The sell-side on Wall Steet is predicting Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) to grow at an accelerated rate over the next five years.  Sell-side analysts are looking for the company to grow 11.84% over the next year and 49.50% over the next five years.

Even with the stock market still riding high, investors may be looking for some bargain stocks to add to the portfolio. Although nobody can say for certain if stocks will continue to climb the ladder, investors may be preparing for the temporary dips in order to get into some positions at more reasonable prices. Always being prepared can help make the tough decisions a bit easier to stomach when the time comes. Coming at the stock market from multiple angles may help investors spot some future winners. 

Quidel Corporation’s trailing 12- months EPS is 1.74.  Last year, their EPS growth was 820.20% and their EPS growth over the past five years was 52.60%.  

Let’s start off by taking a look at how the stock has been performing recently.  Over the past twelve months, Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL)’s stock was 30.97%.  Last week, it was 0.22%, 20.78% over the last quarter, and  0.82% for the past half-year. 

Over the past 50 days, Quidel Corporation stock was -9.06% off of the high and 14.18% removed from the low.  Their 52-Week High and Low are noted here.  -17.63% (High), 44.43%, (Low). 

Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL)’s performance this year to date is 30.97%.  The stock has performed 0.22% over the last seven days, -5.05% over the last thirty, and 20.78% over the last three months.  Over the last six months, Quidel Corporation’s stock has been 0.82% and 15.14% for the year.

Diversification can be an important aspect of any investor’s portfolio. Investors may choose to spread out stock holdings between foreign stocks and stocks with different market capitalizations. Investors may have to first become aware of the risk associated with owning a wide variety of stocks. Owning stocks that belong to different industries may also be a help to the success of the portfolio. Often times, sectors may trade off being market leaders. Owning all one sector may leave too much risk exposed if the sector suddenly tanks and falls out of favor with investors. Investors may need to occasionally do a strategic review of the equity portion of the portfolio. Knowing exactly what is held may help the investor when the time comes to make some adjustments.

Wall Street analysts are have a consensus analyst recommendation of 1.90 on the stock.  This is based on a 1-5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.  Brokerages covering the name have a $71.40 on the stock.

Individual investors may tend to become more bullish at market tops and more bearish at the bottoms. This goes against the buy low sell high mantra that is widely preached in the investing community. The two emotions that come into play here are greed and fear. Investors tend to get greedy when they see stocks flying to new highs. It can be very tempting to get in on a name that has been running hot for a time. On the other side of the coin, investors often get fearful when the market is tanking. The fear of losing becomes prevalent when this occurs, and investors may be tempted to sell like the rest. Although this goes against logic, many investors will still end up buying high and selling low.

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