Stephen Simpson, CFA
Long only, growth at reasonable price, value, research analyst

Amidst Ongoing Doubts, Exact Sciences Still Offers Opportunity

For a modestly-sized diagnostics stock, Exact Sciences (NASDAQ:EXAS) seems to generate an above-average level of animated response (I'd say "discussion", but a quick look at the comments section of EXAS articles shows less discussion and more squabbling). I have often found that controversy can mean opportunity, as it often reflects wildly divergent viewpoints, and I continue to believe that is the case with Exact Sciences.

My thesis in brief - the Cologuard works, is a meaningful step forward in the detection, prevention, and treatment of colorectal cancer, and will be reimbursed at a rate that allows Exact Sciences to earn solid profits, though likely not as quickly as some on the Street expect. I believe these shares can...

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