How to buy Bio-Rad Laboratories shares

Bio-Rad Laboratories shares have increased 0.37% from yesterday's closing price ($358.45). Learn how to easily invest in Bio-Rad Laboratories shares in the UK.

Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc (BIO) is a publicly traded medical devices business based in the US. It opened the day at $672.85 after a previous close of $672.7. During the day the price has varied from a low of $669.33 to a high of $678.275. The latest price was $675.17 (25 minute delay). Bio-Rad Laboratories is listed on the NYSE and employs 8,200 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Bio-Rad Laboratories

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: BIO in this case.
  5. Research Bio-Rad Laboratories shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Bio-Rad Laboratories shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.
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Is it a good time to buy Bio-Rad Laboratories stock?

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Is Bio-Rad Laboratories under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value. Check out the Bio-Rad Laboratories P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA

Bio-Rad Laboratories's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.0737. A PEG ratio close to 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares offer reasonable value for the current rate of growth.

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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $534.9 million (£0.0 million).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Bio-Rad Laboratories's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

What's Bio-Rad Laboratories's ESG 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.

Overall Bio-Rad Laboratories ESG score

Bio-Rad Laboratories's 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 01/01/2019) 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: 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: 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: 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: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, 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.

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