EXACT Sciences (NASDAQ:EXAS) Downgraded by Benchmark to Hold

Sigma Planning Corp decreased its position in shares of EXACT Sciences Co. "(NASDAQ:EXAS)" was originally reported by The Lincolnian Online and is the sole property of of The Lincolnian Online. More interesting news about Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: "Earnings Preview: Exact Sciences" published on February 19, 2018 as well as Marketwatch.com's news article titled: "Exact Sciences shares fall after beating Street estimates" with publication date: February 22, 2018. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 148.0% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts anticipate that EXACT Sciences Co. will post -0.84 EPS for the current year.

Analysts await Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) to report earnings on April, 17.

Whereas they predicted High and Low Earnings Estimate as $-0.24 and $-0.41 respectively.

EXACT Sciences (NASDAQ:EXAS) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, March 1st.

EXACT Sciences (NASDAQ:EXAS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 22nd. The medical research company reported ($0.18) EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.27) by $0.09. This estimate is provided by 12 analysts.

The Company now has ROA (Return on Assets) of 4.5 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 9.8 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 1% with Gross margin of 53 percent and Operating & Profit margin of -9.8% and 32.3% respectively. The business had revenue of $87.41 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $87.42 million. Last quarter, the company saw 72.57 million in total revenues. This ratio also gives some idea of whether you're paying too much for what would be left if the company went bankrupt immediately. Robert W. Baird cut shares of EXACT Sciences from an "outperform" rating to a "neutral" rating and set a $56.00 price objective for the company.in a research note on Monday, November 13th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised EXACT Sciences from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $62.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. As per Zacks simplified descending rating scale the ABR rank is displayed in the range of 1 to 5 where 1 represents Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.

Exact Sciences Corporation (EXAS) added 2.5% to reach $52.15 in the previous trading session. The company had a trading volume of 4,048,749 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,678,679. Sanctuary Wealth Advisors Llc who had been investing in Exact Sciences Corporation for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $6.31B market cap company. The company has a quick ratio of 6.77, a current ratio of 7.15 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.10, for a total value of $1,719,000.40.

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Peter Algert decreased its stake in Arc Document Solutions Inc (ARC) by 57.41% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC.

In related news, COO Maneesh Arora sold 12,352 shares of EXACT Sciences stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 26th.

The PEG ratio is used to determine a stock's value while taking the company's earnings growth into account, and is considered to provide a more complete picture than the P/E. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

The Stock had a 1.77 Consensus Analyst Recommendation 30 Days Ago, whereas 60 days ago and 90 days ago the analyst recommendations were 1.77 and 1.77 respectively. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 81.10% of the company's stock. Salem Investment Counselors Inc. increased its stake in shares of EXACT Sciences by 548.0% during the fourth quarter. Riverhead Capital Management Ltd Com holds 33,800 shares. Doheny Asset Management CA bought a new stake in shares of EXACT Sciences during the fourth quarter worth $2,345,000. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 37,558 shares in the company, valued at $1,973,297.32. The institutional investor owned 923,704 shares of the medical research company's stock after selling 41,646 shares during the period. Salem Investment Counselors Inc. now owns 6,480 shares of the medical research company's stock valued at $340,000 after buying an additional 5,480 shares during the period. Finally, MetLife Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of EXACT Sciences during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $2,855,000. Company insiders own 4.00% of the company's stock.

WARNING: This piece of content was reported by BBNS and is owned by of BBNS. If you are viewing this story on another domain, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of United States and worldwide copyright and trademark law. The legal version of this news story can be read at https://weekherald.com/2018/03/12/green-valley-investors-llc-cuts-holdings-in-exact-sciences-co-exas.html. Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) has risen 458.24% since March 11, 2017 and is uptrending. The Company focuses on the early detection and prevention of some forms of cancer.

EXACT Sciences Corporation uses applied genomics to develop effective, patient-friendly screening technologies for use in the detection of cancer. Certain of its technologies have been licensed to Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings for a stool-based DNA screening assay for colorectal cancer in the average-risk population.

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