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New Lows for Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRIS)

Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRIS)

Shares of Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRIS) are down 17.5% after the biotechnology company reported a (-$15.5) million, or (-$0.11) per share, loss on $2.4 million in revenue for Q3 2017. The company’s results were below analyst expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of (-$0.09) cents per share. For the same period last year, Curis reported a net loss of (-$28.3) million, or (-$0.21) per share.

Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRIS)

Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRIS) is a biotechnology company that develops and commercializes drug candidates for the treatment of human cancers, including CUDC-907, which is being investigated in clinical studies in patients with lymphomas and solid tumors. Curis also collaborates with Aurigene in the areas of immuno-oncology and precision oncology. Curis is also in collaboration with biotechnology giant Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, under which Genentech and Roche are commercializing Erivedge® for the treatment of advanced basal cell carcinoma.

CRIS Stock Performance

Shares of Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRIS) hit new 52-week lows, $1.23, after the earnings announcement was released. The 52-week high was established back in November of 2016. However, shares have taken a beating since then and lost over 40% of their value. Year-to-date, CRIS stock performs even worse – down over 50%.

All four investments firms that follow Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRIS) rate CRIS shares as a “Strong Buy” and have a consensus price target of $5.50. This is noteworthy as sales have been in decline for the past five years. In 2012, the company posted sales of $17 million. That figure shrank every year and for 2016 sales were posted at just $7.5 million. On top of the poor sales performance, CRIS shares have had negative earnings for the past five years with the two largest losses coming in 2015 (-$0.48) and 2016 (-$0.46).

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About the author: Steve Clark is a 23-year Wall St professional with stints in M&A, risk management, and algorithm trading. Steve keeps his head in the game by looking for, and writing about, small companies that often get overlooked by the big investment firms.

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