NASDAQ:CERS - Cerus Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $6.66 +0.13 (+1.99 %) (As of 02/20/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$6.53Today's Range$6.52 - $6.7052-Week Range$4.15 - $8.05Volume580,411 shsAverage Volume647,521 shsMarket Capitalization$903.69 millionP/E Ratio-11.89Dividend YieldN/ABeta1.41 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive CERS News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for CERS and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Surgical & medical instruments Sub-IndustryHealth Care Supplies SectorMedical Current SymbolNASDAQ:CERS Previous Symbol CUSIP15708510 Webwww.cerus.com Phone925-288-6000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.26 Current Ratio3.48 Quick Ratio3.17Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio-11.89 Forward P/E Ratio-15.49 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$51.33 million Price / Sales17.61 Cash FlowN/A Price / Cash FlowN/A Book Value$0.34 per share Price / Book19.59Profitability 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 Shares135,689,000Market Cap$903.69 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 results on Thursday, August, 2nd. The biotechnology company reported ($0.10) earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of ($0.11) by $0.01. The biotechnology company had revenue of $15.42 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $13.58 million. Cerus had a negative return on equity of 68.90% and a negative net margin of 74.95%. The business's revenue was up 61.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted ($0.16) earnings per share. View Cerus' Earnings History. When is Cerus' next earnings date? Cerus is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, February 26th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Cerus. What price target have analysts set for CERS? 3 brokers have issued 12 month price targets for Cerus' stock. Their forecasts range from $9.00 to $10.00. On average, they expect Cerus' share price to reach $9.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 42.6% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Cerus. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Cerus? 3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Cerus in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 2 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. " (2/4/2019) 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 2019 will be a pivotal year for the company as it continues 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." (12/18/2018) Has Cerus been receiving favorable news coverage? News headlines about CERS stock have trended neutral on Wednesday, InfoTrie reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Cerus earned a coverage optimism score of 0.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the biotechnology company a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days. Who are some of Cerus' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Cerus include Merit Medical Systems (MMSI), NuVasive (NUVA), Tandem Diabetes Care (TNDM), Glaukos (GKOS), Irhythm Technologies (IRTC), Mazor Robotics (MZOR), Atrion (ATRI), Nevro (NVRO), Tactile Systems Technology (TCMD), AtriCure (ATRC), Orthofix Medical (OFIX), K2M Group (KTWO), Cardiovascular Systems (CSII), Luminex (LMNX) and Intersect ENT (XENT). Who are Cerus' key executives? Cerus' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. William M. Greenman, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 52)Dr. Laurence M. Corash, Co-Founder, Chief Scientific Officer, Sr. VP & Corp. Director (Age 75)Mr. Kevin D. Green, VP of Fin. & CFO (Age 47)Ms. Chrystal N. Menard, Chief Legal Officer and Gen. Counsel (Age 48)Dr. Richard J. Benjamin, Chief Medical Officer (Age 59) Who are Cerus' major shareholders? Cerus' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (7.96%), Elk Creek Partners LLC (4.24%), Peregrine Capital Management LLC (1.58%), Northern Trust Corp (1.20%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.12%) and Millennium Management LLC (0.93%). 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 D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc., Two Sigma Investments LP, Barclays PLC, SG Americas Securities LLC, Two Sigma Advisers LP, PNC Financial Services Group Inc., Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC and MetLife Investment Advisors LLC. 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Millennium Management LLC, Elk Creek Partners LLC, Peregrine Capital Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., Raymond James & Associates, Stephens Inc. AR, Geode Capital Management LLC and Bank of America Corp DE. 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 $6.66. How big of a company is Cerus? Cerus has a market capitalization of $903.69 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 464 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 300 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 764MarketBeat'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 2/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR)?