Press coverage about Meridian Bioscience (NASDAQ:VIVO) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Meridian Bioscience earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 47.442739685915 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

A number of analysts have recently commented on VIVO shares. Canaccord Genuity upped their price target on Meridian Bioscience from $14.00 to $16.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Zacks Investment Research cut Meridian Bioscience from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Sunday, January 21st. Finally, BidaskClub raised Meridian Bioscience from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 8th.

Shares of Meridian Bioscience (NASDAQ:VIVO) opened at $14.90 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28, a current ratio of 5.82 and a quick ratio of 3.96. The company has a market capitalization of $640.96, a PE ratio of 29.22 and a beta of 1.03. Meridian Bioscience has a 52 week low of $12.70 and a 52 week high of $16.45.

Meridian Bioscience (NASDAQ:VIVO) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The company reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.14 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $52.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $49.00 million. Meridian Bioscience had a return on equity of 17.00% and a net margin of 10.46%. Meridian Bioscience’s revenue was up 11.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.15 EPS. sell-side analysts predict that Meridian Bioscience will post 0.72 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, February 15th. Investors of record on Monday, February 5th were paid a dividend of $0.125 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, February 2nd. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.36%. Meridian Bioscience’s payout ratio is 98.04%.

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About Meridian Bioscience

Meridian Bioscience, Inc is a life science company engaged in the development, manufacture, sale and distribution of diagnostic test kits for gastrointestinal, viral, respiratory and parasitic infectious diseases, and elevated blood lead levels, and the manufacture and distribution of bulk antigens, antibodies, polymerase chain reaction (PCR)/quantitative PCR (qPCR) reagents, nucleotides, competent cells and bioresearch reagents used by researchers and other diagnostic manufacturers.

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