Media stories about Bio-Rad Laboratories (NYSE:BIO) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bio-Rad Laboratories earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the medical research company an impact score of 46.9298845587063 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Bio-Rad Laboratories stock traded down $3.37 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $244.10. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 127,070 shares, compared to its average volume of 165,748. The company has a market capitalization of $7,456.23, a PE ratio of 59.54, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.14 and a beta of 0.94. The company has a quick ratio of 2.75, a current ratio of 3.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.15. Bio-Rad Laboratories has a one year low of $199.94 and a one year high of $279.59.
Bio-Rad Laboratories (NYSE:BIO) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 27th. The medical research company reported $1.50 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.28 by $0.22. The company had revenue of $620.43 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $618.89 million. Bio-Rad Laboratories had a return on equity of 3.63% and a net margin of 5.31%. research analysts anticipate that Bio-Rad Laboratories will post 5.86 earnings per share for the current year.
About Bio-Rad Laboratories
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc (Bio-Rad) is a manufacturer and distributor of its life science research and clinical diagnostics products. The Company operates through two segments: Life Science and Clinical Diagnostics. It manufactures and supplies the life science research, healthcare, analytical chemistry and other markets with a range of products and systems used to separate complex chemical and biological materials and to identify, analyze and purify their components.
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