CEPHEID (CPHD) Drops 7.09% on February 05

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CEPHEID (CPHD) was one of the Russell 2000's biggest losers for Friday February 05 as the stock slid 7.09% to $26.72, a loss of $-2.04 per share. Starting at an opening price of $28.48 a share, the stock traded between $26.43 and $28.75 over the course of the trading day. Volume was 1.46 million shares over 13,979 trades, against an average daily volume of 1.23 million shares and a total float of 72.34 million.

The losses send CEPHEID down to a market cap of $1.93 billion. In the last year, CEPHEID has traded between $63.69 and $26.22, and its 50-day SMA is currently $33.41 and 200-day SMA is $46.17.

Cepheid is a molecular diagnostics company that develops, manufactures and markets integrated systems for testing in the clinical market, as well as for application in its non-clinical market.

CEPHEID is based out of Sunnyvale, CA and has some 1,400 employees. Its CEO is John L. Bishop.

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