Shares of Geron Corp. (NASDAQ:GERN) traded down 1.5% during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $2.64 and last traded at $2.66, with a volume of 437,506 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $2.70.

A number of analysts have issued reports on the company. FBR & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Geron Corp. in a report on Sunday, May 8th. Zacks Investment Research raised Geron Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $3.00 target price on the stock in a report on Friday, August 5th. Finally, BTIG Research assumed coverage on Geron Corp. in a report on Friday, August 19th. They issued a “neutral” rating on the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Geron Corp. currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $6.20.

The stock has a market cap of $423.31 million and a P/E ratio of 332.50. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $2.70 and a 200 day moving average of $2.81.

Geron Corp. (NASDAQ:GERN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 3rd. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.05) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.07) by $0.02. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned ($0.06) earnings per share. The firm had revenue of $0.21 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $0.38 million. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 15.9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts expect that Geron Corp. will post ($0.23) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Geron Corporation (Geron) is a biopharmaceutical company, which supports the clinical stage development of a telomerase inhibitor, Imetelstat, in hematologic myeloid malignancies by Janssen Biotech, Inc (Janssen). The Company operates through the segment, which includes discovery and development of therapeutic products for oncology.

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