Qiagen (QGEN) Getting Favorable Media Coverage, Study Shows

News headlines about Qiagen (NASDAQ:QGEN) have been trending positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Qiagen earned a coverage optimism score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 44.5890105083716 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Qiagen (QGEN) traded down $0.26 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $31.95. 791,584 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,773,071. The firm has a market capitalization of $7,440.00, a P/E ratio of 81.92, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.80 and a beta of 1.10. The company has a current ratio of 5.33, a quick ratio of 4.78 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.68. Qiagen has a fifty-two week low of $27.51 and a fifty-two week high of $36.34.

Qiagen (NASDAQ:QGEN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The company reported $0.32 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.32. The business had revenue of $364.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $363.42 million. Qiagen had a net margin of 6.40% and a return on equity of 11.36%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 7.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.29 earnings per share. research analysts expect that Qiagen will post 1.25 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts recently weighed in on the stock. TheStreet upgraded shares of Qiagen from a “c+” rating to a “b+” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Qiagen from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 16th. Cowen reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $34.00 target price on shares of Qiagen in a report on Thursday, December 21st. Evercore ISI assumed coverage on shares of Qiagen in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $35.00 target price for the company. Finally, Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Qiagen in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $34.63.

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Qiagen Company Profile

QIAGEN N.V. (QIAGEN) is a holding company. The Company is engaged in providing Sample to Insight solutions that transform biological samples into molecular insights. Its Sample to Insight solutions integrate sample and assay technologies, bioinformatics and automation systems. Its sample technologies are used for isolating and preparing deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), ribonucleic acid (RNA) and proteins from blood or other liquids, tissue, plants or other materials.

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