Goldman upgrades the Life Sciences Tools & Diagnostics sector to Attractive, but some...

|By:, SA News Editor

Goldman upgrades the Life Sciences Tools & Diagnostics sector to Attractive, but some individual names suffered as Mettler Toledo (MTD -2%) and Sigma-Aldrich (SIAL -1.1%) catch downgrades to Neutral from Buy. SIAL has "few levers to drive EBIT [as] long-term organic growth guidance of 4-6% is too high." Quest Diagnostics (DGX +3.5%) and LabCorp (LH +2%) are upgraded to Buy and Neutral respectively on the former's "untapped capital allocation potential and margin expansion" and the latter's ability to manage pricing pressure.