NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Meridian Bioscience (Nasdaq: VIVO) hit a new 52-week low Friday as it is currently trading at $16.81, below its previous 52-week low of $16.89 with 202,860 shares traded as of 3:17 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 297,300 shares over the past 30 days.

Meridian Bioscience has a market cap of $749.2 million and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are down 24.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Meridian Bioscience, Inc. operates as an integrated life science company. The company primarily engages in the development, manufacture, sale, and distribution of diagnostic test kits primarily for respiratory, gastrointestinal, viral, and parasitic infectious diseases. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.4, above the average drugs industry P/E ratio of 29 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Meridian Bioscience as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including premium valuation and relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year. You can view the full Meridian Bioscience Ratings Report.

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