NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Geron Corporation

(Nasdaq:

GERN

) hit a new 52-week low Friday as it is currently trading at $3.80, below its previous 52-week low of $3.85 with 112,289 shares traded as of 9:37 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.4 million shares over the past 30 days.

Geron has a market cap of $503.1 million and is part of the

health care

sector and

drugs

industry. Shares are down 25% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Geron Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, develops biopharmaceuticals for the treatment of cancer and chronic degenerative diseases, including spinal cord injury, heart failure, and diabetes.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Geron as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. You can view the full

Geron Ratings Report

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