Citigroup Lowers Merus (NASDAQ:MRUS) Price Target to $16.00

Merus (NASDAQ:MRUS) had its target price decreased by research analysts at Citigroup from $18.00 to $16.00 in a report released on Thursday, March 21st, BenzingaRatingsTable reports. The brokerage presently has a “neutral” rating on the biotechnology company’s stock. Citigroup‘s price objective suggests a potential downside of 2.74% from the stock’s current price.

Several other equities research analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Merus from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, March 1st. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Merus from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 6th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Merus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 14th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $23.00.

NASDAQ:MRUS traded up $1.73 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $16.45. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 44,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 30,665. The firm has a market capitalization of $349.21 million, a PE ratio of -8.94 and a beta of -0.06. Merus has a 52-week low of $11.00 and a 52-week high of $26.74.

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Squarepoint Ops LLC increased its holdings in Merus by 10.3% in the fourth quarter. Squarepoint Ops LLC now owns 11,800 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $165,000 after buying an additional 1,100 shares in the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in Merus by 18.8% in the fourth quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 14,987 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $209,000 after buying an additional 2,373 shares in the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its holdings in Merus by 33.8% in the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 17,723 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $350,000 after buying an additional 4,476 shares in the last quarter. Morgan Stanley increased its stake in shares of Merus by 74.3% during the 3rd quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 71,643 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $1,415,000 after purchasing an additional 30,538 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Laurion Capital Management LP purchased a new position in shares of Merus during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $2,104,000. 53.06% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Merus Company Profile

Merus N.V., a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company, engages in developing bispecific antibody therapeutics. Its bispecific antibody candidate pipeline includes MCLA-128, which is in a Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of patients with metastatic breast cancer; and Phase I/II study for treating gastric, ovarian, endometrial, and non-small cell lung cancers.

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