Top Pick: Exact Sciences Cor (EXAS)

14 March, 2018, 00:09 | Author: Regina Silva

As per Tuesday, July 4, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The institutional investor held 222,745 shares of the electrical products company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $18.85 million, down from 226,791 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

When we see the company's Volatility, it now has a monthly volatility of 5.19% and weekly volatility of 4.94%. About 65,194 shares traded. (NYSE:ARC) has declined 8.97% since March 12, 2017 and is downtrending.

Sigma Planning Corp decreased its position in shares of EXACT Sciences Co.

The company during the last trade was able to reach a volume of 0.89 million shares. First Foundation Advsr owns 1,517 shares. Antipodean Advisors Llc who had been investing in Exact Sciences Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $6.31B market cap company.

VEREIT, Inc., (NYSE: VER), showed a change of -1.82% and closed at $7.01 in the last trading session. It is down 458.24% since March 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 441.54% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in Q3 2017. The medical research company reported ($0.18) EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($0.27) by $0.09. It dived, as 39 investors sold EXAS shares while 81 reduced holdings. Hightower Limited Liability Co stated it has 0.11% in Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS). About 2.42M shares traded. 78,177 were accumulated by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Ny. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01, a quick ratio of 6.77 and a current ratio of 7.15. For shareholders, given the total diluted outstanding shares of 119.22 million, this means overall earnings per share of -0.23. Five analysts have made estimates for EXACT Sciences' earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at ($0.24) and the lowest estimate coming in at ($0.41). Zacks Investment Research cut EXACT Sciences from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th.

Exact Sciences Corporation (EXAS)'s distance from 200 day simple moving average is 14.36 percent, its distance from 50 day simple moving average is 5.59 percent, while its distance from 20 day simple moving average is 12.14 percent. Earnings per share (EPS) serve as an indicator of a company's profitability. Exact Sciences Corporation has P/S value of 23.53 while its P/B value stands at 12.02. The Sanctuary Wealth Advisors Llc holds 87,180 shares with $4.11M value, down from 103,849 last quarter. Kbc Gp Nv holds 0.06% or 38,039 shares. Us Bancorporation De owns 730,669 shares or 0.11% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Raymond James Financial Svcs has 0.01% invested in Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS). One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 56% are positive. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of -21.6 percent, Return on Equity of -24.1 percent and Return on Investment of -46.3 Percent. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with "Buy" on Wednesday, May 31. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Robert W. Baird given on Tuesday, February 27. Needham maintained Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) on Thursday, January 25 with "Buy" rating.

EXACT Sciences presently has a consensus target price of $53.23, indicating a potential upside of 2.07%. RBC Capital Markets has "Sector Perform" rating and $132 target. On Wednesday, April 20 the stock rating was downgraded by Bank of America to "Underperform". Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of EXAS in report on Friday, February 23 with "Buy" rating.

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This is a breakdown of current recommendations for EXACT Sciences and RXi Pharmaceuticals, as reported by MarketBeat. As per Wednesday, February 22, the company rating was upgraded by TH Capital.

Since September 29, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 14 sales for $27.28 million activity. $87,474 worth of Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) was sold by COWARD D SCOTT. Shares for $3.82 million were sold by LIDGARD GRAHAM PETER. Finally, Fisher Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in EXACT Sciences in the 3rd quarter worth $299,000. The insider Conroy Kevin T sold 9,085 shares worth $400,630. It also increased its holding in Lendingtree Inc New Com (NASDAQ:TREE) by 16,047 shares in the quarter, for a total of 16,089 shares, and has risen its stake in Control4 Corp Com (NASDAQ:CTRL).

Since October 27, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $27.46 million activity. ARORA MANEESH sold $522,959 worth of stock. The insider NORWITT RICHARD ADAM sold $18.94 million. Therefore 83% are positive.

In order to reach an opinion and communicate the value and volatility of a covered security, analysts research public financial statements, listen in on conference calls and talk to managers and the customers of a company, typically in an attempt to capture the findings for a research report. Jefferies maintained it with "Buy" rating and $20000 target in Tuesday, May 30 report.

MARK's mean recommendation on Reuter's scale has so far not been altered from 2 thirty days ago to 2 now. The firm has "Equal-Weight" rating by Morgan Stanley given on Wednesday, December 13. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, January 26. TheStreet upgraded the stock to "Hold" rating in Friday, August 7 report. Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock to "Neutral" rating in Thursday, July 6 report. The relative volume of the stock is 1.44, while its market cap is $6.26 Billion.

Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co, which manages about $853.26 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Watsco Inc (NYSE:WSO) by 8,666 shares to 49,962 shares, valued at $8.05M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) by 9,806 shares in the quarter, for a total of 492,221 shares, and has risen its stake in American Express (NYSE:AXP).

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