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How to buy Bio-Rad Laboratories (BIO) stock
Learn how to easily invest in Bio-Rad Laboratories stock.
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc is a medical devices business based in the US. Bio-Rad Laboratories shares (BIO) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Bio-Rad Laboratories employs 7,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
How to buy shares in Bio-Rad Laboratories
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- Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – BIO – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
- Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.
What's in this guide?
- BIO shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is BIO stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Can I short BIO shares?
- Is BIO suitable for ethical investing?
- Are BIO shares over-valued?
- Bio-Rad Laboratories's financials
- How volatile are BIO shares?
- Does Bio-Rad Laboratories pay a dividend?
- Have BIO shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Bio-Rad Laboratories stock price (NYSE: BIO)Use our graph to track the performance of BIO stocks over time.
Bio-Rad Laboratories shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$602.37|
|52-week range||$472.84 - $689.00|
|50-day moving average||$635.62|
|200-day moving average||$607.41|
|Wall St. target price||$755.00|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$135.87|
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Bio-Rad Laboratories price performance over time
|1 week (2021-07-17)||N/A|
|1 month (2021-06-28)||-6.42%|
|3 months (2021-04-28)||-7.19%|
|6 months (2021-01-24)||N/A|
|1 year (2020-07-24)||N/A|
|2 years (2019-07-24)||N/A|
|3 years (2018-07-24)||N/A|
|5 years (2016-07-24)||N/A|
Is Bio-Rad Laboratories under- or over-valued?
Valuing Bio-Rad Laboratories stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Bio-Rad Laboratories's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Bio-Rad Laboratories's P/E ratio
Bio-Rad Laboratories's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 5x. In other words, Bio-Rad Laboratories shares trade at around 5x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Bio-Rad Laboratories's PEG ratio
Bio-Rad Laboratories's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.3132. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Bio-Rad Laboratories's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Bio-Rad Laboratories's EBITDA
Bio-Rad Laboratories's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $647.8 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Bio-Rad Laboratories's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Bio-Rad Laboratories financials
|Revenue TTM||$2.7 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||18.91%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.4 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.82%|
|Return on equity TTM||48.49%|
|Market capitalisation||$20.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Bio-Rad Laboratories shares
There are currently 550,414 Bio-Rad Laboratories shares held short by investors – that's known as Bio-Rad Laboratories's "short interest". This figure is 0.2% down from 551,758 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Bio-Rad Laboratories shares can be evaluated.
Bio-Rad Laboratories's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Bio-Rad Laboratories's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Bio-Rad Laboratories shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Bio-Rad Laboratories shares traded daily (recently around 135569.95073892). Bio-Rad Laboratories's SIR currently stands at 4.06. In other words for every 100,000 Bio-Rad Laboratories shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4060 shares are currently held short.
However Bio-Rad Laboratories's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Bio-Rad Laboratories shares, or, against the total number of tradable Bio-Rad Laboratories shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Bio-Rad Laboratories's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Bio-Rad Laboratories shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0258% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Bio-Rad Laboratories shares, roughly 26 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Bio-Rad Laboratories.
Find out more about how you can short Bio-Rad Laboratories stock.
Bio-Rad Laboratories's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Bio-Rad Laboratories.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Bio-Rad Laboratories's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 23.57
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Bio-Rad Laboratories's overall score of 23.57 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 28th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Bio-Rad Laboratories is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Bio-Rad Laboratories's environmental score
Environmental score: 6.03/100
Bio-Rad Laboratories's environmental score of 6.03 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Bio-Rad Laboratories is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Bio-Rad Laboratories's social score
Social score: 16.8/100
Bio-Rad Laboratories's social score of 16.8 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Bio-Rad Laboratories is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Bio-Rad Laboratories's governance score
Governance score: 10.75/100
Bio-Rad Laboratories's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Bio-Rad Laboratories is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Bio-Rad Laboratories's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Bio-Rad Laboratories scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Bio-Rad Laboratories has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||23.57|
|Total ESG percentile||27.74|
|Environmental score percentile||6|
|Social score percentile||6|
|Governance score percentile||6|
|Level of controversy||2|
Bio-Rad Laboratories share dividends
We're not expecting Bio-Rad Laboratories to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have Bio-Rad Laboratories's shares ever split?
Bio-Rad Laboratories's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 7 March 2002. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Bio-Rad Laboratories shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Bio-Rad Laboratories shares which in turn could have impacted Bio-Rad Laboratories's share price.
Bio-Rad Laboratories share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Bio-Rad Laboratories's shares have ranged in value from as little as $472.84 up to $689. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Bio-Rad Laboratories's is 0.8254. This would suggest that Bio-Rad Laboratories's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Bio-Rad Laboratories overview
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets life science research and clinical diagnostic products in the United States, Europe, Asia, Canada, and Latin America. The company offers products and systems to separate complex chemical and biological materials, as well as to identify, analyze, and purify components. It operates in two segments, Life Science and Clinical Diagnostics. The Life Science segment develops, manufactures, and markets a range of reagents, apparatus, and laboratory instruments that are used in research techniques, biopharmaceutical production processes, and food testing regimes. It focuses on selected segments of the life sciences market in proteomics, genomics, biopharmaceutical production, cell biology, and food safety. This segment serves universities and medical schools, industrial research organizations, government agencies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, biotechnology researchers, food producers, and food testing laboratories.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Bio-Rad Laboratories is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 14.267% of Bio-Rad Laboratories shares are held by insiders and 80.928% by institutions. How many people work for Bio-Rad Laboratories?
Latest data suggests 7,800 work at Bio-Rad Laboratories. When does the fiscal year end for Bio-Rad Laboratories?
Bio-Rad Laboratories's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Bio-Rad Laboratories based?
Bio-Rad Laboratories's address is: 1000 Alfred Nobel Drive, Hercules, CA, United States, 94547 What is Bio-Rad Laboratories's ISIN number?
Bio-Rad Laboratories's international securities identification number is: US0905722072 What is Bio-Rad Laboratories's CUSIP number?
Bio-Rad Laboratories's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 090572207
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