Geron Corporation (GERN): Find Out What Insiders Are Doing

Geron Corporation (NASDAQ:GERN) finished Wednesday with an addition of $0.05 to close at $1.43, an upside of 3.62 percent. An average of 1,707,680 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $0.1100 in the past week. The last 20 days have seen an average of 1,795,535 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 1,772,640.

GERN stock has increased by 9.16% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $1.3050 on 09/15/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 02/03/21, shares of the company touched a low of $1.20 and a high of $2.36 in 52 weeks. In spite of this, the price is down -39.28% from the 52-week high.


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Valuation Metrics

Geron Corporation (GERN) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 34.65 for the broader industry and 32.30 for the sector. The stock’s beta is 1.05. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 1163.48, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 2.65.

The quick ratio of Geron Corporation for the three months ended June 29 was 5.50, and the current ratio was 5.50, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.20 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.20 for the quarter ending June 29. Geron Corporation’s EBITDA margin for the year ending June 29 is -30030.83%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $77.17 million compared to revenue of $0.25 million.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Geron Corporation’s return on assets was -37.80%, compared to -20.3% over the last five years. In the past year, the return on investment has been -32.70%, and the 5-year average is -23.3%. Meanwhile, the return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months has been -49.10% and the 5-year average holds at -22.0%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged -68.79 over the past year.

Earnings Surprise

For the three-month period that ended June 29, Geron Corporation had $140.96 million in cash. In the quarter under review, the net income was down than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of $0.11 million in the quarter, while revenues of $0.14 million were grew 63.64%. The analyst consensus anticipated Geron Corporation’s latest quarter earnings to come in at -$0.09 per share, but it turned out to be -$0.09, a 0.00% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to -$28.15 million. Shareholders own equity worth $320.6 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Geron Corporation (GERN) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 13 October was 61.73%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 31.67%.

As of today, GERN’s price is $1.3620 +8.33% or $0.1100 from its 5-day moving average. However, the stock’s current price level is +17.21% above the SMA50 and -8.92% below the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 45.83% and 27.78%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.0697. With the 14-day stochastic at 75.00% and the average true range at 0.0697, the RSI (14) stands at 57.01%. The stock has reached 0.0300 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at 0.0148.

Analyst Ratings

The consensus rating for Geron Corporation (GERN) among analysts is Buy. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell GERN, while 0 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 0 analysts, while 5 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is GERN’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $3.00 and $7.00, with a median target of $4.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Geron Corporation (GERN) stock is $4.20.

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