NASDAQ:VIVO - Meridian Bioscience Stock Price, Price Target & More Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $15.70 -0.15 (-0.95 %) (As of 07/16/2018 02:50 AM ET)Previous Close$15.70Today's Range$15.70 - $16.0052-Week Range$13.35 - $17.10Volume80,657 shsAverage Volume184,971 shsMarket Capitalization$664.80 millionP/E Ratio23.43Dividend Yield3.18%Beta0.96 Company ProfileFinancialsAnalyst RatingsDividend HistoryEarnings HistoryInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial MediaChart Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Meridian Bioscience, Inc., a life science company, develops, manufactures, distributes, and sells diagnostic test kits primarily for various gastrointestinal and viral diseases, respiratory and parasitic infectious diseases, and elevated blood lead levels worldwide. The company operates through Diagnostics and Life Science segments. The Diagnostics segment offers testing platforms and technologies, including isothermal DNA amplification under the illumigene brand; rapid immunoassays, a single-use immunoassays under the TRU, ImmunoCard, and ImmunoCard STAT! brand names; enzyme-linked immunoassays under the PREMIER brand; and anodic stripping voltammetry, an electrical chemical sensor platform for quantitative determination under the LeadCare brand. This segment's products are primarily used in the detection of infectious diseases caused by various bacteria, viruses, parasites, and pathogens. Its products consists of C. difficile, a causative agent for antibiotic-associated diarrhea from a hospital-acquired infection; foodborne products, such as tests for Enterohemorrhagic E. coli and Campylobacter jejuni; H. pylori to detect stomach ulcers; respiratory products; and women's health and sexually transmitted diseases Group B Streptococcu, Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhea, and Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 and Type 2. This segment sells its products through direct sales force and independent distributors to acute care hospitals, reference laboratories, outpatient clinics, and physician office laboratories. The Life Science segment offers bulk antigens, antibodies, PCR/qPCR reagents, nucleotides, competent cells, and bioresearch reagents used by researchers, agri-bio companies, and other diagnostic manufacturing companies. The company was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Receive VIVO News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for VIVO and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Diagnostic substances Sub-IndustryHealth Care Supplies SectorMedical SymbolNASDAQ:VIVO CUSIP58958410 Webwww.meridianbioscience.com Phone513-271-3700 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.27 Current Ratio5.41 Quick Ratio3.71 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio23.43 Forward P/E Ratio22.11 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$200.77 million Price / Sales3.31 Cash Flow$1.0516 per share Price / Cash14.93 Book Value$4.02 per share Price / Book3.91 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.67 Net Income$21.55 million Net Margins8.42% Return on Equity16.66% Return on Assets11.38% Miscellaneous Employees640 Outstanding Shares42,340,000Market Cap$664.80 Meridian Bioscience (NASDAQ:VIVO) Frequently Asked Questions What is Meridian Bioscience's stock symbol? Meridian Bioscience trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "VIVO." How often does Meridian Bioscience pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Meridian Bioscience? Meridian Bioscience declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, April 27th. Investors of record on Monday, May 7th will be paid a dividend of $0.125 per share on Thursday, May 17th. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.18%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 4th. View Meridian Bioscience's Dividend History. How were Meridian Bioscience's earnings last quarter? Meridian Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIVO) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April, 26th. The company reported $0.21 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.21. The firm had revenue of $56.45 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $55 million. Meridian Bioscience had a return on equity of 16.66% and a net margin of 8.42%. Meridian Bioscience's revenue was up 4.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.22 EPS. View Meridian Bioscience's Earnings History. When is Meridian Bioscience's next earnings date? Meridian Bioscience is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, July, 31st 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Meridian Bioscience. What guidance has Meridian Bioscience issued on next quarter's earnings? Meridian Bioscience issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, April, 26th. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.69-0.72 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.71. The company issued revenue guidance of $209-214 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $210.55 million. What price target have analysts set for VIVO? 1 analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Meridian Bioscience's shares. Their predictions range from $16.00 to $16.00. On average, they expect Meridian Bioscience's share price to reach $16.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 1.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings for Meridian Bioscience. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Meridian Bioscience? 1 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Meridian Bioscience in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." Who are some of Meridian Bioscience's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Meridian Bioscience include Quidel (QDEL), Intellia Therapeutics (NTLA), Lantheus (LNTH), Quotient (QTNT), Oxford Immunotec Global (OXFD), Nymox Pharmaceutical (NYMX), Trinity Biotech (TRIB), Celldex Therapeutics (CLDX), Riot Blockchain (RIOT), Vermillion (VRML), ImmuCell (ICCC), Akers Biosciences (AKER), Achieve Life Sciences (ACHV), Arca Biopharma (ABIO) and GeneNews (GNWSF). Who are Meridian Bioscience's key executives? Meridian Bioscience's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. John A. Kraeutler, Exec. Chairman (Age 70)Ms. Melissa A. Lueke, Exec. VP, CFO, Principal Accounting Officer & Sec. (Age 55)Ms. Susan D. Rolih, Exec. VP of Global Regulatory & Quality Systems (Age 69)Mr. John P. Kenny, CEO, Exec. VP of Diagnostics Bus. Unit & Director (Age 49)Mr. Lawrence J. Baldini, Exec. VP & Pres of Global Operations (Age 59) Has Meridian Bioscience been receiving favorable news coverage? News stories about VIVO stock have trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Meridian Bioscience earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 44.91 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days. How do I buy shares of Meridian Bioscience? Shares of VIVO 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 Meridian Bioscience's stock price today? One share of VIVO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $15.70. How big of a company is Meridian Bioscience? Meridian Bioscience has a market capitalization of $664.80 million and generates $200.77 million in revenue each year. The company earns $21.55 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.67 on an earnings per share basis. Meridian Bioscience employs 640 workers across the globe. How can I contact Meridian Bioscience? Meridian Bioscience's mailing address is 3471 RIVER HILLS DRIVE, CINCINNATI OH, 45244. The company can be reached via phone at 513-271-3700. MarketBeat Community Rating for Meridian Bioscience (NASDAQ VIVO)Community Ranking: 1.8 out of 5 ()Outperform Votes: 174 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 297 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 471MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Meridian Bioscience and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe VIVO will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. 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