Key Factors to Evaluate Before Investing in Qiagen (QGEN)

After gains of 3.3% this evening, Qiagen shares are now trading at $43.73. Read below for the essential facts about this stock:

  • Qiagen has logged a -8.1% 52 week change, compared to 23.8% for the S&P 500

  • QGEN has an average analyst rating of buy and is -12.92% away from its mean target price of $50.22 per share

  • Its trailing earnings per share (EPS) is $1.52, which brings its trailing Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio to 28.8. The Health Care sector's average P/E ratio is 27.53

  • The company's forward earnings per share (EPS) is $2.29 and its forward P/E ratio is 19.1

  • The company has a Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 2.7 in contrast to the Health Care sector's average P/B ratio is 3.61

  • The current ratio is currently 2.0, which consists in its liquid assets divided by any liabilities due within in the next 12 months

  • QGEN has reported YOY quarterly earnings growth of -5.6% and gross profit margins of 0.7%

  • The company's free cash flow for the last fiscal year was $309.74 Million and the average free cash flow growth rate is 6.0%

  • Qiagen's revenues have an average growth rate of 5.4% with operating expenses growing at -1.4%. The company's current operating margins stand at 20.9%

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