In Brief This Week: Bruker; Hologic, Immucor; Cancer Genetics; New England Biolabs; Genewiz; Genedata | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Investment bank Jefferies this week upgraded Bruker's stock to Buy from Hold and upped its price target on the stock from $20 to $25. "We have increased confidence in [Bruker's] intermediate-term profit and cash flow trajectories, and see more than [an] adequate degree of conservatism in its formal 2013 outlook," Jefferies analyst Jon Wood wrote in a note published Thursday.

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