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How to buy Cerus Corporation stock | $6.12

Learn how to easily invest in Cerus Corporation stock.

Cerus Corporation is a biotechnology business based in the US. Cerus Corporation shares (CERS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Cerus Corporation employs 262 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Cerus Corporation stock price (NASDAQ: CERS)

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Cerus Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-16.
Latest market close$6.12
52-week range$4.67 - $8.87
50-day moving average $6.26
200-day moving average $5.87
Wall St. target price$9.40
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-0.37

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Cerus Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $6.12 from 2021-10-15

1 week (2021-10-08) 1.49%
1 month (2021-09-17) -8.11%
3 months (2021-07-16) 25.15%
6 months (2021-04-16) -0.97%
1 year (2020-10-16) -4.82%
2 years (2019-10-16) 38.78%
3 years (2018-10-16) 6.88
5 years (2016-10-14) 18.38%

Cerus Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $106.7 million
Gross profit TTM $50.8 million
Return on assets TTM -16.78%
Return on equity TTM -61.72%
Profit margin -57.5%
Book value $0.49
Market capitalisation $1.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Cerus Corporation shares

There are currently 10.6 million Cerus Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Cerus Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 5.5% down from 11.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Cerus Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Cerus Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Cerus Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Cerus Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Cerus Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 976554.33579336). Cerus Corporation's SIR currently stands at 10.84. In other words for every 100,000 Cerus Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 10840 shares are currently held short.

However Cerus Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Cerus Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Cerus Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Cerus Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Cerus Corporation shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0691% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Cerus Corporation shares, roughly 69 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Cerus Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Cerus Corporation stock.

Cerus Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting Cerus Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Cerus Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Cerus Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.67 up to $8.87. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CERS.US volatility(beta: 1.21)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Cerus Corporation's is 1.2143. This would suggest that Cerus Corporation's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Cerus Corporation overview

Cerus Corporation, a biomedical products company, focuses on developing and commercializing the INTERCEPT Blood System to enhance blood safety. Its INTERCEPT Blood System, a proprietary technology for controlling biological replication that is designed to reduce blood-borne pathogens in donated blood components intended for transfusion. The company offers INTERCEPT Blood Systems for platelets and plasma, which is designed to inactivate blood-borne pathogens in platelets and plasma donated for transfusion; INTERCEPT Blood System for red blood cells to inactivate blood-borne pathogens in red blood cells donated for transfusion; and INTERCEPT Blood System for Cryoprecipitation that uses its plasma system to produce pathogen reduced cryoprecipitated fibrinogen complex for the treatment and control of bleeding, including massive hemorrhage associated with fibrinogen deficiency, as well as pathogen reduced plasma, cryoprecipitate reduced. It sells platelet and plasma systems through its direct sales force and distributors in the United States, Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Middle East, Latin America, and internationally. Cerus Corporation has collaboration with LifeSouth Community Blood Centers to manufacture INTERCEPT Fibrinogen Complex. The company was incorporated in 1991 and is headquartered in Concord, California. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Cerus Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 2.604% of Cerus Corporation shares are held by insiders and 83.608% by institutions.
How many people work for Cerus Corporation?
Latest data suggests 262 work at Cerus Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for Cerus Corporation?
Cerus Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Cerus Corporation based?
Cerus Corporation's address is: 1220 Concord Avenue, Concord, CA, United States, 94520
What is Cerus Corporation's ISIN number?
Cerus Corporation's international securities identification number is: US1570851014
What is Cerus Corporation's CUSIP number?
Cerus Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 157085101

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