Quidel Corporation (QDEL) shares are trading at lower $176.11 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Moderate Buy, while the current analyst price target stands at $289.00.
To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $306.72 and the low is $63.78. Over the last 52 weeks, QDEL is up 165.71% while the S&P 500 is up 14.95%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.
A Notable Earnings Report
In the last quarter, QDEL reported a profit of $383.62 million. Quidel Corporation also saw revenues increase to $476.06 million. In addition, QDEL has free cash flow of $154.52 million as of 09-2020. The company’s EBITDA came in at $321.97 million which compares well with its peers.
QDEL booked profit margins of 36.90%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is 56.50%, and its Return on Assets is 36.20%. All told, it is clear that, QDEL needs to be on your watchlist.
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Of course, we must look beyond the financials and question how well those numbers represent the sustainable earnings power of the business. Investors need to know how sustainable this current run. QDEL has a short ratio of 1.84 and outstanding shares of 42.11M.
QDEL has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Furthermore, 10-day volume stands at 1.1 million and more growth is possible in the weeks ahead. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at 8.52. Quidel Corporation QDEL also noted assets of $1.25 billion at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as QDEL has historically followed its peers on positive news.
All told, Quidel Corporation QDEL has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, QDEL represents an interesting risk/reward case. Traders should stay tuned to see if this recent report will push the stock to test recent resistance levels.
Quidel Corporation QDEL is now commanding a market cap of 7.56B and a float of 37.10M. QDEL is increasing its credibility in this sector and that could lead to more upside down the line. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of QDEL stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!
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