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Geron (GERN) Reaches $2.31 After 9.00% Down Move; Shorts at Farmer Brothers Company (FARM) Lowered By 18.22%

Farmer Brothers Company (NASDAQ:FARM) had a decrease of 18.22% in short interest. FARM’s SI was 442,600 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 18.22% from 541,200 shares previously. With 56,800 avg volume, 8 days are for Farmer Brothers Company (NASDAQ:FARM)’s short sellers to cover FARM’s short positions. The SI to Farmer Brothers Company’s float is 9%. The stock decreased 1.44% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $30.85. About 19,798 shares traded. Farmer Bros. Co. (NASDAQ:FARM) has risen 11.98% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.72% the S&P500.

The stock of Geron Corporation (NASDAQ:GERN) is a huge mover today! The stock decreased 2.94% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $2.31. About 897,133 shares traded. Geron Corporation (NASDAQ:GERN) has risen 13.81% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.89% the S&P500.The move comes after 8 months negative chart setup for the $367.83M company. It was reported on Feb, 20 by Barchart.com. We have $2.10 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:GERN worth $33.10M less.

Among 3 analysts covering Geron (NASDAQ:GERN), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Geron has $10 highest and $2.5000 lowest target. $5.88’s average target is 154.55% above currents $2.31 stock price. Geron had 5 analyst reports since August 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. MLV maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, August 10 report. As per Monday, December 7, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. The firm has “Outperform” rating by FBR Capital given on Tuesday, September 13. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 1 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Hold” rating by Zacks given on Saturday, August 8.

Analysts await Geron Corporation (NASDAQ:GERN) to report earnings on March, 7. They expect $-0.04 EPS, up 20.00% or $0.01 from last year’s $-0.05 per share. After $-0.04 actual EPS reported by Geron Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.24, from 1.21 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 10 investors sold Geron Corporation shares while 27 reduced holdings. 11 funds opened positions while 25 raised stakes. 61.75 million shares or 0.63% more from 61.36 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. D E Shaw And holds 14,856 shares. Sei Invs Communication reported 20 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Assetmark owns 0% invested in Geron Corporation (NASDAQ:GERN) for 335 shares. Fernwood Invest Management Ltd Com has 0.02% invested in Geron Corporation (NASDAQ:GERN). Legal General Gp Public Lc holds 0% or 43,896 shares in its portfolio. Nationwide Fund Advsr holds 0% or 87,642 shares in its portfolio. Tudor Inv Et Al accumulated 34,032 shares or 0% of the stock. Lpl Financial Limited Liability Company reported 18,100 shares. Swiss Bancorp invested in 251,500 shares or 0% of the stock. Citigroup, a New York-based fund reported 107,299 shares. Price T Rowe Md holds 109,400 shares. Drw Securities Limited Liability invested 0.01% in Geron Corporation (NASDAQ:GERN). Prudential Incorporated holds 0% or 13,887 shares in its portfolio. 1.86 million are owned by Northern Tru Corporation. Ubs Asset Americas Inc has invested 0% in Geron Corporation (NASDAQ:GERN).

Geron Corporation operates as a biopharmaceutical company. The company has market cap of $367.83 million. The firm supports the clinical stage development of a telomerase inhibitor, imetelstat, for treating hematologic myeloid malignancies. It currently has negative earnings. It has collaboration and license agreement with Janssen Biotech, Inc. to develop and commercialize imetelstat worldwide for indications in oncology, including hematologic myeloid malignancies and other human therapeutic uses.

Among 2 analysts covering Farmer Bros (NASDAQ:FARM), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Farmer Bros had 2 analyst reports since April 8, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Farmer Bros. Co. (NASDAQ:FARM) earned “Buy” rating by Sidoti on Friday, April 8.

Since February 13, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 0 sales for $45,386 activity. 1,500 shares valued at $45,386 were bought by MOTTERN CHRISTOPHER P on Tuesday, February 13.

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