NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Investment bank Credit Suisse today upgraded Illumina's stock, citing the firm's improved financial performance over the past two quarters and the potential of its tools for the clinical market in the longer term.

Analyst Vamil Divan upgraded his rating for the San Diego-based firm to Outperform from Neutral and increased the share price target to $55 from $48.

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