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Precision BioSciences (DTIL) Stock Sinks As Market Gains: What You Should Know

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Precision BioSciences (DTIL - Free Report) closed the most recent trading day at $4.82, moving -0.62% from the previous trading session. This change lagged the S&P 500's 0.09% gain on the day. Elsewhere, the Dow lost 0.16%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq added 0.01%.

Prior to today's trading, shares of the genome editing company had lost 7.44% over the past month. This has lagged the Medical sector's loss of 2.18% and the S&P 500's loss of 4.02% in that time.

Investors will be hoping for strength from Precision BioSciences as it approaches its next earnings release. On that day, Precision BioSciences is projected to report earnings of -$0.50 per share, which would represent a year-over-year decline of 13.64%. Meanwhile, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenue is projecting net sales of $8.24 million, down 6.86% from the year-ago period.

Investors should also note any recent changes to analyst estimates for Precision BioSciences. These revisions typically reflect the latest short-term business trends, which can change frequently. As a result, we can interpret positive estimate revisions as a good sign for the company's business outlook.

Based on our research, we believe these estimate revisions are directly related to near-team stock moves. 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. Over the past month, the Zacks Consensus EPS estimate remained stagnant. Precision BioSciences is currently a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).

The Medical - Biomedical and Genetics industry is part of the Medical sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 138, putting it in the bottom 46% of all 250+ industries.

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