Centre Asset Management Has Increased Quanta Services (PWR) Position; Shorts at Cerus (CERS) Lowered By 7.64%

Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) had a decrease of 7.64% in short interest. CERS’s SI was 8.14M shares in December as released by FINRA. Its down 7.64% from 8.82 million shares previously. With 576,800 avg volume, 14 days are for Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS)’s short sellers to cover CERS’s short positions. The SI to Cerus Corporation’s float is 9.19%. The stock increased 1.47% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $3.46. About 567,250 shares traded. Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) has declined 40.83% since December 29, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 57.53% the S&P500.

Centre Asset Management Llc increased Quanta Services Inc (PWR) stake by 4.26% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Centre Asset Management Llc acquired 9,780 shares as Quanta Services Inc (PWR)’s stock declined 15.57%. The Centre Asset Management Llc holds 239,130 shares with $8.94M value, up from 229,350 last quarter. Quanta Services Inc now has $6.10 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.38% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $39.33. About 570,473 shares traded. Quanta Services, Inc. (NYSE:PWR) has risen 39.30% since December 29, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.60% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.32 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.02, from 1.3 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 9 investors sold Cerus Corporation shares while 22 reduced holdings. 11 funds opened positions while 30 raised stakes. 57.26 million shares or 0.28% less from 57.42 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Blackrock has 0% invested in Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS). Cubist Systematic Strategies Lc reported 0% of its portfolio in Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS). International holds 0% of its portfolio in Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) for 69,164 shares. 51,170 were accumulated by Budros Ruhlin Roe. First Manhattan, New York-based fund reported 42,000 shares. Raymond James Assocs has invested 0% in Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS). Creative Planning holds 0% of its portfolio in Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) for 10,121 shares. Proshare Advisors Limited Liability owns 68,562 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Metropolitan Life Communications New York holds 0% of its portfolio in Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) for 71,011 shares. 14,000 are held by Shufro Rose Limited Com. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa invested 0% of its portfolio in Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS). Moreover, Lesa Sroufe & has 1.4% invested in Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) for 584,062 shares. Moreover, First Midwest Bank & Trust Division has 0.36% invested in Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS). 36,000 are held by Marathon Cap Management. Royal Bank & Trust Of Canada accumulated 13,549 shares or 0% of the stock.

Cerus Corporation, a biomedical products company, focuses on developing and commercializing the INTERCEPT Blood System to enhance blood safety. The company has market cap of $394.74 million. The Company’s INTERCEPT Blood System is based on its proprietary technology for controlling biological replication; and targets and inactivates blood-borne pathogens, such as viruses, bacteria, and parasites, as well as harmful white blood cells, while preserving the therapeutic properties of platelet, plasma, and red blood cell transfusion products. It currently has negative earnings. The companyÂ’s INTERCEPT Blood Systems for platelets and plasma are designed to inactivate blood-borne pathogens in platelets and plasma donated for transfusion; and INTERCEPT Blood System for red blood cells to inactivate blood-borne pathogens in red blood cells donated for transfusion.

Among 5 analysts covering Cerus (NASDAQ:CERS), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Cerus has $8 highest and $4.0 lowest target. $5.75’s average target is 66.18% above currents $3.46 stock price. Cerus had 8 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by BTIG Research with “Buy” on Friday, May 26. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, November 30 with “Buy”. As per Wednesday, August 19, the company rating was maintained by BTIG Research. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, October 5. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) rating on Wednesday, June 7. Cantor Fitzgerald has “Buy” rating and $700 target. Zacks downgraded Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) on Tuesday, August 11 to “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, December 17 by Wedbush. The company was maintained on Monday, October 30 by Robert W. Baird.

Among 13 analysts covering Quanta Services Inc. (NYSE:PWR), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 77% are positive. Quanta Services Inc. has $48.0 highest and $20 lowest target. $39.91’s average target is 1.47% above currents $39.33 stock price. Quanta Services Inc. had 42 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Quanta Services, Inc. (NYSE:PWR) has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Friday, April 7 by FBR Capital. Robert W. Baird downgraded Quanta Services, Inc. (NYSE:PWR) on Wednesday, July 26 to “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, January 5 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, August 4 with “Buy”. On Monday, October 19 the stock rating was downgraded by Johnson Rice to “Accumulate”. On Thursday, August 6 the stock rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Buy”. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, October 27 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Johnson Rice given on Friday, August 4. UBS upgraded Quanta Services, Inc. (NYSE:PWR) on Thursday, July 13 to “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Neutral” on Friday, November 3.