Cytosorbents (CTSO) Raised to “Buy” at ValuEngine

ValuEngine upgraded shares of Cytosorbents (NASDAQ:CTSO) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday morning.

A number of other research firms also recently commented on CTSO. B. Riley set a $11.00 target price on shares of Cytosorbents and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. Maxim Group set a $12.00 price objective on shares of Cytosorbents and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Friday, March 9th. Cowen set a $9.00 price objective on shares of Cytosorbents and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, March 8th. Finally, HC Wainwright set a $14.00 price objective on shares of Cytosorbents and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Friday, March 9th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, Cytosorbents presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $11.05.

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NASDAQ CTSO opened at $7.35 on Tuesday. The company has a current ratio of 2.64, a quick ratio of 2.54 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.58. The stock has a market cap of $218.09, a price-to-earnings ratio of -22.97 and a beta of -0.09. Cytosorbents has a one year low of $3.30 and a one year high of $8.25.

Cytosorbents (NASDAQ:CTSO) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, March 8th. The medical research company reported ($0.12) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.10) by ($0.02). The business had revenue of $4.65 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.56 million. Cytosorbents had a negative net margin of 52.08% and a negative return on equity of 118.07%. equities research analysts expect that Cytosorbents will post -0.47 EPS for the current year.

In other news, CFO Kathleen P. Bloch sold 12,400 shares of Cytosorbents stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, January 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $7.75, for a total value of $96,100.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 241,038 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,868,044.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, CFO Kathleen P. Bloch sold 11,176 shares of Cytosorbents stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $8.25, for a total transaction of $92,202.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 261,246 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,155,279.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 67,080 shares of company stock worth $513,930. Insiders own 5.60% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its position in shares of Cytosorbents by 182.3% in the 4th quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 20,929 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $136,000 after buying an additional 13,515 shares during the last quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. acquired a new stake in Cytosorbents in the 4th quarter worth approximately $146,000. Fortaleza Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in Cytosorbents by 60.9% in the 4th quarter. Fortaleza Asset Management Inc. now owns 37,615 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $244,000 after purchasing an additional 14,240 shares in the last quarter. Wealthcare Advisory Partners LLC acquired a new stake in Cytosorbents in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $365,000. Finally, BlueCrest Capital Management Ltd acquired a new stake in Cytosorbents in the 4th quarter worth approximately $396,000. 10.84% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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About Cytosorbents

CytoSorbents Corporation, a critical care focused immunotherapy company, engages in the research, development, and commercialization of medical devices with its platform blood purification technology incorporating a proprietary adsorbent, porous polymer technology. Its principal product is CytoSorb device, an extracorporeal cytokine filter designed for the adjunctive therapy in the treatment of sepsis; adjunctive therapy in other critical care applications; prevention and treatment of post-operative complications of cardiopulmonary bypass surgery; and prevention and treatment of organ dysfunction in brain-dead organ donors to increase the number and quality of viable organs harvested from donors.

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