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Jan 31, 2005
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Analyst picks & changes

Analyst picks & changes

Company Bank Analyst Coverage Opinion Wk chg 1/28 cls
Amgen (AMGN) Lazard Joel Sendek Other Buy -2% $61.30
Sendek lowered his FY05 EPS estimate to $2.77 from $2.81. Last week, AMGN reported adjusted FY04 EPS of $2.40, three pennies below the consensus estimate and in the mid-range of the company's guidance of $2.38-$2.43.
Applied Biosystems (ABI) Pacific Growth Adam Chazan Other Underweight -1% $19.91
Chazan raised his fiscal 05 and 06 EPS estimates to $1.01 and $1.16 from $0.98 and $1.09, respectively. Last week, ABI reported 2Q fiscal 05 EPS of $0.28, beating by two pennies the Street's $0.26 consensus and up 22% from EPS of $0.23 in the prior year's quarter ended Dec. 31.
Cepheid (CPHD) Pacific Growth Adam Chazan Upgrade Overweight (from equal weight) 14% $10.29
Chazan raised his FY05 and FY06 revenue estimates to $71.9M and $97.9M from $61.9M and $74.9M....

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