There’s a good chance you’ve never heard of Exact Sciences Corp.
But I bet you’re aware of the Madison-based company’s Cologuard colorectal cancer screening kit. And there’s an equally good chance you would recognize the animated cardboard box character the company affectionately refers to as “Little C.G.” in its ubiquitous television commercials.
The “get, go, gone” Cologuard test was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2014 and can now be prescribed, with no co-pays, for 85 percent of patients over the age of 50 covered by major health care insurance plans across the U.S.
Those are the kinds of results Wall Street likes. In fact, Exact Sciences’ stock was the best-performing Wisconsin-based stock in 2017, almost quadrupling in price from $13.36 to $52.54 per share. Read the full story here.