Trader Alert: Unusual Volume Spotted in Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS)

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Lau Associates Llc who had been investing in Incyte Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $19.85 billion market cap company. Parkside Bank & Trust & Tru invested in 91 shares or 0% of the stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.54, for a total value of $87,479.10. Matador Resources Company (NYSE:MTDR) has risen 11.95% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending.

Green Valley Investors Llc increased Exact Sciences Corp (EXAS) stake by 63.43% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Antipodean Advisors Llc bought 101,000 shares as the company's stock rose 53.09% with the market. 2017, Exact Sciences Corporation (EXAS) delivered a 11.63% surprise with its net revenue. Johnson Financial Group Inc. now owns 4,862 shares of the medical research company's stock valued at $172,000 after purchasing an additional 1,000 shares in the last quarter. EXACT Sciences now has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $50.58. It has outperformed by 441.54% the S&P500.

Taking a look at a stock's average volume - in the long, medium and short terms - is helpful for understanding investor sentiment and trading activity. Its down 0.26, from 1.27 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 39 investors sold EXAS shares while 81 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 77 raised stakes. Canada Pension Plan Inv Board holds 0.09% or 930,000 shares in its portfolio. 350 were reported by Financial Architects Incorporated. Amundi Pioneer Asset Mngmt holds 0.07% or 458,210 shares in its portfolio. 118,748 are held by Driehaus Mgmt Limited Liability. United Service Automobile Association reported 236,430 shares. First Merchants Corp, a Indiana-based fund reported 6,904 shares. Rock Springs Capital Management Ltd Partnership accumulated 437,400 shares or 0.95% of the stock. Brown Brothers Harriman & owns 0% invested in Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) for 250 shares. Palo Capital has 4,450 shares for 0.15% of their portfolio. Bank of America lifted their price objective on EXACT Sciences from $58.00 to $67.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 29th. Kornitzer Cap Inc Ks holds 0.23% or 284,340 shares. Moreover, Schwab Charles Investment Mngmt has 0.03% invested in Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS). Tiaa Cref Limited Liability Corp owns 330,288 shares. BidaskClub upgraded shares of EXACT Sciences from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Thursday, December 21st. Therefore 56% are positive. Has $327,000 Holdings in EXACT Sciences Co. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, May 31 by Roth Capital. Canaccord Genuity restated a "buy" rating and set a $60.00 price target (up from $45.00) on shares of EXACT Sciences in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. William Blair restated a "buy" rating on shares of EXACT Sciences in a report on Wednesday. EXACT Sciences has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $50.58. The company maintains price to book ratio of 12.24 vs.an industry average at 26.34.

In the past 52-week period, shares of Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) have moved within the range of $16.95 to $63.60. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 31 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Buy" on Thursday, July 13. The rating was maintained by Craig Hallum with "Buy" on Thursday, July 6. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. raised its stake in shares of EXACT Sciences by 5.6% in the 2nd quarter. It also reduced Pfizer Inc Com (NYSE:PFE) stake by 158,176 shares and now owns 9.48 million shares.

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 insider sales for $10.27 million activity. Corporate insiders own 4.00% of the company's stock. WALSH JEFFREY R sold 5,000 shares worth $344,870.

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Among 23 analysts covering Merck & Co. Therefore 50% are positive. OpenText Corporation had 21 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Raymond James initiated the stock with "Outperform" rating in Tuesday, January 24 report. The count of Hold ratings in that period was 1. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Thursday, October 8 by Wedbush. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Monday, November 13 report. The firm earned "Overweight" rating on Tuesday, January 24 by Barclays Capital. (NYSE:MRK) on Tuesday, August 18 to "Outperform" rating.

Analysts await Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:MRK) to report earnings on February, 1. They expect $0.19 EPS, up 137.50% or $0.11 from last year's $0.08 per share. MRK's profit will be $2.56B for 15.60 P/E if the $0.94 EPS becomes a reality. The 1 year EPS growth rate is 133.10%.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.16, from 1.15 in 2017Q2. Also, Director David Thompson acquired 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 14th. Fil reported 126,502 shares. D E Shaw & Incorporated, a New York-based fund reported 4.08 million shares. Strs Ohio reported 0% stake. (NYSE:C) for 8.65M shares. Albion Fin Gp Ut invested in 0.04% or 5,953 shares. Dixon Hubard Feinour And Brown Va stated it has 0.42% in Merck & Co., Inc. Private Ocean reported 79 shares. Zacks Investment Research's target price suggests a potential upside of 14.37% from the stock's current price. British Columbia Invest Corporation holds 0.76% or 1.35 million shares in its portfolio. California State Teachers Retirement Sys holds 188,331 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Lenox Wealth Management stated it has 0.17% of its portfolio in Matador Resources Company (NYSE:MTDR). Assetmark Inc has 2,102 shares. Deutsche Retail Bank Ag stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Matador Resources Company (NYSE:MTDR).

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