Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:BIO) was upgraded by stock analysts at TheStreet from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday.

BIO has been the subject of several other reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Bio-Rad Laboratories from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “buy” rating and set a $255.00 price objective on shares of Bio-Rad Laboratories in a research report on Monday, September 18th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $260.00.

Shares of Bio-Rad Laboratories (BIO) opened at $253.22 on Monday. Bio-Rad Laboratories has a one year low of $169.19 and a one year high of $268.40. The stock has a market cap of $7,540.54, a PE ratio of 80.77, a P/E/G ratio of 3.84 and a beta of 0.88. The company has a quick ratio of 2.77, a current ratio of 4.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.15.

Bio-Rad Laboratories (NYSE:BIO) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The medical research company reported $0.91 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.37. Bio-Rad Laboratories had a net margin of 1.15% and a return on equity of 3.44%. The business had revenue of $535.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $507.99 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.62 EPS. Bio-Rad Laboratories’s revenue was up 5.2% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts predict that Bio-Rad Laboratories will post 2.65 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board bought a new position in shares of Bio-Rad Laboratories during the second quarter worth approximately $113,000. Pacad Investment Ltd. bought a new position in shares of Bio-Rad Laboratories during the second quarter worth approximately $113,000. First Manhattan Co. increased its holdings in shares of Bio-Rad Laboratories by 71.6% during the third quarter. First Manhattan Co. now owns 599 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $133,000 after purchasing an additional 250 shares during the period. Turner Investments LLC bought a new position in shares of Bio-Rad Laboratories during the second quarter worth approximately $136,000. Finally, Meeder Asset Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Bio-Rad Laboratories by 3,333.3% during the third quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. now owns 618 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $137,000 after purchasing an additional 600 shares during the period. 64.27% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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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