Merus N.V (MRUS) Volatility At 4.93%, Should You Add A Position?

Merus N.V (NASDAQ: MRUS) is 45.67% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $15.93 and a high of $38.07 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will continue to grow shareholders’ wealth in the market. Here’s what analysts think will happen to its price in the coming time. The MRUS stock was last observed hovering at around $38.06 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 2.0%.

Currently trading at $40.06, the stock is 16.16% and 35.57% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 1.23 million and changing 5.25% at the moment leaves the stock 62.02% off its SMA200. MRUS registered 137.60% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 75.01%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $42.39 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of -$12.07.

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The stock witnessed a 23.26% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 65.33%, and is 11.00% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 4.93% over the week and 5.07% over the month.

Profit margin for the company is -387.00%. Distance from 52-week low is 151.48% and 5.23% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (-43.76%).

Merus N.V quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at -$0.72 with sales reaching $10.94M over the same period.The EPS is expected to grow by 6.47% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 15.20% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to grow 2.60% in year-over-year returns.

174 institutions hold shares in Merus N.V (MRUS), with institutional investors hold 98.75% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 46.31M, and float is at 42.93M with Short Float at 10.93%. Institutions hold 91.54% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Commodore Capital Lp with over 4.0 million shares valued at $105.32 million. The investor’s holdings represent 8.02% of the MRUS Shares outstanding. As of Jun 29, 2023, the second largest holder is Deerfield Management Company, L.P. (Series C) with 3.03 million shares valued at $79.83 million to account for 6.08% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Samlyn Capital, LLC which holds 2.84 million shares representing 5.69% and valued at over $74.71 million, while Wellington Management Group, LLP holds 5.37% of the shares totaling 2.68 million with a market value of $70.44 million.

Merus N.V (MRUS) Insider Activity

A total of 0 insider transactions have happened at Merus N.V (MRUS) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 0 and purchases happening 0 times. The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Shuman Harry, the company’s VP Controller, PAO. SEC filings show that Shuman Harry sold 115 shares of the company’s common stock on Dec 19 at a price of $26.68 per share for a total of $3068.0. Following the sale, the insider now owns 7002.0 shares.

Merus N.V disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Dec 15 that Silverman Peter B. (COO & GC) sold a total of 22,386 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Dec 15 and was made at $25.00 per share for $0.56 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 0.0 shares of the MRUS stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Dec 08, Shuman Harry (VP Controller, PAO) disposed off 250 shares at an average price of $24.44 for $6110.0. The insider now directly holds 7,117 shares of Merus N.V (MRUS).

Merus N.V (MRUS): Who are the competitors?

One of the company’s main competitors (and peers) include Pieris Pharmaceuticals Inc. (PIRS) that is trading -90.24% down over the past 12 months.Plandai Biotechnology Inc. (PLPL) lies in the list of competitors of the Merus N.V and is -33.33% lower over the same period from MRUS