NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Fitch Ratings today affirmed PerkinElmer's ratings, saying the Waltham, Mass.-based firm's rating outlook is Stable.

The ratings agency gave PerkinElmer BBB- ratings to its Issuer Default Rating, senior unsecured debt, and senior unsecured bank loan.

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