Sequenom (SQNM -2.3%) goes into the close a bit stronger than it started out the day, recovering...

|By:, SA News Editor

Sequenom (SQNM -2.3%) goes into the close a bit stronger than it started out the day, recovering some of its earlier 6% dip on some upbeat preliminary FY12 guidance posted over the weekend. The company said that it is expecting revenues of $89M, equating to a Y/Y growth rate of 59%, but the results were largely overshadowed by Illumina's (ILMN -7.3%) acquisition of Verinata, whose competing verifi test - which analyzes fetal DNA naturally found in a pregnant women's blood to look for missing or extra copies of chromosomes - carry's less risk than Sequenom’s SEQureDx technology.