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Quidel Corporation (QDEL)

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  • J
    Jeffrey
    What a nice reversal for QDEL shareholders in the last few days. Starting to fill the gap primarily due to expected increase in testing expected in the workplace schools and at home with increased use of OTC tests expected with the spread of delta variant worldwide. Also IMO, a special situation is likely developing for QDEL with the expected FDA approval of it's Savanna platform. This will be a game changer in molecular testing making it affordable for the thousands of hospitals and clinics that send out molecular tests to reference labs like Quest and Lab Corp to be able to instead perform these tests on site at a small fraction of the current cost with a single specimen, and be able to test qualitatively or quantitatively with molecular accuracy for up to 12 diseases presenting with similar symptoms in under 30 minutes. CE mark in EU just granted for QDEL's respiratory panel on this platform, testing for Covid influenza A and B and RSV.

    If buyout rumors are true, Quest would make sense as a larger company interested in acquiring QDEL since it's reference lab business would lose a lot of tests when Savanna is purchased by it's customers and these tests are run in house instead of being sent to Quest. Also it would give Quest entry into the OTC rapid immuno-assay business with QDEL's expanded capacity to make 50 million Quickvue rapid tests a month by year end. I believe when the demand for OTC testing reaches the QDEL's maximum capacity for production, it would make it's share value at least $300/share. That kind of demand may come quickly this coming fall/winter with flu season and spread of covid variants likely to coincide with society reopening for business world wide.
    Bullish
  • F
    FEDERICO
    Perfect confirmation the past days and today looking great so far.

    $170 is the 200 MA resistance, here we come and it will be taken out when they report Q2 numbers and they show huge potential for fall and winter season, Q3 and Q4

    It feels good to be and investor on a company helping so many.

    QDEL to $300 by end of December 2021

    Onward and Upward

    Blessings
  • F
    FEDERICO
    QDEL has done great in the Pandemic, it run from $80 to $300, then it sold off. But I believe QDEL will do great in this new Endemic phase and will run above $300 again by the end of December 2021, when the fall and winter season comes with school openings. There is a huge market for testing and will continue to be in this new phase.

    Technically QDEL has hit a double bottom at $103 / $104 and now it appears it has find support at the 50 MA at $117. I think we have enough tailwinds going into Q2 results to break and print a new short term high above $135.60 and continue to uptrend until next resistance at the 200 MA $171.90. More announcements like today will take it there and beyond.

    New 52 week High for QDEL coming before December

    Onward and Upward

    Blessings
  • B
    BUZZETF
    Quest Diagnostics is gonna buy us shortly after earnings for $300 per share. You heard is FIRST from BUZZ!
    Bullish
  • r
    robertl
    I think QDEL price is rising in anticipation of a deal with a second (or more) state(s). If that happens it goes to at least 180 intantly.
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    FEDERICO
    Great close! Highest closing price since April. Lets see if tomorrow we get confirmation and can put and uptrend towards $170 or above and can put a run like it did last September when it run from $150 to $ 287 in just one month, help by shorts in panic.

    It will happen again even better. Undervalue, Oversold stock with great catalysts to move this in a huge uptrend for the next 5 months and beyond.

    Onward and Upward

    Blessings
  • d
    dudi
    short squiz has began and will go on... don't sell your shares to early...!
  • M
    Moishe
    I think everyone on this board should get tested 3 times a day to boost sales
  • 🎩 Oz
    Something might be going on regarding some big news. We jumped pretty good on strong buying today. And this with no upgrade or news. Hold on to your shares.
  • F
    FEDERICO
    As the market sells off, money will come to oversold stocks with great upside potential and catalysts like QDEL for the fall and winter season this year.

    And those who short the stock will be great buyers in panic very soon, because once QDEL starts running it will create a stampede of shorts in panic trying to cover

    Onward and Upward toward a new 52 week high above $300 before December 2021.

    Blessings
  • M
    Marco
    10 Billion in school testing about to start. Who has Quidel partnered with for this? Lot of announcements that will be coming in the next three or so months. Back to work, back to school testing programs will ramp up in the fall.
  • M
    Moishe
    CEO didn't sell a single share while the stock was flying high (actually bough some), super confident about this one going through earnings
    Bullish
  • J
    Jeffrey
    WIth the increase in Covid cases from delta plus variant, mandatory rapid covid testing or vaccine passports are now being required to enter most clubs restaurants theaters etc in UK, with rest of the EU starting similar requirements as businesses reopen. No surprise then that the Quidel career page on it's website has 3 sales positions listed to grow ex US sales of it's tests in the UK. I suspect second half of this year will see a resurgence of sales of Covid tests with the OTC product gaining traction to permit convenience and efficiency of home testing to allow people to more safely resume normal activities.
  • S
    Steven
    I have a feeling. This stock will be at $200 by 9/1
  • S
    Steven
    With everything going on with covid right now, I don’t see how this doesn’t get back up to $180-200 range in next few months
  • B
    BUZZETF
    $300 end-of-year target for 2021
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    FEDERICO
    Looking great today. Sold off at the open, now it looks like it wants to begin the uptrend and we could close green today.

    If today or tomorrow we can break the recent high of $135.60 on June 29, then we have clear skies to run towards the $170 area help by the tailwinds of a great Q2 report, shorts in panic, and a great outlook for fall and winter Q3 and Q4 reports with more schools signing deals similar to yesterday.

    Onward and Upward

    Blessings
    Bullish
  • P
    Paul
    half of my portfolio is in QDEL. So, feeling good about it.
  • S
    Steven
    Wait until California or New York follows Delaware’s lead!