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Friday, May 11, 2012

Potentially Oversold Level Reached (NYSE: ALR)

Shares of ALR fell by 11.19% or $-2.495/share to $19.80. NYSE is trading at a price to book ratio of 0.79. This indicates that the value of the company's underlying assets exceeds today's market price. The PEG is 0.7 suggesting that the shares are trading at an excellent value relative to firm's growth rate. The price to sales ratio came in at 0.72. Hence, the firm is extremely cheap relative to its top line sales figures. On average, 681117 shares of ALR exchange hands on a given day and today's volume is recorded at 290954. These factors combined may make this company a potential takeover candidate. Lookout for any takeover chatter or takeover news regarding this stock as one of the bigger players may have an eye on this one.

Alere Inc. is engaged in developing capabilities in near-patient diagnosis, monitoring and health management.