Geron Corporation (NASDAQ:GERN) concluded the trading at $2.46 on Thursday, September 22 with a fall of -3.15% from its closing price on previous day.
Taking a look at stock we notice that its last check on previous day was $2.54 and 5Y monthly beta was reading 0.85 with its price kept floating in the range of $2.41 and $2.57 on the day. Considering stock’s 52-week price range provides that GERN hit a high price of $3.06 and saw its price falling to a low level of $0.99 during that period. Over a period of past 1-month, stock came adding 2.50% in its value.
With its current market valuation of $998.29 million, Geron Corporation is set to declare its quarterly results on Mar 09, 2022 – Mar 14, 2022. Analysts are in estimates of -$0.09 per share for company’s earnings in the current quarter and are expecting its annual EPS growth moving up to -$0.39 for 2022 with estimates of that growing to -$0.39 in next year.
Analysts watching the company’s growth closely have provided estimates for its revenue growth with an average revenue estimate of $110k. They suggested that in the process company could generate revenue of as low as $100k which could climb up to $150k to hit a high. The average estimate is representing an increase of 2.80% 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 $460k in 2022, which will be -67.00% less from revenue generated by the company last year.
In last 7 days, analysts came adjusting their opinions about stock’s EPS with no upward and no downward revisions, an indication which could give clearer idea about the company’s short term price movement. In contrast, when we review GERN stock’s current outlook then short term indicators are assigning it an average of 50% 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 5 analysts at the scale of 1 to 5 with 1.00 representing a strong buy and 5.00 suggesting a strong sell; 0 of them are recommending Geron Corporation (GERN) as a Hold, while 4 are in view that stock is a Buy. Recommendation by 0 analysts for the stock is an Underweight while number of those analysts who rated the stock as an Overweight is 1, whereas 0 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.
Digging deeper we become aware of the PEG ratio of the GERN stock which is currently positioned at 0. It further provides that stock’s current price level is -6.09% away from its 20-day simple moving average and is 7.88% off its SMA50. Its relative strength index (RSI) for 14-periods is oscillating at 47.29 while volatility remained at 6.98% over the past week which changes to 6.96% when measuring it over the past month. Beta is valued at 0.77, while measure of average true range or ATR is currently at 0.18.
In comparing Geron Corporation (GERN)’s stock with other industry players reveals that stock’s current price change of -3.15% and that of 73.24% over the past 12 months is in competing position with that of CTI BioPharma Corp. (CTIC) which saw its stock price raised by 8.02% in the last trading and went through an increase of 89.84% in past 12-month trading. Industry’s another major player Bio-Techne Corporation (TECH) has fall -2.04% down in previous session, but over the past year has faced a fall of -45.55%, while Incyte Corporation (INCY) was also up 0.87% however its price remained floating in the red at -3.13% over the same period. Geron Corporation has a P/E ratio of 0 while Bio-Techne Corporation is showing 43.83 for the same. On the other hand, the S&P 500 Index was down -0.84% in the last trading session while the Dow Jones Industrial closed the session lower at -0.35%.
Having a second look at Geron Corporation (NASDAQ:GERN) provides that stock’s average daily trading volume for 3 months was 3.83 million, while it jumped to 4.24 million when we calculate an average volume for past 10 days. Number of outstanding shares of the stock stood at 403.87 million.
The percentage of outstanding shares held by the insiders is 0.10% while it is 52.40% for the institutional holders. The figures also indicate that as of Jul 14, 2022, number of stock’s short shares was 16.51 million which implies a short ratio of 4.69. This shows down a 4.37% of Short Interest in company’s outstanding shares on the day. In July the standing of shares short improved as it was 26.7 million in the previous month. Addition of 101.64% 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.