About Asterias Biotherapeutics (NYSEAMERICAN:AST)
Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company, focuses on developing cell-based therapeutics to treat neurological conditions associated with demyelination, and cellular immunotherapies to treat cancer. Its clinical stage programs include AST-OPC1, an oligodendrocyte progenitor cell population derived from pluripotent stem cells that is in Phase I/IIa clinical trial for spinal cord injuries; AST-VAC2 is a non-patient-specific cancer immunotherapy derived from pluripotent stem cells for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer; and AST-VAC1, a patient-specific cancer immunotherapy that has completed Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia. The company was formerly known as BioTime Acquisition Corporation and changed its name to Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. in March 2013. Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Fremont, California.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Trailing P/E RatioN/A
Forward P/E RatioN/A
Sales & Book Value
Price / SalesN/A
Price / CashN/A
Price / BookN/A
EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A
Return on Equity-79.80%
Return on Assets-59.45%
Asterias Biotherapeutics (NYSEAMERICAN:AST) Frequently Asked Questions
What is Asterias Biotherapeutics' stock symbol?
Asterias Biotherapeutics trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)AMERICAN under the ticker symbol "AST."
How were Asterias Biotherapeutics' earnings last quarter?
Asterias Biotherapeutics (NYSEAMERICAN:AST) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March, 15th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.12) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.15) by $0.03. The biotechnology company had revenue of $0.03 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.08 million. Asterias Biotherapeutics had a negative net margin of 403.38% and a negative return on equity of 79.80%. View Asterias Biotherapeutics' Earnings History.
When is Asterias Biotherapeutics' next earnings date?
What price target have analysts set for AST?
2 analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Asterias Biotherapeutics' stock. Their forecasts range from $6.00 to $11.00. On average, they anticipate Asterias Biotherapeutics' stock price to reach $8.50 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Asterias Biotherapeutics.
Are investors shorting Asterias Biotherapeutics?
Asterias Biotherapeutics saw a drop in short interest in the month of March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 3,593,338 shares, a drop of 1.9% from the March 15th total of 3,661,754 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 317,536 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 11.3 days. Approximately 11.4% of the shares of the company are short sold.
Who are some of Asterias Biotherapeutics' key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Asterias Biotherapeutics include Ampio Pharmaceuticals (AMPE), Immupharma (IMM), Verona Pharma (VRP), Tiziana Life Sciences (TILS), Tissue Regenix Group (TRX), Ergomed (ERGO), Navidea Biopharmaceuticals (NAVB), Rexahn Pharmaceuticals (RNN), Abzena (ABZA), Scancell (SCLP), Actinium Pharmaceuticals (ATNM), AmpliPhi Biosciences (APHB), Cormedix (CRMD), ValiRx (VAL) and Phytopharm (IXI).
Who are Asterias Biotherapeutics' key executives?
Asterias Biotherapeutics' management team includes the folowing people:
- Dr. Katharine E. Spink, Consultant (Age 44)
- Dr. Jane S. Lebkowski Ph.D., Scientific Advisor (Age 62)
- Mr. Stephen L. Cartt, Advisor & Director (Age 55)
- Mr. Michael H. Mulroy, Chief Exec. Officer, Pres & Director (Age 52)
- Mr. Ryan D. Chavez, CFO & Gen. Counsel (Age 42)
Has Asterias Biotherapeutics been receiving favorable news coverage?
News stories about AST stock have been trending very positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Asterias Biotherapeutics earned a news sentiment score of 0.53 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news articles about the biotechnology company an impact score of 45.22 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future.
How do I buy shares of Asterias Biotherapeutics?
Shares of AST 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 Asterias Biotherapeutics' stock price today?
One share of AST stock can currently be purchased for approximately $1.35.
How big of a company is Asterias Biotherapeutics?
Asterias Biotherapeutics has a market capitalization of $102.89 million.
How can I contact Asterias Biotherapeutics?
Asterias Biotherapeutics' mailing address is 6300 Dumbarton Cir, FREMONT, CA 94555-3644, United States. The biotechnology company can be reached via phone at +1-510-4563805.
