Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) traded at $6.23 at last check on Friday, Nov 20, making a downturn move of 0% on its previous day’s price.
Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $6.23 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 1.26 with the day’s price range being $6.10 – 6.36. The company has a 12-month trailing PE ratio of 0. In terms of its 52-week price range, CERS has a high of $7.94 and a low of $2.71. The company’s stock has gained about -1.27% over that past 30 days.
Cerus has a market cap of $1.04 Billion and is expected to release its quarterly earnings report on October 29, 2020. With its Forward Dividend at 0 and a yield of 0%, the company’s investors could be worried for the CERS stock to lose ahead of the earnings release. Estimates by analysts give the company expected earnings per share (EPS) of -$0.09, with the EPS growth for the year raised at -$0.37 for 2020 and -$0.32 for next year. These figures represent -0.27% and at -0.14% growth in EPS for the two years respectively.
Analysts tracking the company’s growth have also given it a consensus growth in revenue estimated at $31.66 Million, with a low of $30.5 Million and a high of $33.1 Million. The median projection represents growth adding up to 19.5% compared to sales earnings for the corresponding quarter a year ago. According to analyst consensus estimates figures, the company’s yearly revenue forecasts for 2020 are expected to hit $112.31 Million, or +19.8% up from figures reported last year.
On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the CERS stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of 50% Sell, while medium term indicators assign it an average of Hold. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of Hold.
Let’s briefly compare Cerus (CERS) stock to its peers. We find that today’s price change of 0% and +44.21% over the past 12 months for CERS betters that of Abbott Laboratories (ABT), which has seen its stock price fall -0.1% in the latest trading session and is +32.52% over the last one year. Another of its peers Medtronic Inc (MDT) has dropped -0.76% today, but is -0.3% down over the past year, while Stryker Corp (SYK) is also down 0% yet its price remains in the green at 44.21% over the same period. Abbott has a P/E ratio of 58.98 compared to Cerus 0 and Medtronic’s 33.99. In contrast to these companies, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial are today at -0.68% and -0.75%, respectively, in early deals.
Coming back to Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 1.47 Million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 1.57 Million. Current shares outstanding are 167.14 Million.
According to data from Thomson Reuters, insiders hold 2.13% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 78.59%. The data shows that short shares as of October 29, 2020, stood at 10.49 Million at a short ratio of 7.59. This represents a 6.27% Short interest in Shares outstanding on October 29, 2020. Shares short dropped in October from the previous month at 10.74 Million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with today’s price pushing the stock +47.63% up in year-to-date price movement.