NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Goldman Sachs today upgraded Thermo Fisher Scientific' stock, noting the firm's increased scale as a result of its purchase of Life Technologies, as well as improving end markets.

The investment bank lifted Thermo Fisher's shares to a Buy rating from a previous Neutral rating and increased the 12-month price target on its stock to $153 from $114.

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