NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – On the heels of a reported 19 percent increase year over year in Cepheid's second-quarter revenues, investment bank Piper Jaffray today upgraded the molecular diagnostics company to Overweight.

In a research note, analyst William Quirk upgraded Cepheid from Neutral and increased the price target on its shares to $43 from $37.

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