Acura Pharmaceuticals Inc. Stock Upgraded (ACUR)
- Compared to where it was 12 months ago, the stock is up, but it has so far lagged the appreciation in the S&P 500. We feel that the combination of its price rise over the last year and its current price-to-earnings ratio relative to its industry tend to reduce its upside potential.
- ACURA PHARMACEUTICALS INC reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past year. During the past fiscal year, ACURA PHARMACEUTICALS INC continued to lose money by earning -$0.27 versus -$0.35 in the prior year.
- ACUR has no debt to speak of therefore resulting in a debt-to-equity ratio of zero, which we consider to be a relatively favorable sign. Along with this, the company maintains a quick ratio of 32.06, which clearly demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
- ACUR's very impressive revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 10.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues leaped by 3163.4%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
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