Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (BIO) Given $230.00 Average Target Price by Brokerages

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:BIO) has been given a consensus broker rating score of 0.00 () from the two analysts that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company.

Analysts have set a 12 month consensus price target of $230.00 for the company and are expecting that the company will post $0.27 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Bio-Rad Laboratories an industry rank of 182 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.

BIO has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Bio-Rad Laboratories from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 5th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $195.00 price objective on shares of Bio-Rad Laboratories in a research report on Wednesday, January 18th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $225.00 price objective on shares of Bio-Rad Laboratories in a research report on Sunday, December 4th.

Shares of Bio-Rad Laboratories (NYSE:BIO) opened at 200.41 on Monday. The stock has a market cap of $5.93 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 210.96 and a beta of 0.89. Bio-Rad Laboratories has a 12-month low of $132.29 and a 12-month high of $209.50. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $195.03 and its 200-day moving average is $177.84.

Bio-Rad Laboratories (NYSE:BIO) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 23rd. The company reported ($0.70) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.03 by $1.73. Bio-Rad Laboratories had a net margin of 4.75% and a return on equity of 3.79%. The firm earned $571.45 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $574.40 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $1.68 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up .1% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts anticipate that Bio-Rad Laboratories will post $2.80 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Bio-Rad Laboratories news, EVP Michael Crowley sold 300 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $196.13, for a total value of $58,839.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 2,760 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $541,318.80. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 28.38% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in BIO. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund increased its stake in Bio-Rad Laboratories by 2.1% in the third quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 7,125 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,167,000 after buying an additional 144 shares during the period. Fisher Asset Management LLC increased its stake in Bio-Rad Laboratories by 3.1% in the third quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 290,416 shares of the company’s stock worth $47,573,000 after buying an additional 8,833 shares during the period. Creative Planning increased its stake in Bio-Rad Laboratories by 14.0% in the third quarter. Creative Planning now owns 1,007 shares of the company’s stock worth $165,000 after buying an additional 124 shares during the period. BTR Capital Management Inc. acquired a new stake in Bio-Rad Laboratories during the third quarter worth approximately $523,000. Finally, Hermes Investment Management Ltd. increased its stake in Bio-Rad Laboratories by 7.5% in the third quarter. Hermes Investment Management Ltd. now owns 268,432 shares of the company’s stock worth $43,972,000 after buying an additional 18,814 shares during the period. 64.29% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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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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