It’s been a crucial week for Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL); here’s what analysts have to say.

April 23, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.17 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.03, from 1.2 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 18 investors sold Quidel Corporation shares while 35 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 35 raised stakes. 30.94 million shares or 0.83% more from 30.68 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Voya Inv Mngmt Limited Liability Co stated it has 0% in Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL). King Luther Mngmt holds 0% in Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) or 13,500 shares. Credit Suisse Ag reported 32,070 shares stake. Alliancebernstein Lp accumulated 42,549 shares. Thompson Davis & Inc holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) for 125 shares. Chicago Equity Prtn accumulated 0.06% or 44,890 shares. Boston Llc accumulated 0.02% or 16,405 shares. Royal National Bank Of Canada has invested 0% of its portfolio in Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL). Acadian Asset Management Limited Com stated it has 0% in Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL). Blackrock has invested 0% of its portfolio in Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL). Metropolitan Life Ny owns 9,220 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability invested in 6,336 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Systems accumulated 44,792 shares or 0% of the stock. Pnc Fincl Svcs Group Inc holds 526 shares. First Tru Lp accumulated 65,208 shares or 0.01% of the stock.

Since October 27, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 10 selling transactions for $15.28 million activity. 4,000 shares were sold by SCHULER JACK W, worth $188,080. On Monday, January 29 BRYANT DOUGLAS C sold $1.69 million worth of Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) or 36,000 shares. $1.46 million worth of Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) shares were sold by STEWARD RANDALL J. 110,704 shares were sold by Bujarski Robert Joseph, worth $4.40 million. Shares for $661,529 were sold by Kroll Werner.

Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) Ratings Coverage

Among 8 analysts covering Quidel Corp (NASDAQ:QDEL), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Quidel Corp had 13 analyst reports since October 24, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, October 24 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy”. Piper Jaffray maintained Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) rating on Tuesday, April 3. Piper Jaffray has “Buy” rating and $6300 target. The stock of Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) has “Overweight” rating given on Monday, April 2 by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Tuesday, January 2. The firm has “Strong Buy” rating by Raymond James given on Thursday, March 8. As per Thursday, April 5, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity. Craig Hallum initiated it with “Buy” rating and $6200 target in Monday, March 26 report. CL King upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Thursday, January 4 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, January 22. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, November 2. Below is a list of Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) latest ratings and price target changes.

13/04/2018 Broker: William Blair Rating: Buy Maintain
05/04/2018 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Buy New Target: $64.0000 Maintain
03/04/2018 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Buy New Target: $63.0000 Maintain
02/04/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Overweight Old Target: $60 New Target: $63 Maintain
26/03/2018 Broker: Craig Hallum Rating: Buy New Target: $62.0000 Initiate
08/03/2018 Broker: Raymond James Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Strong Buy Old Target: $47 Upgrade
22/01/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $60.0 Maintain
04/01/2018 Broker: CL King Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Buy Upgrade
04/01/2018 Broker: C.L. King Rating: Buy Upgrade
02/01/2018 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Buy New Target: $52.0 Maintain

The stock decreased 0.52% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $55.32. About 9,522 shares traded. Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) has risen 128.16% since April 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 116.61% the S&P500.

Quidel Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets diagnostic testing solutions for applications primarily in infectious diseases, POC womenÂ’s and general health, and gastrointestinal diseases. The company has market cap of $2.06 billion. The firm offers Sofia influenza A+B and QuickVue influenza tests to detect viral antigens of influenza type A and B; Sofia strep A fluorescent immunoassay and QuickVue Strep A tests to detect group A Streptococcal antigen from throat swabs; and Sofia Respiratory Syncytial Virus , QuickVue RSV, and Quidel Molecular RSV + human metapneumovirus tests for respiratory syncytial virus. It currently has negative earnings. It also provides various products to detect various herpes simplex virus (HSV) and herpes family viruses; H&V-Mix to isolate HSV, VZV, and Cytomegalovirus; R-Mix to detect Influenza A and B, RSV, Adenovirus, and Parainfluenza types 1, 2, and 3; Sofia S.

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