Shares of Cepheid rose 7.4 percent for the five-day trading period ended Tuesday. The firm’s stock closed up nearly 6 percent for Tuesday alone following a presentation by CEO John Bishop at the Piper Jaffray Health Care Conference in New York (see related article, this issue). 

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