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Tale of the Tape


Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (PTLA - Snapshot Report) was a big mover last session, as the company saw its shares gain nearly 6% on the day. This rally higher can be attributable to solid volume with far more shares changing hands than in a normal session. This continues the recent uptrend for the company as the stock is now up 40.87% in the past one-month time frame.

In the last 30 days, this company did not witness any estimate revisions and the Zacks Consensus Estimate has remained unchanged. However, yesterday’s price action is encouraging, so make sure to keep a close watch on this firm in the near future.

Portola Pharmaceuticals currently has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) while its Earnings ESP is 0.00%.

Other attractive players in the healthcare industry include Illumina Inc. (ILMN - Analyst Report) carrying a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) along with Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ARIA - Snapshot Report) and Aeolus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (AOLS), which carry the same rank as Portola Pharmaceuticals.

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