Quidel (QDEL) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Wednesday

Quidel (NASDAQ:QDEL) is set to post its quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, February 21st. Analysts expect Quidel to post earnings of $0.20 per share for the quarter.

Shares of Quidel (NASDAQ QDEL) opened at $44.31 on Wednesday. The company has a market cap of $1,510.00, a PE ratio of -276.94, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.39 and a beta of 1.02. The company has a quick ratio of 5.68, a current ratio of 6.28 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70. Quidel has a 1-year low of $19.97 and a 1-year high of $49.47.

A number of analysts have commented on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $60.00 price objective on shares of Quidel in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Quidel from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $48.00 price objective on shares of Quidel in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Barclays increased their price objective on shares of Quidel from $45.00 to $49.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Quidel from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, December 28th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. Quidel presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $53.50.

In other news, CEO Douglas C. Bryant sold 12,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.72, for a total transaction of $440,640.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 296,493 shares in the company, valued at approximately $10,887,222.96. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, SVP Werner Kroll sold 16,358 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.44, for a total transaction of $661,517.52. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 10,818 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $437,479.92. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 370,260 shares of company stock valued at $15,293,980 in the last 90 days. Insiders own 22.00% of the company’s stock.

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About Quidel

Quidel Corporation is engaged in the development, manufacturing and marketing of diagnostic testing solutions. These diagnostic testing solutions are separated into four product categories: immunoassays, molecular assays, virology and specialty products. The Company sells its products directly to end users and distributors, in each case, for professional use in physician offices, hospitals, clinical laboratories, reference laboratories, universities, retail clinics, pharmacies and wellness screening centers.

Earnings History for Quidel (NASDAQ:QDEL)

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