Exelixis (EXEL) Releases Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $-0.02 EPS

Exelixis (EXEL) reported quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May-4-2016. The company reported $-0.27 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $-0.02. Analysts had a consensus of $-0.25. The company posted revenue of $15.40 million in the period, compared to analysts expectations of $9.08 million. The company’s revenue was up 63.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $-0.18 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Exelixis. Company shares were Reiterated by Stifel on Apr 26, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 8 from a previous price target of $7 .Stifel Upgraded Exelixis on Apr 4, 2016 to ” Buy”, Price Target of the shares are set at $7.

Exelixis opened for trading at $4.63 and hit $4.82 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $4.82, with a gain of 4.56% or 0.21 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 48,62,798 shares. Company has a market cap of $1,100 M.

In a different news, on Dec 11, 2015, Lance Willsey (director) purchased 100,000 shares at $4.89 per share price. According to the SEC, on Oct 19, 2015, Peter Lamb (EVP, Discovery Research & CSO) sold 51,549 shares at $5.80 per share price.

Exelixis Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in developing small molecule therapies for the treatment of cancer. The Company is focusing on resources development and commercialization of COMETRIQ (cabozantinib) for the treatment of progressive metastatic medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) in the United States. The Company’s other programs include metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) a phase III trial comparing cabozantinib to everolimus in patients with mRCC who have experienced disease progression following treatment with at least one prior VEGFR TKI; CELESTIAL a phase III trial comparing cabozantinib with placebo in patients with advanced hepatocellular cancer (HCC) who have previously been treated with sorafenib; NSCLC (non-small cell lung cancer); mCRPC (metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer) and XL888 a small molecule oral inhibitor of Heat Shock Protein 90 (HSP90).


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