NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Piper Jaffray and Mizuho Securities today initiated coverage of transplant molecular diagnostics firm CareDx with bullish views of the company's stock and market opportunities for its tests.

Piper Jaffray's William Quirk put an Overweight rating and a $13 share price target on CareDx's shares, while Mizuho's Peter Lawson rated the company's stock at Buy and gave it a $15 price target.

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