Coherus Biosciences (CHRS) Trading Up 5.6%

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Shares of Coherus Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:CHRS) were up 5.6% during trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $18.58 and last traded at $18.55. Approximately 1,261,945 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 54% from the average daily volume of 819,809 shares. The stock had previously closed at $17.56.

Several analysts recently commented on CHRS shares. Robert W. Baird set a $28.00 price target on shares of Coherus Biosciences and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 10th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Coherus Biosciences from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Coherus Biosciences from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, May 4th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Coherus Biosciences from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 31st. Finally, Maxim Group set a $25.00 price target on shares of Coherus Biosciences and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, May 10th. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, Coherus Biosciences presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $28.33.

The company has a current ratio of 3.84, a quick ratio of 2.49 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 8.29. The company has a market cap of $1.19 billion, a PE ratio of -5.76 and a beta of 3.64.

Coherus Biosciences (NASDAQ:CHRS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 28th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.92) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.82) by ($0.10). On average, research analysts anticipate that Coherus Biosciences Inc will post -0.8 EPS for the current year.

In other news, CFO Jean-Frederic Viret sold 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.92, for a total transaction of $44,760.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 13,185 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $196,720.20. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 18.20% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of CHRS. Deutsche Bank AG grew its stake in shares of Coherus Biosciences by 30.4% during the 4th quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 2,382,438 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $21,559,000 after purchasing an additional 555,972 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc grew its stake in Coherus Biosciences by 17.9% in the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 2,682,801 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $44,266,000 after acquiring an additional 406,520 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its stake in Coherus Biosciences by 17.9% in the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 2,682,801 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $44,266,000 after acquiring an additional 406,520 shares during the last quarter. Schonfeld Strategic Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Coherus Biosciences in the 1st quarter valued at about $3,501,000. Finally, Sivik Global Healthcare LLC acquired a new stake in Coherus Biosciences in the 1st quarter valued at about $3,069,000. 96.20% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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About Coherus Biosciences (NASDAQ:CHRS)

Coherus BioSciences, Inc, a commercial-stage biotherapeutics company, focuses on the biosimilar market worldwide. It markets UDENYCA, a long-acting granulocyte-colony stimulating factor, which stimulates production of granulocytes in order to promote the body's ability to fight infections. The company sells UDENYCA in the United States.

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