Ratios in Focus: Analyzing Geron Corp. (GERN)’s Price-to-Cash and Price-to-Free Cash Flow

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In the latest session, Geron Corp. (NASDAQ: GERN) closed at $3.89 down -2.75% from its previous closing price of $4.00. In other words, the price has decreased by -$2.75 from its previous closing price. On the day, 5.81 million shares were traded. GERN stock price reached its highest trading level at $3.99 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $3.835.


For a deeper understanding of Geron Corp.’s stock, let’s take a closer look at its various ratios. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 3.67 and its Current Ratio is at 3.67. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 0.25 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.04.

On April 29, 2024, TD Cowen started tracking the stock assigning a Buy rating and target price of $10.

Needham reiterated its Buy rating for the stock on March 15, 2024, while the target price for the stock was revised from $4 to $5.

Insider Transactions:

Additionally, insider trades can be beneficial to investors who want to learn what the management thinks about stock prices in the future. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Jun 04 ’24 when SCARLETT JOHN A sold 600,000 shares for $4.00 per share. The transaction valued at 2,400,000 led to the insider holds 600,000 shares of the business.

LAWLIS V BRYAN sold 35,000 shares of GERN for $131,250 on May 15 ’24. The Director now owns 0 shares after completing the transaction at $3.75 per share. On Aug 24 ’23, another insider, O’Farrell Elizabeth G., who serves as the Director of the company, bought 6,607 shares for $2.28 each. As a result, the insider paid 15,064 and bolstered with 7,407 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, GERN now has a Market Capitalization of 2372530688 and an Enterprise Value of 1950765568. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 4437.07 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 6.67. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 3751.472 whereas that against EBITDA is -9.31.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, GERN has reached a high of $4.30, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $1.64. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 7.14%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 56.24%.

Shares Statistics:

For the past three months, GERN has traded an average of 12.84M shares per day and 9445700 over the past ten days. A total of 544.91M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 500.14M. Insiders hold about 15.68% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 58.60% stake in the company. Shares short for GERN as of 1715731200 were 53888364 with a Short Ratio of 4.20, compared to 1713139200 on 49415249. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 53888364 and a Short% of Float of 9.140000500000001.

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