NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Leerink today downgraded Foundation Medicine's shares following Roche's announcement that it will acquire a majority stake in the cancer genomics diagnostics firm. 

Analyst Dan Leonard downgraded Foundation to Market Perform from a previous Outperform rating, while he raised the target price on the company's shares to $50 from $30. 

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