NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Goldman Sachs today initiated coverage of Exact Sciences with a Buy rating, calling the company's colorectal cancer screening test "the best new product cycle in our coverage."

In a report, analyst Isaac Ro gave Exact Sciences' shares a six-month price target of $19 and noted three catalysts to the molecular diagnostic firm's stock — US Food and Drug Administration approval and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reimbursement; a concentrated sales channel that is undervalued; and an undemanding valuation on the company's shares.

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