The investment bank gave Danaher a Neutral rating and a $148 price target on the firm's shares, while it gave Agilent an Overweight rating with an $83 price target.
Evercore analysts set a price target of $30.50 for the company and said they see opportunities in DNA synthesis, NGS tools, pharmaceuticals, and DNA data storage.
The investment bank gave the liquid biopsy company a price target of $90 and said that it views Guardant as the field leader.
Canaccord said Meridian Bioscience's preannounced second quarter top-line miss and expected ongoing weakness in its MDx business were among the reasons for the downgrade.
UBS granted Agilent a Buy rating and a $92 price target; Fluidigm a Neutral rating and a $14 price target; and Qiagen a Neutral rating with a $42 price target.
The company is currently conducting clinical studies to validate AlloSure's technology — which underlies its kidney transplant test — in lung transplant patients.
The firm's diagnostics and genomics group saw a 13 percent year-over-year revenue increase in the first quarter.
The investment bank said the company is strongly positioned as a leader in the transplant diagnostics market with tests that serve an unmet need.
An analyst said the DetermaVu test could potentially be best in class for lung cancer diagnosis and that CMS could begin reimbursing for it in late 2020.
The index fell more than 11 percent in December, underperforming the Dow and the Nasdaq, but performing on par with the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index.
US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.
Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.
Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.
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