NASDAQ:CERS - Cerus Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$5.30 +0.25 (+4.95 %)
(As of 11/15/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$5.05
Today's Range$4.96 - $5.35
52-Week Range$3.35 - $8.05
Volume1.45 million shs
Average Volume1.11 million shs
Market Capitalization$715.08 million
P/E Ratio-9.46
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.54
Cerus Corporation, a biomedical products company, focuses on developing and commercializing the INTERCEPT Blood System to enhance blood safety. Its INTERCEPT Blood System is based on its proprietary technology for controlling biological replication; and targets and inactivates blood-borne pathogens, such as viruses, bacteria, and parasites, as well as harmful white blood cells, while preserving the therapeutic properties of platelet, plasma, and red blood cell transfusion products. The company's INTERCEPT Blood Systems for platelets and plasma are designed to inactivate blood-borne pathogens in platelets and plasma donated for transfusion; and INTERCEPT Blood System for red blood cells to inactivate blood-borne pathogens in red blood cells donated for transfusion. It markets platelet and plasma systems through its direct sales force and distributors in the United States, Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Middle East, Latin America, and internationally. Cerus Corporation was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Concord, California.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Surgical & medical instruments
Sub-IndustryHealth Care Supplies
SectorMedical
Current SymbolNASDAQ:CERS
Previous Symbol
CUSIP15708510
Phone925-288-6000

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.26
Current Ratio3.48
Quick Ratio3.17

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio-9.46
Forward P/E Ratio-12.33
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$51.33 million
Price / Sales14.01
Cash FlowN/A
Price / CashN/A
Book Value$0.68 per share
Price / Book7.79

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($0.56)
Net Income$-60,580,000.00
Net Margins-74.95%
Return on Equity-68.90%
Return on Assets-38.01%

Miscellaneous

Employees215
Outstanding Shares135,690,000
Market Cap$715.08 million
OptionableOptionable

Cerus (NASDAQ:CERS) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cerus' stock symbol?

Cerus trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "CERS."

How were Cerus' earnings last quarter?

Cerus Co. (NASDAQ:CERS) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November, 1st. The biotechnology company reported ($0.11) earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.11). The biotechnology company earned $15.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $15.40 million. Cerus had a negative return on equity of 68.90% and a negative net margin of 74.95%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 42.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned ($0.12) EPS. View Cerus' Earnings History.

When is Cerus' next earnings date?

Cerus is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, March 14th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Cerus.

What price target have analysts set for CERS?

4 brokers have issued 12-month target prices for Cerus' shares. Their forecasts range from $5.00 to $10.00. On average, they anticipate Cerus' stock price to reach $8.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 50.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Cerus.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Cerus?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Cerus in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Cerus.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Cerus stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Cerus stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Cerus Corporation is developing medical products based on a platform technology that prevents nucleic acid replication. The company's initial application of this technology is the development of systems to inactivate viruses, bacteria and other pathogens in blood components used for transfusion. The company is also focusing research and development efforts on other potential health care applications for this platform technology, including pathogen inactivation of source plasma used for fractionation, improving the outcomes of stem cell transplantation. " (10/5/2018)
  • 2. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, "We rate CERS Overweight and have a 12-month price target of $9. CERS commercializes INTERCEPT, the only FDA-approved system for pathogen- inactivated (PI) blood components. We believe 2018 will be a pivotal year for the company as it seeks to penetrate the platelet transfusion market in key geographical regions (US and internationally), which we expect to drive double-digit revenue growth longer term. CERS is seeking regulatory approval in Europe and the US to use its INTERCEPT system to treat red cells, a company-estimated $5B market." (10/3/2018)

Has Cerus been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about CERS stock has been trending very negative on Thursday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Cerus earned a daily sentiment score of -3.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the biotechnology company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future.

Who are some of Cerus' key competitors?

Who are Cerus' key executives?

Cerus' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. William M. Greenman, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 51)
  • Dr. Laurence M. Corash, Co-Founder, Chief Scientific Officer, Sr. VP & Corp. Director (Age 74)
  • Mr. Kevin D. Green, VP of Fin. & CFO (Age 46)
  • Ms. Chrystal N. Menard, Chief Legal Officer and Gen. Counsel (Age 47)
  • Dr. Richard J. Benjamin, Chief Medical Officer (Age 58)

Who are Cerus' major shareholders?

Cerus' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (7.86%), ARK Investment Management LLC (4.86%), Elk Creek Partners LLC (3.81%), Senvest Management LLC (1.55%), Peregrine Capital Management LLC (1.25%) and Man Group plc (0.77%). Company insiders that own Cerus stock include Carol Moore, Chrystal Menard, Gail Schulze, Kevin Dennis Green, Laurence M Corash, Richard J Benjamin, Timothy B Anderson and William Mariner Greenman. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Cerus.

Which major investors are selling Cerus stock?

CERS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Senvest Management LLC, Peregrine Capital Management LLC, Elk Creek Partners LLC, GSA Capital Partners LLP, First Midwest Bank Trust Division, Baird Financial Group Inc., D.A. Davidson & CO. and Macquarie Group Ltd.. Company insiders that have sold Cerus company stock in the last year include Carol Moore, Chrystal Menard, Gail Schulze, Kevin Dennis Green, Richard J Benjamin, Timothy B Anderson and William Mariner Greenman. View Insider Buying and Selling for Cerus.

Which major investors are buying Cerus stock?

CERS stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including ARK Investment Management LLC, PNC Financial Services Group Inc., Man Group plc, Fosun International Ltd, AQR Capital Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., Bamco Inc. NY and SG Americas Securities LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Cerus.

How do I buy shares of Cerus?

Shares of CERS 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 Cerus' stock price today?

One share of CERS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $5.30.

How big of a company is Cerus?

Cerus has a market capitalization of $715.08 million and generates $51.33 million in revenue each year. The biotechnology company earns $-60,580,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($0.56) on an earnings per share basis. Cerus employs 215 workers across the globe.

What is Cerus' official website?

The official website for Cerus is http://www.cerus.com.

How can I contact Cerus?

Cerus' mailing address is 2550 STANWELL DRIVE, CONCORD CA, 94520. The biotechnology company can be reached via phone at 925-288-6000 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Cerus (NASDAQ CERS)

Community Ranking:  3.0 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  451 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  290 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  741
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Cerus and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe CERS will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe CERS will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 11/15/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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