Media stories about Qiagen (NASDAQ:QGEN) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Qiagen earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 46.0675594242178 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Shares of NASDAQ QGEN traded down $0.72 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $37.51. 891,878 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 957,862. Qiagen has a 1-year low of $30.20 and a 1-year high of $39.45. The company has a current ratio of 5.07, a quick ratio of 4.59 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69.

Qiagen (NASDAQ:QGEN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 31st. The company reported $0.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.32 by $0.01. Qiagen had a net margin of 2.85% and a return on equity of 11.74%. The firm had revenue of $377.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $376.89 million. research analysts anticipate that Qiagen will post 1.34 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several equities analysts recently commented on QGEN shares. TheStreet raised shares of Qiagen from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research note on Friday, May 25th. Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Qiagen in a research note on Friday, August 3rd. Commerzbank reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Qiagen in a research note on Wednesday, July 25th. Barclays reissued a “buy” rating and set a $43.00 target price on shares of Qiagen in a research note on Thursday, September 6th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Qiagen from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 3rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $38.33.

About Qiagen

QIAGEN N.V. (QIAGEN) is a holding company. The Company is engaged in providing Sample to Insight solutions that transform biological samples into molecular insights. Its Sample to Insight solutions integrate sample and assay technologies, bioinformatics and automation systems. Its sample technologies are used for isolating and preparing deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), ribonucleic acid (RNA) and proteins from blood or other liquids, tissue, plants or other materials.

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