Lowering The 52 Week Low, Merus NV (Nasdaq:MRUS) Finishing At $11.90

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Merus NV (Nasdaq:MRUS)

December 5th, 2018
Amidst falling markets Merus NV finished Tuesday’s trading session down 8.39%, a $1.09 decrease to close on $11.90. As well as the drop in value, Merus NV hit a new 52 week low of $11.00, breaking the previous low of $12.00 from earlier this July. Merus NV bounced 16.82% between low and high. Despite the drop in value, trading volumes were solid at 2,242% of normal which can indicate investor opportunities. Be aware that the Altman Z-Score1 (An indicator of the probability for a 2-year bankruptcy) is below the recommended threshold of 1.8%, and calculated to be -0.58.

MRUS was outperformed by the rest of the Healthcare sector which went down just 2.30%.

Market Sectors

The market sectors were mixed Wednesday with a majority of the sectors trending down. Utilities saw the biggest increase of the day (0.15%), while Financials saw the biggest drop (4.40%). Healthcare has seen the biggest year-to-date gain at 13%. The biggest loss this year has been the Communication Services sector dropping 13%.

Utilities saw the biggest turnaround from its 5-day performance of 2.31%, as it went up 0.15%. Industrials and Consumer Discretionary experienced turn arounds from their five day positive performance, Industrials with a drop of 4.35%.

Sector Breakdown

  • Utilities went up with a 0.15% change.
  • Real Estate went down with a -1.26% change.
  • Consumer Staples went down with a -1.63% change.
  • Healthcare went down with a -2.30% change.
  • Energy went down with a -2.93% change.
  • Materials went down with a -3.08% change.
  • Communication Services went down with a -3.14% change.
  • Information Technology went down with a -3.86% change.
  • Consumer Discretionary went down with a -3.91% change.
  • Industrials went down with a -4.35% change.
  • Financials went down with a -4.40% change.

Merus NV Info

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. The company is also developing MCLA-117 that is in Phase I clinical trial for the treatment of patients with acute myeloid leukemia; and MCLA-158, which is in a Phase I clinical trial for treating metastatic colorectal cancer. In addition, its preclinical development stage bispecific antibody candidates include MCLA-145, which is being developed in collaboration with Incyte Corporation; and other preclinical candidates in various stages of development. Merus N.V. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

All amounts in USD unless otherwise indicated

(1) The Altman Z-Score calculation was first published in 1968 by Edward I. Altman, and is used for predicting the probability that a firm will go into bankruptcy within two years. An Altman Z-Score below 1.8 (Remember that Merus NV’s score is -0.58) is the trigger to be alert for this situation. Some analysts believe this score is less relevant for some companies, in particular companies operating to accumulate users that may run at huge losses to scale up.

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