Seres Therapeutics Inc (Nasdaq:MCRB)
June 13th, 2019
Amidst rising markets Seres Therapeutics Inc finished Thursday’s trading session down 13.72%, a ($0.45) decrease to close on $2.83. As well as the drop in value, Seres Therapeutics Inc hit a new 52 week low of $2.82, breaking the previous low of $3.00 from earlier this month. Two technical ‘scores’ for companies to be aware of are the Altman Z1 and the Piotroski2 scores. MCRB scored quite low for both, which could be indicators of trouble down the road (the Altman Z-Score is -7.30, and the Piotroski Score is 2). Despite the drop in value, trading volumes were solid at 313.00% of normal which can indicate investor opportunities.
MCRB was outperformed by the rest of the Healthcare sector which went down only -0.11%.
The market sectors were mixed Thursday with a majority of the sectors trending up. Energy saw the biggest increase of the day (1.25%), while the Healthcare sector saw the biggest drop (-0.11%). Information Technology has seen the biggest year-to-date gain of 23.06%.
Utilities saw the biggest turn-around compared to its 5-day performance (-0.31%), as it went up by 0.15%. Healthcare saw a turn-around from its 5-day performance of 2.18% trading down -0.11%.
- Energy, up 1.25%.
- Communication Services, up 1.14%.
- Consumer Discretionary, up 0.90%.
- Materials, up 0.58%.
- Industrials, up 0.54%.
- Financials, up 0.23%.
- Information Technology, up 0.22%.
- Utilities, up 0.15%.
- Consumer Staples, up 0.11%.
- Real Estate, up 0.09%.
- Healthcare, down -0.11%.
Seres Therapeutics Inc Info
Seres Therapeutics, Inc., a microbiome therapeutics platform company, engages in developing biological drugs that are designed to treat disease by restoring the function of a dysbiotic microbiome. The company’s advanced program is the SER-109, which is in Phase III clinical development for reducing recurrent clostridium difficile infection (CDI). It is also developing SER-287 that is in Phase IIb study in patients with active mild-to-moderate ulcerative colitis; and SER-401, which is in Phase Ib study in metastatic melanoma to augment the efficacy of anti-PD-1 immunotherapy. In addition, the company engages in the development of SER-301, an Ecobiotic microbiome therapeutic candidate for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease; and SER-109, a donor-derived purified bacterial spore-based microbiome therapeutic candidate that is in Phase III clinical trial to correct dysbiosis in the colonic microbiome in the setting of recurrent CDI. Further, it is developing SER-262, a multi-strain Ecobiotic microbiome therapeutic candidate, which is in Phase Ib study for CDI antibiotic treatment; and SER-155, a microbiome therapeutic candidate to correct dysbiosis in patients following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell or solid organ transplants. The company has license and collaboration agreement with Nestec Ltd. and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, as well as collaboration with AstraZeneca. The company was formerly known as Seres Health, Inc. and changed its name to Seres Therapeutics, Inc. in May 2015. Seres Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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(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 Seres Therapeutics Inc’s score is -7.30) 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.
(2) The Piotrosky score is used to determine the best value stocks with nine being the best and zero being the worst. It is based on specific aspects of the company’s financial statements, such as positive net income, operating cash flow and asset turnover ratio. A score 0 0 is the worst (Seres Therapeutics Inc’s score is 2), and 9 is the best.
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