Exelixis Inc. (EXEL) Soars 5.02% on December 20

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Exelixis Inc. (EXEL) had a good day on the market for Wednesday December 20 as shares jumped 5.02% to close at $28.02. About 3.54 million shares traded hands on 24,068 trades for the day, compared with an average daily volume of 3.43 million shares out of a total float of 295.85 million. After opening the trading day at $27.78, shares of Exelixis Inc. stayed within a range of $28.15 to $27.13.

With today's gains, Exelixis Inc. now has a market cap of $8.29 billion.

The stock has a P/E Ratio of 49.2. Shares of Exelixis Inc. have been trading within a range of $32.50 and $14.22 over the last year, and it had a 50-day SMA of $26.34 and a 200-day SMA of $24.29.

Exelixis Inc is a part of the healthcare sector. As a biotechnology company, it develops small molecule therapies for the treatment of cancer.

Exelixis Inc. is based out of South San Francisco, CA and has some 287 employees. Its CEO is Michael M. Morrissey.

For a complete fundamental analysis of Exelixis Inc., check out Equities.com’s Stock Valuation Analysis report for EXEL.

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Exelixis Inc. is also a component of the Russell 2000. The Russell 2000 is one of the leading indices tracking small-cap companies in the United States. It's maintained by Russell Investments, an industry leader in creating and maintaining indices, and consists of the smallest 2000 stocks from the broader Russell 3000 index.

Russell's indices differ from traditional indices like the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) or S&P 500, whose members are selected by committee, because they base membership entirely on an objective, rules based methodology. The 3,000 largest companies by market cap make up the Russell 3000, with the 2,000 smaller companies making up the Russell 2000. It's a simple approach that gives a broad, unbiased look at the small-cap market as a whole.

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