Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXEL) last session’s volume of 5.08 million shares was higher than its average volume of 3.83 million shares. The stock, after opening at $19.86, hit $21.03 through the close by scoring 5.89%.

Exelixis, Inc. (EXEL) Analyst Opinion

Exelixis, Inc. has a consensus outperform rating from 8 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares currently sold short amount to at least 7.02% of shares outstanding. The stock sank -0.05% last month and is up 41.05 this year. Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 6 of analysts who cover EXEL having a buy-equivalent rating. Analysts have placed a $26.2 price target on Exelixis, Inc., suggesting a 24.58% gain from recent close. It’s currently trading about -15.37% below its 52-week high.

Exelixis, Inc. Earnings Surprise

Exelixis, Inc. (EXEL) surprised the stock market in its last reported earnings when it earned $0.05 a piece versus the consensus-estimated -$0.01. Its revenue totaled $65.22 million down -15.93% from the previous quarter.

Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXEL) Intraday View

This stock (EXEL) is ahead of its 52-week low with 309.14%. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 4.49% which for the week stands at 3.76%. The share price has moved backward from its 20 days moving average, trading at a distance of -3.72% and stays -2.07% away from its 50 days moving average. Over the last five days, shares have faced -3.18% losses and now is up 24.77% since hitting its 200-day moving average of $19.13. Exelixis, Inc. (EXEL) has made its way to a 12-month gain of 293.08%.

Turning to Cowen Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:COWN), its shares were trading at $14.6 a gain of $0.35, on the trading floor. The stock, after opening at $14.25, touched a high of $14.73 before paring much of its gains. So far, analysts are sticking with their neutral recommendations with the consensus call at 2.5. Cowen Group, Inc. has 0 buy ratings, 1 holds and 0 sells even after the stock tumbled -12.84% from its high of $16.75 to a $497.13 million market value through last close.

Cowen Group, Inc. (COWN) Consensus Price Target

The company’s consensus rating on Reuter’s scale remained unchanged from 2.5 to 2.5 during a month. Analysts set a 12-month price target of $18.5 a share. The target implies a 26.71% spike from where the shares are currently trading. Also, the current price highlights a discount of 36.99% to analysts’ high consensus price target.

Cowen Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:COWN) Intraday Trading

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 0.33 million shares versus an average volume of 0.44 million shares during last trading session. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 2.86% which for the week approaches 3.58%. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $14.25 and compares with the $10.92 52-week low. The stock recovered 33.7% since its low point and has performed -5.81% year-to-date.