Investing In Cytosorbents Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSO) Does Not Require High Risk Tolerance

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During the last session, Cytosorbents Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSO)’s traded shares were 0.31 million, with the beta value of the company hitting 0.48. At the end of the trading day, the stock’s price was $2.25, reflecting an intraday gain of 5.14% or $0.11. The 52-week high for the CTSO share is $9.80, that puts it down -335.56 from that peak though still a striking 20.89% gain since the share price plummeted to a 52-week low of $1.78. The company’s market capitalization is $103.79M, and the average trade volume was 200.31K shares over the past three months.

Cytosorbents Corporation (CTSO) received a consensus recommendation of a Buy from analysts. That translates to a mean rating of 1.70. CTSO has a Sell rating from 0 analyst(s) out of 6 analysts who have looked at this stock. 0 analyst(s) recommend to Hold the stock while 0 suggest Overweight, and 6 recommend a Buy rating for it. 0 analyst(s) has rated the stock Underweight. Company’s earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter are expected to be -$0.12.

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Cytosorbents Corporation (CTSO) registered a 5.14% upside in the last session and has traded in the green over the past 5 sessions. The stock spiked 5.14% in intraday trading to $2.25 this Friday, 05/13/22, hitting a weekly high. The stock’s 5-day price performance is 20.97%, and it has moved by -22.68% in 30 days. Based on these gigs, the overall price performance for the year is -72.89%.

The consensus price target of analysts on Wall Street is $7.67, which implies an increase of 70.66% to the stock’s current value. The extremes of the forecast give a target low and a target high price of $5.00 and $9.00 respectively. As a result, CTSO is trading at a discount of -300.0% off the target high and -122.22% off the low.

Cytosorbents Corporation (CTSO) estimates and forecasts

Statistics show that Cytosorbents Corporation has underperformed its competitors in share price, compared to the industry in which it operates. Cytosorbents Corporation (CTSO) shares have gone down -63.71% during the last six months, with a year-to-date growth rate less than the industry average at -7.02% against 12.40. In the rating firms’ projections, revenue will increase 3.80% compared to the previous financial year.

Revenue for the current quarter is expected to be $10.21 million as predicted by 5 analyst(s). Meanwhile, a consensus of 4 analyst(s) estimates revenue growth to $11.46 million by the end of Mar 2022. As per earnings report from last fiscal year’s results, sales for the corresponding quarters totaled $11.96 million and $11.5 million respectively. In this case, analysts expect current quarter sales to shrink by -14.60% and then drop by -0.30% in the coming quarter.

An analysis of the company’s performance over the past 5 years shows that the company’s earnings shrunk an estimated -4.10%. While earnings are projected to return -180.50% in 2022.

CTSO Dividends

Cytosorbents Corporation is due to release its next quarterly earnings between March 07 and March 11. However, it is important to remember that the dividend yield ratio is merely an indicator meant to only serve as guidance.

Cytosorbents Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSO)’s Major holders

Cytosorbents Corporation insiders own 8.48% of total outstanding shares while institutional holders control 47.38%, with the float percentage being 51.77%. Blackrock Inc. is the largest shareholder of the company, while 133 institutions own stock in it. As of Sep 29, 2021, the company held over 2.56 million shares (or 5.89% of all shares), a total value of $20.78 million in shares.

The next largest institutional holding, with 1.87 million shares, is of Vanguard Group, Inc. (The)’s that is approximately 4.31% of outstanding shares. At the market price on Sep 29, 2021, these shares were valued at $15.21 million.

Also, the Mutual Funds coming in first place with the largest holdings of Cytosorbents Corporation (CTSO) shares are Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund and iShares Russell 2000 ETF. Data provided on Sep 29, 2021 indicates that Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund owns about 0.97 million shares. This amounts to just over 2.23 percent of the company’s overall shares, with a $7.88 million market value. The same data shows that the other fund manager holds slightly less at 0.92 million, or about 2.13% of the stock, which is worth about $5.45 million.