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Cepheid Shares Jump 8.9 Percent After Investment Bank Upgrades Stock

NEW YORK, Jan. 5 (GenomeWeb News) - UBS today upgraded Cepheid's stock to 'Buy' from 'Neutral' claiming changes in the company's valuation make the stock more attractive.


Shares in Cepheid were up 8.9 percent, or $.79, to $9.75 in mid-afternoon trading.

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