Mersana Therapeutics, Inc. (MRSN) Receives Average Rating of “Strong Buy” from Brokerages

Shares of Mersana Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:MRSN) have been given a consensus broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the four analysts that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a strong buy rating.

Brokerages have set a 1 year consensus price objective of $23.67 for the company, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Mersana Therapeutics an industry rank of 104 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on the company. Wedbush reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $25.00 target price on shares of Mersana Therapeutics in a report on Monday, July 24th. Leerink Swann assumed coverage on Mersana Therapeutics in a report on Monday, July 24th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $23.00 target price for the company. J P Morgan Chase & Co assumed coverage on Mersana Therapeutics in a report on Monday, July 24th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $23.00 target price for the company. Finally, Cowen and Company assumed coverage on Mersana Therapeutics in a report on Monday, July 24th. They issued an “outperform” rating for the company.

Mersana Therapeutics (NASDAQ MRSN) traded down 9.09% during trading on Monday, hitting $15.30. 31,413 shares of the stock traded hands. Mersana Therapeutics has a 12 month low of $12.71 and a 12 month high of $21.01. The stock’s market cap is $347.51 million. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $17.70 and its 200-day moving average is $16.21.

Mersana Therapeutics (NASDAQ:MRSN) last released its earnings results on Friday, August 11th. The company reported ($6.33) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.56) by ($5.77). The business had revenue of $3.73 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.33 million. On average, analysts forecast that Mersana Therapeutics will post ($8.30) EPS for the current year.

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Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Citadel Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of Mersana Therapeutics in the second quarter valued at $179,000. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Mersana Therapeutics in the second quarter valued at $699,000. Laurion Capital Management LP purchased a new position in shares of Mersana Therapeutics in the second quarter valued at $699,000. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale purchased a new position in shares of Mersana Therapeutics in the second quarter valued at $676,000. Finally, Victory Capital Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Mersana Therapeutics in the second quarter valued at $754,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 74.64% of the company’s stock.

Mersana Therapeutics Company Profile

Mersana Therapeutics, Inc is a United States-based biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing a pipeline of antibody drug conjugates (ADCs). The Company focuses on advancing a pipeline of targeted oncology therapeutics leveraging its Fleximer immunoconjugate technology. The Fleximer platform allows it to design ADCs with specific properties and manage the drug’s chances of attacking cancers.

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