Curis, Inc. (CRIS) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Brokerages

Shares of Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRIS) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $6.67.

CRIS has been the subject of a number of research reports. Cowen and Company reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Curis in a research report on Friday, May 5th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Curis from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 10th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Curis from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Curis from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th.

Shares of Curis (NASDAQ:CRIS) opened at 1.72 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $1.93 and a 200 day moving average of $2.27. The firm’s market cap is $247.47 million. Curis has a 52 week low of $1.47 and a 52 week high of $3.72.

Curis (NASDAQ:CRIS) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The biotechnology company reported ($0.10) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.09) by $0.01. The business had revenue of $2.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.08 million. Curis had a negative return on equity of 236.43% and a negative net margin of 836.18%. Curis’s revenue for the quarter was up 23.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned ($0.09) EPS. Equities research analysts predict that Curis will post ($0.40) EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. State Street Corp raised its position in shares of Curis by 5.5% in the fourth quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,663,980 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $5,125,000 after buying an additional 86,308 shares in the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its position in shares of Curis by 152.0% in the fourth quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 361,100 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $1,112,000 after buying an additional 217,800 shares in the last quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY raised its position in shares of Curis by 7.3% in the fourth quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 82,518 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $254,000 after buying an additional 5,585 shares in the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Curis by 62.5% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 368,278 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $1,134,000 after buying an additional 141,712 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC increased its stake in shares of Curis by 11.1% in the first quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 123,644 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $344,000 after buying an additional 12,344 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 51.67% of the company’s stock.

About Curis

Curis, Inc is a biotechnology company seeking to develop and commercialize drug candidates for the treatment of cancers. The Company’s drug candidate is CUDC-907, an orally-available, small molecule inhibitor of histone deacetylase (HDAC) and phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K) enzymes. CUDC-907 is an oral, dual inhibitor of Class I and II HDAC, as well as Class I PI3K enzymes.

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