Caladrius Biosciences, Inc. (CLBS) Stock: Here’s Why It’s Down

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Caladrius Biosciences, Inc. (CLBS) is trending down in the market in today’s trading session. The stock, one that is focused in the biotechnology space, is presently priced at $2.12 after a move down of -5.78% so far in today’s session. When it comes to biotech companies, there are a number of aspects that have the ability to cause price movement in the market. News is one of the most common reasons for movement. Here are the most recent trending headlines centered around CLBS:

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Oct-01-19 08:30AM Caladrius Biosciences to Participate at the Upcoming October Conferences
Sep-24-19 09:04AM The Keys to Successfully Timing the Markets – September 24, 2019
Sep-06-19 10:15AM CORRECTING and REPLACING — Caladrius Biosciences to Participate at the Upcoming September Conferences
Sep-05-19 04:05PM Caladrius Biosciences to Participate at the Upcoming September Conferences
Sep-04-19 08:58AM The Keys to Successfully Timing the Markets – September 04, 2019

However, when making a decision to invest, prospective investors should look at much more than news, this is especially the case in the speculative biotech sector. Here’s what’s happing when it comes to Caladrius Biosciences, Inc..

The Performance That We’ve Seen From CLBS

While a move down on a single session, like what we’re seeing from Caladrius Biosciences, Inc. may make some investors fearful, a single session decline alone should not be the basis of a decision to, or not to, invest in a stock. It is generally a good idea to dig into trends for a period longer than a single trading session. When it comes to CLBS, below are the returns that we have seen:

  • Past 5 Trading Sessions – Throughout the past five trading sessions, CLBS has seen a change in price that amounts to -20.30%.
  • Past 30 Days – The monthly returns from Caladrius Biosciences, Inc. comes to -13.82%.
  • Past Three Months – Throughout the last 3 months, the stock has generated a return on investment that works out to -27.89%
  • Bi-Annually – In the past six months, we have seen a change that amounts to -34.77% from the company.
  • YTD – Since the open of this year CLBS has produced a return on investment of -40.45%.
  • Full Year – Lastly, in the past year, we’ve seen performance in the amount of -56.11% out of CLBS. Throughout this period, the stock has traded at a high price of -61.03% and a low price of 4.95%.

Key Ratios

Digging into various ratios associated with a company can provide traders an understanding of just how dangerous and/or potentially profitable a stock pick might be. Below are some of the most important ratios to consider when looking at CLBS.

Short Ratio – The short ratio is a measure of short interest. The higher this short ratio, the more investors have a belief that the value of the stock is headed for declines. Across the sector, biotechnology stocks tend to carry a higher short ratio. However, we also tend to see a lot of short squeezes in the sector. Nonetheless, with regard to Caladrius Biosciences, Inc., it’s short ratio amounts to 0.

Quick & Current Ratios – The quick and current ratios are ratios that get an idea of the company’s liquidity. Basically, they measure If a company is able to pay its debts as they mature using quick assets or current assets. In the biotechnology sector, many companies rely on the continuation of support from investors, the quick and current ratios can be upsetting. However, quite a few better companies in the biotech industry do have positive quick and current ratios. As it relates to CLBS, the quick and current ratios work out to 6.10 and 6.10 respectively.  

Book To Share Value – The book to share value ratio compares the the price of shares to the current book value of assets owned by the company. In this case, the book to share value ratio comes in at 2.88.

Cash To Share Value – The cash to share value ratio compares the total cash on hand to the price of shares. Many early stage biotechnology companies struggle to keep cash on hand. So, when investing in the biotech industry, this is an important ratio to consider. In this case, the cash to share value is 3.51.

What Analysts Say About Caladrius Biosciences, Inc.

While it’s rarely a smart idea to blindly follow the thoughts of analysts, it is a smart idea to consider their thoughts when validating your own before making an investment decision in the biotechnology industry. Below you’ll find the recent moves that we’ve seen from analysts with regard to CLBS.

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Nov-20-18 Resumed H.C. Wainwright Buy $18.50
Aug-23-16 Initiated Chardan Capital Markets Buy $6.50
Apr-29-16 Upgrade H.C. Wainwright Neutral → Buy $1.25
Jan-08-16 Downgrade H.C. Wainwright Buy → Neutral
Jan-07-16 Downgrade Maxim Group Buy → Hold

What Are Big Money Players Doing With Caladrius Biosciences, Inc.

Humans that are into investing seem to be infatuated with the term “Smart money follows big money.” It makes sense. Big money became big money by making smart decisions in the market. So, by following the moves of big money institutions and insiders, we can get a glimpse of what market pros think about a stock. When it comes to big money interest in CLBS, here’s what we’re seeing:

Institutions own 18.30% of the company. Institutional interest has moved by 0 over the past three months. When it comes to insiders, those who are close to the company currently own 0 percent of CLBS shares. Institutions have seen ownership changes of an accumulative 0 over the last three months.

Float Information

Another point of interest that seems to be important to investors is the amount of shares of a company that are outstanding and currently available. At the moment, there are 9.59M shares of Caladrius Biosciences, Inc. outstanding. Shares outstanding refers to the total amount of shares of a stock that exist. As far as the float goes, or the amount of shares that are actually available on the retail market, CLBS has a float of 9.12M.

Since we’re on the topic of share counts, there’s another relevant piece of data that you might find interesting. That would be the short percentage of the float. Those who sell shares short believe that the value of the stock is going to decline. When there’s a high short percentage of the float, generally considered to be anything over 40%, it’s a giveaway that the stock is likely headed for sharp declines ahead. Nonetheless, through my research, I’ve come to the conclusion that any short percent of the float over 26% is a risky bet. When it comes to CLBS, the short percent of the float is 0.

Financial Performance

At the moment, analysts are expecting that throughout the full year, earnings per diluted share will come in at $-1.50. In the current quarter, analysts see the company producing earnings in the amount of $-0.43. Over the last 5 years, CLBS has generated revenue in the amount of $0 with earnings coming in at 38.50%. On a quarter over quarter basis, earnings have seen movement of -16.40% and revenue has seen movement of 0.

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