Quidel Corporation (QDEL) Drops 9.77% on February 18

Equities Staff  |

Quidel Corporation (QDEL) was one of the Russell 2000's biggest losers for Thursday February 18 as the stock slid 9.77% to $13.76, a loss of $-1.49 per share. Starting at an opening price of $15.26 a share, the stock traded between $13.21 and $15.69 over the course of the trading day. Volume was 527,073 shares over 4,557 trades, against an average daily volume of 275,586 shares and a total float of 33.25 million.

The losses send Quidel Corporation down to a market cap of $457.59 million. In the last year, Quidel Corporation has traded between $27.57 and $14.80, and its 50-day SMA is currently $18.75 and 200-day SMA is $20.66.

The stock has a P/E Ratio of 508.3.

Quidel Corp is engaged in the development, manufacturing and marketing of rapid diagnostic testing solutions. It includes applications in infectious diseases, women's health and gastrointestinal diseases.

Quidel Corporation is based out of San Diego, CA and has some 610 employees. Its CEO is Douglas C. Bryant.

For a complete fundamental analysis analysis of Quidel Corporation, check out Equities.com’s Stock Valuation Analysis report for QDEL. To see the latest independent stock recommendations from Equities.com’s analysts, visit our Research section.

The Russell 2000 is one of the leading indices tracking small-cap companies in the United States. It's maintained by Russell Investments, an industry leader in creating and maintaining indices, and consists of the smallest 2000 stocks from the broader Russell 3000 index.

Russell's indices differ from traditional indices like the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) or S&P 500, whose members are selected by committee, because they base membership entirely on an objective, rules based methodology. The 3,000 largest companies by market cap make up the Russell 3000, with the 2,000 smaller companies making up the Russell 2000. It's a simple approach that gives a broad, unbiased look at the small-cap market as a whole.

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