Axovant (AXGT) closed at $6.61 in the latest trading session, marking a +0.46% move from the prior day. The stock outpaced the S&P 500's daily loss of 0.53%. Meanwhile, the Dow lost 0.26%, and the Nasdaq, a tech-heavy index, lost 1.13%.
Prior to today's trading, shares of the dementia drug developer had lost 6.53% over the past month. This has lagged the Medical sector's loss of 0.4% and the S&P 500's gain of 3.59% in that time.
Wall Street will be looking for positivity from AXGT as it approaches its next earnings report date. The company is expected to report EPS of -$1.15, up 48.66% from the prior-year quarter.
Any recent changes to analyst estimates for AXGT should also be noted by investors. These revisions help to show the ever-changing nature of near-term business trends. With this in mind, we can consider positive estimate revisions a sign of optimism about the company's business outlook.
Our research shows that these estimate changes are directly correlated with near-term stock prices. We developed the Zacks Rank to capitalize on this phenomenon. Our system takes these estimate changes into account and delivers a clear, actionable rating model.
The Zacks Rank system ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell). It has a remarkable, outside-audited track record of success, with #1 stocks delivering an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Within the past 30 days, our consensus EPS projection remained stagnant. AXGT currently has a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold).
The Medical - Biomedical and Genetics industry is part of the Medical sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 86, which puts it in the top 34% of all 250+ industries.
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