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How to buy Quidel Corporation stock

Learn how to easily invest in Quidel Corporation stock.

Quidel Corporation is a medical instruments & supplies business based in the US. Quidel Corporation shares (QDEL) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Quidel Corporation employs 1,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $3 billion.

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Quidel Corporation stock price (NASDAQ: QDEL)

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Quidel Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-01-25.
Latest market close$86.31
52-week range$66.88 - $120.61
50-day moving average $87.74
200-day moving average $91.12
Wall St. target price$119.29
PE ratio 5.1607
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $16.80

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Is it a good time to buy Quidel Corporation stock?

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Quidel Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $86.31 from 2023-01-27

1 week (2023-01-24) -0.45%
1 month (2022-12-27) N/A
3 months (2022-10-31) -3.91%
6 months (2022-07-29) -15.42%
1 year (2022-01-31) -16.50%
2 years (2021-01-29) -65.61%
3 years (2020-01-31) 12.38%
5 years (2018-01-30) 84.50%

Is Quidel Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Quidel Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Quidel Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Quidel Corporation's P/E ratio

Quidel Corporation'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, Quidel Corporation 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.

Quidel Corporation's PEG ratio

Quidel Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 7.19. 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 Quidel Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Quidel Corporation's EBITDA

Quidel Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.4 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Quidel Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Quidel Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $3 billion
Operating margin TTM 41.22%
Gross profit TTM $1.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 14.54%
Return on equity TTM 25.19%
Profit margin 26.67%
Book value $72.66
Market capitalisation $5.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Quidel Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting Quidel Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Quidel Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Quidel Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $66.88 up to $120.61. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Quidel Corporation's is 0.2836. This would suggest that Quidel Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Quidel Corporation overview

QuidelOrtho Corporation focuses on the development and manufacture of diagnostic testing technologies across the continuum of healthcare testing needs. The company operates through Labs, Transfusion Medicine, Point-of-Care, and Molecular Diagnostics business units. The Labs business unit provides clinical chemistry laboratory instruments and tests that measure target chemicals in bodily fluids for the evaluation of health and the clinical management of patients; immunoassay laboratory instruments and tests, which measure proteins as they act as antigens in the spread of disease, antibodies in the immune response spurred by disease, or markers of proper organ function and health; testing products to detect and monitor disease progression across a spectrum of therapeutic areas; and specialized diagnostic solutions. The Transfusion Medicine business unit offers immunohematology instruments and tests used for blood typing to ensure patient-donor compatibility in blood transfusions; and donor screening instruments and tests used for blood and plasma screening for infectious diseases. The Point-of-Care business unit provides tests to provide rapid results across a continuum of point-of-care settings. The Molecular Diagnostics business unit offers polymerase chain reaction thermocyclers; and analyzers and amplification systems. The company sells its products directly to end users through a direct sales force; and through a network of distributors for professional use in physician offices, hospitals, clinical laboratories, reference laboratories, urgent care clinics, universities, retail clinics, pharmacies, wellness screening centers, blood banks, and donor centers, as well as for individual, non-professional, and over-the-counter use.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Quidel Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 7.766% of Quidel Corporation shares are held by insiders and 97.964% by institutions.
How many people work for Quidel Corporation?
Latest data suggests 1,600 work at Quidel Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for Quidel Corporation?
Quidel Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Quidel Corporation based?
Quidel Corporation's address is: 9975 Summers Ridge Road, San Diego, CA, United States, 92121
What is Quidel Corporation's ISIN number?
Quidel Corporation's international securities identification number is: US2197981051
What is Quidel Corporation's CUSIP number?
Quidel Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 74838J101

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