Questcor Offers Value, Income and a PowerRatings Buy Signal

Quesctor Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: QCOR) has increased sales from $115 million in 2010 to more than $760 million in the past twelve months. Despite the rapid growth, QCOR trades with a P/E ratio of 12 and offers a yield of 2.0%. The low valuation is probably due to the fact that skeptics question the sustainability of the revenue, which is derived from one drug. Treatment with QCOR’s flagship drug can cost more than $100,000 a year and the skeptics argue there are possible alternatives that could take market share from QCOR.

Concerns over competition and changing insurance policies combined to push the stock down 30% from its August highs and it is now oversold according to PowerRatings.

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QCOR will start today’s trading with a PowerRatings of 10.


QCOR should be considered a potential buy under $50.14.

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All data is as of the end of day on 12/9/2013.