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Short-Term Investor Stock QDEL Gains 42.3%

The stock, Quidel Corp. (QDEL), featured on our 'Short-Term Investor' on August 9, 2019, at an opening price of $56.07. On January 9, 2020, the stock touched a new 52-week high of $79.80, representing a gain of 42.3%. The stock closed yesterday's trade at $76.15.

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Quidel Corp. (QDEL) reported stellar Q2 results.

Net income for the second quarter was $1.3 million or $0.03 per share compared to a net loss of $3.1 million or $0.08 per share for the second quarter of 2018.

On a non-GAAP basis, net income for the quarter was $15.4 million or $0.36 per share compared to $15.9 million or $0.37 per share last year.

Total revenue increased to $108.3 million from $103.2 million last year, primarily driven by growth in the Rapid Immunoassay business, and to a lesser extent, by growth in Molecular and Specialized Diagnostic Solutions. Total revenue grew 7% in the quarter on a constant currency basis.

Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected earnings of $0.34 per share on revenue of $107.96 million for the quarter. Analysts' estimate typically exclude certain special items.

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