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Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (DCPH) Surges 8.8%: Is This an Indication of Further Gains?

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Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (DCPH - Free Report) shares rallied 8.8% in the last trading session to close at $46.21. This move can be attributable to notable volume with a higher number of shares being traded than in a typical session. This compares to the stock's 6.5% loss over the past four weeks.

Last month, the company reported record quarterly revenues of $19.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2020. This might have been driving the rally. Also, the company’s sole approved drug, Qinlock, which is approved for the treatment of adult patients with advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumor, is also witnessing a solid uptake and driving growth.

Price and Consensus

Price Consensus Chart for DCPH

This company is expected to post quarterly loss of $1.08 per share in its upcoming report, which represents a year-over-year change of +20.6%. Revenues are expected to be $22.27 million, up 37016.7% 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 Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the consensus EPS estimate for the quarter has remained unchanged over the last 30 days. And a stock's price usually doesn't keep moving higher in the absence of any trend in earnings estimate revisions. So, make sure to keep an eye on DCPH 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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