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Quidel

$48.95

-1.05 (-2.10%)

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Quidel receives CE Mark for Sofia Quantitative Vitamin D assay

Quidel Corporation announced it has received CE Mark for its Sofia Quantitative Vitamin D FIA for use with the Sofia fluorescent immunoassay analyzer for the quantitative determination of total 25-OH vitamin D from serum samples. The test is intended for use with the Sofia analyzer to aid in the assessment of Vitamin D sufficiency and is the first quantitative assay on Sofia. Sofia is the brand name for Quidel's flagship product, an instrumented immunoassay system. The easy-to-use first-generation Sofia analyzer and its companion assays combine unique software and fluorescent chemistry to yield an automatic, objective result that is readily available on the instrument's screen, in a hard-copy printout, and in a transmissible electronic form that can network via an LIS system to hospital and medical center databases. The Sofia analyzer along with the Sofia Quantitative D FIA provide reliable diagnostic results within 10 minutes of processing the patient's serum sample.

QDEL Quidel
$48.95

-1.05 (-2.10%)

12/11/18
ADAM
12/11/18
NO CHANGE
Target $70
ADAM
Buy
Quidel price target cut to $70 at Canaccord, says buy on weakness
Canaccord analyst Mark Massaro lowered his price target on Quidel to $70 from $80 and recommends investors buy shares on weakness after a judge from the Superior Court of San Diego ruled in summary judgement that a provision in the Beckman/Quidel deal restricting Beckman's ability to commercialize an alternative BNP or NT-Pro BNP assay was void. In a research note to investors, Massaro says that while Quidel will likely bear an ear-term legal overhang, he views the ~22% plunge in shares since Friday as "overblown," in part since the precedent "Edwards" case that the judge referenced in the Beckman-Quidel case appears "inappropriate"; Quidel is appealing this case; and the time it would take Beckman to realistically compete against Quidel is about 2-5 years.
12/10/18
CHLM
12/10/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $51
CHLM
Hold
Quidel downgraded to Hold from Buy at Craig-Hallum
Craig-Hallum analyst Alexander Nowak downgraded Quidel to Hold from Buy and lowered his price target to $51 from $80 following a "surprising" court ruling that the "Beckman BNP non-compete agreement is void". The analyst states that since BNP is about half of the company's EBITDA, the development represents a "material blow to the company". Nowak further notes that Quidel's "multiple expansion was its diversification away from flu", and the latest news makes its model "once-again, levered to the flu season".
12/10/18
LEHM
12/10/18
NO CHANGE
Target $77
LEHM
Overweight
Quidel should be bought on Friday's selloff, says Barclays
Barclays analyst Jack Meehan lowered his price target for Quidel to $77 from $85 but recommends using Friday's selloff as a buying opportunity. Many investors expect Quidel to ultimately prevail in the August 2019 case given the history of the contract and relationship, and this motion was expected to be dismissed, Meehan tells investors in a research note. He believes that while Friday's news "adds a new wrinkle to the dispute," the risks related to the BNP litigation are now fully reflected in valuation and keeps an Overweight rating on Quidel.
12/10/18
PIPR
12/10/18
NO CHANGE
Target $73
PIPR
Overweight
Quidel shares likely flat ahead of lawsuit appeal, says Piper Jaffray
Quidel shares traded down 21% on Friday afternoon after a judge from the Superior Court of San Diego ruled in summary judgement that a provision in the Beckman/Quidel deal restricting Beckman's ability to commercialize an alternative BNP or NT-Pro BNP assay was void, Piper Jaffray analyst William Quirk tells investors in a research note. The obvious implication here, if the appeal fails, is that Beckman can develop its own test and, over time, push Quidel aside, Quirk adds. The analyst continues to believe the existing deal will be upheld, but he expects Quidel shares are likely to trade sideways ahead of the appeal to the 4th Circuit. He keeps an Overweight rating on the shares with a $73 price target.

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