Analysts Take Aim at IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX) Shares

IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX) currently has an A verage Broker Rating of 2.29. This number is based on the 7 sell-side firms polled by Zacks. The ABR rank within the industry stands at 30. Analysts on a consensus basis are expecting that the stock will reach $159.33 within the year.  The ABR is provided by Zacks which simplfies analyst ratings into an integer based number. They use a one to five scale where they translate brokerage firm Buy/Sell/Hold recommendations into an average broker rating. A low number in the 1-2 range typically indicates a Buy, 3 represents a Hold and 4-5 represents a consensus Sell rating. 

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Research analysts are predicting that IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX) will report earnings of $0.71 per share when the firm issues their next quarterly report. This is the consensus earnings per share number according to data from Zack’s Research.

Most recently IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX) posted quarterly earnings of $0.95 which compared to the sell-side estimates of 0.75. The stock’s 12-month trailing earnings per share stands at $2.8. Shares have moved $0.65 over the past month and more recently, $2.98 over the past week heading into the earnings announcement. There are 4 analyst projections that were taken into consideration from respected brokerage firms.

IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX) closed the last session at $158.97 and sees an average of 428883.31 shares trade hands in each session. The 52-week low of the stock stands at $103.98 while the current level stands at 80.92% of the 52-week High-Low range. Looking further out we can see that the stock has moved -2.82% over the past 12 weeks and 35.56% year to date.

4 analysts rate IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. a Buy or Strong Buy, which is 57.14% of all the analyst ratings.

This article is informational purposes only and should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell the stock.

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