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Corcept Therapeutics (CORT) is a Top-Ranked Momentum Stock: Should You Buy?

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Is This 1 Momentum Stock a Screaming Buy Right Now?

Momentum investors, who live by the saying "the trend is your friend," are most interested in taking advantage of upward or downward trends in a stock's price or earnings outlook. Utilizing one-week price change and the monthly percentage change in earnings estimates, among other factors, the Momentum Style Score can help determine favorable times to buy high-momentum stocks.

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Corcept Therapeutics (CORT)

Menlo Park, CA-based Corcept is focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of drugs for the treatment of severe metabolic, psychiatric and oncology disorders which are associated with the activity of the hormone cortisol, also known as the stress hormone.

CORT boasts a Momentum Style Score of B and VGM Score of B, and holds a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) rating. Shares of Corcept Therapeutics has seen some interesting price action recently; the stock is down 8.6% over the past one week and up 14.4% over the past four weeks. And in the last one-year period, CORT has gained 35.9%. As for the stock's trading volume, 1,052,113.88 shares on average were traded over the last 20 days.

A company's earnings performance is important for momentum investors as well. For fiscal 2024, two analysts revised their earnings estimate higher in the last 60 days for CORT, while the Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $0.03 to $0.95 per share. CORT also boasts an average earnings surprise of 31.3%.

CORT should be on investors' short list because of its impressive earnings fundamentals, a good Zacks Rank, and strong Momentum and VGM Style Scores.

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