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.

QGEN was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 38.39, implying potential capital gains of 12.02 percent. The lowest price target was 23.88, implying potential capital losses of -30.32 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

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. 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 made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of QGEN to grow at a rate of 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, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. 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 2.81 percent below the 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 stock has a market capitalization of $7.75 billion. QGEN is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.