Neuralstem, Inc. (NASDAQ:CUR), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of nervous system therapies based on its neural stem cell technology, announced that a new cohort of four patients will be added to its ongoing Phase 1 human clinical trial evaluating the safety and feasibility of using NSI-566 spinal cord-derived neural stem cells to repair chronic spinal cord injury (cSCI). The amended protocol was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Institutional Review Board at the study site, University of California San Diego (UCSD). NSI-566 is Neuralstem’s lead stem cell therapy candidate.
Shares of Neuralstem, Inc. (NASDAQ:CUR) last traded at $4.09. The company’s performance year to date is 16.52%. The 200 day simple moving average is 4.06%. The 200 simple moving average (SMA) is considered a key indicator by traders and market analysts for determining the overall long-term trend. The price level in a market that coincides with the 200 SMA is recognized as a major support when price is above the 200 SMA or resistance when price is below the 200 SMA level.
As per recent filings, Neuralstem, Inc. (NASDAQ:CUR) has an insider ownership of 0.20%.
NEURALSTEM’s patent-protected technology enables, for the first time, the ability to produce neural stem cells of the human brain and spinal cord in commercial quantities, and the ability to control the differentiation of these cells into mature, physiologically relevant human neurons and glia. The Company expects that its first Investigational New Drug application will be for the treatment of Ischemic Paraplegia, a form of paraplegia that sometimes results from the surgery to repair aortic aneurysms and for which there is no effective treatment.
Neuralstem, Inc. (NASDAQ:CUR) has been storming Wallstreet with solid press release. Recently, the company announced that according to the March 2017 study commissioned by RetailMeNot and conducted by Forrester Consulting, the company’s mobile marketing solutions generate a three-year, risk-adjusted return on investment (ROI) of 4.3x.
The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 64% Sell with a Strengthening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction. Longer term, the trend strength is Average. The market is approaching oversold territory. Be watchful of a trend reversal.
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Neuralstem, Inc. (NASDAQ:CUR) is all set to announce its earnings on May 15/b. As per Zack’s analyst ratings, Neuralstem, Inc. (NASDAQ:CUR) currently has an average brokerage rating of 1. On a scale of 1 to 5, a rating of 1 or 2 would indicate a buy, and a rating of 4 or 5 would signify a sell recommendation. A rating of 3 would indicate a hold on the stock. The consensus target price on (NASDAQ:CUR) is $26 with a high of $26 and a low of $26.
As such, while we believe Neuralstem, Inc. (NASDAQ:CUR) represents a compelling growth story exposed to several secularly attractive markets, it would be interesting to see how it fairs for long-term investors.