Merus N.V. (NASDAQ:MRUS) concluded the trading at $27.22 on Thursday, Jan 21, with a rise of 8.75% from its closing price on previous day.
Taking a look at stock we notice that its last check on previous day was $25.03 and 5Y monthly beta was reading 0.85 with its price kept floating in the range of $24.91 and $27.49 on the day. Company’s P/E ratio for the trailing 12 months is 0. Considering stock’s 52-week price range provides that MRUS hit a high price of $26.18 and saw its price falling to a low level of $10.18 during that period. Over a period of past 1-month, stock came adding 70.12% in its value.
With its current market valuation of $777.4 Million, Merus N.V. is set to declare its quarterly results on Mar 10, 2021- Mar 15, 2021. MRUS Stock’s Forward Dividend of 0 and its yield of 0% are making investors’ thoughts stronger that it could fall further before the company announces its earnings for the current quarter. Analysts are in estimates of -$0.62 per share for company’s earnings in the current quarter and are expecting its annual EPS growth moving down to -$2.52 for 2021 with estimates of that growing to -$2.71 in next year. These estimates are suggesting current year growth of 0.11% for EPS and 0.08% growth next year.
Analysts watching the company’s growth closely have provided estimates for its revenue growth with an average revenue estimate of $7.68 Million. They suggested that in the process company could generate revenue of as low as $6.5 Million which could climb up to $9Million to hit a high. The average estimate is representing an increase of -29.8% in sales growth from that of posted by the company in the same quarter of last year. In keeping analyst consensus estimate with, company is forecasted to be making an annual revenue of $31.12 Million in 2021, which will be 0% less from revenue generated by the company last year.
In contrast, when we review MRUS stock’s current outlook then short term indicators are assigning it an average of 100% Buy, while medium term indicators are categorizing the stock at an average of 100% Buy. Long term indicators are suggesting an average of 100% Buy for it.
According to ratings assigned by 7 analysts at the scale of 1 to 5 with 1.00 representing a strong buy and 5.00 suggesting a strong sell; 2 of them are recommending Merus N.V. (MRUS) as a Hold, while 5 are in view that stock is a Buy. Recommendation by None analysts for the stock is an Outperform while number of those analysts who rated the stock as Underperform is none, whereas none of them are considering the stock as a Sell. When taken as whole, stock gets a rating of Overweight and that encourages the investors to exploit the opportunity and build their stake up in the company.
In comparing Merus N.V. (MRUS)’s stock with other industry players reveals that stock’s current price change of +8.75% and that of +59.09% over the past 12 months is in better position with that of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) which saw its stock price fell by -3.12% in the last trading and went through a decline of -4.82% in past 12-month trading. Industry’s another major player Amgen Inc (AMGN) has fell -0.13% down in previous session, but over the past year has faced a rise of 6.45%, while Gilead Sciences Inc (GILD) was also up 8.75% however its price remained floating in the green at 59.09% over the same period. Merus N.V. has a P/E ratio of 0 against that of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company’s 0 while Amgen Inc is showing 20.32 for the same. On the other hand, the S&P 500 Index was up 0.03% in the last trading session while the Dow Jones Industrial closed the session lower at -0.04%.
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Having a second look at Merus N.V. (NASDAQ:MRUS) provides that stock’s average daily trading volume for 3 months was 132.34 Million, while it jumped to 155.96 Million when we calculate an average volume for past 10 days. Number of outstanding shares of the stock stood at 32.31 Million.
Data compiled by Thomson Reuters highlights that percentage of outstanding shares held by the insiders is 12.49% while it is 76.78% for the institutional holders. The figures also indicate that as of December 30, 2020, number of stock’s short shares was 414350000 which implies a short ratio of 3.14. This shows up a 1.42% of Short Interest in company’s outstanding shares on the day. In December the standing of shares short declined as it was 447.67 Million in the previous month. Addition of +55.28% by stock’s current price to its year-to-date value in last trading session is likely to be increasing investors’ interest in the stock as it is hinting an extended uptrend.
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