NEW YORK, Jan. 25 (GenomeWeb News) - Shares in Cepheid were up 7.71 percent, or $.68, at $9.50 in late-afternoon trading after the company said it received an order from the US Postal Service for 300 additional anthrax-detection modules.

The news also caused Pacific Growth Equities today to upgrade Cepheid stock to "overweight" from "equal weight."

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