A Brief Fundamental Overview of EXACT Sciences Corp. (NASDAQ:EXAS)

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Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) uses applied genomics to develop effective, patient-friendly screening technologies for use in the detection of cancer. Certain of its technologies have been licensed to Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings for a stool-based DNA screening assay for colorectal cancer in the average-risk population. Colorectal cancer, which is the most deadly cancer among non-smokers, is generally curable if detected early. Despite the availability of colorectal cancer screening and diagnostic tests for more than twenty years, the rate of early detection of colorectal cancer remains low, and deaths from colorectal cancer remain high. EXACT Sciences believes its genomics-based technologies would help to enable detection of colorectal cancer so that more people can be effectively treated.

Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) has been in the news for all the right reasons. Recently, Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) announced that the company generated revenues of $48.4 million and completed approximately 100,000 Cologuard tests during the quarter ended March 31, 2017. First-quarter 2017 revenues and completed Cologuard test volume grew 226 percent and 150 percent from the same period of 2016, respectively

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 100% Buy and ranks in the Top 1% of all short term signal directions. Longer term, the trend strength is in the Top 1%. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend. The market is approaching overbought territory. Be watchful of a trend reversal.

The The Exponential Moving Average (EMA) is similar to a simple moving average (average price over a set period) but it utilizes a weighting factor that exponentially declines from the most recent data point (recent prices are weighted higher than oid prices). EMA analysis compares the short term (5 days and 13 days), intermediate term (20 days) and long term (50 days) EMA’s. The respective EMA’s will give bullish signals when trading above trailing EMA’s and below the current price and vice versa. EMA alerts include crossovers (i.e the 5 day EMA crosses above/below the 20 day EMA) and EMA convergencies (5 day EMA equivalent to 13 day EMA). The long term and short term EMA’s of 26.18 and 22.33 are lower than the current trading price suggesting a bullish pattern in both short term as well as long term. .

The relative strength index (RSI) is a momentum osciallator that is able to measure the velocity and magnitude of stock price changes. Momentum is calculated as the ratio of positive price changes to negative price changes. The RSI analysis compares the current RSI against neutral(50), oversold (30) and overbought (70) conditions. Alerts will inform you when stocks recede from oversold/overbought levels or breakthrough neutral (50). The current RSI is 80.06 suggesting a bullish price action.

Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) is all set to announce its earnings on Apr 27/b. As per Zack’s analyst ratings, Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) currently has an average brokerage rating of 1.5. On a scale of 1 to 5, a rating of 1 or 2 would indicate a buy, and a rating of 4 or 5 would signify a sell recommendation. A rating of 3 would indicate a hold on the stock. The consensus target price on (NASDAQ:EXAS) is $25.1 with a high of $30 and a low of $15.

As such, while we believe Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) represents a compelling growth story exposed to several secularly attractive markets, it would be interesting to see how it fairs for long-term investors.

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