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Earnings Estimates Moving Higher for Verastem (VSTM): Time to Buy?

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Verastem, Inc. VSTM is a biopharmaceutical company that 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 VSTM’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 Verastem could be a solid choice for investors.

Current Quarter Estimates for VSTM

In the past 60 days, one estimate have gone higher for Verastem while none have gone lower in the same time period. The trend has been pretty favorable too, with estimates narrowing from a loss of 29 cents a share 60 days ago, to a loss of 19 cents today, a move of 34.5%.

Current Year Estimates for VSTM

Meanwhile, Verastem’s current year figures are also looking quite promising, with two estimates moving higher in the past two months, compared to none lower. The consensus estimate trend has also seen a boost for this time frame, narrowing from a loss of $1.22 per share 60 days ago to a loss of 58 cents per share today, an increase of 52.5%.

Bottom Line

The stock has also started to move higher lately, adding 31.9% 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 #2 (Buy) 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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