Analyst Ratings for Qiagen N.V. (QGEN)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Analysts covering Qiagen N.V. (NASDAQ:QGEN) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. About 30 days ago, QGEN was issued an average rating of Hold.

A buy rating was issued by 7 analysts, 0 issued an overweight rating, 14 gave a hold rating, 2 gave an underweight rating, and 2 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has decreased by 2. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 3 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Several price targets were given for QGEN by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 38.39, implying a possible profit of 12.02 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 23.88, implying a possible loss of -30.32 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 1.79 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -1.72 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.41 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

QGEN has an estimated earnings growth rate of 242.91 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of QGEN is 0.39.

In the trailing 52-weeks, QGEN hit 35.26 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 24.02. Currently the stock is 42.67 percent higher than its low, and 2.81 percent lower than its 52-week high. QGEN has a price/earnings ratio of 95.09. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The QGEN value stock report compares QGEN to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of QGEN is $7.75 billion. QGEN will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.