NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Investment bank Leerink Partners today said it has downgraded Bruker's stock to Market Perform from Outperform based on expectations that margin expansion will be more difficult than is indicated by the current stock price.

Bruker's stock has appreciated 55 percent in the past year compared to no appreciation for the S&P 500, wrote Leerink analyst Dan Leonard in his note today. Leerink believes "the large, discrete activities for margin expansion are in the rear view mirror," he added.

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