Analyst Recommendations And Earnings Forecast: Exact Sciences Corporation (EXAS), NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG)

Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) last session’s volume of 1.55 million shares was lower than its average volume of 1.64 million shares. The stock, after opening at $58.31, hit $58.22 through the close by scoring -3.56%.

Exact Sciences Corporation (EXAS) Analyst Opinion

Exact Sciences Corporation has a consensus outperform rating from 13 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares currently sold short amount to at least 7.5% of shares outstanding. The stock spiked 22.8% last month and is up 335.78 this year. Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 9 of analysts who cover EXAS having a buy-equivalent rating. Analysts have placed a $57.3 price target on Exact Sciences Corporation, suggesting a -1.58% decline from recent close. It’s currently trading about -8.46% below its 52-week high.

Exact Sciences Corporation Earnings Surprise

Exact Sciences Corporation (EXAS) surprised the stock market in its last reported earnings when it earned -$0.23 a piece versus the consensus-estimated -$0.3. Its revenue totaled $65.01 million up 12.77% from the previous quarter.

Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) Intraday View

This stock (EXAS) is ahead of its 52-week low with 346.13%. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 4.2% which for the week stands at 3.79%. The share price has moved forward from its 20 days moving average, trading at a distance of 10.5% and stays 20.73% away from its 50 days moving average. Over the last five days, shares have faced -0.1% losses and now is up 67.97% since hitting its 200-day moving average of $40.42. Exact Sciences Corporation (EXAS) has made its way to a 12-month gain of 229.3%.

Turning to NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG), its shares were trading at $28.78 a gain of $0.43, on the trading floor. The stock, after opening at $28.26, touched a high of $28.855 before paring much of its gains. So far, analysts are sticking with their bullish recommendations with the consensus call at 1.7. NRG Energy, Inc. has 5 buy ratings, 1 holds and 0 sells even after the stock climbed 0.4% from its high of $ 28.67 to a $9.12 billion market value through last close.

NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) Consensus Price Target

The company’s consensus rating on Reuter’s scale slipped from 1.6 to 1.56 during a month. Analysts set a 12-month price target of $31.89 a share. The target implies a 10.81% spike from where the shares are currently trading. Also, the current price highlights a discount of 38.99% to analysts’ high consensus price target.

NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) Intraday Trading

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 5.97 million shares versus an average volume of 5.67 million shares during last trading session. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 2.79% which for the week approaches 2.95%. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $28.03 and compares with the $10.75 52-week low. The stock recovered 167.72% since its low point and has performed 134.75% year-to-date.

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