Merus N.V. (MRUS) Expected to Post Earnings of -$0.69 Per Share
Equities research analysts forecast that Merus N.V. (NASDAQ:MRUS) will report earnings per share (EPS) of ($0.69) for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have provided estimates for Merus N.V.’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is ($0.77) and the highest is ($0.60). Merus N.V. posted earnings of ($0.35) per share during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year-over-year growth rate of 97.1%. The business is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 6th.
On average, analysts expect that Merus N.V. will report full year earnings of ($3.84) per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($4.05) to ($3.62). For the next year, analysts expect that the business will report earnings of ($4.01) per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($4.85) to ($3.17). Zacks’ earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that cover Merus N.V..
A number of research analysts recently commented on MRUS shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Merus N.V. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, July 15th. ValuEngine cut Merus N.V. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $31.00 price target on shares of Merus N.V. in a report on Friday, July 14th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada started coverage on Merus N.V. in a report on Thursday, September 14th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $28.00 price target on the stock. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $30.50.
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Merus N.V. (MRUS) traded down 0.52% on Thursday, hitting $21.00. 13,836 shares of the company traded hands. The firm’s market capitalization is $407.32 million. Merus N.V. has a 1-year low of $13.13 and a 1-year high of $33.63. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $18.38 and its 200 day moving average price is $18.38.
Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Spark Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Merus N.V. during the 1st quarter worth approximately $458,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Merus N.V. during the 1st quarter worth approximately $549,000. Victory Capital Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Merus N.V. during the 1st quarter worth approximately $976,000. Iguana Healthcare Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Merus N.V. by 16.7% during the 1st quarter. Iguana Healthcare Management LLC now owns 175,000 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $4,268,000 after acquiring an additional 25,000 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Wellington Management Group LLP purchased a new stake in shares of Merus N.V. during the 1st quarter worth approximately $29,841,000. 32.16% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
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