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Analyst Opinion Summary: Exact Sciences Corporation (EXAS), Wright Medical Group NV (WMGI)

Analyst Opinion Summary: Exact Sciences Corporation (EXAS), Wright Medical Group NV (WMGI)”

The company has its outstanding shares of 117.30M. The volume of 1.37 Million shares climbed down over an trading activity of 1.69 Million shares. The stock was trading at a distance of 3.22% from its 52-week highs and stands 279.20% away from its 52-week lows. PA increased its stake in Exact Sciences Corporation by 53.3% during the 2nd quarter. About 378,465 shares traded. It has outperformed by 441.54% the S&P500. The Texas-based Hodges Capital Management Inc. has invested 1.15% in the stock. They expect $2.01 earnings per share, up 13.56% or $0.24 from last year's $1.77 per share. Darling Ingredients Inc now has $2.95 billion valuation. About 19,405 shares traded.

Analysts await Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) to report earnings on October, 5 after the close. It has underperformed by 2.70% the S&P500. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 90% are positive. Costco Wholesale had 91 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Roth Capital on Wednesday, July 26 with "Buy". On Friday, August 4 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with "Buy". Canaccord Genuity has "Buy" rating and $13 target. The firm owned 130,670 shares of the medical research company's stock after selling 72,876 shares during the quarter. ECEZ's SI was 28,900 shares in October as released by FINRA. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, July 7 with "Outperform". (NASDAQ:VRML). Analysts are projecting that the stock will reach $1.75 on a short term (1 year) basis. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to "Overweight" on Thursday, May 26. Thomas J Herzfeld Advisors Inc bought 140,775 shares as the company's stock declined 17.25% while stock markets rallied. Those same analysts are projecting that the stock will reach $45.25 on a short term basis.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.63 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.28, from 0.99 in 2017Q1. Kistler reported 315 shares. Metropolitan Life Insur Communication New York holds 0% in First Bancorp (NYSE:FBP) or 113,822 shares. Zacks Inv Mngmt reported 20,982 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Century Companies accumulated 2.01 million shares. Highbridge Cap Management Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0% or 18,499 shares. Blackrock Incorporated, a New York-based fund reported 20.11 million shares. Beaumont Fin Prtnrs Ltd Com owns 1,660 shares. Jpmorgan Chase & accumulated 0.03% or 3.74M shares. Interest Gru has 0.01% invested in Darling Ingredients Inc (NYSE:DAR). They now have a Dollars 4 price target on the stock. Antipodean Advsrs Ltd reported 9.48% stake. It also upped Vngrd Mtg Bkd Sec Etf (VMBS) stake by 23,606 shares and now owns 189,178 shares. Wheeler Real Estate Investment was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.27 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.40, from 0.88 in 2017Q1.

In related news, CFO Jeffrey Thomas Elliott sold 5,846 shares of Exact Sciences Corporation stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 31st. 65 funds opened positions while 62 raised stakes. Green Valley Investors Limited Co invested 1.02% of its portfolio in EXACT Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS). Sandy Spring Fincl Bank reported 3,500 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. The medical research company reported ($0.27) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($0.37) by $0.10. Sei reported 43,772 shares stake. 34,553 are owned by Federated Investors Pa. Prudential has 0% invested in EXACT Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS). Automobile Association owns 242,200 shares. State Street Corporation owns 4.17M shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Ameritas Investment Ptnrs, a Nebraska-based fund reported 9,640 shares. The stock of EXACT Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) has "Equal-Weight" rating given on Thursday, February 25 by Stephens. Pura Vida Invests Limited Liability Company holds 1.76% or 125,000 shares in its portfolio.

Exact Sciences Corporation is a molecular diagnostics company. Moody National Bank Trust Division who had been investing in Exact Sciences for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $5.62 billion market cap company. 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. BidaskClub raised shares of Exact Sciences Corporation from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Thursday, June 22nd. Therefore 60% are positive. Lake Street Capital upped their target price on EXACT Sciences from $30.00 to $41.00 and gave the company a "hold" rating in a report on Wednesday, July 26th. Benchmark has "Hold" rating and $11 target. Roth Capital has "Buy" rating and $4600 target. As per Wednesday, October 7, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity. Southport Management Lc reported 1.9% in EXACT Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS). (TSE:CCL.B) earned "Outperform" rating by Scotia Capital on Friday, March 17. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, February 22 by TH Capital. Mizuho downgraded the stock to "Neutral" rating in Wednesday, May 4 report.

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