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Arcus Biosciences, Inc. (RCUS) Stock Jumps 9.5%: Will It Continue to Soar?

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Arcus Biosciences, Inc. (RCUS - Free Report) shares ended the last trading session 9.5% higher at $39.01. The jump came on an impressive volume with a higher-than-average number of shares changing hands in the session. This compares to the stock's 7.4% loss over the past four weeks.

Quite a few analysts have upped their revenue forecasts for the company following the fourth-quarter results which in turn have boosted investor sentiment. Moreover, Gilead's recent equity investment will accelerate pipeline development

Price and Consensus

Price Consensus Chart for Arcus Biosciences, Inc.

This company is expected to post quarterly loss of $0.71 per share in its upcoming report, which represents a year-over-year change of -12.7%. Revenues are expected to be $18.8 million, up 974.3% from the year-ago quarter.

Earnings and revenue growth expectations certainly give a good sense of the potential strength in a stock, but empirical research shows that trends in earnings estimate revisions are strongly correlated with near-term stock price movements.

For Arcus Biosciences, Inc., the consensus EPS estimate for the quarter has been revised 2.9% lower over the last 30 days to the current level. And a negative trend in earnings estimate revisions doesn't usually translate into price appreciation. So, make sure to keep an eye on RCUS going forward to see if this recent jump can turn into more strength down the road.

The stock currently carries a Zacks Rank 3 (Hold). You can see the complete list of today's Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) stocks here >>>>

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