Curious Investors Should Take a Look at This Small Cap Stock: Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXEL)

In recent trading action Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXEL) stock moved -1.34% landing at $22.85.  This stock has garnered attention of analysts and investors over the past few weeks as the stock has come into mainstream focus.

When examining stocks, investors might be doing top down research. Top down analysis begins with looking at certain macro-economic factors. This may involve focusing in on the bigger picture and going all the way down to specific stocks. Starting at the top, investors may check on the global economic environment, overall market trends, and sector trends. Investors may choose to start doing research the other way around. This may involve first looking at the fundamentals for particular stocks in order to gauge the strength from a company standpoint. Many investors will scope out all the different investing aspects as to not leave any information uncovered.

Here we’ll take a quick glance at how the stock price is currently trading in relation to some of its simple moving averages. At current levels, Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXEL) shares have been seen trading -4.51% away from the 20-day moving average. The stock has been recently separated from the 50-day moving average by -1.24%. Using a broader approach, shares have been trading 12.83% off of the 200-day moving average. After the latest check-in, company stock is -9.72% off of the 50 day high and 10.39% away from the 50 day low price.

Analysts are predicting earnings per share growth of 346.30% for the current year. The earnings per share growth over the next five years are expected to be 46.00%. Exelixis, Inc. has had earnings per share growth of 29.60% over the past five years. 

Investors may be trying to figure out what stocks will give a boost to portfolio performance over the next few months. Value investors may be looking for current value in the market. They are generally looking for bargains and interested in uncovering those stocks that may be primed for a run but have fallen out of favor with Wall Street. Growth investors may be looking to target companies that are able to advance earnings faster than average. This may include searching for those industries that have strong growth trends and a proven track record of strong sales and earnings growth. 

Currently the return on equity is 75.70% and its debt to equity is 0.00. Exelixis, Inc. has a total market cap of $6718.36, a gross margin of 96.90% while the profit margin is 80.80% and the ROI is 52.60%.

In terms of performance, we can pore into the stats for Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXEL).  The stock is 16.17% since the start of 2017. Over the past week, shares are -4.91%. Moving out to look at the previous month performance, the stock is at -5.34%. For the quarter, performance is at -4.99%. During the past six months, Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXEL)’s stock has been 40.70% and 12.01% for the last 12 months.