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The Exact Sciences Corporation (EXAS) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages

Leerink Swann set a $45.00 price objective on Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) in a report released on Thursday, August 24th. It has outperformed by 18.85% the S&P500. The medical research company reported ($0.27) EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($0.37) by $0.10.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of EXAS. Blackrock Fund Advsr holds 0.01% of its portfolio in EXACT Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) for 3.18 million shares. Exact Sciences Corp now has $4.92B valuation.

The stock increased 1.51% or $0.64 during the last trading session, reaching $42.99. Volume is the basic fuel of the market since stocks move up or down in price only when shares are trading hands. Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) has risen 24.16% since September 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.51% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.01 in Q4 2016. Krilogy Financial LLC lifted its position in shares of Exact Sciences Corporation by 1,460.0% during the 2nd quarter.

In other Exact Sciences Corporation news, insider Graham Peter Lidgard sold 75,683 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 5th. Sold All: 35 Reduced: 56 Increased: 67 New Position: 31. Rathbone Brothers Public Limited Com holds 0.01% of its portfolio in EXACT Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) for 13,100 shares. Cornerstone Capital Management Holding Ltd Liability Company has invested 0% in EXACT Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS). Exact Sciences Corporation earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern's scale. New York State Common Retirement Fund reported 2.58M shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems has 0% invested in EXACT Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS). M&T Commercial Bank invested 0% of its portfolio in EXACT Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS). Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Company holds 0.01% or 27,178 shares. Old National National Bank & Trust In reported 11,330 shares. Russell Investments Group Ltd. lifted its position in Exact Sciences Corporation by 113.5% in the first quarter. 37,700 were reported by Axa. Princeton Alpha Mgmt Lp holds 0.05% or 18,767 shares in its portfolio. 105,000 were accumulated by Timucuan Asset Mngmt Fl. 164,870 are held by Artemis Invest Mngmt Llp. Therefore 60% are positive. Vetr raised Exact Sciences Corporation from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $36.55 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. $41,960 worth of EXACT Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) shares were sold by COWARD D SCOTT. Finally, BTIG Research reissued a buy rating and issued a $45.00 price objective (up from $35.00) on shares of Exact Sciences Corporation in a research note on Monday, July 17th. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, September 7 with "Buy". The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 7 by Mizuho. Empire maintained the shares of EXAS in report on Friday, February 26 with "Sell" rating. The rating was maintained by Lake Street with "Hold" on Tuesday, November 1. Lake Street upgraded the shares of EXAS in report on Friday, July 24 to "Buy" rating. EXACT Sciences Co. has a 52 week low of $13.05 and a 52 week high of $43.29. Cowen & Co has "Buy" rating and $4500 target. Jennison Assoc Limited Liability Company has 0% invested in EXACT Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) for 21,099 shares. The stock's market cap is $4.96 billion. The Company focuses on the early detection and prevention of some forms of cancer. It now has negative earnings. It offers a non-invasive screening test called Cologuard for the early detection of colorectal cancer and pre-cancer.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 insider sales for $514,021 activity. The insider ARORA MANEESH sold 5,574 shares worth $117,946.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.27 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.06, from 0.94 in 2016Q3. The number of shares now owned by investors are 115.88 mln. 44 funds opened positions while 103 raised stakes. 797.06 million shares or 0.34% more from 794.39 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. The Nantahala Capital Management Llc holds 882,776 shares with $34.14M value, down from 1.19M last quarter. Amp Investors invested in 0.07% or 320,250 shares. Stoneridge Partners Lc reported 22,393 shares. The Orbimed Advisors Llc holds 950,000 shares with $12.69M value, down from 1.10M last quarter. Amalgamated Bancorp reported 12,970 shares. It was reported on Sep, 6 by Barchart.com. Tiger Global Mgmt Ltd reported 1.05M shares or 1.35% of all its holdings. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 175,264 shares of the medical research company's stock valued at $2,342,000 after acquiring an additional 3,452 shares during the last quarter. Pacad Inv invested in 3,600 shares. Centers Of America invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA). Financial Architects Inc now owns 4,295 shares of the medical research company's stock worth $152,000 after buying an additional 2,035 shares during the period. It also upped Streamline Health Solutions (NASDAQ:STRM) stake by 777,955 shares and now owns 1.47M shares. Forward Air Corp (NASDAQ:FWRD) was raised too. Investors might also notice that three month ago the Buy recommendations (7) outnumbered Sell recommendations (2). Therefore 38% are positive. Telefonica Brasil S.A had 7 analyst reports since August 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The consensus rating is 2.6, suggesting the market has given up on the stock. The firm has "Equal-Weight" rating given on Thursday, February 25 by Stephens. On Friday, September 11 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with "Buy". The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $39.48 and a 200-day moving average price of $31.77. Craig Hallum upgraded it to "Buy" rating and $18 target in Thursday, June 16 report.



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