NASDAQ:QDEL - Quidel Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$62.97 +2.21 (+3.64 %)
(As of 11/16/2018 01:10 AM ET)
Previous Close$60.76
Today's Range$60.36 - $63.24
52-Week Range$33.01 - $77.63
Volume136,852 shs
Average Volume309,240 shs
Market Capitalization$2.48 billion
P/E Ratio-899.57
Dividend YieldN/A
Quidel Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets diagnostic testing solutions for applications in infectious diseases, cardiology, thyroid, women's and general health, eye health, gastrointestinal diseases, and toxicology. The company offers Sofia and Sofia 2 fluorescent immunoassay systems; QuickVue, a lateral flow immunoassay products; and InflammaDry and AdenoPlus products point-of-care products for the detection of infectious and inflammatory diseases and conditions of the eye. It also provides Triage MeterPro, a portable testing platform that enables physicians to promote enhanced health outcomes, as well as the detection of certain drugs of abuse; Triage BNP test for use on Beckman Coulter lab analyzers; and Triage TOX drug screen, which provides results for the determination of the presence of drug and/or the major metabolites in urine. In addition, the company offers traditional cell lines, specimen collection devices, media, and controls for use in laboratories that culture and test for various human viruses, including respiratory and herpes family viruses; and cell-based products comprising tubes, shell vials, and multi-well plates. Further, it provides biomarkers, which include clinical and research products for the assessment of osteoporosis and the evaluation of bone resorption/formation; and enzyme linked immunosorbent assays and reagents for the detection of activation products. Additionally, the company offers AmpliVue hand-held molecular diagnostic assay platform for the detection of the pathogen; Solana, an amplification and detection system; and Lyra molecular real-time polymerase chain reaction assays. The company markets its products through distributors and direct sales force for use in physician offices, hospitals, clinical laboratories, reference laboratories, leading universities, retail clinics, pharmacies, and wellness screening centers. Quidel Corporation was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Diagnostic substances
Sub-IndustryHealth Care Supplies
Current SymbolNASDAQ:QDEL
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.21
Current Ratio1.26
Quick Ratio0.86


Trailing P/E Ratio-899.57
Forward P/E Ratio23.94
P/E Growth0.96

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$277.74 million
Price / Sales8.92
Cash Flow$1.0883 per share
Price / Cash57.86
Book Value$9.87 per share
Price / Book6.38


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($0.07)
Net Income$-8,160,000.00
Net Margins7.26%
Return on Equity25.63%
Return on Assets10.04%


Outstanding Shares39,340,000
Market Cap$2.48 billion

Quidel (NASDAQ:QDEL) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Quidel's stock symbol?

Quidel trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "QDEL."

How were Quidel's earnings last quarter?

Quidel Co. (NASDAQ:QDEL) announced its earnings results on Tuesday, November, 6th. The company reported $0.59 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.16. The firm earned $117.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $120.09 million. Quidel had a net margin of 7.26% and a return on equity of 25.63%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 130.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.17 EPS. View Quidel's Earnings History.

When is Quidel's next earnings date?

Quidel is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 20th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Quidel.

What price target have analysts set for QDEL?

8 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Quidel's stock. Their predictions range from $52.00 to $80.00. On average, they anticipate Quidel's stock price to reach $74.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 17.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Quidel.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Quidel?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Quidel in the last year. There are currently 6 buy ratings and 2 strong buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Quidel.

Has Quidel been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about QDEL stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Quidel earned a news sentiment score of 0.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news stories about the company a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term.

Who are some of Quidel's key competitors?

Who are Quidel's key executives?

Quidel's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Douglas C. Bryant, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 60)
  • Mr. Randall J. Steward, Chief Financial Officer (Age 64)
  • Mr. Robert J. Bujarski, Sr. VP of Bus. Devel., Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 50)
  • Dr. Werner Kroll, Sr. VP of R&D (Age 61)
  • Mr. Edward Keith Russell, Sr. VP of North America Operations (Age 50)

Who are Quidel's major shareholders?

Quidel's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (5.87%), Macquarie Group Ltd. (2.45%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.15%), Eagle Asset Management Inc. (1.67%), Gabelli Funds LLC (1.57%) and Gamco Investors INC. ET AL (1.30%). Company insiders that own Quidel stock include Charles P Slacik, Douglas C Bryant, Edward Keith Russell, Jack W Schuler, John Tamerius, Kenneth F Buechler, Mary Lake Ph D Polan, Michael Donald Jr Abney, Randall J Steward, Ratan S Borkar, Robert Joseph Bujarski, Thomas D Brown and Werner Kroll. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Quidel.

Which institutional investors are selling Quidel stock?

QDEL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Aristotle Capital Boston LLC, Axiom International Investors LLC DE, Gamco Investors INC. ET AL, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Loomis Sayles & Co. L P and Baird Financial Group Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Quidel company stock in the last year include Charles P Slacik, Douglas C Bryant, Edward Keith Russell, Jack W Schuler, Kenneth F Buechler, Mary Lake Ph D Polan, Randall J Steward, Ratan S Borkar, Robert Joseph Bujarski, Thomas D Brown and Werner Kroll. View Insider Buying and Selling for Quidel.

Which institutional investors are buying Quidel stock?

QDEL stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Eagle Asset Management Inc., Carillon Tower Advisers Inc., Macquarie Group Ltd., BlackRock Inc., Putnam Investments LLC, FIL Ltd, Rothschild & Co. Asset Management US Inc. and Man Group plc. View Insider Buying and Selling for Quidel.

How do I buy shares of Quidel?

Shares of QDEL can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Quidel's stock price today?

One share of QDEL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $62.97.

How big of a company is Quidel?

Quidel has a market capitalization of $2.48 billion and generates $277.74 million in revenue each year. The company earns $-8,160,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($0.07) on an earnings per share basis. Quidel employs 1,193 workers across the globe.

What is Quidel's official website?

The official website for Quidel is

How can I contact Quidel?

Quidel's mailing address is 12544 HIGH BLUFF DRIVE SUITE 200, SAN DIEGO CA, 92130. The company can be reached via phone at 858-552-1100 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Quidel (NASDAQ QDEL)

Community Ranking:  2.7 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  288 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  246 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  534
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Quidel and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe QDEL will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe QDEL will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 11/16/2018 by Staff

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