With Consistent Growth At the Forefront, What Does the Future Hold for Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL)

Brokerage firm analysts are predicting that Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) will grow at an accelerated rate over the next five years.  Sell-side analysts are looking for the company to grow 4.58% over the next year and 49.50% over the next five years.

Investors have a wide range of tools at their disposal when undertaking stock research. Many investors will opt to use a combination of technical and fundamental analysis. Staying on top of the stock market is no easy task. Knowing what information is important and how to interpret that information can be the difference between substantial profits and big losses. Investors are commonly trying to find a way to achieve long lasting success in the stock market. Many investors will experience temporary success that may give them false confidence down the road. Digging into the details and learning as much as possible about how markets work can be a huge help to the investor. 

Quidel Corporation’s trailing 12- months EPS is 0.42.  Last year, their EPS growth was 42.70% and their EPS growth over the past five years was -29.50%.  

Let’s start off by taking a look at how the stock has been performing recently.  Over the past twelve months, Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL)’s stock was 57.79%.  Last week, it was 2.95%, -1.87% over the last quarter, and  18.30% for the past half-year. 

Over the past 50 days, Quidel Corporation stock was -11.89% off of the high and 19.92% removed from the low.  Their 52-Week High and Low are noted here.  -11.89% (High), 107.21%, (Low). 

Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL)’s performance this year to date is 57.79%.  The stock has performed 2.95% over the last seven days, 7.85% over the last thirty, and -1.87% over the last three months.  Over the last six months, Quidel Corporation’s stock has been 18.30% and 81.38% for the year.

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Wall Street analysts are have a consensus analyst recommendation of 1.80 on the stock.  This is based on a 1-5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.  Brokerages covering the name have a $79.83 on the stock.

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