Exencial Wealth Advisors LLC bought a new position in EXACT Sciences Co. (NASDAQ:EXAS) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm bought 4,082 shares of the medical research company’s stock, valued at approximately $354,000.
Other large investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Cerity Partners LLC bought a new stake in EXACT Sciences in the 4th quarter worth $260,000. Lisanti Capital Growth LLC bought a new stake in EXACT Sciences in the 4th quarter worth $720,000. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. grew its holdings in EXACT Sciences by 13.3% in the 4th quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 5,301 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $334,000 after acquiring an additional 621 shares during the last quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP bought a new stake in EXACT Sciences in the 4th quarter worth $300,000. Finally, Meeder Asset Management Inc. grew its holdings in EXACT Sciences by 602.9% in the 4th quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. now owns 2,910 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $184,000 after acquiring an additional 2,496 shares during the last quarter.
In related news, Director Katherine S. Zanotti sold 25,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $92.81, for a total transaction of $2,320,250.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 94,274 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $8,749,569.94. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Kevin T. Conroy sold 11,227 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $87.21, for a total transaction of $979,106.67. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 949,753 shares in the company, valued at approximately $82,827,959.13. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 60,201 shares of company stock worth $5,543,493 in the last three months. 3.20% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
EXACT Sciences (NASDAQ:EXAS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 30th. The medical research company reported ($0.66) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.65) by ($0.01). EXACT Sciences had a negative return on equity of 28.83% and a negative net margin of 41.58%. The business had revenue of $162.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $153.07 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned ($0.33) EPS. The company’s revenue was up 79.4% on a year-over-year basis. Research analysts expect that EXACT Sciences Co. will post -2.13 EPS for the current year.
EXAS has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of EXACT Sciences from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 13th. UBS Group lifted their target price on shares of EXACT Sciences from $109.00 to $115.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 16th. Robert W. Baird lifted their target price on shares of EXACT Sciences from $90.00 to $102.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 21st. BTIG Research lifted their target price on shares of EXACT Sciences to $110.00 and gave the company a “positive” rating in a research note on Friday, February 22nd. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group raised shares of EXACT Sciences from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their target price for the company from $85.00 to $120.00 in a research note on Tuesday, February 26th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $108.45.
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EXACT Sciences Company Profile
Exact Sciences Corporation, a molecular diagnostics company, focuses on developing products for the early detection and prevention of various cancers in the United States. The company offers Cologuard, a non-invasive stool-based DNA screening test for the early detection of colorectal cancer and pre-cancer.
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