Geron Corporation (NASDAQ:GERN) shares, rose in value on Thursday, 05/12/22, with the stock price up by 2.88% to the previous day’s close as strong demand from buyers drove the stock to $1.43.
Actively observing the price movement in the last trading, the stock closed the session at $1.39, falling within a range of $1.37 and $1.49. The value of beta (5-year monthly) was 1.08. Referring to stock’s 52-week performance, its high was $2.23, and the low was $0.99. On the whole, GERN has fluctuated by -5.30% over the past month.
With the market capitalization of Geron Corporation currently standing at about $498.53 million, investors are eagerly awaiting this quarter’s results, scheduled for May 09, 2022. As a result, investors might want to see an improvement in the stock’s price before the company announces its earnings report. Analysts are projecting the company’s earnings per share (EPS) to be -$0.1, which is expected to increase to -$0.09 for fiscal year -$0.4 and then to about -$0.4 by fiscal year 2023.
Analysts have estimated the company’s revenue for the quarter at $100k, with a low estimate of $100k and a high estimate of $110k. According to the average forecast, sales growth in current quarter could jump down -6.50%, compared to the corresponding quarter of last year. Wall Street analysts also predicted that in 2023, the company’s y-o-y revenues would reach $330k, representing a decrease of -76.30% from the revenues reported in the last year’s results.
Revisions could be a useful indicator to get insight on short-term price movement; so for the company, there were 4 upward and no downward review(s) in last seven days. We see that GERN’s technical picture suggests that short-term indicators denote the stock is a 50% Buy on average. However, medium term indicators have put the stock in the category of 100% Buy while long term indicators on average have been pointing out that it is a 50% Buy.
5 analyst(s) have assigned their ratings of the stock’s forecast evaluation on a scale of 1.00-5.00 to indicate a strong buy to a strong sell recommendation. The stock is rated as a Hold by 0 analyst(s), 4 recommend it as a Buy and 1 called the GERN stock Overweight. In the meantime, 0 analyst(s) believe the stock as Underweight and 0 think it is a Sell. Thus, investors eager to increase their holdings of the company’s stock will have an opportunity to do so as the average rating for the stock is Buy.
The stock’s technical analysis shows that the PEG ratio is about 0, with the price of GERN currently trading nearly -1.68% and 6.64% away from the simple moving averages for 20 and 50 days respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently indicates a reading of 50.65, while the 7-day volatility ratio is showing 11.00% which for the 30-day chart, stands at 8.77%. Furthermore, Geron Corporation (GERN)’s beta value is 0.98, and its average true range (ATR) is 0.13. The company’s stock has been forecasted to trade at an average price of $4.00 over the course of the next 52 weeks, with a low of $2.00 and a high of $7.00. Based on these price targets, the low is -39.86% off current price, whereas the price has to move -389.51% to reach the yearly target high. Additionally, analysts’ median price of $4.00 is likely to be welcomed by investors because it represents a decrease of -179.72% from the current levels.
A comparison of Geron Corporation (GERN) with its peers suggests the former has fared considerably weaker in the market. GERN showed an intraday change of 2.88% in last session, and over the past year, it grew by 6.72%%. In comparison, CTI BioPharma Corp. (CTIC) has moved higher at 3.10% on the day and was up 69.44% over the past 12 months. On the other hand, the price of Bio-Techne Corporation (TECH) has risen 3.01% on the day. The stock, however, is off -12.05% from where it was a year ago. Additionally, there is a gain of 2.16% for Incyte Corporation (INCY) in last trading while the stock has seen an overall depriciation of -9.28%% over the past year. Other than that, the overall performance of the S&P 500 during the last trading session shows that it lost -0.13%. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Slipped by -0.33%.
Data on historical trading for Geron Corporation (NASDAQ:GERN) indicates that the trading volumes over the past 3 months, they’ve averaged 2.42 million. According to company’s latest data on outstanding shares, there are 330.87 million shares outstanding.
Nearly 0.10% of Geron Corporation’s shares belong to company insiders and institutional investors own 44.10% of the company’s shares. The stock has risen by 17.21% since the beginning of the year, thereby showing the potential of a further growth. This could raise investors’ confidence to be optimistic about the GERN stock heading into the next quarter.