It's a dream growth-investor sector but valuations are at the very high end of the stocks' own historical range.
Companies that make lab equipment, testing supplies and analytical devices have driven the sector up 41 percent, beating the much-discussed internet giants
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Some of Monday's midday movers:
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Shares of PerkinElmer soared to a new annual high, a day after the health and industrial sciences company reported third-quarter results that topped Wall Street expectations. PerkinElmer Inc. said Thursday it now expects adjusted 2012 earnings of $2.05 to $2.07 per share. THE BIG PICTURE: PerkinElmer runs human and environmental health businesses.
Analyst Sung Ji Nam said that for now, the major sources of growth for companies including Illumina Inc. and Life Technologies Corp. will be sales of new, more advanced gene-sequencing products and disposable items used in testing, and their biggest clients will remain academic and clinical customers.
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NEW YORK-- Analysts for Cowen and Co. started coverage of a group of companies that make tests used to diagnose infectious diseases, assigning top ratings to companies including Cepheid, Hologic Inc., and Meridian Bioscience Inc..
Take a look at some of Tuesday’s morning movers:
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What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 1,500 displaying unusual volume in Tuesday's trading session.
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