NASDAQ:GERN - Geron Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $1.46 -0.01 (-0.68 %) (As of 02/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$1.47Today's Range$1.40 - $1.4852-Week Range$0.95 - $6.99Volume4.37 million shsAverage Volume3.20 million shsMarket Capitalization$272.07 millionP/E Ratio-8.11Dividend YieldN/ABeta2.77 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Geron Corporation operates as a biopharmaceutical company. The company supports the clinical stage development of imetelstat, a telomerase inhibitor for the treatment of hematologic myeloid malignancies. It has collaboration and license agreement with Janssen Biotech, Inc. to develop and commercialize imetelstat worldwide for indications in oncology, including hematologic myeloid malignancies and other human therapeutic uses. The company was founded in 1990 and is based in Menlo Park, California. Receive GERN News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for GERN and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Pharmaceutical preparations Sub-IndustryBiotechnology SectorMedical Current SymbolNASDAQ:GERN Previous Symbol CUSIP37416310 CIK886744 Webwww.geron.com Phone650-473-7700Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio37.86 Quick Ratio37.86Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio-8.11 Forward P/E Ratio-9.13 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.07 million Price / Sales254.27 Cash FlowN/A Price / Cash FlowN/A Book Value$0.65 per share Price / Book2.25Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($0.18) Net Income$-27,910,000.00 Net Margins-3,077.78% Return on Equity-19.16% Return on Assets-18.50%Miscellaneous Employees18 Outstanding Shares186,348,000Market Cap$272.07 million Next Earnings Date3/15/2019 (Estimated) OptionableOptionable Geron (NASDAQ:GERN) Frequently Asked Questions What is Geron's stock symbol? Geron trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "GERN." How were Geron's earnings last quarter? Geron Co. (NASDAQ:GERN) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November, 1st. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.03) EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.05) by $0.02. The biopharmaceutical company earned $0.17 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $0.22 million. Geron had a negative return on equity of 19.16% and a negative net margin of 3,077.78%. View Geron's Earnings History. When is Geron's next earnings date? Geron is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, March 15th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Geron. What price target have analysts set for GERN? 5 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Geron's stock. Their predictions range from $1.80 to $7.00. On average, they anticipate Geron's stock price to reach $4.01 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 174.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Geron. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Geron? 5 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Geron in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 4 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Geron. Has Geron been receiving favorable news coverage? Media stories about GERN stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing 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. Geron earned a news impact score of 1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news articles about the biopharmaceutical company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future. Are investors shorting Geron? Geron saw a increase in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 35,227,714 shares, an increase of 2.3% from the January 15th total of 36,046,089 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 2,101,947 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 16.8 days. Approximately 19.0% of the shares of the company are sold short. View Geron's Current Options Chain. Who are some of Geron's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Geron include Deciphera Pharmaceuticals (DCPH), Vanda Pharmaceuticals (VNDA), CannTrust (CNTTF), Rhythm Pharmaceuticals (RYTM), Puma Biotechnology (PBYI), Alder Biopharmaceuticals (ALDR), Tricida (TCDA), Epizyme (EPZM), Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals (KNSA), MacroGenics (MGNX), Advanz Pharma (CXRXF), Homology Medicines (FIXX), Retrophin (RTRX), Radius Health (RDUS) and Athenex (ATNX). What other stocks do shareholders of Geron own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Geron investors own include Novavax (NVAX), Puma Biotechnology (PBYI), Incyte (INCY), Exelixis (EXEL), Dynavax Technologies (DVAX), BioMarin Pharmaceutical (BMRN), Micron Technology (MU), Alibaba Group (BABA), Amarin (AMRN) and Anavex Life Sciences (AVXL). Who are Geron's key executives? Geron's management team includes the folowing people: Dr. John A. Scarlett, CEO, Pres & Chairman (Age 68)Ms. Olivia Kyusuk Bloom, Exec. VP of Fin., CFO & Treasurer (Age 50)Dr. Andrew J. Grethlein, Exec. VP & COO (Age 55)Mr. Stephen N. Rosenfield, Exec. VP & Chief Legal Officer (Age 69)Ms. Melissa A. Kelly Behrs, Exec. VP & Chief Bus. Officer (Age 55) Who are Geron's major shareholders? Geron's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (8.07%), Northern Trust Corp (1.16%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.02%), Two Sigma Investments LP (0.53%), Millennium Management LLC (0.40%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.38%). Company insiders that own Geron stock include Robert J Spiegel and Stephen Rosenfield. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Geron. Which institutional investors are selling Geron stock? GERN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Barclays PLC, New York State Common Retirement Fund, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Jane Street Group LLC and Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Geron company stock in the last year include Robert J Spiegel and Stephen Rosenfield. View Insider Buying and Selling for Geron. Which institutional investors are buying Geron stock? GERN stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Millennium Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., Two Sigma Investments LP, D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc., Ibex Investors LLC, Virtu Financial LLC, Northern Trust Corp and Virtus ETF Advisers LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Geron. How do I buy shares of Geron? Shares of GERN 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 Geron's stock price today? One share of GERN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $1.46. How big of a company is Geron? Geron has a market capitalization of $272.07 million and generates $1.07 million in revenue each year. The biopharmaceutical company earns $-27,910,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($0.18) on an earnings per share basis. Geron employs 18 workers across the globe. What is Geron's official website? The official website for Geron is http://www.geron.com. How can I contact Geron? Geron's mailing address is 149 COMMONWEALTH DRIVE SUITE 2070, MENLO PARK CA, 94025. The biopharmaceutical company can be reached via phone at 650-473-7700 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Geron (NASDAQ GERN)Community Ranking: 2.8 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 335 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 270 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 605MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Geron and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe GERN will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe GERN will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 2/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is a short straddle?