In the latest trading session, Acorda Therapeutics (ACOR) closed at $1.06, marking no change from the previous day. This move lagged the S&P 500's daily gain of 0.58%. Meanwhile, the Dow gained 0.14%, and the Nasdaq, a tech-heavy index, added 1.66%.
Prior to today's trading, shares of the drugmaker had gained 36.51% over the past month. This has outpaced the Medical sector's gain of 5.64% and the S&P 500's gain of 3.15% in that time.
Wall Street will be looking for positivity from ACOR as it approaches its next earnings report date. On that day, ACOR is projected to report earnings of -$0.35 per share, which would represent year-over-year growth of 37.5%. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $39.34 million, down 10.87% from the prior-year quarter.
Looking at the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates suggest analysts are expecting earnings of -$1.03 per share and revenue of $137.11 million. These totals would mark changes of +40.12% and -28.74%, respectively, from last year.
Investors might also notice recent changes to analyst estimates for ACOR. 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. We developed the Zacks Rank to capitalize on this phenomenon. Our system takes these estimate changes into account and delivers a clear, actionable rating model.
The Zacks Rank system, which ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), has an impressive outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks generating an average annual return of +25% since 1988. The Zacks Consensus EPS estimate remained stagnant within the past month. ACOR currently has a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy).
The Medical - Biomedical and Genetics industry is part of the Medical sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 17, which puts it in the top 7% of all 250+ industries.
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