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Asterias Biotherapeutics (NYSEAMERICAN:AST) Dividend History by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
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Asterias Biotherapeutics (NYSEAMERICAN AST) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History
Asterias Biotherapeutics (NYSEAMERICAN AST) Insider Trading History
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Shares Held After Transaction||Details|
|3/26/2018||Michael H Mulroy||Insider||Buy||2,839||$1.76||$4,996.64|| |
|2/26/2018||Michael H Mulroy||Insider||Buy||2,255||$2.22||$5,006.10|| |
|1/25/2018||Michael H Mulroy||Insider||Buy||2,134||$2.34||$4,993.56|| |
|12/26/2017||Michael H Mulroy||Insider||Buy||2,247||$2.22||$4,988.34|| |
|11/27/2017||Michael H Mulroy||Insider||Buy||2,076||$2.41||$5,003.16|| |
|10/25/2017||Michael H Mulroy||Insider||Buy||1,939||$2.55||$4,944.45|| |
|9/25/2017||Michael H. Mulroy||Insider||Buy||1,537||$3.25||$4,995.25|| |
|1/9/2017||Edward Wirth||Insider||Sell||3,415||$4.60||$15,709.00||3,415|| |
|1/9/2017||Katharine E Spink||COO||Sell||4,781||$4.60||$21,992.60||4,781|| |
|10/6/2016||Edward Wirth||Insider||Sell||3,415||$4.12||$14,069.80|| |
|10/6/2016||Katharine E. Spink||COO||Sell||4,781||$4.11||$19,649.91|| |
|9/9/2016||Edward Wirth||Insider||Sell||14,760||$3.52||$51,955.20|| |
|9/9/2016||Katharine E. Spink||COO||Sell||19,336||$3.52||$68,062.72|| |
|6/30/2016||Stephen Lahue Cartt||CEO||Buy||10,000||$2.40||$24,000.00||260,000|| |
|6/29/2016||Richard T Lebuhn||Director||Buy||5,000||$2.38||$11,900.00||25,000|| |
|6/10/2016||Stephen Lahue Cartt||CEO||Buy||50,000||$2.93||$146,500.00||250,000|| |
|6/9/2016||Alfred D Kingsley||Director||Buy||4,000||$2.93||$11,720.00||9,000|| |
|5/13/2016||Natale S Ricciardi||Director||Buy||14,706||$3.39||$49,853.34||19,706|| |
|9/15/2015||Edward Wirth||insider||Sell||2,880||$6.00||$17,280.00|| |
|9/15/2015||Katharine E. Spink||COO||Sell||3,760||$6.00||$22,560.00|| |
|6/25/2015||Andrew Arno||Director||Buy||5,000||$4.32||$21,600.00|| |
|2/9/2015||Pedro Lichtinger||CEO||Buy||128,205||$3.90||$499,999.50|| |
|10/1/2014||Scarsdale Equities Llc||Major Shareholder||Buy||60,000||$5.93||$355,800.00|| |
Asterias Biotherapeutics (NYSEAMERICAN AST) News Headlines
|Asterias Biotherapeutic: Spinal Injury Stem Cell Therapy Play|
seekingalpha.com - April 18 at 10:40 AM
|Short Interest in Asterias Biotherapeutics (AST) Declines By 1.9%|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 11 at 2:27 AM
|Asterias Biotherapeutics (AST) Given a $12.00 Price Target at HC Wainwright|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 10 at 11:38 PM
|Asterias Biotherapeutics (AST) Given a $12.00 Price Target by HC Wainwright Analysts|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 10 at 9:45 AM
|ValuEngine Upgrades Asterias Biotherapeutics (AST) to Hold|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 9 at 7:30 PM
|HC Wainwright Reaffirms "Buy" Rating for Asterias Biotherapeutics (AST)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 8 at 2:04 PM
|Q1 2018 EPS Estimates for Asterias Biotherapeutics Inc Lifted by Analyst (AST)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 30 at 6:50 AM
|Equities Analysts Offer Predictions for Asterias Biotherapeutics Inc's Q1 2019 Earnings (AST)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 29 at 8:28 AM
|B. Riley Analysts Give Asterias Biotherapeutics (AST) a $6.00 Price Target|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 27 at 10:27 AM
|Asterias Biotherapeutics Inc (AST) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 26 at 6:54 PM
|Asterias Biotherapeutics (AST) PT Set at $6.00 by B. Riley|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 24 at 2:45 PM
|Asterias Biotherapeutics (AST) Lowered to "Sell" at Zacks Investment Research|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 20 at 5:56 PM
|Asterias Biotherapeutics (AST) Given a $11.00 Price Target by HC Wainwright Analysts|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 16 at 7:47 PM
|Asterias Biotherapeutics Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Financial Results and Recent Developments - GlobeNewswire (press release)|
globenewswire.com - March 16 at 3:37 PM
|Asterias Biotherapeutics' (AST) CEO Mike Mulroy on Q4 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript|
seekingalpha.com - March 16 at 10:59 AM
|Asterias Biotherapeutics Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Financial Results and Recent Developments|
finance.yahoo.com - March 16 at 10:59 AM
|Asterias Biotherapeutics Inc Class A to Host Earnings Call|
finance.yahoo.com - March 15 at 3:37 PM
