Raymond James & Associates boosted its position in Cerus Co. (NASDAQ:CERS – Get Rating) by 0.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 1,276,057 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,300 shares during the quarter. Raymond James & Associates owned approximately 0.72% of Cerus worth $7,006,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. MQS Management LLC bought a new position in Cerus in the fourth quarter worth about $69,000. WMS Partners LLC bought a new position in Cerus in the fourth quarter worth about $75,000. KBC Group NV bought a new position in Cerus in the first quarter worth about $83,000. Csenge Advisory Group bought a new position in Cerus in the first quarter worth about $86,000. Finally, Gotham Asset Management LLC bought a new position in Cerus in the fourth quarter worth about $109,000. 84.72% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
Insider Transactions at Cerus
In other news, insider Richard J. Benjamin sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $5.12, for a total transaction of $51,200.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 172,665 shares in the company, valued at $884,044.80. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Insiders own 7.33% of the company’s stock.
Cerus Stock Performance
Cerus Corporation operates as a biomedical products company. The company focuses on developing and commercializing the INTERCEPT Blood System to enhance blood safety. Its INTERCEPT Blood System, a proprietary technology for controlling biological replication that is designed to reduce blood-borne pathogens in donated blood components intended for transfusion.
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