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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for QGEN. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 38.39, implying potential capital gains of 12.02 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 23.88, which equates to a potential downside of -30.32 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 1.79 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -1.72 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.41 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of QGEN's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 242.91 percent. 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. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. QGEN has a PEG ratio of 0.39.

QGEN has a 52-week high of 35.26 and a 52-week low of 24.02. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 42.67 percent, and below the high by 2.81 percent. QGEN has a P/E 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.