NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Cepheid said after the close of the market on Tuesday that it expects to miss analysts' consensus estimates on both the top and bottom lines in the third quarter due primarily to lower-than-expected gross margin.

For the quarter ended Sept. 30, Cepheid reported preliminary revenue of approximately $126.5 million, shy of the Wall Street estimate of $127.8 million. Net loss per share, meantime, is expected to be $.32 in the quarter, falling short of analysts' estimate of a $.26 loss per share.

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