NASDAQ:CERS - Cerus Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $5.14 +0.03 (+0.59 %) (As of 05/24/2019 03:31 PM ET)Previous Close$5.11Today's Range$5.00 - $5.2552-Week Range$4.70 - $8.05Volume82,093 shsAverage Volume773,505 shsMarket Capitalization$708.48 millionP/E RatioN/ADividend YieldN/ABeta1.38 ProfileAnalyst 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, a proprietary technology for controlling biological replication that is designed to reduce blood-borne pathogens in donated blood components intended for transfusion. The company offers INTERCEPT Blood Systems for platelets and plasma, which is 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 CIK1020214 Webhttp://www.cerus.com/ Phone925-288-6000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.85 Current Ratio2.83 Quick Ratio2.50Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E RatioN/A Forward P/E RatioN/A P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$60.91 million Price / Sales11.63 Cash FlowN/A Price / Cash FlowN/A Book Value$0.50 per share Price / Book10.28Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($0.44) Net Income$-57,560,000.00 Net Margins-90.68% Return on Equity-74.31% Return on Assets-38.27%Miscellaneous Employees240 Outstanding Shares137,836,000Market Cap$708.48 million Next Earnings Date8/1/2019 (Estimated) 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) posted its earnings results on Tuesday, May, 7th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.14) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.12) by $0.02. The biotechnology company earned $17.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $15.31 million. Cerus had a negative return on equity of 74.31% and a negative net margin of 90.68%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 29.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted ($0.11) earnings per share. View Cerus' Earnings History. When is Cerus' next earnings date? Cerus is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, August 1st 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Cerus. What guidance has Cerus issued on next quarter's earnings? Cerus issued an update on its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Tuesday, February, 26th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $70-73 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $94.05 million. What price target have analysts set for CERS? 2 brokerages have issued 12 month target prices for Cerus' shares. Their forecasts range from $9.00 to $10.00. On average, they anticipate Cerus' share price to reach $9.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 84.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Cerus. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Cerus? 2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Cerus in the last year. There are currently 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. " (3/4/2019) 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? Media coverage about CERS stock has trended negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Cerus earned a news impact score of -2.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the biotechnology company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future. Who are some of Cerus' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Cerus include Glaukos (GKOS), Nevro (NVRO), Atrion (ATRI), Irhythm Technologies (IRTC), Shockwave Medical (SWAV), Mazor Robotics (MZOR), Silk Road Medical (SILK), Cardiovascular Systems (CSII), K2M Group (KTWO), AtriCure (ATRC), Cryolife (CRY), Orthofix Medical (OFIX), Luminex (LMNX), Tactile Systems Technology (TCMD) and Axonics Modulation Technologies (AXNX). What other stocks do shareholders of Cerus own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Cerus investors own include Rite Aid (RAD), Alibaba Group (BABA), SCYNEXIS (SCYX), Immunomedics (IMMU), Inovio Pharmaceuticals (INO), Opko Health (OPK), ACADIA Pharmaceuticals (ACAD), Omeros (OMER), Synergy Pharmaceuticals (SGYP) and TransEnterix (TRXC). 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 a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (7.81%), ARK Investment Management LLC (5.54%), Elk Creek Partners LLC (4.16%), Peregrine Capital Management LLC (1.41%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.22%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.21%). 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 Morgan Stanley, Peregrine Capital Management LLC, AQR Capital Management LLC, First Midwest Bank Trust Division, Lesa Sroufe & Co, Man Group plc, California Public Employees Retirement System and PNC Financial Services Group Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Cerus company stock in the last year include Carol Moore, Gail Schulze, Kevin Dennis Green, Richard J Benjamin and William Mariner Greenman. View Insider Buying and Selling for Cerus. Which major investors are buying Cerus stock? CERS stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc., Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc., ARK Investment Management LLC, Kennedy Capital Management Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, King Luther Capital Management Corp, Geode Capital Management LLC and SEI Investments Co. 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 $5.14. How big of a company is Cerus? Cerus has a market capitalization of $708.48 million and generates $60.91 million in revenue each year. The biotechnology company earns $-57,560,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($0.44) on an earnings per share basis. Cerus employs 240 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: 478 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 319 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 797MarketBeat'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. 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