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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 254 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$84.6 million.

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Cerus Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CERS. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Cerus Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$7.46, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Cerus Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Cerus Corporation. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Cerus Corporation share price

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Cerus Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$7.46
52-week rangeUSD$2.71 - USD$8.87
50-day moving average USD$6.8161
200-day moving average USD$6.5596
Wall St. target priceUSD$9.3
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.492

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Cerus Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $7.46 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-14) -1.19%
1 month (2020-12-22) -12.85%
3 months (2020-10-21) 19.74%
6 months (2020-07-21) 10.19%
1 year (2020-01-21) 66.52%
2 years (2019-01-18) 31.34%
3 years (2018-01-19) 81.07%
5 years (2016-01-21) 32.27%

Cerus Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$84.6 million
Gross profit TTM USD$41.2 million
Return on assets TTM -19.98%
Return on equity TTM -73.39%
Profit margin -73.73%
Book value $0.654
Market capitalisation USD$1.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Cerus Corporation shares

There are currently 10.5 million Cerus Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Cerus Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 2.8% up from 10.2 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 2.1 million). Cerus Corporation's SIR currently stands at 5.02. In other words for every 100,000 Cerus Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5020 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 0.0642% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Cerus Corporation shares, roughly 64 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet 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 $2.71 up to $8.87. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CERS.US volatility(beta: 1.35)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 1.3486. This would suggest that Cerus Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a 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 is designed to reduce blood-borne pathogens in donated blood components intended for transfusion. The company offers INTERCEPT Blood Systems for platelets and plasma that is designed to inactivate blood-borne pathogens in platelets and plasma donated for transfusion; and INTERCEPT Blood System for red blood cells to inactivate blood-borne pathogens in red blood cells donated for transfusion. 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. The company has a collaboration with the National Trauma Institute to supply Intercept plasma for use in the plasma resuscitation without lung injury (PROpOLIs) clinical study. Cerus Corporation was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Concord, California.

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