Andy Batts
Long only, value, growth, momentum

Luminex: Over-Pessimism Could Be An Opportunity With Upcoming Catalysts

Shareholders of Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ:LMNX) have seen a range-bound movement in the stock over the years. In 2013 LMNX underperformed the overall market, particularly the biotech sector, due to the fact that the life science research and the molecular diagnostic markets were experiencing a temporary deceleration. However, 2014 is looking like a big year for LMNX, with the company's advanced xMAP, xTAG and MultiCode technologies gaining momentum. Moreover, the company has a healthy pipeline including Project ARIES, its next-generation integrated molecular diagnostics system that is expected to be rolled out in 2014.

While the company would continue to face some risks associated with the underutilization of molecular assays due to budget sequestration in the United States, particularly in...

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