Celsion Corporation (CLSN) Stock: Here’s Why It’s Falling


Celsion Corporation (CLSN) is headed down in the market in today’s trading session. The company, one that is focused on the biotech space, is currently trading at $1.15 after heading down -7.26% so far in today’s session. In terms of biotechnology stocks, there are quite a few aspects that have the ability to lead to declines in the market. News tends to be one of the biggest reasons for the movement. Here are the most recent stories relating to CLSN:

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Nov-09-19 08:40AM If You Had Bought Celsion (NASDAQ:CLSN) Stock Five Years Ago, You’d Be Sitting On A 96% Loss, Today
Nov-08-19 08:30AM Celsion Corporation to Hold Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results Conference Call on Friday, November 15, 2019
Nov-05-19 08:00AM Celsion Announces DSMB Recommendation to Continue GEN-1 at 100mg/m² Dose to Complete the Phase I Portion of OVATION 2 Study in Ovarian Cancer
Nov-04-19 08:00AM Celsion Reports Unanimous Independent Data Monitoring Committee Recommendation to Continue the Phase III OPTIMA Study of ThermoDox® in Primary Liver Cancer
Oct-04-19 07:52AM Is Celsion (NASDAQ:CLSN) Using Debt In A Risky Way?

Nonetheless, any time investors are making a decision to invest, prospective investors should focus on much more than news, especially in the speculative biotech sector. Here’s what’s happening in regard to Celsion Corporation.

Recent Movement Out of CLSN

While a move down on a single session, like the fall that we’re seeing from Celsion Corporation may cause fear in some investors, a single session decline by itself should not be the basis of a decision to, or not to, invest in a stock. It is generally a good idea to look into trends for a period longer than a single trading session. As it relates to CLSN, below are the returns on investment that investors have experienced:

  • Weekly – Throughout the past 5 trading sessions, CLSN has generated a change in price in the amount of -23.93%.
  • Past 30 Days – The performance from Celsion Corporation in the last 30 days has been -25.30%.
  • Past Quarter – Throughout the past three months, the company has produced a return on investment that comes to -26.63%
  • Bi-Annually – In the past 6 months, investors have seen a performance that equates to -42.06% from the stock.
  • YTD – Since the open of this year CLSN has generated a return of -12.06%.
  • Annually – Finally, throughout the past full year, we have seen performance amounting to -44.14% from CLSN. Over this period of time, the stock has traded at a high price of -56.27% and a low of -3.36%.

Key Ratios

Looking at a few ratios associated with a company can provide prospective traders an understanding of how risky and/or potentially profitable a pick may be. Here are a few of the most important ratios to think about when looking at CLSN.

Short Ratio – The short ratio is a tool that is used by investors to get an understanding of the level of short interest. As the short ratio heads up, it means that more investors believe that the value of the stock is headed for declines. In general, biotechnology stocks tend to have a higher short ratio. However, we tend to see quite a few short squeezes in the sector. Nonetheless, with regard to Celsion Corporation, the stock’s short ratio clocks in at 1.47.

Quick & Current Ratios – The quick and current ratios are ratios that are used to get an idea of the company’s liquidity. Basically, they measure If a company is able to pay its debts when they come due based on quick assets or current assets. In the biotech sector, several companies rely heavily on the continuation of support from investors, these ratios can be damning. Nonetheless, several gems in the biotechnology space come with positive quick and current ratios. As it relates to CLSN, the quick and current ratios come to 3.50 and 3.50 respectively.  

Book To Share Value – The book to share value ratio compares the current book value of assets owned by the company to the share price. In this particular case, the book to share value ratio equates to 0.91.

Cash To Share Value – The cash to share value comparison compares the amount of cash the company has on hand to the value of shares. Several early stage biotech companies struggle to keep cash on hand. So, if you’re considering an investment in a stock in the biotech space, this is an important ratio to look into. In this case, the cash to share value works out to 1.02.

What Analysts Think About Celsion Corporation

Although it’s rarely a good idea to avoid doing your due diligence and blindly following the opinions of analysts, it is a good idea to use their analysis when validating your own due diligence when it comes to making an investment decision in the biotechnology sector. Below are the most recent moves that we’ve seen from analysts when it comes to CLSN.

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Oct-04-17 Upgrade Maxim Group Hold → Buy $7
Apr-10-17 Resumed Rodman & Renshaw Buy $1.50
Nov-10-16 Downgrade Maxim Group Buy → Hold
Jul-12-16 Resumed H.C. Wainwright Buy $3
Jan-19-16 Reiterated Maxim Group Buy $12 → $9

Investors Tend To Follow The Big Money

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 CLSN, here’s what we’re seeing:

  • Institutions – As it stands now, institutional investors own 5.90% of Celsion Corporation. However, it is worth mentioning that the ownership held by institutions has seen a move in the amount of -0.48% over the last quarter.
  • Insiders – as it relates to insiders, members of the management team and others close to CLSN currently own 0.50% of Celsion Corporation. Their ownership of the company has seen a move of 103.35% over the past 3 months.

A Look At Share Counts

Investors and traders seem to have an interest in the amounts of shares both outstanding and available. When it comes to Celsion Corporation, there are currently 21.25M and there is a float of 21.23M. This means that out of the total of 21.25M shares of CLSN that are out there today, 21.23M are available to trade hands on the market.

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 CLSN, the short percent of the float is 0.85%.

Financial Results And Expectations

What have ween seen from CLSN in terms of financial results?Here’s what we’ve seen:

  • Analyst Expectations – Currently, Wall Street analysts have expectations that CLSN will create EPS of -1.01, with -0.29 to be announced in the earnings report for the current quarter. Although this data is not earnings driven, since we are chatting on the topic of analysts, Celsion Corporation is currently graded as a 1.70 when rated on a scale from 1 to 5 on which 1 is the worst average Wall Street analyst rating and 5 is the best rating.
  • 5-Year Sales – In the past half decade, Celsion Corporation has generated a change in revenue in the amount of 0.00%. Earnings through the period have seen a change of 44.90%.
  • Quarter Over Quarter – In terms of quarter over quarter data, or Q/Q data as it is generally represented in the world of humans, CLSN has generated a change in earnings that comes to a total of 38.20%. The company has also moved the needle in regard to revenue that amounts to 0.00%.

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