional investors are selling Amphastar Pharmaceuticals stock?

AMPH stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Louisiana State Employees Retirement System. Company insiders that have sold Amphastar Pharmaceuticals company stock in the last year include Howard Lee, Jack Y Zhang, Jason B Shandell, Michael A Zasloff, Physics & Chemistry La Applied, Richard K Prins, Richard Koo, Rong Zhou, William J Peters and Yakob Liawatidewi. View Insider Buying and Selling for Amphastar Pharmaceuticals.

Which institutional investors are buying Amphastar Pharmaceuticals stock?

AMPH stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Meeder Asset Management Inc. and Boston Advisors LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Amphastar Pharmaceuticals.

How do I buy shares of Amphastar Pharmaceuticals?

Shares of AMPH can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Amphastar Pharmaceuticals' stock price today?

One share of AMPH stock can currently be purchased for approximately $21.94.

How big of a company is Amphastar Pharmaceuticals?

Amphastar Pharmaceuticals has a market capitalization of $1.00 billion and generates $240.18 million in revenue each year. The company earns $4.50 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.38 on an earnings per share basis. Amphastar Pharmaceuticals employs 1,644 workers across the globe.

What is Amphastar Pharmaceuticals' official website?

The official website for Amphastar Pharmaceuticals is http://www.amphastar.com.

How can I contact Amphastar Pharmaceuticals?

Amphastar Pharmaceuticals' mailing address is 11570 SIXTH STREET, RANCHO CUCAMONGA CA, 91730. The company can be reached via phone at 909-980-9484 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Amphastar Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ AMPH)

Community Ranking:  2.8 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  249 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  195 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  444
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Amphastar Pharmaceuticals and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe AMPH will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe AMPH will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 1/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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