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Tale of the Tape

Quidel Corp. (QDEL - Snapshot Report) saw a big move last session, as the company’s shares fell by about 7% on the day. The move came on pretty good volume too with far more shares changing hands than in a normal session. This stock, trading at a volatile range of $21.02–$25.33 in the past one-month time frame, showed a sharp decline yesterday at $23.55. 

This slump shouldn’t be too much of a surprise to investors, as this diagnostic healthcare provider has seen 3 negative revisions in the past few weeks and its current year loss consensus has moved wider over the last 30 days. This suggests there may be more trouble down the road. So make sure to keep an eye on this stock going forward to see if this recent slump will continue, as the earnings picture definitely suggests that this might be the case.

QDEL currently has a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell).

Some better-ranked stocks in the Medical Products industry include Alere Inc. (ALR - Snapshot Report), Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (CSII - Snapshot Report) and CareFusion Corporation (CFN - Analyst Report). All these stocks hold  a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). 

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