Gerald W. Mclaughlin Buys 7,403 Shares of Neos Therapeutics Inc (NEOS) Stock

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Neos Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:NEOS) CEO Gerald W. Mclaughlin bought 7,403 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 4th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $2.04 per share, for a total transaction of $15,102.12. Following the acquisition, the chief executive officer now directly owns 7,403 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $15,102.12. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

NASDAQ NEOS traded down $0.03 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $2.00. The company had a trading volume of 449,956 shares, compared to its average volume of 539,411. Neos Therapeutics Inc has a 1-year low of $1.65 and a 1-year high of $11.69. The company has a market capitalization of $60.24 million, a PE ratio of -0.75 and a beta of 0.34.

Neos Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NEOS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, November 9th. The company reported ($0.43) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.40) by ($0.03). Neos Therapeutics had a negative net margin of 133.46% and a negative return on equity of 586.25%. The company had revenue of $12.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $14.80 million. As a group, sell-side analysts anticipate that Neos Therapeutics Inc will post -1.71 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in NEOS. Millennium Management LLC acquired a new position in Neos Therapeutics in the first quarter valued at $519,000. Allianz Asset Management GmbH acquired a new position in Neos Therapeutics in the first quarter valued at $161,000. Trexquant Investment LP acquired a new stake in shares of Neos Therapeutics during the second quarter worth about $131,000. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board acquired a new stake in shares of Neos Therapeutics during the second quarter worth about $469,000. Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Neos Therapeutics by 28.6% during the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 56,200 shares of the company’s stock worth $352,000 after buying an additional 12,500 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 45.12% of the company’s stock.

NEOS has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Neos Therapeutics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, August 11th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Neos Therapeutics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 18th. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 price objective on shares of Neos Therapeutics in a research note on Friday, November 9th. JMP Securities decreased their price objective on shares of Neos Therapeutics from $22.00 to $10.00 and set a “market outperform” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, November 12th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co decreased their price objective on shares of Neos Therapeutics from $11.00 to $6.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, November 14th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $12.00.

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About Neos Therapeutics

Neos Therapeutics, Inc, a pharmaceutical company, develops, manufactures, and commercializes products for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) using its drug delivery technology platform. Its product candidates are extended-release (XR) medications in orally disintegrating tablets or liquid suspension dosage forms.

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