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Can Exelixis (EXEL) Run Higher on Strong Earnings Estimate Revisions?
September 01, 2017

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Exelixis, Inc. (EXEL - Free Report) is a biopharmaceutical company which could be an interesting play for investors. That is because, not only does the stock have decent short-term momentum, but it is seeing solid activity on the earnings estimate revision front as well.

These positive earnings estimate revisions suggest that analysts are becoming more optimistic on EXEL’s earnings for the coming quarter and year. In fact, consensus estimates have moved sharply higher for both of these time frames over the past four weeks, suggesting that Exelixiscould be a solid choice for investors.

Current Quarter Estimates for EXEL

In the past 30 days, six estimates have gone higher for Exelixis while none have gone lower in the same time period. The trend has been pretty favorable too, with estimates increasing from 4 cents a share 30 days ago, to 7 cents today, a move of 75%.

Current Year Estimates for EXEL

Meanwhile, Exelixis’s current year figures are also looking quite promising, with seven estimates moving higher in the past month, compared toonelower. The consensus estimate trend has also seen a boost for this time frame, increasing from 17 cents per share 30 days ago to 26 cents per share today, an increase of 52.9%.

Exelixis, Inc. Price and Consensus

Bottom Line

The stock has also started to move higher lately, adding 6.2% over the past four weeks, suggesting that investors are starting to take note of this impressive story. So, investors may want to consider this Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) stock to profit in the near future. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

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