|Is Astarta Holding NV.’s (WSE:AST) Balance Sheet A Threat To Its Future?|
finance.yahoo.com - March 13 at 9:42 AM
|Asterias Biotherapeutics (AST) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Thursday|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 10 at 8:04 PM
|Asterias Biotherapeutics Inc (AST) Short Interest Update|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 9 at 6:22 PM
|Asterias Biotherapeutics to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year ... - GlobeNewswire (press release)|
globenewswire.com - March 9 at 3:42 PM
|Asterias Biotherapeutics to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Results on March 15, 2018|
finance.yahoo.com - March 9 at 10:19 AM
|Asterias Biotherapeutics (AST) Reports Update on AST-OPC1 ... - StreetInsider.com|
www.streetinsider.com - March 1 at 3:33 PM
| Asterias Provides Update for its AST-OPC1 Phase 1/2a Clinical Trial in Severe Spinal Cord Injury|
finance.yahoo.com - March 1 at 10:34 AM
|Asterias Biotherapeutics Inc (AST) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 27 at 5:58 PM
|B. Riley Weighs in on Asterias Biotherapeutics Inc's FY2017 Earnings (AST)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 26 at 1:10 AM
|Asterias Biotherapeutics (AST) Earns Buy Rating from Analysts at B. Riley|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 25 at 2:06 PM
|Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For February 22, 2018 - Benzinga|
www.benzinga.com - February 22 at 3:38 PM
|Asterias Biotherapeutics Inc (AST) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 22 at 9:51 AM
|Notable Friday Option Activity: AST, WIFI, PTCT - Nasdaq|
www.nasdaq.com - February 17 at 3:37 PM
|Asterias Expands Global IP Portfolio with New Patents, Including Key Additional Patent Protection for its Cancer ... - GlobeNewswire (press release)|
globenewswire.com - February 17 at 3:37 PM
|Asterias Expands Global IP Portfolio with New Patents, Including Key Additional Patent Protection for its Cancer Immunotherapy Program|
finance.yahoo.com - February 15 at 3:38 PM
|Short Interest in Asterias Biotherapeutics Inc (AST) Expands By 0.1%|
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 30 at 2:44 PM
|Asterias Biotherapeutics (AST) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research|
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 19 at 6:02 PM
|Short Interest in Asterias Biotherapeutics Inc (AST) Declines By 2.6%|
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 11 at 2:36 AM
|Asterias Biotherapeutics' (AST) "Buy" Rating Reaffirmed at HC Wainwright|
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 8 at 7:26 AM
|33 Stocks Moving In Thursday's Mid-Day Session | Benzinga - Benzinga|
www.benzinga.com - January 4 at 4:43 PM
|Asterias Biotherapeutics reports milestone targets for 2018 - Seeking Alpha|
seekingalpha.com - January 4 at 4:43 PM
|Asterias Biotherapeutics Reports Milestone Targets for 2018 - Nasdaq - Nasdaq|
www.nasdaq.com - January 4 at 3:43 PM
|Asterias Biotherapeutics Reports Milestone Targets for 2018|
finance.yahoo.com - January 4 at 10:07 AM
|ETFs with exposure to Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. : December 28, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - December 28 at 4:25 PM
|Asterias Biotherapeutics Inc (AST) Short Interest Up 6.3% in December|
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 27 at 6:38 PM
|Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. :AST-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2017 By the Numbers : December 27, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - December 27 at 12:57 PM
|Wired News – Asterias Reports Enrollment and Dosing of Last Subject in SciStar Trial In Treatment of Severe Spinal Cord Injury|
finance.yahoo.com - December 21 at 10:12 AM
|BioTime to Participate in The LifeSci Advisors Corporate Access Event in San Francisco, January 8 – 10, 2018 - Business Wire (press release)|
www.businesswire.com - December 20 at 3:42 PM
|BRIEF-Asterias Biotherapeutics Completes Enrollment Of Entire SCiStar Study|
www.reuters.com - December 19 at 4:40 PM
|Asterias Biotherapeutics Completes Enrollment of Entire SCiStar Study - Nasdaq|
www.nasdaq.com - December 19 at 10:15 AM
|Asterias Biotherapeutics Completes Enrollment of Entire SCiStar Study|
finance.yahoo.com - December 19 at 10:15 AM
|Asterias Biotherapeutics Inc (AST) Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest|
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 12 at 2:26 AM
|Asterias Biotherapeutics Inc (AST) Short Interest Up 4.9% in November|
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 27 at 7:48 PM
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