News stories about Bio-Rad Laboratories (NYSE:BIO) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bio-Rad Laboratories earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the medical research company an impact score of 47.0206625957367 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Bio-Rad Laboratories (BIO) traded down $2.90 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $270.94. The company had a trading volume of 68,450 shares, compared to its average volume of 174,338. Bio-Rad Laboratories has a twelve month low of $194.01 and a twelve month high of $279.59. The firm has a market cap of $8,158.33, a price-to-earnings ratio of 71.11, a P/E/G ratio of 2.34 and a beta of 0.89. 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 (NYSE:BIO) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th. The medical research company reported $1.50 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.28 by $0.22. The firm 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%. sell-side analysts forecast that Bio-Rad Laboratories will post 5.86 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Bio-Rad Laboratories announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase plan on Tuesday, November 28th that allows the company to buyback $250.00 million in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization allows the medical research company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are generally a sign that the company’s board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on BIO shares. Citigroup boosted their price objective on Bio-Rad Laboratories to $325.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. Wells Fargo & Co reduced their price objective on Bio-Rad Laboratories from $290.00 to $280.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. CL King lowered Bio-Rad Laboratories from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, February 16th. TheStreet upgraded Bio-Rad Laboratories from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Monday, November 13th. Finally, Jefferies Group boosted their price objective on Bio-Rad Laboratories to $325.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $295.20.

In other Bio-Rad Laboratories news, CFO Christine A. Tsingos sold 4,980 shares of Bio-Rad Laboratories stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $249.40, for a total transaction of $1,242,012.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 7,283 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,816,380.20. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 28.29% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Bio-Rad Laboratories Company Profile

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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