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By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Shares of Cepheid were down around 1 percent in late Thursday trade after investment bank Thomas Weisel Partners downgraded the firm's stock to "market weight" from "overweight."

However, Thomas Weisel analyst Peter Lawson raised his price target on the stock from $18 to $20.

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