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Quidel

$22.87

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Quidel receives FDA clearance for new Solana Molecular Assay

Quidel announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the United States FDA to market its Solana HSV-1+2/VZV Assay for the qualitative detection and differentiation of herpes simplex virus type 1, herpes simplex virus type 2, and varicella-zoster virus DNA isolated and purified from cutaneous or mucocutaneous lesion samples obtained from symptomatic patients suspected of active herpes simplex virus 1, herpes simplex virus 2 and/or varicella-zoster infection. Quidel's Solana HSV-1+2/VZV Assay detects and differentiates herpes simplex virus type 1, herpes simplex virus type 2, and varicella-zoster virus from cutaneous or mucocutaneous lesion samples obtained from symptomatic patients. Specimens submitted in a broad range of transport media can be tested with the assay.

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QDEL Quidel
$22.87

-0.66 (-2.80%)

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ADAM
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NO CHANGE
Target $18
ADAM
Hold
Quidel estimates and price target raised on accelerating flu season at Canaccord
Canaccord raised its estimates and price target on Quidel as the flu season is accelerating and may not have peaked yet. The firm downgraded the shares on the slow start to the flu season and expectations it would decelerate, but it is seeing an unusual acceleration instead. Canaccord maintains its Hold rating on the stock as they wait to get more confident on the company's pipeline, but raised its price target to $18 from $17 on Quidel shares.
03/22/16
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03/22/16
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PIPR
Flu activity picked up in recent weeks, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst William Quirk says flu activity began to ramp in recent weeks with the CDC reporting the percent of influenza-like illnesses per outpatient visit during week 10 was 3.7%, above the 2.3% average. With the Street expecting little Q1 improvement in flu activity, Quidel (QDEL) could report upside to revenue expectations, Quirk tells investors in a research note. Cepheid (CPHD) could also benefit, and flu trends are also positive for Becton Dickinson (BDX), Meridian Bioscience (VIVO) and Masimo (MASI), the analyst contends.
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05/26/16
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Piper sees limited impact from new European device tax rules
Piper Jaffray analyst William Quirk points out that the European Union announced it will issue new rules for medical devices and in vitro diagnostics in the near-to-mid term. The EU is looking to strengthen rules for clearing devices/tests for the market and increase existing device/test surveillance, Quirk tells investors in a research note. He believes the new rules should not inhibit well validated tests/devices from coming to market. As such, Quirk expects little impact to Piper's in vitro diagnostic coverage universe, namely Accelerate Diagnostics (AXDX), Becton Dickinson (BDX), Cepheid (CPHD), Hologic (HOLX), Quidel (QDEL) and Meridian Bioscience (VIVO).
06/13/16
RAJA
06/13/16
UPGRADE
Target $21.5
RAJA
Outperform
Quidel upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James
Raymond James analyst Nicholas Jansen upgraded Quidel to Outperform and established a $21.50 price target. The analyst said Quidel risk/reward is attractive now that shares are down more than 30% below their 52-week high and the weak 2015/2016 flue season is behind it. Jansen sees multiple new product catalysts over the next nine months that include the Sofia 2 launch, multiple Solana assay approvals, and Vitamin D/Lyme assays on Sofia. Also, Jansen believes a more normalized flu season could result in upside to consensus estimates.

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