In last trading session, Merus N.V. (NASDAQ:MRUS) saw 0.21 million shares changing hands with its beta currently measuring 0.88. Company’s recent per share price level of $15.53 trading at -$0.41 or -2.57% at ring of the bell on the day assigns it a market valuation of $750.25M. That closing price of MRUS’s stock is at a discount of -113.07% from its 52-week high price of $33.09 and is indicating a premium of 22.54% from its 52-week low price of $12.03. Taking a look at company’s average trading volume for last 10-days demonstrates a volume of 0.29 million shares which gives us an average trading volume of 330.25K if we extend that period to 3-months.
For Merus N.V. (MRUS), analysts’ consensus is at an average recommendation of a Buy while assigning it a mean rating of 1.40. Splitting up the data highlights that, out of 11 analysts covering the stock, 0 rated the stock as a Sell while 0 recommended an Overweight rating for the stock. 0 suggested the stock as a Hold whereas 11 see the stock as a Buy. 0 analyst(s) advised it as an Underweight. The company is expected to be making an EPS of -$0.63 in the current quarter.
Merus N.V. (NASDAQ:MRUS) trade information
Upright in the red during last session for losing -2.57%, in the last five days MRUS remained trading in the red while hitting it’s week-highest on Thursday, 11/17/22 when the stock touched $15.53 price level, adding 17.31% to its value on the day. Merus N.V.’s shares saw a change of -51.16% in year-to-date performance and have moved -15.92% in past 5-day. Merus N.V. (NASDAQ:MRUS) showed a performance of -34.36% in past 30-days. Number of shares sold short was 2.95 million shares which calculate 9.82 days to cover the short interests.
Wall Street analysts have assigned a consensus price target of $38.00 to the stock, which implies a rise of 59.13% to its current value. Analysts have been projecting $28.00 as a low price target for the stock while placing it at a high target of $50.00. It follows that stock’s current price would drop -221.96% in reaching the projected high whereas dropping to the targeted low would mean a loss of -80.3% for stock’s current value.
Merus N.V. (MRUS) estimates and forecasts
Statistics highlight that Merus N.V. is scoring comparatively lower than the scores of other players of the relevant industry. The company added 4.86% of value to its shares in past 6 months, showing an annual growth rate of -13.87% while that of industry is 4.60. Apart from that, the company came lowering its revenue forecast for fiscal year 2022. The company is estimating its revenue growth to decrease by -61.50% in the current quarter and calculating -94.10% decrease in the next quarter. This year revenue growth is estimated to fall -5.60% from the last financial year’s standing.
8 industry analysts have given their estimates about the company’s current quarter revenue by setting an average figure of $11 million for the same. And 8 analysts are in estimates of company making revenue of $11.24 million in the next quarter that will end on Dec 2022. Company posted $13.14 million and $14.71 million of sales in current and next quarters respectively a year earlier. Analysts are expecting this quarter sales to shrink by -16.30% while estimating it to be -23.60% for the next quarter.
Weighing up company’s earnings over the past 5-year and in the next 5-year periods, we find the company posting an annual earnings growth rate of 13.60% during past 5 years.
Merus N.V. is more likely to be releasing its next quarterly report between October 31 and November 04 and investors are confident in the company announcing better current-quarter dividends despite the fact that it has been facing issues arising out of mounting debt.
Merus N.V. (NASDAQ:MRUS)’s Major holders
Insiders are in possession of 8.16% of company’s total shares while institution are holding 82.36 percent of that, with stock having share float percentage of 89.68%. Investors also watch the number of corporate investors in a company very closely, which is 82.36% institutions for Merus N.V. that are currently holding shares of the company. BVF Inc. is the top institutional holder at MRUS for having 4.08 million shares of worth $92.4 million. And as of Jun 29, 2022, it was holding 8.90% of the company’s outstanding shares.
The second largest institutional holder is Federated Hermes, Inc., which was holding about 3.59 million shares on Jun 29, 2022. The number of shares represents firm’s hold over 7.83% of outstanding shares, having a total worth of $81.34 million.
On the other hand, Federated Hermes Kaufmann Small Cap Fund and Federated Hermes Kaufmann Fund are the top two Mutual Funds which own company’s shares. As of Jul 30, 2022, the former fund manager was holding 2.04 million shares of worth $49.27 million or 4.44% of the total outstanding shares. The later fund manager was in possession of 1.51 million shares on Jul 30, 2022, making its stake of worth around $36.63 million in the company or a holder of 3.30% of company’s stock.