Geron Corporation [NASDAQ: GERN] The trading session closed at $2.25 on 11/17/22. The stock reached a low of $2.205 in the day’s price range, while the highest price level was $2.275. The Company reported on November 17, 2022 that Geron reported incentive grants pursuant to Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4).
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Geron Corporation (Nasdaq: GERN) reported today that it has granted non-statutory stock options to purchase an aggregate of 566,890 shares of Geron common stock as an inducement to newly hired employees upon commencement of employment with the company.
The stock options were granted on November 16, 2022 at an exercise price of $2.24 per share, which is equal to the closing price of Geron common stock on the date of grant. The stock options, representing a total of 470,000 shares, have a tenor of 10 years and vest over four years, with 12.5% of the shares vesting on the six-month anniversary of the commencement of employment for the respective employees and the remaining shares are contained. The entire shares in equal installments over the next 42 months, subject to continued employment with Geron through the applicable vesting dates. The stock options, representing an aggregate of 96,890 shares, have a term of 10 years and vest fully upon the achievement of certain regulatory milestones, subject to continued employment with Geron through the applicable dates. All stock options were granted as a material inducement for employment pursuant to Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4) and subject to the terms and conditions of the stock option agreements covering the grants and Geron’s 2018 incentive award plan. which was adopted on December 14, 2018 and provides for the granting of stock options to new employees.
The one year performance of the shares is 84.43 percent and weekly performance is -0.44 percent. The stock has moved 70.45 per cent in the last six months. The stock has performed 0.00 percent in last 30 days and changed 0.90 percent in last 3 months.
Compared to the average trading volume of 3.89M shares, GERN reached a volume of 2221691 shares in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock active.
Here’s What Major Stock Market Gurus Have To Say About Geron Corporation [GERN],
Based on careful and fact-backed analyzes by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on a target price for GERN shares is $4.33 per share. Target prices and analysis on the performance of stocks are usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on GERN stock is a recommendation at 1.50. This rating represents a strong buy recommendation on a scale of 1 to 5, where 5 means strong sell, 4 represents sell, 3 indicates hold and 2 indicates buy.
Wedbush has an outlook for shares of Geron Corporation on October 28, 2022, keeping its view on the stock as Outperform, in line with its previous recommendation. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, B. Relay Securities raised its target price to buy. The new note on price target was issued on July 28, 2022, which represents the official price target for Geron Corporation stock. Earlier, the target price was raised once again to $4, while Robert W. Analysts at Baird had an Outperform rating on GERN stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Geron Corporation is set at 0.14 The Price to Sales ratio for Geron stock over the trailing 12 months period is 569.34. The Price to Book ratio for the previous quarter was 8.33, the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.51.
gern stock trading performance evaluation
Geron Corporation [GERN] It fell into the red zone at the end of last week, falling into a negative trend and falling -0.44. With this latest performance, GERN shares are down 0.00% over the past four-week period, in addition to down 70.45% over the past 6 months — not to mention a 58.45% gain over the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily detected with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 will result in overbought, and any rate below 30 will indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for GERN stock for the past two week period is set at 50.11, with the RSI last trading hit at 52.36, and the three week RSI for Geron Corporation is set at 49.52. [GERN], The current moving average for the last 50 days of trade of this stock is 2.35, while it was recorded at 2.26 for the last one week and 1.76 for the last 200 days.
Geron Corporation [GERN]: An Insightful Look at the Fundamentals
Operating margin for any stock indicates how profitable an investment will be, and Geron Corporation [GERN] The stock currently has an Operating Margin of -8183.70 and Gross Margin of +43.79. The Net Margin of Geron Corporation is currently recorded at -8335.39.
The Return on Equity for this stock decreased to -68.84 while the Return on Assets stood at -46.75.
Geron Corporation’s liquidity data is equally compelling, with a quick ratio of 2.70 and a current ratio set at 2.70.
Earnings Per Share (EPS) Analysis for Geron Corporation [GERN] stores
The company’s progress can be viewed through the prism of EPS growth rates, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting 5-year EPS growth rates for GERN. When it comes to mentioned price, analysts are expecting a 5 Year EPS growth rate of 5.00% for Geron Corporation.
Geron Corporation [GERN]: Insider Ownership Position
Institutional investors currently hold approximately $427 million, or 51.80% of GERN stock, in their hands. The top three institutional holders of GERN stock are: RA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LP with ownership of 30,126,299, which is about 0% of company’s market cap and about 0.10% of total institutional ownership; BlackRock Inc. holds 26,616,761 shares of stock with an approximate value of $59.89 million in GERN shares; and Vanguard Group Inc., with $41.05 million in GERN stock currently holding roughly -7.527% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Geron Corporation shares held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and during the November reporting period, where 103 institutional holders increased their positions in Geron Corporation. [NASDAQ:GERN] By approximately 17,289,739 shares. Additionally, 46 investors reduced positions by approximately 21,645,090 shares, while 47 investors maintained positions by approximately 150,788,236 shares. As per the latest SEC report filing, the mentioned changes put the institutional holdings at 189,723,065 shares. There were 42 new institutional investments for a total of 10,127,509 shares in GERN stock, while 15 institutional investors sold 1,465,739 shares during the same period.