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Insys Therapeutics (INSY) Outpaces Stock Market Gains: What You Should Know

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Tyson Foods (TSN) closed at $80.80 in the latest trading session, marking a -0.2% move from the prior day.

Insys Therapeutics (INSY) closed the most recent trading day at $4.81, moving +1.69% from the previous trading session. This change outpaced the S&P 500's 1.09% gain on the day. Elsewhere, the Dow gained 0.84%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq added 1.42%.

Heading into today, shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company had lost 17.6% over the past month, lagging the Medical sector's gain of 1.58% and the S&P 500's gain of 1.18% in that time.

INSY will be looking to display strength as it nears its next earnings release. On that day, INSY is projected to report earnings of -$0.13 per share, which would represent year-over-year growth of 31.58%. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $14.95 million, down 37.47% from the prior-year quarter.

INSY's full-year Zacks Consensus Estimates are calling for earnings of -$0.86 per share and revenue of $60.84 million. These results would represent year-over-year changes of +32.28% and -25.88%, respectively.

Any recent changes to analyst estimates for INSY should also be noted by investors. These revisions help to show the ever-changing nature of near-term business trends. As a result, we can interpret positive estimate revisions as a good sign for 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.

Ranging from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), the Zacks Rank system has a proven, outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks returning an average of +25% annually since 1988. Over the past month, the Zacks Consensus EPS estimate has moved 44.86% lower. INSY is holding a Zacks Rank of #4 (Sell) right now.

The Medical - Products industry is part of the Medical sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 76, putting it in the top 30% of all 250+ industries.

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