Brokerage Expectations in Focus for Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) and Kite Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:KITE)

Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) shares have been labeled a top pick by Beta Research as it meets the A+ criteria outlined by the firm.  The stock boasts a consensus analyst “Buy” rating with the consensus recommendation standing at 1.30.  This is according to all covering research brokerage firms taken into consideration by First Call.  The consensus price target of $6.83 also implies significant upside from the current price of $2.43.   

Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) shares typically trade an average volume of 1285.47 and institutions hold 69.10% of the total shares.  

MOVING AVERAGES

We see here that the stock is 2.10% away from the 20-Day Simple Moving Average.  Their 50-Day Simple Moving Average is a difference of -25.15% from current levels.  Further back, their 200-Day Simple Moving Average is -46.03% difference from today’s price.  Currently, the stock is -48.30% from its 50-Day High and 25.90% from the 50-day low. 

Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS)‘s stock has performed at -45.52%.  Breaking that down further, it has performed 0.00% for the week, -23.55% for the month, -43.84% over the last quarter, -51.53% for the past half-year and -58.42% for this last year. 

Stock research firms currently have a positive stance on shares of Kite Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:KITE). Analysts are projecting that the stock will reach $85.83 on a short term (1 year) basis.

The majority of analysts covering the equity have either a Buy or Strong Buy recommendation on the stock, yielding a consensus score of 2.10. This is based on the research brokerage reports taken into consideration by Thomson Reuters. 

Kite Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:KITE)’s shares may have a significant upside to the consensus target of 85.83, but how has it been performing relative to the market?  The stock’s price is 91.53 and their relative strength index (RSI) stands at 69.20.  RSI is a technical oscillator that shows price strength by comparing upward and downward movements.  It indicates oversold and overbought price levels for a stock.  

Kite Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:KITE) shares are moving 2.51% trading at $91.53 today.

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