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 minimum price target given was 23.88, implying potential capital losses of -30.32 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 1.79 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days 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. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of QGEN is 0.39.

In the last 52-weeks, QGEN has achieved a high of 35.26 and a low of 24.02. Today's price is 42.67 percent above the 52-week low, 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 market cap of QGEN is $7.75 billion. QGEN is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.