Aimmune Therapeutics (AIMT) closed at $29.17 in the latest trading session, marking a -1.12% move from the prior day. This change lagged the S&P 500's daily gain of 0.65%. At the same time, the Dow added 0.94%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq gained 0.9%.
Prior to today's trading, shares of the food allergy drug developer had lost 15.71% over the past month. This has lagged the Medical sector's gain of 1.64% and the S&P 500's gain of 2.97% in that time.
Investors will be hoping for strength from AIMT as it approaches its next earnings release. In that report, analysts expect AIMT to post earnings of -$1.05 per share. This would mark a year-over-year decline of 10.53%.
Investors might also notice recent changes to analyst estimates for AIMT. These revisions typically reflect the latest short-term business trends, which can change frequently. As such, positive estimate revisions reflect analyst optimism about the company's business and profitability.
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The Medical - Biomedical and Genetics industry is part of the Medical sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 71, which puts it in the top 28% of all 250+ industries.
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