Celldex Therapeutics (CLDX) closed at $5.92 in the latest trading session, marking a -1.17% move from the prior day. This change lagged the S&P 500's 0.64% gain on the day. Meanwhile, the Dow gained 0.7%, and the Nasdaq, a tech-heavy index, added 0.91%.
Heading into today, shares of the biopharmaceutical company had gained 27.44% over the past month, outpacing the Medical sector's gain of 2.07% and the S&P 500's gain of 4.16% in that time.
Investors will be hoping for strength from CLDX as it approaches its next earnings release. In that report, analysts expect CLDX to post earnings of -$1.20 per share. This would mark year-over-year growth of 52.94%. Meanwhile, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenue is projecting net sales of $1.46 million, down 57.8% from the year-ago period.
Investors should also note any recent changes to analyst estimates for CLDX. These recent revisions tend to reflect the evolving nature of short-term business trends. With this in mind, we can consider positive estimate revisions a sign of optimism about the company's business outlook.
Research indicates that these estimate revisions are directly correlated with near-term share price momentum. To benefit from this, we have developed the Zacks Rank, a proprietary model which takes these estimate changes into account and provides an actionable rating system.
The Zacks Rank system, which ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), has an impressive outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks generating an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Within the past 30 days, our consensus EPS projection remained stagnant. CLDX is currently sporting 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 69, which puts it in the top 28% of all 250+ industries.
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