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Investment Bank Cuts Illumina Shares Though Says Genotyping Tech 'Best in Class'

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Investment bank Cowen & Co. today downgraded shares of Illumina to "Neutral" from "Outperform."
 
Reuters today reported that Cowen said the shares "appear reasonably valued, noting the firm's shares were up 154 percent year-to-date."
 
Reuters reported that the brokerage said "many investors agree with its view that Illumina's high-throughput genotyping technology is best in class."

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