Stephen Simpson, CFA
Long only, growth at reasonable price, value, research analyst

Volatile Pacific Biosciences Continues To Make Progress

Early-stage next-gen sequencing company Pacific Biosciences (NASDAQ:PACB) continues to make progress both with its system specs and its end-market development, but the path is not smooth or easy. The shares are still up about 80% from my initial Top Idea write-up, but down about a quarter from my last piece as investors fret over the progress and competitive risks of Illumina (NASDAQ:ILMN), Thermo Fisher (NYSE:TMO), and Oxford Nanopore, as well as questions as to whether the company's development partnership with Roche (OTCQX:RHHBY) will deliver the hoped-for revenue and profits.

Slowing Sequential Momentum In The Second Quarter

Pacific Biosciences reported 90% yoy revenue growth this quarter, but revenue declined 2% sequentially...

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