EXACT Sciences (NASDAQ:EXAS) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Finds

Finally, Two Sigma Investments LP grew its holdings in EXACT Sciences by 37.7% during the 4th quarter. The company had a trading volume of 1,863,366 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,333,975. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 148.0% on a year-over-year basis. The stock outperformed the S&P 500 by 69.88%.

Brown Brothers Harriman & Co increased its stake in Honeywell International Inc (HON) by 3.59% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Kornitzer Capital Management Inc sold 106,250 shares as the company's stock declined 19.82% with the market. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. now owns 44,361 shares of the medical research company's stock valued at $2,330,000 after buying an additional 2,100 shares in the last quarter. The company has a market capitalization of $5,519.77, a P/E ratio of -45.41 and a beta of 0.87. The stock increased 6.16% or $0.0008 during the last trading session, reaching $0.0131. About 1.59M shares traded. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) has risen 15.94% since April 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.89% the S&P500.

Since February 14, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $874,731 activity.

Adams Express Company, which manages about $1.86 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) by 44,300 shares to 193,937 shares, valued at $18.04 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. Insiders have sold a total of 340,273 shares of company stock worth $15,917,431 in the last three months. (NYSE:GS) on Monday, January 29.

Among 21 analysts covering Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:GS), 15 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 61% are positive. EXACT Sciences had a negative net margin of 43.01% and a negative return on equity of 24.13%.

EXAS has been the topic of several recent research reports. (NYSE:HON), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. RBC Capital Markets maintained Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC) rating on Friday, November 10. The firm now has a "buy" rating on the medical research company's stock. Finally, William Blair reaffirmed a "buy" rating on shares of EXACT Sciences in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. 3,748 are owned by Cleararc Capital Inc. The stock has "Equal-Weight" rating by Stephens on Thursday, February 25. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Hold" on Friday, September 8. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 940,491 shares in the company, valued at $47,485,390.59.

Shapiro Capital Management Llc, which manages about $4.00 billion and $4568.12B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Bank Of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) by 1.28M shares to 5.32M shares, valued at $157.07B in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.99 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.13, from 1.01 in 2017Q3.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. 154 funds opened positions while 439 raised stakes. Funds hold 92.48 million shares thus 1.24% less from 2017Q3's 93.65 million shares. EXACT Sciences believes its genomics-based technologies would help to enable detection of colorectal cancer so that more people can be effectively treated. Meiji Yasuda Asset Mngmt Limited invested in 0.09% or 9,606 shares. Institutional investors own 86.54% of the company's stock. Court Place Advsr Llc accumulated 1,800 shares or 0.11% of the stock. Bessemer Gru reported 2,000 shares. Spark Investment Ltd Llc, New York-based fund reported 35,100 shs. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale holds 30,825 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Chem Bankshares has 0.5% invested in Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC) for 49,218 shares. (NYSE:HON) for 225 shares. Norinchukin Fincl Bank The reported 112,232 shares. Warren Averett Asset Lc invested in 275 shares. Moody Savings Bank Tru Division reported 5,222 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q4 2017. That's change of 0.13, from 2017Q3's 1.01. It dived, as 25 investors sold EXAS shares while 105 reduced holdings. Chilton Llc holds 0.02% or 2,965 shares.

Eulav Asset reported 175,000 shs. After $-0.18 actual EPS reported by Exact Sciences Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 94.44% negative EPS growth.

Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) opened at 22.17 on Wednesday. Green Valley Investors Ltd Liability Corporation holds 923,704 shares. Us Natl Bank De holds 0.12% in Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) or 726,939 shares. Metropolitan Life Insurance has 36,687 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Stratos Wealth Prtnrs, a Ohio-based fund reported 413 shares. Robert W. Baird downgraded Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) on Monday, November 13 to "Neutral" rating. On Monday, March 19 Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of EXAS in report with "Buy" rating. Proshare Advsrs Limited stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS). Nicholas Invest Prns LP reported 207,906 shares or 0.72% of all its holdings.

C M Bidwell Assocs Ltd reported 0.1% of its capital in Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS). They expect $-0.35 EPS, down 9.37% or $0.03 from last year's $-0.32 per share. LIDGARD GRAHAM PETER also sold $756,271 worth of Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) on Friday, March 9. COWARD D SCOTT sold 4,420 shares worth $187,134. $126,252 worth of Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) was sold by Elliott Jeffrey Thomas.

Roth Capital upgraded shares of Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a report released on Wednesday.

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