Goldman Sachs

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Goldman Sachs has upgraded the stock of Agilent Technologies and Bruker, but downgraded Cepheid and Laboratory Corporation of America.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Goldman Sachs today initiated coverage of Genomic Health with a Neutral rating and a six-month price target on its stock of $36.

A constrained funding environment and weaker Euro negatively impacted Affymetrix's gene expression array and eBioscience business units in the third quarter, causing the firm to report lower-than-expected preliminary revenues and eliciting concern from analysts and investors alik

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Goldman Sachs has placed a Buy rating on Hologic with a six-month price target on its stock of $24, as the Gen-Probe acquisition, completed a week ago, is expected to accelerate top line

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Becton Dickinson said this week it has declared a quarterly dividend of $45 per share, payable on Sept. 28 to shareholders of record on Sept. 7. The indicated annual dividend rate is $1.80 per share.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Despite healthier than expected spending during the second quarter, life science researchers are expected to tighten their purse strings for the remainder of the year, according to the results of a survey conducted by investment firm Goldman Sachs.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Goldman Sachs today downgraded Life Technologies and Affymetrix while it upgraded Myriad Genetics and Qiagen.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Investment bank Goldman Sachs has reinstated coverage of Illumina, giving it a Neutral rating and a 12-month price target on its stock of $48.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Investment bank Goldman Sachs has revised estimates for a number of firms in its life science tools and diagnostics portfolio in advance of first-quarter earnings announcements.

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Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.

The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.

Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.