NASDAQ:VIVO - Meridian Bioscience Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $18.34 -0.13 (-0.70 %) (As of 12/13/2018 09:22 AM ET)Previous Close$18.47Today's Range$18.32 - $18.8052-Week Range$13.53 - $19.84Volume196,737 shsAverage Volume337,085 shsMarket Capitalization$783.18 millionP/E Ratio24.78Dividend Yield2.71%Beta0.58 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media 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 respiratory 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 Alethia brand; rapid immunoassays, a single-use immunoassays under the 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 gastrointestinal assays, including tests for C. difficile, Enterohemorrhagic E. coli, Campylobacter jejuni, H. pylori, Cryptosporidium, giardia lamblia, and calprotectin; respiratory illness assays, such as tests for Group A Streptococcus, Influenza, M. pneumoniae, Bordetella pertussis, and respiratory syncytial virus; blood chemistry assays; and tests for Group B Streptococcus, Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhea, Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 and Type 2, and Malaria. 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. Meridian Bioscience, Inc. 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 Current SymbolNASDAQ:VIVO Previous Symbol CUSIP58958410 Webwww.meridianbioscience.com Phone513-271-3700 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.26 Current Ratio5.75 Quick Ratio4.02 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio24.78 Forward P/E Ratio24.45 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$213.57 million Price / Sales3.64 Cash Flow$0.9458 per share Price / Cash Flow19.39 Book Value$4.14 per share Price / Book4.43 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.74 Net Income$23.84 million Net Margins11.17% Return on Equity18.18% Return on Assets12.53% Miscellaneous Employees585 Outstanding Shares42,400,000Market Cap$783.18 million OptionableOptionable 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, November 9th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 19th will be paid a dividend of $0.125 per share on Friday, November 30th. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.73%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 16th. View Meridian Bioscience's Dividend History. How were Meridian Bioscience's earnings last quarter? Meridian Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIVO) announced its earnings results on Thursday, November, 8th. The company reported $0.20 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.04. The business earned $213.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $51.11 million. Meridian Bioscience had a net margin of 11.17% and a return on equity of 18.18%. The firm's revenue was up 6.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.15 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 Thursday, January 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Meridian Bioscience. What guidance has Meridian Bioscience issued on next quarter's earnings? Meridian Bioscience updated its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Thursday, November, 8th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $0.74-0.76 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.77. The company issued revenue guidance of $217.842-222.114 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $217.65 million.Meridian Bioscience also updated its guidance to EPS. What price target have analysts set for VIVO? 1 brokers have issued 1-year target prices for Meridian Bioscience's shares. Their predictions range from $16.00 to $16.00. On average, they anticipate Meridian Bioscience's share price to reach $16.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 12.8%. View Analyst Price Targets 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." View Analyst Ratings for Meridian Bioscience. Has Meridian Bioscience been receiving favorable news coverage? Media stories about VIVO stock have been trending very positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative news 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 closest to five being the most favorable. Meridian Bioscience earned a news sentiment score of 4.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future. Who are some of Meridian Bioscience's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Meridian Bioscience include Myriad Genetics (MYGN), Quidel (QDEL), Intellia Therapeutics (NTLA), Lantheus (LNTH), Oxford Immunotec Global (OXFD), Quotient (QTNT), Nymox Pharmaceutical (NYMX), Trinity Biotech (TRIB), Celldex Therapeutics (CLDX), ImmuCell (ICCC), Vermillion (VRML), Riot Blockchain (RIOT), Akers Biosciences (AKER), Achieve Life Sciences (ACHV) and Arca Biopharma (ABIO). Who are Meridian Bioscience's key executives? Meridian Bioscience's management team includes the folowing people: Ms. Melissa A. Lueke, Exec. VP, CFO, Principal Accounting Officer & Sec. (Age 55)Ms. Susan D. Rolih, Consultant (Age 69)Mr. John P. Kenny, CEO, Exec. VP of Diagnostics Bus. Unit & Director (Age 49)Mr. Lawrence J. Baldini, Exec. VP of Global Operations (Age 59)Dr. Lourdes G. Weltzien, Exec. VP of Life Science Bus. Unit Who are Meridian Bioscience's major shareholders? Meridian Bioscience's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (14.69%), Vanguard Group Inc. (10.25%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (6.61%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.45%), Systematic Financial Management LP (2.69%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.94%). Company insiders that own Meridian Bioscience stock include John A Kraeutler, John Mccune Jr Rice, John Mcilwraith, Lawrence Baldini and Melissa Lueke. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Meridian Bioscience. Which major investors are selling Meridian Bioscience stock? VIVO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Prudential Financial Inc., Credit Suisse AG, Alambic Investment Management L.P., Russell Investments Group Ltd., Greylin Investment Mangement Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp. View Insider Buying and Selling for Meridian Bioscience. Which major investors are buying Meridian Bioscience stock? VIVO stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Morgan Stanley, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Matarin Capital Management LLC, Vanguard Group Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc.. Company insiders that have bought Meridian Bioscience stock in the last two years include John A Kraeutler, John Mccune Jr Rice, John Mcilwraith, Lawrence Baldini and Melissa Lueke. View Insider Buying and Selling for Meridian Bioscience. 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 $18.34. How big of a company is Meridian Bioscience? Meridian Bioscience has a market capitalization of $783.18 million and generates $213.57 million in revenue each year. The company earns $23.84 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.74 on an earnings per share basis. Meridian Bioscience employs 585 workers across the globe. What is Meridian Bioscience's official website? The official website for Meridian Bioscience is http://www.meridianbioscience.com. 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: 2.0 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 210 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 327 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 537MarketBeat'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. Vote "Underperform" if you believe VIVO will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 12/13/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What are the Benefits of Index Funds?