Genomic Health (GHDX) Releases FY 2018 Earnings Guidance

Genomic Health (NASDAQ:GHDX) updated its FY 2018 earnings guidance on Tuesday. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.03-1.08 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.53. The company issued revenue guidance of $389-391 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $380.91 million.Genomic Health also updated its FY18 guidance to $1.03-$1.08 EPS.

Several equities analysts have weighed in on the company. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a hold rating and issued a $60.00 target price on shares of Genomic Health in a research note on Friday, August 3rd. Jefferies Financial Group reissued a hold rating and issued a $50.00 target price on shares of Genomic Health in a research note on Friday, August 3rd. BidaskClub lowered Genomic Health from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note on Thursday, October 4th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Genomic Health from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 7th. Finally, TheStreet raised Genomic Health from a c rating to a b- rating in a research note on Friday, August 3rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Genomic Health presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $48.33.

NASDAQ:GHDX traded up $19.39 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $90.18. The company had a trading volume of 914,871 shares, compared to its average volume of 268,878. Genomic Health has a fifty-two week low of $26.54 and a fifty-two week high of $92.18. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.61 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9,018.00 and a beta of 0.44.

Genomic Health (NASDAQ:GHDX) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 6th. The medical research company reported $0.35 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.07 by $0.28. Genomic Health had a return on equity of 9.09% and a net margin of 1.18%. The company had revenue of $101.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $94.27 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned ($0.06) earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 23.2% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, sell-side analysts expect that Genomic Health will post 0.54 EPS for the current year.

In other Genomic Health news, insider Frederic Pla sold 5,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.93, for a total value of $307,615.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Fred E. Cohen sold 8,250 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $61.51, for a total value of $507,457.50. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 75,572 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,648,433.72. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 199,279 shares of company stock valued at $12,083,105 over the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 45.80% of the company’s stock.

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About Genomic Health

Genomic Health, Inc, a healthcare company, provides actionable genomic information to personalize cancer treatment decisions worldwide. It develops and commercializes genomic-based clinical laboratory services that analyze the underlying biology of cancer, allowing physicians and patients to make individualized treatment decisions.

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