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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Investment bank Cowen and Co. has downgraded Hologic's stock from Outperform to Market Perform and lowered its price target on the shares.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Investment firm Mizuho today downgraded Waters, citing "choppiness around the pharmaceutical market" that may cause the company's stock to "languish."

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Investment firm ISI Group today downgraded shares of Cepheid to Sell, saying it expects the Sunnyvale, Calif. molecular diagnostics firm's base business to slow due to increased competition in the hospital-acquired infection space.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Investment bank Piper Jaffray has downgraded Illumina to Neutral from Overweight and also has cut its price target on the stock.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Investment bank Jefferies today downgraded Myriad Genetics and Cepheid to Hold from Buy.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Investment bank Goldman Sachs today upgraded shares of Quest Diagnostics and Laboratory Corporation of America, but downgraded Sigma-Aldrich.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Citing a recent run up in Life Technologies' stock fueled by speculation that it may be positioning itself to be bought, investment bank Cowen & Co. today downgraded the Carlsbad, Calif.-based firm to Neutral from Outperform.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Investment bank Cowen and Co. has downgraded the stocks of Luminex and Qiagen to Underperform from Neutral.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Leerink Swann downgraded Waters today to Market Perform, saying the company could be challenged by the macroeconomic environment and softer end-markets, as well as increasing competition for its products and services.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Wall Street analysts took a mixed view of Myriad Genetics today following the announcement on Friday by the US Supreme Court that it would review a lawsuit ch

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