Insider Buying: Arcus Biosciences Inc (NYSE:RCUS) CEO Purchases 41,540 Shares of Stock

Arcus Biosciences Inc (NYSE:RCUS) CEO Terry J. Rosen bought 41,540 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 4th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $7.91 per share, with a total value of $328,581.40. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

RCUS traded up $0.22 during trading on Friday, hitting $7.95. The company had a trading volume of 1,008,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 144,574. The stock has a market capitalization of $324.66 million, a P/E ratio of -5.56 and a beta of 1.22. Arcus Biosciences Inc has a one year low of $7.15 and a one year high of $16.06. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $8.95.

Arcus Biosciences (NYSE:RCUS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 2nd. The company reported ($0.41) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.34) by ($0.07). The company had revenue of $1.75 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.25 million. Arcus Biosciences had a negative net margin of 613.46% and a negative return on equity of 22.72%. As a group, research analysts predict that Arcus Biosciences Inc will post -1.64 EPS for the current year.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of RCUS. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new position in shares of Arcus Biosciences in the first quarter valued at $110,000. Bank of Montreal Can lifted its position in shares of Arcus Biosciences by 2,591.0% during the first quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 12,002 shares of the company’s stock valued at $150,000 after purchasing an additional 11,556 shares in the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lifted its position in shares of Arcus Biosciences by 1,931.5% during the first quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 6,521 shares of the company’s stock valued at $81,000 after purchasing an additional 6,200 shares in the last quarter. Bailard Inc. lifted its position in shares of Arcus Biosciences by 53.2% during the first quarter. Bailard Inc. now owns 38,300 shares of the company’s stock valued at $478,000 after purchasing an additional 13,300 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG lifted its position in shares of Arcus Biosciences by 120.2% during the fourth quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 40,986 shares of the company’s stock valued at $439,000 after purchasing an additional 22,370 shares in the last quarter. 46.58% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on RCUS shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Arcus Biosciences from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $13.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Thursday, March 7th. BTIG Research started coverage on shares of Arcus Biosciences in a research report on Monday, March 18th. They set a “buy” rating and a $20.00 price target on the stock. Svb Leerink reissued an “outperform” rating on shares of Arcus Biosciences in a research report on Friday, May 3rd. Finally, Citigroup reissued a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 price target on shares of Arcus Biosciences in a research report on Friday, May 24th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $17.50.

Arcus Biosciences Company Profile

Arcus Biosciences, Inc, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, engages in developing and commercializing cancer immunotherapies in the United States. The company develops various programs targeting immuno-oncology pathways, including AB928, a dual adenosine receptor antagonist, which is in a Phase I/Ib clinical trial; and AB122, an anti-PD-1 antibody that is in Phase I clinical trial.

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