Published On: Fri, Sep 23rd, 2016

Neuralstem Inc. (CUR) Given “Buy” Rating at Roth Capital

Neuralstem Inc. (NASDAQ:CUR)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by Roth Capital in a research note issued to investors on Friday. They presently have a $1.20 price objective on the stock. Roth Capital’s target price indicates a potential upside of 287.10% from the company’s previous close.
Separately, Brean Capital initiated coverage on Neuralstem in a research report on Wednesday, June 22nd. They set a “buy” rating and a $8.00 price target on the stock.
Shares of Neuralstem (NASDAQ:CUR) traded up 1.935% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $0.316. 670,061 shares of the stock were exchanged. Neuralstem has a 52-week low of $0.19 and a 52-week high of $1.96. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $0.27 and its 200-day moving average price is $0.43. The stock’s market cap is $36.26 million.

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Neuralstem (NASDAQ:CUR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 11th. The company reported ($0.04) EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.05) by $0.01. The company had revenue of $2.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.50 million. Neuralstem had a negative return on equity of 574.32% and a negative net margin of 173,849.97%. On average, equities research analysts expect that Neuralstem will post ($0.17) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of CUR. Sabby Management LLC purchased a new position in Neuralstem during the second quarter worth about $1,893,000. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in Neuralstem by 21.8% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 3,384,138 shares of the company’s stock worth $984,000 after buying an additional 606,500 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Blair William & Co. IL purchased a new position in Neuralstem during the second quarter worth about $122,000. 18.20% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
About Neuralstem
Neuralstem, Inc (Neuralstem) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in research, development and commercialization of central nervous system therapies based on its human neuronal stem cells and its stem-cell derived small molecule compounds. The Company has approximately three assets: its NSI-189 small molecule program, its NSI-566 stem cell therapy program and its chemical entity screening platform.

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