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Veracyte (NASDAQ:VCYT) Insider Christopher M. Hall sold 2,000 shares of Veracyte stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.95, for a total transaction of $33,900.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Veracyte (NASDAQ:VCYT) traded up 2.79% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $17.29. The stock had a trading volume of 20,907 shares. Veracyte has a 1-year low of $10.88 and a 1-year high of $19.00. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $14.2 and a 200-day moving average of $14.93. The company’s market cap is $366.1 million.

Veracyte (NASDAQ:VCYT) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 8th. The company reported ($0.32) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.31) by $0.01. The company had revenue of $7.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.19 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted ($9.04) earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 70.5% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Veracyte will post $-1.31 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Separately, analysts at Piper Jaffray initiated coverage on shares of Veracyte in a research note on Thursday, June 19th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $21.00 price target on the stock. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, Veracyte presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $20.50.

Veracyte, Inc is a diagnostics company focused on molecular cytology. The Company focuses on diseases that often require invasive procedures for an accurate diagnosis.

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