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

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$5.53 +0.07 (+1.28 %)
(As of 12/18/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$5.46
Today's Range$5.42 - $5.70
52-Week Range$3.35 - $8.05
Volume1.68 million shs
Average Volume1.09 million shs
Market Capitalization$750.36 million
P/E Ratio-9.88
Dividend YieldN/A
Cerus Corp. engages in the research, development, and manufacture of biomedical and surgical products. It produces blood system for platelets and plasma. It markets its products under the INTERCEPT brand. The company was founded by Laurence M. Corash and John E. Hearst on September 19, 1991 and is headquartered in Concord, CA.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Surgical & medical instruments
Sub-IndustryHealth Care Supplies
Current SymbolNASDAQ:CERS
Previous Symbol


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


Trailing P/E Ratio-9.88
Forward P/E Ratio-12.86
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$51.33 million
Price / Sales14.62
Cash FlowN/A
Price / Cash FlowN/A
Book Value$0.34 per share
Price / Book16.26


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%


Outstanding Shares135,690,000
Market Cap$750.36 million

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) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November, 1st. The biotechnology company reported ($0.11) earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($0.11). The biotechnology company earned $15.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $15.40 million. Cerus had a negative return on equity of 68.90% and a negative net margin of 74.95%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 42.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business 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?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Cerus' stock. Their forecasts range from $9.00 to $10.00. On average, they anticipate Cerus' stock price to reach $9.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 71.8% 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. 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)
  • 2. 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)

Has Cerus been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about CERS stock has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Cerus earned a media sentiment score of 2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the biotechnology company a news buzz of 8.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is very likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days.

Are investors shorting Cerus?

Cerus saw a increase in short interest in November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 3,142,667 shares, an increase of 51.7% from the October 31st total of 2,071,915 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,222,810 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.6 days. Currently, 2.4% of the shares of the stock are short sold. View Cerus' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Cerus' key competitors?

Who are Cerus' key executives?

Cerus' management team includes the folowing people:
  • William Mariner Greenman, President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • Suzanne Margerum, Vice President-Manufacturing & Operations
  • Kevin Dennis Green, Chief Financial Officer & Vice President-Finance
  • Laurence M. Corash, Director & Chief Scientific Officer
  • Richard J. Benjamin, Chief Medical Officer

Who are Cerus' major shareholders?

Cerus' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (7.86%), Vanguard Group Inc. (4.88%), Vanguard Group Inc (4.88%), ARK Investment Management LLC (4.86%), Elk Creek Partners LLC (3.81%) and Senvest Management LLC (1.55%). 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 bought 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 Vanguard Group Inc. 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 $5.53.

How big of a company is Cerus?

Cerus has a market capitalization of $750.36 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

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:  455 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  294 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  749
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 12/18/2018 by Staff

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