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Editas Medicine (EDIT) Stock Sinks As Market Gains: What You Should Know

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Editas Medicine (EDIT - Free Report) closed at $65.47 in the latest trading session, marking a -0.44% move from the prior day. This change lagged the S&P 500's daily gain of 0.36%. At the same time, the Dow lost 0.12%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq gained 0.69%.

Heading into today, shares of the genome editing company had lost 21.27% over the past month, lagging the Medical sector's gain of 3.29% and the S&P 500's gain of 4.27% in that time.

EDIT will be looking to display strength as it nears its next earnings release. On that day, EDIT is projected to report earnings of -$0.82 per share, which would represent a year-over-year decline of 10.81%. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $6.80 million, down 44.65% from the prior-year quarter.

Investors should also note any recent changes to analyst estimates for EDIT. These recent revisions tend to reflect the evolving nature of short-term business trends. With this in mind, we can consider positive estimate revisions a sign of optimism about the company's business outlook.

Our research shows that these estimate changes are directly correlated with near-term stock prices. To benefit from this, we have developed the Zacks Rank, a proprietary model which takes these estimate changes into account and provides an actionable rating system.

The Zacks Rank system ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell). It has a remarkable, outside-audited track record of success, with #1 stocks delivering an average annual return of +25% since 1988. The Zacks Consensus EPS estimate has moved 5.12% lower within the past month. EDIT is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold).

The Medical - Biomedical and Genetics industry is part of the Medical sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 221, putting it in the bottom 14% of all 250+ industries.

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