Portola Pharmaceuticals (PTLA) Jumps: Stock Up 8.3% - Tale of the Tape

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Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ( PTLA ) was a big mover last session, as its shares rose over 8% on the day. The rise came on solid volume too with far more shares changing hands than in a normal session. This reverses the downtrend for the company since Feb 25, as it is now down almost 8%.

In the last 30 days, the company witnessed one negative estimate revision and the Zacks Consensus Estimate also moved lower, signaling trouble down the road. So make sure to keep an eye on this stock going forward to see if yesterday's move higher lasts.

Portola Pharmaceuticals currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) while its Earnings ESP is negative.

Other better-ranked stocks in the medical sector include WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. ( WX ), BioLineRx, Ltd. ( BLRX ) and Aratana Therapeutics, Inc. ( PETX ). All three carry a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

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