Cerus (CERS) Reaches $2.46 After 3.00% Up Move, Peoples Financial Services (PFIS)’s Sentiment Is 1.73

June 20, 2017 - By Peter Erickson

Peoples Financial Services Corp. is a bank holding company. The company has market cap of $317.12 million. The Firm provides a range of financial services through its subsidiary, Peoples Security Bank and Trust Company , including its subsidiary, Peoples Advisors, LLC. It has a 16.39 P/E ratio. Peoples Bank is a state-chartered bank and trust company.

The stock of Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) is a huge mover today! About 249,728 shares traded. Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) has declined 40.83% since June 20, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 57.53% the S&P500.The move comes after 8 months positive chart setup for the $274.15M company. It was reported on Jun, 20 by Barchart.com. We have $2.53 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:CERS worth $8.22 million more.

Analysts await Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) to report earnings on August, 3. They expect $-0.15 EPS, up 16.67% or $0.03 from last year’s $-0.18 per share. After $-0.18 actual EPS reported by Cerus Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -16.67% EPS growth.

Among 2 analysts covering Cerus (NASDAQ:CERS), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Cerus had 4 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by BTIG Research on Friday, May 26 with “Buy”. As per Wednesday, August 19, the company rating was maintained by BTIG Research. The stock of Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, December 17 by Wedbush. As per Tuesday, August 11, the company rating was downgraded by Zacks.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.37 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.31, from 1.06 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 16 investors sold Cerus Corporation shares while 30 reduced holdings. 23 funds opened positions while 40 raised stakes. 65.14 million shares or 2.64% less from 66.90 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Estabrook Capital Mngmt owns 6,000 shares. Hsbc Hldg Public Limited Liability Com invested in 17,448 shares. Wells Fargo And Company Mn, California-based fund reported 3.16 million shares. Gru One Trading Limited Partnership reported 62,184 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 14,858 are held by Stevens Capital L P. Moreover, Art Advsrs Limited Liability Co has 0.02% invested in Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) for 91,700 shares. Elk Creek Limited Liability Co holds 3.18M shares or 0.93% of its portfolio. Voya Invest Mngmt Ltd Liability Co invested 0% in Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS). Weiss Multi reported 0% in Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS). Paradigm Asset Management Limited Liability Company holds 15,100 shares. State Common Retirement Fund invested in 207,514 shares or 0% of the stock. 591,372 were accumulated by Morgan Stanley. Sei holds 128 shares. Quantbot Tech Limited Partnership has invested 0% in Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS). Macquarie Group Ltd stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS).

Cerus Corporation is a biomedical products company. The company has market cap of $274.15 million. The Firm is engaged in developing and commercializing the INTERCEPT Blood System for blood safety. It currently has negative earnings. The Firm operates through blood safety segment.

Since March 10, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 insider sales for $71,028 activity. The insider Moore Carol sold $9,865. Shares for $9,864 were sold by Green Kevin Dennis. Greenman William Mariner sold $36,990 worth of stock or 8,786 shares. Another trade for 2,259 shares valued at $9,375 was sold by Menard Chrystal. 1,189 shares were sold by Benjamin Richard J, worth $4,934 on Friday, March 10.

Peoples Financial Services Corp. holds 7.94% of its portfolio in Peoples Financial Services Corp for 328,608 shares. Riggs Asset Managment Co. Inc. owns 5,189 shares or 0.13% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Berkshire Asset Management Llc Pa has 0.1% invested in the company for 16,408 shares. The New Jersey-based Krasney Financial Llc has invested 0.06% in the stock. Community Bank N.A., a New York-based fund reported 3,370 shares.

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