W. R. Berkley (WRB) EPS Estimated At $0.76; Corvus Pharmaceuticals (CRVS) Sellers Decreased By 13.07% Their Shorts

January 18, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

Corvus Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:CRVS) had a decrease of 13.07% in short interest. CRVS’s SI was 1.03M shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 13.07% from 1.19 million shares previously. With 114,100 avg volume, 9 days are for Corvus Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:CRVS)’s short sellers to cover CRVS’s short positions. The SI to Corvus Pharmaceuticals Incorporated’s float is 12.13%. The stock increased 0.10% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $9.99. About 27,754 shares traded. Corvus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRVS) has declined 11.61% since January 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 28.31% the S&P500.

Analysts expect W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) to report $0.76 EPS on January, 30.They anticipate $0.06 EPS change or 7.32% from last quarter’s $0.82 EPS. WRB’s profit would be $92.56 million giving it 23.06 P/E if the $0.76 EPS is correct. After having $0.36 EPS previously, W. R. Berkley Corporation’s analysts see 111.11% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.99% or $0.69 during the last trading session, reaching $70.11. About 293,907 shares traded. W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) has risen 22.62% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.92% the S&P500.

W. R. Berkley Corporation, an insurance holding company, operates as commercial lines writer in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $8.54 billion. It operates through two divisions, Insurance and Reinsurance. It has a 16.58 P/E ratio. The Insurance segment underwrites insurance business, including premises operations, commercial automobile, property, products liability, and professional liability lines.

Among 10 analysts covering W.R. Berkley (NYSE:WRB), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 10% are positive. W.R. Berkley had 21 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, October 2 with “Hold”. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Wednesday, October 25 by UBS. The rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, January 21 to “Equal-Weight”. Macquarie Research upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Tuesday, January 17 report. Bank of America maintained W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) rating on Wednesday, October 25. Bank of America has “Neutral” rating and $74 target. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, October 13 by Compass Point. Deutsche Bank maintained W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) on Wednesday, October 25 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, February 3 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Friday, September 1. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) rating on Thursday, December 21. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Hold” rating and $72.0 target.

Corvus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development and commercialization of novel immuno-oncology therapies that are designed to harness the immune system to attack cancer cells. The company has market cap of $210.20 million. The Company’s lead product candidate is CPI-444, an oral, small molecule antagonist of the A2A receptor that is in Phase I/Ib clinical trial for adenosine, an immune checkpoint. It currently has negative earnings. The firm is also developing an anti-CD73 monoclonal antibody that inhibits the production of adenosine; an antagonist of the adenosine A2B receptor; and small molecule covalent inhibitors of interleukin-2 inducible kinase.

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